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What are the causes of the emergence and reemergence of infectious diseases?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Many factors: There are many factors, some are 1 peoples resistant to get their children and themselves immunized due to ignorance 2 international travel which brings infectious disease from under developed countries to others 3 new unexpected disease like h1n1 4 over use of antibiotics causing resistant organisms.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are infectious diseases caused by?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See below: Prions, viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa , parasites.
Last updated Dec 14, 2016
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