oa Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection - The 3rd Joint FIDSSA Congress, 20-23 August 2009, Sun City, North West Province, South Africa : editorial

Volume 24, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1015-8782
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1084



Globally, infectious diseases constitute the single largest burden of illness afflicting mankind, especially in poorer regions of the world. The current and potential future impact of HIV / AIDS, tuberculosis, and of novel, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, as well as the critical need to prevent these infections, necessitates an integrated approach towards infectious diseases in southern Africa.

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