Emerging Infectious Determinants of Chronic Diseases

  title={Emerging Infectious Determinants of Chronic Diseases},
  author={Siobh{\'a}n M. O'Connor and Christopher E. Taylor and James M. Hughes},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Evidence now confirms that noncommunicable chronic diseases can stem from infectious agents. Furthermore, at least 13 of 39 recently described infectious agents induce chronic syndromes. Identifying the relationships can affect health across populations, creating opportunities to reduce the impact of chronic disease by preventing or treating infection. As the concept is progressively accepted, advances in laboratory technology and epidemiology facilitate the detection of noncultivable, novel… CONTINUE READING
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