Read winning articles of the ASTMH Communications Award:
"The Burden of Thirst"
Wall Street Journal
“Gates Rethinks His War on Polio”
Donald McNeil, Jr.
New York Times
“At Front Lines, AIDS War is Falling Apart”
"Death in Birth"
“Path of a Pandemic”
The Globe and Mail
“Why Are Millions Starving in a Booming India?”
Charles Piller and Doug Smith
Los Angeles Times
"Unintended Victims of Gates Foundation Generosity"
New England Journal of Medicine
“A New Attack on Malaria”
“Sex and the Single Schistosome”
The Washington Post
“Breaking the Cycle”
Further Reading on Tropical Medicine
ASTMH is pleased to present lay-oriented articles on tropical medicine and parasitic diseases for use in school and classroom settings. The following stories about parasitic diseases were originally published in Discover magazine and are available without copyright restriction by permission of the author.
If you have published, and hold copyright, of an article in a major magazine or newspaper that would be of value to fellow ASTMH members or ASTMH website visitors, please contact Jeff Keller.
“Fighting the Parasite from Hell: Deaths from Malaria are Rising as Older Medicines Fail,” Discover, August 2005.
“A Killer Raves On: Did this Writhing, Choking Child Really Have to Die?” Discover, March 2003. (Topic: Rabies)
“Bull’s-Eye: A Sore Marks the Telltale Path of a Troublesome Parasite,” Discover, September 2002. (Topic: Leishmaniasis)
“Just a Fluke? When a Sick Stomach Won’t Go Away, A Good Patient History Can Help,” Discover, April 2001. (Topic: Schistosomiasis)
“Much Too Tired: Mr. Post’s Escalating Fever After a Monthlong Trip into the Bush was not a Good Sign,” Discover, October 2000. (Topic: Trypanosomiasis)