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The Evolution of Pediatric Disease—A Moving Target in Public Health

by Mark A. Brown 1,2,3,4
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Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
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Epidemiology Section, Colorado School of Public Health, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
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Cell and Molecular Biology Program, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
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Department of Ethnic Studies, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
Diseases 2017, 5(3), 18; https://doi.org/10.3390/diseases5030018
Received: 28 August 2017 / Accepted: 28 August 2017 / Published: 31 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pediatric Diseases)
There is a growing threat in the re-emergence of diseases that impact pediatric demographics. While major strides have been made in the field of childhood cancers, there are still more questions than answers. In addition, public resistance to recommended practices related to childhood vaccinations fueled by misinformation has allowed infectious diseases to resurface in developed nations. Meanwhile, climate change and other destabilizing factors are shifting vector populations and driving the emergence of new diseases. Herein we call upon the community of human health researchers to confront the evolving specter of pediatric disease. View Full-Text
Keywords: pediatric; emerging infectious disease; childhood vaccination pediatric; emerging infectious disease; childhood vaccination
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