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Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Tropical Medicine Research

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Coronaviruses

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In December 2019, COVID-19 emerged in Wuhan, China. This virus is highly transmissible with an estimated reproductive number (R0) of 2.2, a mean incubation period of 5.8 days and transmitted from infected individuals with or without symptoms. High transmissibility means that the control of this viral infection will be challenging without the prospect of a vaccine.

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The Pediatric Division of Tropical Medicine conducts a comprehensive research and development program for producing a new generation of drugs, diagnostics and vaccines for the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and Neglected Infections of Poverty, as well as fundamental and applied research against these diseases. To carry out this research, the division's laboratories are organized into these groups:

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Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development

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The center researches and develops vaccines to prevent neglected tropical diseases that afflict the world's poorest people. The Pediatric Division of Tropical Medicine conducts a comprehensive research and development program for producing a new generation of drugs, diagnostics and vaccines for the Neglected Tropical Diseases.

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Research Laboratories

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We conduct research and development program for producing a new generation of drugs, diagnostics and vaccines for the Neglected Tropical Diseases and Neglected Infections of Poverty, as well as fundamental and applied research against these diseases.

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