Interview with Peter Hotez M.D. Ph.D.
Why did you feel that it was important to keep Manson’s Tropical Diseases updated? What does Manson’s Tropical Diseases, 24th Edition add to the field?
With climate change, urbanization, human migrations, poverty, and other social determinants, the geographic distribution of tropical infectious diseases is accelerating, and these diseases are emerging or re-emerging. Manson’s is at the forefront of the new field of “climate health.”
Who will find the greatest value from Manson’s Tropical Diseases, 24th Edition and why?
Not only practitioners in tropical health but researchers and even students and fellows from other fields because of the far-reaching effects of these conditions.
What new ideas, practices, or procedures do you hope your readers take away from Manson’s Tropical Diseases, 24th Edition?
These diseases are at the forefront of the new field of “climate health.”
What problem do you hope the future generation of your specialty will be able to solve?
To counterbalance the effects of climate change, urbanization and other social determinants on the rise of these illnesses.
About the Author
Peter Hotez M.D. Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Co-Director, Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development; Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics; Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine; Baylor College of Medicine
I’m a vaccine scientist who develops vaccines for parasitic and neglected tropical diseases, as well as COVID-19 and other emerging virus infections. I am also the founding dean of our National School of Tropical Medicine.
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