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US Scientist Works to Prevent Disease in Conflict Zones

As bad as things are for people in conflict zones of the Middle East and North Africa, a U.S. health expert says things could get much worse. The breakdown in health infrastructure could open the way to catastrophic epidemics.  Dr. Peter Hotez, who directs vaccine development at the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston and serves as a U.S. science envoy, is working on a plan to fight such epidemics before they happen. “For once, could the world be...

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