WHO identifies top emerging diseases
- • Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever.
- • Ebola virus disease.
- • Marburg hemorrhagic fever.
- • Lassa fever.
- • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
- • Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
- • Nipah virus disease.
- • Rift Valley fever.
What are emerging and reemerging diseases?
Emerging diseases include HIV infections, SARS, Lyme disease, Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. It has allowed a return of diseases that once were treatable and controllable. Reemerging diseases include malaria, tuberculosis, cholera, pertussis, influenza, pneumococcal disease, and gonorrhea.
What is an emerging disease?
Emerging infectious diseases are infections that have recently appeared within a population or those whose incidence or geographic range is rapidly increasing or threatens to increase in the near future. Emerging infections can be caused by: Previously undetected or unknown infectious agents.
How do you control emerging and reemerging diseases?
- Implement, support, and evaluate programs for the prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases.
- Develop, evaluate, and promote strategies to help health-care providers and other persons change behaviors that facilitate disease transmission.
- Support and promote disease control and prevention internationally.
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What are the challenges in combating emerging and reemerging diseases?
But despite considerable progress, infectious diseases continue to present significant challenges as new microbial threats emerge and reemerge. HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, influenza, SARS, West Nile virus, Marburg virus, and bioterrorism are examples of some of the emerging and reemerging threats.