Forgotten people, forgotten diseases : the neglected by Peter J Hotez; American Society for Microbiology

By Peter J Hotez; American Society for Microbiology

Presents an outline of the overlooked tropical ailments (NTDs) and the way they devastate the negative, basically trapping them in a vicious cycle of utmost poverty via combating them from operating or achieving their complete highbrow and cognitive development.

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Brooker S, Bethony J, Hotez PJ. 2004. Human hookworm infection in the 21st century. Adv Parasitol 58:​197–288. Brooker S, Hotez PJ, Bundy DA. 2008. Hookworm-­related anaemia among pregnant women: a systematic review. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2:​e291. Bundy DA, Chan MS, Savioli L. 1995. Hookworm infection in pregnancy. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 89:​521–522. Christian P, Khatry SK, West KP Jr. 2004. Antenatal anthelmintic treatment, birthweight, and infant survival in rural Nepal. Lancet 364:​981–983. Cox FE.

These observations are summarized in Hotez, 2002. 6. , 1998. 7. , 2003. 8. , 1988; and Hotez, 2008. 9. The exact mechanisms by which STHs impair growth and development are still poorly understood. An excellent review of the literature is found in Crompton and Nesheim, 2002. 10. Miguel and Kremer, 2004. 11. The link between STHs and impaired cognition and memory has been studied extensively by D. A. P. Bundy and his colleagues. , 1999. However, the mechanisms by which worms impair cognition and memory are not well understood.

14. , 2003. 15. An excellent historical account of hookworm in the United States is found in Ettling, 1981. A more global perspective can be found in Farley, 2004. Whether or not hookworm or other STH infections are still endemic in the United States is not known, given that no major studies have been conducted in more than 30 years; see Starr and Montgomery, 2011. 16. Humphreys, 2001, p. 110–111. 17. , 2012. , 2002. 36 Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases 18. , 2004. 19. , 2004. 20. , 2004. 21.

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