A 42-year-old member asked:
are new infectious diseases continually emerging?
2 doctor answers
Dr. John Leander Po answered
18 years experience Infectious Disease
It's Inevitable!: Just as certain as the sun rising from the east, new infectious diseases will evolve because of the innate drive for any organism to survive, based on the environmental pressures it has to overcome. This is the basis of how susceptible organisms become resistant to certain antibiotics. Additionally, as we explore different areas in the world , we will expose ourselves to new diseases.
Answered on Jan 4, 2013
Dr. Michael Ein answered
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: New infectious diseases do continue to emerge like the coronavirus-sars and another coronavirus that emerged this year in the saudia arabia. New diseases that emerged or were discovered during my years of practice include hiv/aids, legionaires disease, clostridium difficile, helicobacter pylori among others.
Answered on Jun 22, 2013
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