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July 10, 2019

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“These Issues Should be on the Minds of All Voters and Presidential Candidates” -- This and More ID in the News

IDSA Board member Ann Macintyre, DO, FIDSA,  authored an op-ed for STAT about the importance of presidential candidates being prepared to discuss their plans for infectious diseases. Fearing that the topic might get lost in the shuffle over access to health care, high drug prices, and health disparities, Dr. Macintyre details why infectious diseases should be a top priority this election.

“As a country, we are facing the resurgence of measles, the longest flu season in a decade, infectious diseases linked to the opioid epidemic, the growing challenge of antibiotic-resistant infections, and emerging public health threats such as the Zika virus,” Dr. Macintyre stated. “Living in a world drawn closer by trade and travel heightens the problems posed by infectious diseases. These issues should be on the minds of all voters and presidential candidates.”

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