The Gulf of Mexico: A “Hot Zone” for Neglected Tropical Diseases?
Hotez, Peter J.
Bottazzi, Maria Elena
The Gulf of Mexico area — including both U.S. and Mexican states — is emerging as a hot spot for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), including dengue, Chikungunya and West Nile virus infection. This article highlights the important opportunities for international cooperation between the governments of the U.S. and Mexico and both public sector and private scientific institutions located in the Gulf of Mexico region in order to control or eliminate selected NTDs.