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Since the last edition, the pandemic of A(H1N1) influenza, so-called swine flu, fortunately did not develop into a serious problem and declined without any major consequences. Similarly, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) did not become transmitted by blood products as was feared and has now come to an end. On the negative side has been the increase in food-borne infections due to the international trade in poultry and meat produce, and the alarming appearance of multidrug-resistant organisms in many infections. This has caused considerable problems in the treatment of tuberculosis, while some hospital infections are now resistant to every known antibiotic. There has also been the appearance of artemesinin-resistant malaria and an increasing problem in treating cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

An epidemic of zika has been ongoing since 2012, but the manifestation of congenital changes is a new feature of an arboviral disease. An unexpected problem was the outbreak of Ebola centred on the three West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Outbreaks of Ebola have occurred in the past but, because of the high mortality in often isolated communities, they have remained contained. Unfortunately on this occasion there was a higher density of population and extensive spread took place before containment measures were started, so it then became difficult to restrict the outbreak, resulting in a large number of deaths.

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