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The History of HIV and Other Infectious Diseases in the Republic of Korea

Origin, Damage, and Control
  • June-Myung Kim
  • Jongkoo Lee
  • Joo-Shil Lee


Historically, a great number of infectious diseases in Korea have been related to drought, flood damage, famine, natural disaster, and war. According to historical records predating the 14th century, smallpox, malaria, respiratory infections, and diarrheal diseases were the major infectious diseases in addition to dysentery, sexually transmitted diseases, dermatologic diseases, and tetanus.


Typhoid Fever Communicable Disease Japanese Encephalitis Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Scrub Typhus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • June-Myung Kim
    • 1
  • Jongkoo Lee
    • 2
  • Joo-Shil Lee
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal MedicineYonsei University College of MedicineSeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of Infectious Diseases ControlKorea Center for Disease Control and PreventionSeoulKorea
  3. 3.Department of VirologyNational Institute of HealthSeoulKorea

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