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UTMB, U.S. Navy study neglected illnesses - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

December 21, 2014

Researching infectious diseases UTMB, U.S. Navy study neglected illnesses

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:30 am

Modern-day travel has made the world more easily accessible. Within 24 hours, you can fly from Houston to Peru and back to Houston again. But with that convenience, diseases once found in isolated areas are now appearing at hospitals in Texas.

To better understand infections that might spread to the United States, researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch are collaborating with the U.S. Navy and the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia at Lima, Peru, to study infectious diseases in Cusco, Peru.

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