Patients are participating in infectious diseases research around the world

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Infectious diseases clinical trials and research studies

What are infectious diseases?

Infectious disease, also called communicable diseases, are diseases which can be transmitted from person to person. Infectious diseases are usually caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi (known as the pathogen), and they can be transmitted in many different ways depending on the pathogen. For example some viruses can be transmitted through sneezing or coughing, while others are transmitted through dirty water or unclean surfaces. The common cold, influenza, COVID-19, “Athlete’s foot,” sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV and syphilis, and measles are all examples of infectious diseases.

There have been many breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment for infectious diseases over the last century, including the discovery of antibiotics, antiviral drugs, vaccines, and also understanding the link between good hygiene and sanitation, and spread of disease. This has caused the incidence of some infectious diseases to reduce significantly across the globe and even seen the elimination of smallpox - a once common, and deadly disease.

While we have had many successes in reducing the burden of infectious diseases, there is still a lot of work to be done. Pathogens can mutate and evade current management or prevention strategies, and new diseases can develop. This means infectious diseases continue to remain a threat to global health.

Where is infectious disease research now?

Infectious disease research is a global research priority, with studies into the development, prevention, progression, diagnosis and treatment of these diseases being conducted all around the world. The development of new drugs and therapies are at the forefront of global research, along with research understanding the origins of the causes of these diseases. As this field advances, more and more sophisticated drugs and vaccines are being made available to help prevent the development and transmission of infectious diseases.

How can I get involved in infectious disease research?

Getting involved in infectious disease research and clinical trials may be a part of your recovery plan, or it may help pave the way in developing new treatments and vaccines that will benefit others. There are a large number of clinical trials and research studies undertaken each year to understand, prevent and treat different types of infectious diseases.

Participants participated for infectious diseases trials around the world

Opin’s direct-to-patient approach can reduce participant timelines to weeks, not months.

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Infectious diseases clinical trials and research studies around the world

311 trials

Phase 1

497 trials

Phase 2

303 trials

Phase 3

248 trials

Phase 4

2,512 trials


Leading areas of infectious diseases research

Types of infectious diseases