Infection Science

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Explore our policy work on infection science

The Microbiology Society has expert members that work on clinical microbiology, diagnostics, emerging diseases and immunology. We provide expert microbiological evidence and opinion to policymakers at the forefront of health policy. 

Consultation responses



  • Tuberculosis Explainer

    Tuberculosis is a bacterial disease that caused illness in an estimated 8.8 million people globally in 2010 and led to 1.45 million deaths.

  • Human Fungal Diseases

    Over a billion people suffer from superficial fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot and thrush worldwide, while life-threatening fungal infections cause an estimated 1.5 million deaths worldwide each year. This briefing outlines the important, but often overlooked, burden of human fungal diseases on public health.

  • Emerging Zoonotic Diseases

    Emerging zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases that can be transmitted between vertebrate animals and humans, which have been newly identified, or are increasing in incidence or geographic range. Examples include Ebola, avian influenza and West Nile virus. They pose threats to global public health and economic security.


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