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TITLE Supplement to European Science Foundation Policy Briefing 24: “Research on Infectious Diseases”   InfectiousDiseaseFullReport.pdf (232.6 KB)
Document ID LIB239
Document type Policy document
Issue date 01/08/2005
Original language of the document English
Document produced by European Science Foundation
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Health

DOCUMENT TEXT

Short description  Full Report of ad hoc Expert Group on basic research in microbiology and infectious diseases, in collaboration with the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID).
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  Infectious diseases are a global concern. Of the annual 12 million deaths attributable to infectious diseases on the planet, 95% occur in the developing world, particularly in the most impoverished areas where individual and general hygiene standards remain very low and prevention policies are non-existent, poorly adapted or insufficiently funded. On the other hand, economic and industrial develop ...

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