India Hotspot For Emerging Infectious Diseases, Says Report

A study carried out by international group of researchers called, India a hotspot for emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) like HIV/AIDS and SARS.

The study findings were released in the journal ‘Nature.’

In medical terms, the word 'emerging diseases' is described as newly identified pathogens, or old ones traveling to novel areas.

The scientists said that the diseases, which travel from animals to humans (zoonoses) like bird flu, are of special worry, and they have grown throughout the world.