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Infectious diseases bring millions of elderly to emergency departments each year
Investigators estimate that during 2012, there were more than 3.1 million emergency department visits for infectious diseases among elderly US adults.  View News Article (2016-01-05)

Problem of emerging infectious diseases likely to worsen
Emerging infectious diseases pose a global threat to human and animal health, and the problem is likely to worsen, warns an expert in this week's BMJ. View News Article (2005-11-28)

Ecology Drives The Worldwide Distribution Of Human Diseases
Mounting evidence suggests that ecological and climatic conditions influence the emergence, spread, and recurrence of infectious diseases. Global climate change is likely to aggravate climate-sensitive diseases in unpredictable ways. Increasingly, public health programs aimed at preventing and controlling disease outbreaks are considering aspects of the ecology of infectious diseases--how hosts,... View News Article (2004-06-09)

Foodborne infections in the home linked to social functions
Although there has been a downward trend in outbreaks of infectious intestinal diseases in the home, food is the predominant transmitter of infection, and seems to be linked to social functions such as barbecues and dinner parties, finds a study in this week's BMJ. View News Article (2001-11-07)

Can interacting pathogens explain disease patterns?
A new study into the way in which parasites interact with each other could help predict when infectious diseases are likely to break out. View News Article (2007-12-13)

IAH appoints new Head of Epidemiology
The Institute for Animal Health is pleased to announce that Dr Matthew Baylis has been appointed as Head of the Division of Epidemiology. Dr Baylis will take charge of a re-structured division responsible for experimental epidemiology and mathematical modelling of a number of infectious diseases across the Institute's three laboratories at Compton, Edinburgh and Pirbright. Dr Baylis joined the... View News Article (2003-03-03)

Syphilis survey reveals need for accurate testing for early infection
Although syphilis is one of the oldest known diseases, most health professionals do not have access to the tests necessary to reliably diagnose it in its earliest and most infectious stage. View News Article (2009-10-23)

Dausey focuses on sustainability of infectious disease surveillance
Just as the globalization of trade and travel is rapidly evolving, so is the globalization of infectious diseases and the need for cooperative approaches to detect, prevent and control them, according to Dr. David Dausey, chair of the Mercyhurst University Public Health Department. View News Article (2012-07-18)

High degree of resistance to antibiotics in Arctic birds
In the latest issue of the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, Swedish researchers report that birds captured in the hyperboreal tundra, in connection with the tundra expedition "Beringia 2005," were carriers of antibiotics-resistant bacteria. View News Article (2008-01-14)

No link between multiple childhood vaccinations and hospitalization for nontargeted diseases
New research does not support a belief that children receiving multiple vaccines increase their risk of hospitalization for a nontargeted infectious disease, according to a study in the August 10 issue of JAMA. View News Article (2005-08-10)

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