Respiratory infections: A current and future threat Series

Grant Waterer*, Richard Wunderink

*Corresponding author for this work

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Despite all the medical progress in the last 50 years pulmonary infections continue to exact and extremely high human and economic cost. This review will focus on the human, pathogen and environmental factors that contribute to the continued global burden or respiratory diseases with a particular focus on areas where we might hope to see some progress in the coming decades.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-655
Number of pages5
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 2009


  • Burden
  • Cost
  • Respiratory infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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