An Introduction to Rare Diseases
The rarest infectious diseases can have the most severe consequences and collectively comprise a significant global health burden. Some of the most important include Ebola virus, Chikungunya virus, lassa fever, amoebic meningitis, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, burkholderia infection, Chagas disease, coccidioidomycosis, Cryptococcus gattiihrlichiosis, histoplasmosis, monkeypox, paragonimiasis, prion disease, severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus disease (SARS), smallpox, tickborne rickettsioses, tick paralysis, typhus and viral haemorrhagic fevers. Many challenges exist in this field, particularly the increasing emergence of multidrug resistant pathogens. A better understanding of the role of host immunity in disease outcomes is needed to advance precision medicine.
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Tomas Jelinek: Unmet Needs, Prevention and Treatment of Chikungunya Virus
It was a great pleasure to meet with Tomas Jelinek (The Berlin Center for Travel and Tropical Medicine, Berlin, Germany) to discuss chikungunya virus, its health burden and the unmet needs in its prevention and treatment. Chikungunya virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. The most common symptoms of infection […]
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