Title

The book reopened on infectious diseases

ORCiD

David M. Ojcius: 0000-0003-1461-4495

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Microbes and Infection

ISSN

1286-4579

Volume

10

Issue

9

DOI

10.1016/j.micinf.2008.07.012

First Page

942

Last Page

947

Publication Date

7-1-2008

Abstract

Emerging infectious diseases represent a major challenge to human health worldwide. The risk of evolving new infectious pathogens has been intensifying due to urbanization, demographic changes, air travel, inappropriate use of antibiotics, and climate change. These pathogens can affect humans from urban centers to the remotest corners of the globe. Far from being a scourge of the past, infectious diseases are relevant for the world today.