Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET

Private MD News

Home | News | Infectious Diseases

Experts call for more active surveillance of neglected diseases

Category: Infectious Diseases

Diseases not confined to tropicsTropical disease experts called for policy makers to focus resources on often-ignored, easily-cured and preventable diseases in the U.S.

These diseases, such as cytomegalovirus (CMV) and dengue fever, are often associated with Third World and tropical areas, but need to be addressed in the U.S., according to the researchers and doctors present.

The meeting, which took place at the Adler School's Institute on Social Exclusion in Chicago, focused on the challenge of what are termed Neglected Infections of Poverty (NIPs).

"These infections of poverty are overlooked in this country, and the conference could well be the first step towards building the momentum necessary to adequately address these diseases," said Marian McDonald, of the CDC's National Center for Preparedness, Detection & Control.

Conference participants called for greater active surveillance of diseases like CMV, which many hospitals are not equipped to test for.
The CDC estimates that between 50 and 80 percent of adults in the U.S. are infected with CMV by age 40. CMV is the most common virus transmitted to a child from its pregnant mother, and approximately 1 in 750 children is born with or develops permanent disabilities due to CMV. Some people choose to get tested for the virus in order to check their status.ADNFCR-2248-ID-19122951-ADNFCR

Related Articles from Private MD:

Share on Facebook

Subscribe to Private MD Health News RSS Feed: Subscribe

News Categories:

Advanced Lipid Treatment I   Allergy Testing   Anemia and RBC disorders   Autoimmune Diseases   Bariatric Lab Testing   Blood and Blood Diseases   Breast   Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers   Celiac Disease Testing   Chlamydia   Coagulation and blood clotting disorders   Colon   Diabetes   DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing   Drug Screening   Environmental Toxin Testing   Female Specific Tests   Gastrointestinal Diseases   General Health   General Wellness   Heart Health and Cholesterol   Herpes   HIV   HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos   Hormones and Metabolism   Infectious Diseases   Infertility Testing-Male   Infertitlity Hormone Testing   Kidney Diseases   Leukemia and WBC disorders   Liver   Liver Diseases   Lyme Disease   Male Specific Tests   Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis   Musculoskeletal Diseases   Organ Specific Testing   Ovarian   Prostate   Sexually Transmitted Diseases   Thyroid Diseases   Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male   Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female   Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment   

Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here

Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.

Back to top