Read the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals.
The published medical research literature is a global public good. Medical journal editors have a social responsibility to promote global health by publishing, whenever possible, research that furthers health worldwide.
EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Infectious diseases whose incidence in humas has increased in the past 2 decades or threatens to increase in the near future have been defined as „emerging“. These diseases, which respect no national boundaries, include:
• New infections resulting from changes of evolution of existing organisms.
• Known infections spreading to new geographic areas or populations.
• Previously unrecognized infectious appearing in areas undergoing ecologic transformation.
• Old infections reemerging ase a result of antimicrobial resistance in known agents or breakdowns in public health measures.