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The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic provides a clear roadmap for developing the accurate, accessible diagnostics necessary for getting an emerging viral pathogen under control.
There was a time when yellow fever ravaged the United States. These outbreaks led to groundbreaking research that led to current diagnostic tools, but more work is needed to control future outbreaks of this deadly disease.
Naming diseases after geographic locations can negatively impact entire communities and cultures, and is often misleading. WHO’s 2015 guidelines favor generic, symptom-based nomenclature that reduces misconceptions.