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Trends Parasitol. 2010 Sep;26(9):421-3. doi: 10.1016/j.pt.2010.06.002. Epub 2010 Jun 28.

Bringing neglected tropical diseases into the spotlight.

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  • 1Imperial College London, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, South Kensington, London, UK. lara.payne08@imperial.ac.uk


The correlation between poverty and the neglected tropical disease (NTD) burden is undeniable. NTDs are a brand without copyright; an international movement gathering momentum towards a common goal of tackling major causes of preventable illness in low-income countries. New reports by Liese and Schubert and Moran et. al. act as a call to arms, highlighting a need for research into NTD treatment and control that is essential to improving the lives of the 'bottom billion.'

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