By Peter J. Hotez and Jennifer R. Herricks
The Global Burden of Disease Study is a landmark World Health Organization initiative that systematically quantifies the prevalence, morbidity, and mortality for hundreds of diseases, injuries, and risk factors of global health importance. In this article, the authors identify country-specific estimates of the prevalence or incidence of neglected tropical diseases, including cholera, typhoid and scabies. Read "The global burden of disease study 2013: What does it mean for the NTDs?" in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.