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Global health R&D delivers for North Dakota

US government investment in global health R&D has delivered

$647 thousand
to North Dakota research institutions

Neglected diseases in North Dakota

Chikungunya cases
3
Dengue cases
6
HIV diagnoses
168
Malaria cases
18
Tuberculosis cases
105
West Nile cases
396
Zika cases
3

North Dakota industry in global health R&D

Aldevron
Location(s):
Fargo

North Dakota's top areas of global health R&D by USG funding

39.1%
Diarrheal diseases
22.3%
Neglected tropical diseases
Helminths
38.6%
Other
Non-allocable

Global health R&D at work in North Dakota

Researchers at the University of North Dakota are studying whether the presence of a parasite in a person’s blood enhances the transmission of Zika. Nematodes are parasitic roundworms that are common in Latin America and the Caribbean, and there is some indication that nematodes may enhance viral transmission. If they have this effect, the discovery could lead to new approaches to combat the Zika virus. Zika, which is spread by mosquitoes, can be transferred from a pregnant woman to her unborn child, causing devastating birth defects. There is no vaccine to prevent infection with Zika nor medicine to cure it. With global travel, this public health threat is not isolated to one part of the world. Addressing Zika and finding a cure is about protecting women, families, and communities everywhere.

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