Does scientific effort reflect global need? A review of infectious disease publications over 100 years.

@article{Hayman2019DoesSE,
  title={Does scientific effort reflect global need? A review of infectious disease publications over 100 years.},
  author={David T S Hayman and Michael G. Baker},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2019},
  volume={147},
  pages={
          e114
        }
}
In a rational world, scientific effort would reflect society's needs. We tested this hypothesis using the area of infectious diseases, where the research response to emerging threats has obvious potential to save lives through informing interventions such as vaccination and prevention policies. Pathogens continue to evolve, emerge and re-emerge and infectious diseases that were once common become less so or their global distribution changes. A question remains as to whether scientific… CONTINUE READING
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