About the Authors

Peter J. Hotez

Affiliations Department 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, Department of Biology, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, United States of America

Larry Peiperl


Affiliation Public Library of Science, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

LP is Chief Editor of PLOS Medicine. LP's individual competing interests are at http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/s/competing-interests-of-the-plos-medicine-editors. PLOS is funded partly through manuscript publication charges, but the PLOS Medicine Editors are paid a fixed salary (their salaries are not linked to the number of papers published in the journal). PJH is Co-Editor-in-Chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: LP PJH. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: LP PJH. Agree with the manuscript’s results and conclusions: LP PJH. All authors have read, and confirm that they meet, ICMJE criteria for authorship.