Perhaps after accidents and injuries that have existed from the inception of life in both humans and animals, “infections” are the first medical illnesses, that gave birth to the medicine. While medicine basically started its first chapter with infections, over time after achieving numerous success in overcoming them by discovery of antibiotics and vaccines, and control and eradications of many infections, this field was left unattended for a long while until recently. The birth of acquired immune diseased such as AIDS and the role of infections in etiology and pathophysiology of cancers and autoimmune disorders, have started to attract more attention of medicine in the recent decades. This recognition yet is in the research pipelines and has puzzled the basic medical scientists than the medical practitioners! More and more we now realize that microorganisms do not cause an observable acute and chronic infections to be treated with antibiotics and prevented by our current vaccines, but they are capable of more lingering damages!
We have started to realize that our ancient predecessors who have lived billion years before us on this earth, have amazing and flexible power of survival, despite their unnoticeable size! These first and perhaps last standing survivors of life, do not need to live on their own, but could survive for ever through their hosts. This symbiotic living is at the advantage of the microorganisms and at the host’s disadvantage. Now as humans, the only thinking living or super-organism, we need to find out if we can stop this symbiotic living if we should! No matter of the answer, we need to appreciate our invaders and occupiers and at least recognize what they are doing to us, not infecting us for the moment, but living within us and affecting us not now but for as long as we live, surviving through our genetics and pass along through our future generations!
Dr.Mostafa Showraki, MD, FRCPC Lecturer, University of Toronto,School of Medicine,Author: “ADHD:Revisited” Book “adhdrevisited.com”/”medicinerevisited.com”
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