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Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases

Ecuador Research

Drs. Jeffrey Griffiths, Elena Naumova  and Christine Wanke collaborate with Drs. Fernando Sempertegui, Bertha Estrella, and Josefina Egas in Quito to study the effects of vitamin A and/or zinc on pneumonia and diarrheal diseases such as cryptosporidiosis in malnourished Ecuadorian children with and without HIV infection. They also have studied the role of air pollution and malnutrition as factors in the development of pneumonia. These studies have been funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Jeffrey Griffiths, MD
Christine Wanke, MD
Elena Naumova, MD

Phone: 617-636-7001
Fax: 617-636-8525