Aug 4, 2023

Leprosy in Florida highlights rise in tropical diseases in the US

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A rising in the number of cases in Florida of Hansen’s disease, commonly known as leprosy, highlights the increase in tropical disease infections found in the US. The World’s Marco Werman speaks with professor Peter Hotez, co-director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, about the conditions driving the uptick in tropical illnesses more commonly found in the global south.

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