Chasing New Drugs against Infectious Diseases: A Herculean TaskPushpanathan Muthuirulan*
Laboratory of Gene Regulation and Development, National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Pushpanathan Muthuirulan
Laboratory of Gene Regulation and Development
National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 04, 2016; Accepted date: September 15, 2016; Published date: September 21, 2016
Citation: Muthuirulan P (2016) Chasing New Drugs against Infectious Diseases: A Herculean Task. J Clin Case Rep 6:859. doi: 10.4172/2165-7920.1000859
Copyright: © 2016 Muthuirulan P. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Infectious diseases are global health related disorder caused by pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. Infectious diseases today are the leading cause of death worldwide, will probably never be completely eradicated. In recent years, the antibiotics or vaccines available to treat infectious diseases have proven to be effective in most cases, yet the growing problem of drug resistance by pathogenic microbes has cornered infectious disease as global public health threat.