Talk:Emerging infectious disease
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Repetition in intro
The intro seems to list some examples of causes of infectious diseases more than once, which is confusing.
- "... EIDs include diseases caused by a newly identified microorganism or newly identified strain of a known microorganism (e.g. SARS, AIDS); new infections resulting from change or evolution of an existing organism (e.g. influenza), a known infection which spreads to a new geographic area or population (e.g. West Nile virus), newly recognized infection in an area undergoing ecologic transformation, and pre-existing and recognized infections reemerging due to drug resistance of their agent or to a breakdown in public health (e.g. tuberculosis)."
In particular, "known infection which spreads to a new geographic area or population" apparently includes "newly recognized infection in an area undergoing ecologic transformation". Also "pre-existing and recognized infections reemerging due to drug resistance of their agent" seems to include "new infections resulting from change or evolution of an existing organism" because the drug resistance is due to evolution of an existing organisms into a new strain of organisms that are less affected by the drugs in use. Please remove the redundancy or clarify the text. -Pgan002 00:36, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
There are a few suggestions that I would make for this article. First; there are numerous emerging infectious diseases that are not listed; although HIV/AIDS is a predominate disease, it is not the only one. A very important and relevant emerging disease that you could include is MRSA.
Secondly you could tie in which factors mostly affect which disease, or contribute to its emergence or reemergence, and possibly ways that have been proposed to combat these factors.
Finally, I would add more on MRSA and how and its relevance in hospitals, and how it differs from the rest of the emerging diseases because it is primarily acquired in a hospital, making it different from others.
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