A pathogen is a biological agent that causes illness or

  A pathogen is a biological agent that causes illness or disease to its host.

Emerging means newly discovered or newly appearing in humans or newly appearing in a distinctly different geographic area.

Therefore, Emerging Pathogens or Emerging Infectious Diseases are those which have been discovered recently, within the last 10-30 years.

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines an emerging disease as “one that has appeared in a population for the first time, or that may have existed previously but is rapidly increasing in incidence or geographic range.”

This week, we will examine some emerging pathogens and diseases!

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