The acronyms ISID, in English, correspond to the International Society for Infectious Diseases, which is usually translated as International Society of Infectious Diseases. As its name implies, this organization is focused on improving scientific research to prevent diseases caused by infectious processes.
At the same time, new therapeutic alternatives are sought to provide a better quality of life for patients.
This non-profit entity was founded in 1986 after the merger of two international organizations with similar characteristics: ICID and IFIPD
Periodically, ISID organizes congresses in several cities around the world. At the congress held in the city of Buenos Aires in March 2018, several issues were addressed: new treatments for disease Chagas, advances related to the human microbiome, the disease caused by ZIKA viruses and new risks related to pandemics.
ISID is made up of researchers and professionals working on infectious diseases from around the world. To show its progress, the International Journal of Infectious Diseases (IJID) was published.
Also, a guide to control infections in hospitals is updated periodically.
Infectious diseases can cause a pandemic
The action of microscopic beings such as viruses, bacteria or parasites can cause serious diseases in the animal and plant kingdoms . Naturally, humans are not exempt from the effects of these organisms . ISID
Entities like ISID have a mission to prevent, treat and cure all types of infectious diseases. Currently, the most common are tetanus, tuberculosis, flu, malaria, measles, meningitis and whooping cough.
When an already known infectious disease spreads among the inhabitants of a territory, this phenomenon is known as an epidemic. However, when the infectious process is caused by a new virus that spreads in different territories, the phenomenon becomes a pandemic.
Examples of pandemics are the following: flu, AIDS and bubonic plague. It is worth remembering that the 1918 Spanish flu alone caused millions of deaths across the planet. ISID
In recent decades, new infectious diseases have emerged. The term “emerging infectious disease” is used in scientific terminology. An example of this is Lyme disease, a bacterial infection caused by a tick bite.
Scientific advances on emerging infectious diseases were addressed at several ISID conferences.