About the Authors

Peter J. Hotez

PHotez@gwu.edu or mtmpjh@gwumc.edu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine, The George Washington University and Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Competing Interests

PJH is Executive Director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Disease Control (GNNTDC), the Director of the Human Hookworm Vaccine Initiative (HHVI), and President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute. He is an inventor on an international patent for a hookworm vaccine. The author recused himself from all editorial decisions regarding this paper.