Tracking Worms Troubles to Monitor a Country’s Health

To draw attention to the connection between worms and prosperity, Peter Hotez, fellow in disease and poverty, and Jennifer Herricks, postdoctoral fellow in disease and poverty, recently created a “worm index” that ranks the world’s 25 most populous countries by how big a problem they have with three types of worms. The index then compares those countries by their rankings in the United Nations human development index.

Read the full article in the May 4, 2015, New York Times.