Principal Investigator: Margaret N. Kosek
Location: Iquitos, Peru
Funded by; Johns Hopkins Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases Discovery Program
Childhood environmental enteropathy is hypothesized to be a component cause of stunting and is an irreversible condition characterized by abnormal intestinal architecture, decreased nutrient uptake, increased gut permeability, and reduced oral vaccine efficacy. This project will expand salivary diagnostics for future studies of environmental enteropathy as well as other viral, bacterial, and protozoan pathogens that cause significant environmental infectious disease burden.