Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Infectious diseases: preparing for the future

Science (8th September) reports a Foresight project that has produced a report on this. The project compared the UK, China and sub-Saharan Africa. It looked especially at detection of infection and identified eight areas where improved detection would help:

1. New diseases (SARS, BSE) and variants (H5N1)
2. Infections resistant to antibiotics
3. Zoonoses, including foodborne infection
4. HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB
5. Epidemic plant diseases
6. Acute respiratory infections, including influenza
7. Sexually transmitted infection
8. Animal diseases

Read Science's report of this at http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/313/5792/1392. The Foresight papers (and other things) are at http://www.foresight.gov.uk/Detection_and_Identification_of_Infectious_Diseases/Index.htm

1 comment:

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