About the Authors
Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology and Microbiology, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, Houston, Texas, United States of America
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America
The authors have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts: Two of the authors, Hotez and Beaumier, are working to develop vaccines for leishmaniasis and other neglected tropical diseases. No other competing interests have been declared. Disclaimer: This material has been reviewed by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. There is no objection to its presentation and/or publication. The opinions or assertions contained herein are the private views of the author, and are not to be construed as official, or as reflecting true views of the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.