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Expect Infectious Diseases to Skyrocket in the ICU


According to predictions from professor and practicing intensivist, Dr. Hannah Wunsch, war, multidrug resistance, climate change, emerging diseases, and reduced confidence in vaccination will be among the factors that influence an expected increase in infectious diseases in the ICU. Even without a war, countries are seeing a resurgence in infectious diseases, and many are recalcitrant to treatment. “You can pick your equatorial disease, and it’s going to increase, and we’ll be seeing them in places that we never expected to before,” she predicted. 



Hannah Wunsch, MD, MSc, FCCM, Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at University of Toronto; Practicing Intensivist at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Canada


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Infectious Disease Special Edition (IDSE)
January 25, 2023