Houston Doctor Heads to Middle East to Prevent the Next Ebola

There are links between conflict and contagion, and one doctor thinks prevention is key.

By Rhonda FanningApril 8, 2015 8:37 am| ,

It wasn’t too long ago when Dallas became the epicenter for what many feared could have been the beginning of a nationwide ebola epidemic. Since then, the U.S. government has fought to figure out when and where the next viral epidemic may come from.

It may be tied to the Middle East’s conflict with ISIS.

Dr. Peter Hotez is the dean of Baylor’s National School of Tropical Medicine and has been chosen by the State Department as an official science envoy. He talks with the Standard about why the conditions in the Middle East are the focus of his research.