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An emerging infectious disease is one that has appeared in a population for the first time, or that may have existed previously but is rapidly increasing in incidence or geographic range. Examples include hantavirus, avian flu, west Nile virus, Chikungunya virus, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
2 Jun 2010
When interventions are planned, insufficient thought is given as to whether the poorest and most vulnerable members of society will benefit, according to the findings of a new review of the evidence. The reviewers call for more research to assess which infectious disease programmes benefit the poor and to identify the mechanisms that determine “pro-poor effectiveness”.
9 Mar 2010
A review concludes that we do not know enough about the ecology of diseases such as malaria and dengue to be able to make accurate predictions. Nevertheless, appropriate action can be taken now to reduce their impact.
30 Sep 2010
A report on the biennial meeting of the UK’s Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
28 May 2010
Access to data from the G-FINDER survey will help funders and product developers better understand where funding gaps lie and how their investments fit into the global picture.
24 Feb 2011
The latest G-FINDER report says that funding for basic scientific research has increased but finances available for product development have fallen. How can funders determine where the greatest needs lie and work more closely together?
5 Aug 2008
Report takes only a restrictive view of the performance of intergovernmental organizations in disease control; neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) escape attention.
20 May 2010
So far in the 21st century (and with the exception of malaria and AIDS), only four new products have become available for treating or preventing infections in poor communities.
7 Jul 2008
Development and evaluation of a 1-step duplex reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction for differential diagnosis of chikungunya and dengue infection
An innovative approach allows detection of both dengue virus and chikungunya virus in a single reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction.
7 Jul 2009
The burden of epidemics of infectious diseases on the social and economic development of poorer countries is growing, but is not being sufficiently addressed.
4 Nov 2008
A report asks what has been learned from the appearance of the avian influenza virus, H5N1, and what it means for future efforts to respond to emerging infectious diseases.
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