Nelia P. Salazar

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NELIA P. SALAZAR, biologist–epidemiologist and researcher at Department of Health’s Research Institute for Tropical Medicine lauded for her outstanding and other contributions to knowledge advancement in biological sciences as applied to health. Her groundbreaking achievements in public health highlight her dedication to improve peoples’ health and safety. Her research achievements include the discovery of Capillaria philippinensis, a species of parasite that causes intestinal capillariasis; the isolation of Cryptosporidium organisms from the first reported AIDS patient in the Philippines; the use of plants known as Tinospora rumphii Boerl. in the treatment of scabies; and the use of Quisqualis indica Linn. plant in the treatment of parasitism with intestinal nematodes




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