The author discusses the various aspects of tropical diseases and poverty in the U.S. Gulf Coast. The author talks about the vulnerability of the U.S. Gulf Coast to the introduction of Chikungunya fever. Also tackled are some of the urgent needs in addressing the neglected tropical diseases in the Gulf.
Hotez, P. J., Murray, K. O., & Buekens, P. (2014). The Gulf Coast: A New American Underbelly of Tropical Diseases and Poverty. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 8(5). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0002760