Blue Marble Health book signing

<i>Blue Marble Health</i> book signing

Photo courtesy of the author Peter Hotez


Past Event

Location Info:

Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet
Houston, TX  77005
Toxocariasis, leishmaniasis and Chagas are three of the most important diseases you’ve never heard of, says Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., dean of Baylor’s National School of Tropical Medicine and author of Blue Marble Health: An Innovative Plan to Fight Diseases of the Poor Amid Wealth. Hotez shows in his book that those living in poverty in wealthy G20 countries actually suffer more from these “neglected tropical diseases” than residents of impoverished Third World countries. “Everyone’s so focused on catastrophic threats, the high killers, Ebolas or avian flus,” says Hotez, who was galvanized by a move to the Gulf Coast, known as “the epicenter” of tropical infections. “In my frustration, I sometimes say what gets attention are the imaginary illnesses that scare white people.” At his book reading and signing at Brazos Bookstore, he’ll discuss policy changes that could reduce or eliminate some of the worst of these poverty-related illnesses.

7 p.m. Tuesday. 2421 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-523-0701 or visit Free.


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