emerging infectious disease

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emerging infectious disease

Any previously unknown communicable illness or any previously controlled contagion whose incidence and prevalence are suddenly rising. In recent years, some emerging (and re-emerging) infections have been bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease), Ebola hemorrhagic fever, cholera, plague, hemolytic uremic syndrome caused by Escherichia coli 0157:H7, drug-resistant strains of enterococcus, the human immunodeficiency virus, SARS, and antibiotic-resistant organisms, among many others.
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And the conference revealed that there is a connection between Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) as the poor management of waste and unchecked use of chemicals has contributed to the rise of infectious diseases.
The importance of CEPIs work is highlighted by outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases seen across the world in the past year, including the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo and outbreaks of Lassa fever in Nigeria and Nipah in India.
A mechanism will also be set up for inter-agency collaboration for sharing surveillance data, exchange of knowledge and information for identification, verification and reporting of abnormal threats of the emerging infectious diseases of zoonotic origin.
This volume collects 28 cases of emerging infectious diseases: severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome associated with a novel bunyavirus, Bas-Congo virus, hantavirus, Lassa fever, Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever, Rift Valley fever, Lujo virus hemorrhagic fever, Toscana virus, Ebola virus, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, phlebotomus fever-sandfly fever, chikungunya fever, Nipah virus disease, Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus infection, human bocavirus, norovirus gastroenteritis, enterohemorrhagic E.
It would have been useful to have expanded discussion, or perhaps added chapters, on zoonotic agents and their role in emerging infectious diseases, as well as additional information on the general principles of disease surveillance, and prevention and control approaches.
Dingwall (sociology, Nottingham Trent U., UK), Hoffman, and Staniland compile 15 essays that examine the sociological issues raised by pandemics and emerging infectious diseases. Sociologists and others from North America, Europe, and Israel take a sociological perspective on how societies identify new diseases, how they respond, and what the consequences might be.
Emerging infectious diseases (EID) cause a heavy toll on mortalities morbidities and economy, particularly in the developing and underdeveloped regions.
As travel and commerce patterns change, allowing populations to be more intra- and interactive, the wise health care practitioner keeps abreast of emerging infectious diseases. Coupled with this paradigm shift, climate change (whether cyclical, manmade, or both) has, per the authors, likely contributed to the emergence of heretofore primarily tropical diseases becoming evident in more historically temperate climates.
That's the message of a new Web site from APHA's Get Ready campaign that features information aimed at helping children prepare for pandemic flu and other emerging infectious diseases.
"Emerging infectious diseases present a constant challenge for public health agencies, and FDA is committing resources and leadership to combat this growing threat.
A new World Health Organization center opened in Guangzhou, capital of southern China's Guangdong Province, will collaborate with Guangdong's center for disease prevention in monitoring, studying and preventing emerging infectious diseases, China's vice health minister said Tuesday.
Their latest study, reported in the June Emerging Infectious Diseases, focused on rhesus macaques at Swoyambhu Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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