emerging infection

emerging infection

Public health Any infection caused by recently recognized or 'feisty' bugs–eg, viruses–eg Ebola virus, new strains of influenza virus, hantavirus and bacteria–eg cholera, multidrug-resistant
TB, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and bovine spongiform encephalopathy, human monocytic ehrlichiosis, human granulocytic ehrlichiosis, leptospirosis, microsporidiosis, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, cyclosporiasis. Cf Reemerging infections.
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The agency expects to continue to investigate possible cases as awareness of the emerging infection increases.
According to reports, Farah's Team GB colleague Greg Rutherford has decided against taking his family to Brazil unless the emerging infection can be brought under control.
Incidentally, in the Glossary, 'Mycobacterium infection' is said to be a newly emerging infection that most commonly affects the gastrointestinal tract.
Each describes why the disease is significant as an emerging infection, the causative agent, frequency, transmission, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, differentiation from similar entities, therapeutic approaches, and preventive and infection control measures.
The chief of the health organization urged its memberships to ensure the sharing of virus specimens or other specimens of any new and emerging infection with WHO's network of collaborating laboratories, Xinhua News reported here.
For example, instead of waiting until humans fall ill from an infection, tracking animal health could pinpoint an emerging infection before it devastates a region or even a local community.
"Development of effective prevention strategies for this emerging infection is needed," she said.
A Reingold, MD, Univ of California, Berkeley; P Daily, MPH, A Grey, MS, Emerging Infection Program, California Dept of Public Health.
(3.) Hemmersbach-Miller M, Parola P, Charrel RN, Paul Durand J, Brouqui E Sandfiy fever due to Toscana virus: an emerging infection in southern France.
The Zika diagnostics project in Brazil was brought underway by the DZIF in order to act against the threat of emerging infections. It is also being funded by the EU programme Horizon 2020.
Although the rates of hospital-onset MRSA bloodstream infections have substantially decreased, evidence from the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and from the Emerging Infections Program (EIP) surveillance system suggests that the decline might have slowed in more recent years (4,6); the United States is not on track to meet the 2020 goal of the Healthcare-Associated Infection National Action Plan of a 50% reduction in hospital-onset MRSA bloodstream infections from the 2015 baseline (7).

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