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Emerging respiratory infections threatening public health in the Asia-Pacific region: a position paper of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology

Jang, Sunghoon and Park, Jiyoung and How, Soon Hin and Jung, Ki-suck (2019) Emerging respiratory infections threatening public health in the Asia-Pacific region: a position paper of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology. Respirology, 24 (6). pp. 590-597. ISSN 1323-7799

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Abstract

In past decades, we have seen several epidemics of respiratory infections from newly emerging viruses, most of which originated in animals. These emerging infections, including severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and the pandemic influenza A(H1N1) and avian influenza (AI) viruses, have seriously threatened global health and the economy. In particular, MERS-CoV and AI A(H7N9) are still causing infections in several areas, and some clustering of cases of A(H5N1) and A(H7N9) may imply future possible pandemics. Additionally, given the inappropriate use of antibiotics and international travel, the spread of carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria is also a significant concern. These infections with epidemic or pandemic potential present a persistent threat to public health and a huge burden on healthcare services in the Asia-Pacific region. Therefore, to enable efficient infection prevention and control, more effective international surveillance and collaboration systems, in the context of the ‘One Health’ approach, are necessary.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2987/72667
Uncontrolled Keywords: Avian influenza; Pandemic; Respiratory infection; Virus.
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: AP Soon Hin How
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2019 11:56
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2019 16:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/72667

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