Emergent Disease

A condition or infection which is unrecognized or underreported, through ignorance of the nosology’s range of clinical expression and/or the lack of a reliable test to identify its presence
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This paper describes the clinical signs and histopathologic findings associated with an emergent disease associated with Trichomonas gallinae infections in free-ranging house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) in California.
It has become an emergent disease in North America, where it was detected for the first time in 1999 and became epidemic shortly thereafter (1).
Identification of human and rodent hantavirus infection in the Amazonas State adds this emergent disease to our differential diagnoses of febrile tropical diseases and to our syndromic surveillance approach for febrile respiratory diseases.
We should be barraging our elected representatives, asking them what protocols we have in place at airports and our borders, why it takes 10 years to get vaccines to market, why our medical facilities and personnel seem unprepared to handle infectious diseases, and why we appear incapable of anticipating emergent diseases and treatment options.
Without revealing the date the first edition was published, De Rovira, a flavor chemist with his own company in New Jersey, mentions among the new topics incorporated here emergent diseases, the advent of neutraceuticals, the use of natural herbs and extracts in daily use, and the proliferation of new chemicals that are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) with the coordination of the European Union and the US positive lists.
The authors of the report further state that other factors underlying many instances of emergent diseases are poverty, lack of political will, and changes in climate, ecosystems and land use.
Life expectancy has increased; cancer and AIDS are decreasing, but obesity and emergent diseases (such as drug-resistant tuberculosis) remain concerns.
Emergency physicians need to be vigilant in identifying new and emergent diseases, especially in light of a recently passed welfare reform bill that give states greater discretion to deny Medicaid coverage to immigrants, said Dr.
All this, says Lappe, means that the medical profession must take a different approach to the prevention and treatment of disease if we are to stop becoming prey to newly emergent diseases such as AIDS and Lyme disease, and to reemergent, drug-resistant diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis.