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'Old diseases' on the comeback trail

Posted by on 21 March 2018 | Comments

The resurgence of diseases commonly believed to be all but eradicated in the Western world has come under the spotlight in an Otago Daily Times feature article, with quotes from immunologist Dr James Ussher and TB researcher Dr Htin Aung.

Changing social behaviour and climate change are two of the major factors behind the recent spread of infectious diseases such as syphilis, tuberculosis, mumps and rheumatic fever, and diseases caused by vitamin deficiency such as rickets.

Read the full article on the Otago Daily Times website

James UssherHtin Aung