oa South African Family Practice - Viral diseases in Family Practice : CPD



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2006:48(8) CPD Editorial Viral diseases in Family Practice Estrelita Janse van Rensburg Despite the fact that the science of virology is relatively young, infectious diseases have been an ever-present threat to humankind from ancient to modern times. It was only over 100 years ago that viruses were identified as being distinct from bacteria by showing that they were filterable and therefore much smaller than bacteria. The world will never be free from infectious diseases in spite of the medical advances that we enjoy in the 21st century. This is illustrated by the Black Death in the Middle ..


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