Tropical Diseases – The New Plague of Poverty – NYTimes.comPosted: August 24, 2012
We have an opportunity to stop these diseases, but we need to act. First, we need programs of active surveillance and monitoring to obtain more accurate information on the true prevalence of these diseases and how they are transmitted. We also need better diagnostic tests; worm infections like cysticercosis and toxocariasis can often be treated effectively with antiparasitics and anti-inflammatories, but they are frequently misdiagnosed. Finally, we need safer and more effective drugs and new licensed vaccines.