What Were the Most Reported Infectious Diseases Between July and September 2020?

With a lot of information being shared on various social media platforms, knowing which information is true or false is a challenge.

When it comes to infectious disease outbreaks and reports, one of the platforms I have relied on is ProMed mail https://promedmail.org

With ProMed mail one is able to get email updates on various infectious disease outbreaks of plants, humans and animals as they occur around the world.

If you are interested in infectious disease outbreaks, when and where they happened, ProMed mail could be one place to start.

To answer the question I posed in the title of this post, please look at the map below, courtesy of ISID and ProMed mail https://twitter.com/isid_org/status/1321129563401969667?s=21

Figure 1. COVID-19, and Measles were the most reported diseases between July and September 2020. Notice West Nile Virus, Rabies, Zika Virus, Dengue, HIV/AIDS, Anthrax , and chlamydia.

In Figure 1. Reports of various diseases are shown in each continent with the size of the words representing the number of reports.

Explore the world of infectious diseases with ISID and ProMed mail.

Published by People, Pandemics and Epidemics (PPE)

Billions around the world are affected by diseases in one way or the other, be it directly or indirectly. Both communicable and non- communicable diseases affect communities worldwide. Communicable (infectious) diseases have been associated with the environment, socioeconomic status, geographical location and access to healthcare. With various disease outbreaks affecting many parts of the world and millions of people being affected, the year 2020 has ushered in another level of an outbreak, the COVID-19 Pandemic. The disease started as an outbreak in one part of a country, soon spread to other countries and continents becoming a pandemic. People, Pandemics and Epidemics will discuss the various infectious disease outbreaks, the solutions to fighting these outbreaks, and what has been achieved so far.

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