Join CDC and ASTMH for a Live Twitterview on Neglected Parasitic Infections in the U.S.!

Friday, May 16, 2014, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

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Most people think of parasitic diseases occurring in poor and developing countries, something they might pick up on an overseas trip. However, parasitic infections still occur in the United States, and in some cases, affect millions of people. Often they can go unnoticed, with few symptoms. But many times these infections cause serious illnesses, including seizures, blindness, heart failure, and even death.

CDC has targeted five neglected parasitic infections (NPIs) as priorities for public health action, based on the numbers of people infected, the severity of the illnesses, or our ability to prevent and treat them. These include Chagas disease, neurocysticercosis, toxocariasis, toxoplasmosis, and trichomoniasis.

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The triatomine bug, which can carry the parasite that causes Chagas disease

Please join CDC and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) on Friday, May 16, 2:00-3:00 PM ET, for a live Twitterview about NPIs. To join the live conversation, search for #NPIchat on Twitter. If you can’t participate during the event, you can still submit questions in advance through Twitter to @CDCGlobal. (Please include #NPIchat in your questions.)

Twitter Chat Details

When: May 16, 2014, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Topic: Neglected Parasitic Infections (NPIs)
Hashtag: #NPIchat
Participating Organizations:

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Page last reviewed: May 14, 2014