Table 3.

New and emerging infectious diseases identified in the past 30 years

PeriodAgenta
1970–1980Rotavirus
Parvovirus B19
Cryptosporidia
Ebola virus
Legionella
Campylobacter sp.
HTLV-I
1980–1990HTLV-II
HIV
Staphylococcal toxins
Escherichia coli O157
Borrelia burgdorferi
Helicobacter pylori
Human herpesvirus type 6
Ehrlichia chalffeensis
1990–2000Hepatitis C
Guanarito virus
Vibrio cholerae O139
Bartonella
Hantavirus
Sabia virus
Nipah virus
  • a HTLV, human T-cell lymphotropic virus.