A sensitization on emerging and re-Emerging infectious diseases in the contemporary world
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Journal of School of science, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo
The discovery and use of antibiotics to fight infection brought great relief and joy to mankind. However, in the past two decades the world has been experiencing the presence of diseases that were previously unknown among human beings. These new set of diseases are called emerging diseases. Also experienced is the resurgence of old diseases which were thought to have been conquered. These diseases are called reemerging diseases. The emerging and reemerging of diseases in the society have been attributed to some factors such as close relationship with some animals like cat, changes in human behaviour, use of pesticide and decrease in compliance with vaccination policy. The sensitization of the society on emerging and reemerging infectious disease and the causes will help to control the rate of its presence in the world.
Ademiju, P.U. (2008). A sensitization on emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in the contemporary world. Journal of School of science, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo. 1(1). 185-190.