Neglected Tropical Diseases

House Course Number: 
HOUSECS 59.16
Day-Time-Place: 
Monday, 8 - 9:30 PM -- Keohane 4B, 402 SEM
Sponsor/Department: 
David Toole, Global Health
Instructor(s): 
Sarah Rappaport, sfr6@duke.edu; John Lu, john.lu@duke.edu
Class Limit: 
15

Zika, Ebola, dengue -- the list of emerging infectious diseases grows every year. Other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) trap one sixth of the world's population in a vicious cycle of poverty and neglect. The purpose of this course is to survey these infections in the biological and societal contexts, as well as to analyze some of their social and ethical impacts. Opportunities will be provided to engage in tropical disease advocacy on a national and international level.