New global viral threats


ERDEM H., ÜNAL S.

SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.36, no.4, pp.393-398, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.15537/smj.2015.4.10089
  • Journal Name: SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.393-398

Abstract

Infectious diseases have caused great catastrophes in human history, as in the example of the plague, which wiped out half of the population in Europe in the 14th century. Ebola virus and H7N9 avian influenza virus are 2 lethal pathogens that we have encountered in the second decade of the 21st century. Ebola infection is currently being seen in West Africa, and H7N9 avian flu appears to have settled in Southeast Asia. This article focuses on the current situation and the future prospects of these potential infectious threats to mankind.