On the same note, diseases previously considered fatal have a cure in the current times.
The worst virus that hit the disease and medicine department is the emergence of the human immune-deficiency virus (HIV). This virus emerged in the mid 1980’s. Scientists got into work immediately to establish the nature of the microorganism that was making its victims prone to other diseases. HIV has proved a real monster to America and the rest of the world. The Centre for Disease Control has spent time and money in a bid to establish a cure for HIV that is threatening to take America down. However, the investment into research and time has been positive. The 1990’s saw scientists understand the virus and its biochemistry, transmission and possible prevention techniques. Today, anti-retroviral drugs enable patients to lead improved lives (Fauci 13).
In the 1980’s, some tuberculosis strains proved resistant to the existing drugs. This caused dilemma to the scientists as they did not understands how resistance had resulted. Consistent research has been going on over time to establish the causes of resistance. The Centre for Disease Control works relentlessly to address the issue and lay down strategies of containing patients to curb more infections (Salaam-Blyther 10). Currently, drugs are available for the resistant strains and easier and earlier diagnosis to reduce severity of the cases. Tuberculosis is still posing a threat especially in association with HIV. The Centre for Disease Control has been working on developing vaccines for various diseases. Some breakthroughs into vaccine production occurred in the 1980’s. Vaccines for Hepatitis B and avian virus proved efficient in the 1980’s. The starts of the 1980-decade saw the World Health Organization declare the eradication of small pox.
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