Vaccination has been successful at controlling many of the world’s diseases. However, there are many emerging viral diseases for which no licensed (US or EU) vaccine exists. Here I’ve selected 10 emerging or re-emerging viruses which I think are especially important due to their incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality and suitability of current treatment.
An emerging virus is a virus newly recognized to cause a disease that is either increasing in incidence or has the potential to increase in incidence. Generally, “newly recognized” can refer to the past two decades.
If you think there’s an emerging viral disease with no vaccine that warrants a place on the list, you can leave your thoughts in the comments box below or in our Vaccine Nation group LinkedIn discussion.
If you’re interested in hearing more about strategy and innovation in vaccines, you might like to consider attending the World Vaccine Congress and Expo 2013 on the 16-18 April 2013, Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, Washington DC. You can download the brochure here.