EMERGING AND RE-EMERGING INFECTIONS

RABIES and RABIES VACCINE


EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE (EVD)

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare severe and often fatal infection in human and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). It is caused by a group of viruses within the genus Ebolavirus, which are located mainly in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)

MERS is an illness caused by a virus called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). MERS-CoV is a zoonotic virus transmitted to the human population through direct or indirect contact with infected dromedary camels in the Arabian Peninsula.

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SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME (SARS)

SARS is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus. Coronaviruses cause up to one-third of community-acquired upper respiratory tract infections in adults and may also cause severe respiratory infections in both children and adults. Cases of SARS were first noted in Guangdong Province, China, in November 2002.

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