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Emerging Diseases

Emerging Diseases

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Bio 1 lectureSDJacintoInstitute of Biology, University of thePhilippines, Diliman
 
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"New, re-emerging or drug resistantinfections whose incidence in humanshas increased within the past twodecades or whose incidence threatensto increase in the near future." [USInstitute of Medicine Report, 1992]
 
The fact that many kinds of disease are related tomicroorganisms was unknown until the middle of the 19th Century, by the time of Pasteur.Doctors often relied on toxic compounds like arsenic and mercury that could kill bacterial cells, but were also very harmful to the normal cells of theinfected person.
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