The diseases making a comeback post-pandemic
Infectious diseases that were on the rise in 2022, and could spell bad news for 2023 and beyond
While the world was preoccupied in 2020 and 2021 with COVID-19, many other infectious diseases took a back seat. With person-to-person contact severely restricted, the opportunity to pass on an infection was reduced, and there was (thankfully) no major outbreak other than COVID-19 that shook the global health system. But 2022, by contrast, was peppered with the outbreak of new diseases, such as mpox (previously known as monkeypox), as well as the resurgence of diseases such a measles and polio in places where we thought they were confined to the past.
While some of these outbreaks were short-lived, experts believe that many of the diseases we saw resurge in 2022 will be around well into 2023.
Worried? Check out this gallery for the full story on the significant diseases that made their comeback (or debut) in 2022.
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