Aedes aegypti mosquito (Source: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/12/fast-spreading-virus-may-cause-severe-birth-defects)
As stated elsewhere, some of the material on this page is rather old, but is still important since the problem continue. Some material is new. The idea is not that you should read it all, but read enough to get inspired to continue your search on the Internet, and actively participate in the discussions with and educated opinion.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, many scientists felt that the battle against infectious disease had been won. Consequently, the health care community turned its attention toward cancer. However, since the mid- 1970s, diseases have been returning and new diseases emerging. Several new diseases have emerged, including AIDS, Lyme disease, Ebola, Hanta, West Nile, SARS, Monkeypox, Bird Flu and Zika. We will start looking at bird flu firs, since it keeps popping up in the news year after year...
In addition, to add to the crisis, many disease-causing bacteria have become resistant to commonly used antibiotics.
"That humanity had grossly underestimated the microbes was no longer, as the world approached the twenty-first century, a matter of doubt. The microbes were winning. The debate centered not on whether Homo sapiens was increasingly challenged by microscopic competitors for domination of the planet; rather, arguments among scientists focused on the whys, hows, and whens of an acknowledged threat."
From "The Coming of the Plague: Newly emerging diseases in a world out of balance", by Laurie Garrett. Penguin Books, 1994.
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