'Neglected Infections Of Poverty' In United States Disable Hundreds Of Thousands Of Americans Annually

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 08:21 in Health & Medicine

A new analysis highlights that diseases very similar to those plaguing Africa, Asia, and Latin America are also occurring frequently among the poorest people in the United States, especially women and children. These diseases -- the "neglected infections of poverty" -- are caused by chronic and debilitating parasitic, bacterial, and congenital infections.

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