PubMed Journals: Respirology

  Source:		PMID: 30985968

    		Respirology. 2019 Jun;24(6):590-597. doi:
     		10.1111/resp.13558. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

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

			Park S(1), Park JY(1), Song Y(2), How SH(3),
			Jung KS(1); Respiratory Infections Assembly
			of the APSR.

			Author Information
			(1) Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical
			Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine,
			Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital,
			Anyang, Republic of Korea.
			(2) Department of Pulmonary and Critical
			Care Medicine, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University,
			Shanghai, China.
			(3) Department of Internal Medicine, Kulliyyah
			of Medicine,
			International Islamic University Malaysia,
			Kuantan, Malaysia.

			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.

			© 2019 Asian Pacific Society of Respirology.

			DOI: 10.1111/resp.13558 PMID: 30985968

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