Un plan de riposte contre le “terrorisme” infectieux est urgent (Pr. Chakib)

The plan to respond to infectious “terrorism” is urgent

Many new viral diseases have spread around the world recently. Specialists assure that many more will appear in the coming years. The guest of “L’Info en Face” last Monday, Professor Abdel-Fattah Shakib, a specialist in infectious diseases, evokes the main factors that can explain the emergence of these viruses.

More and more new viral diseases are appearing recently and are spreading rapidly all over the world. To deal with these viruses and avoid severe consequences for our health system, Professor Abdelfattah Chakib, a specialist in infectious diseases, believes that it is time for Morocco to act. A guest on “L’Info en Face”, stresses that we must have a national plan to combat and prevent emerging and emerging viral diseases. “It is very important today to develop a strategy or response plan against infectious ‘terrorism’, especially against viral diseases. We must always be prepared and plan everything that can help control these diseases, both in terms of human resources and in terms of human resources,” said Professor Chakib. Substances, medicines, vaccines, etc.”.

The latter therefore suggests devising specific response plans according to the type of virus transmission to fight these viral diseases in a more effective manner. The methods of diagnosing diseases have clearly developed by returning to the issue of the more frequent and rapid spread of viral diseases in recent years. The specialist believes that the advanced diagnostic methods currently available allow scientists to discover more viruses that no one may have noticed before. Viral diseases have always been around. But finding it wasn’t very easy. Today, we have technological means that allow us to diagnose more and more viruses, sometimes even at an early stage, assures the specialist. To add that “Covid-19, monkeypox and other viral diseases that appeared or re-emerged recently will not be the last. We should now expect more and more viral diseases that we did not know about before, not especially because we have entered the “age of viruses”, but before all Something because scientists have become more vigilant and diagnostics have clearly developed.”

climatic and environmental factors

The doctor also mentioned climatic and environmental factors that promote the emergence or re-emergence of diseases. The impact of climate change and the environment on emerging or re-emerging animal diseases is clear. Due to deforestation and the urbanization of forests, humans are destroying the natural habitats of some animals, prompting them to search for new places to live. By changing the places of life, these animals eventually end up coming into contact with humans and transmitting their viruses to them, hence the emergence of these diseases known as zoonoses, explains Professor Chakib. The latter also indicated that 75% of human infectious diseases in recent years are of animal origin.

They are mainly caused by viruses but also by bacteria or parasites that are capable of infecting both humans and animals. Among these diseases, we note Ebola, bird flu, swine flu, Covid-19 … “To combat the spread of these diseases, it is absolutely necessary to take environmental risk factors seriously and take the necessary measures to ensure a good balance between man and nature. The specialist insists The need to take care of our mental health and reduce stressful situations which represent a significant risk factor for a large number of diseases.In addition, Professor Chakib noted the importance of respecting barrier gestures, such as wearing a mask but above all physical distancing and hand washing, which play a key role alongside With vaccination in the fight against viral diseases.Men should learn how to live with these new viruses and others that will arrive in the coming years.Don’t panic, but you should still be vigilant, especially when traveling, and take precautions to protect your health.

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