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Emerging Infectious Diseases

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  1. Emerging Infectious Disease Journal. A journal published on the World Wide Web by the National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC. The goals of Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) are to promote the recognition of new and reemerging infectious diseases and to improve the understanding of factors involved in disease emergence, prevention, and elimination. EID has an international scope and is intended for professionals in infectious diseases and related sciences.

  2. "The Hot Zone." Scientific American, November 1994. Volume 271, Number 5, Page 114.

  3. Preston, R. The Hot Zone, Random House, 1994.

  4. Addressing Emerging Infectious Disease Threats: A Prevention Strategy for the United States was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with local and state public health officials, other federal agencies, medical and public health professional associations, infectious disease experts from academia and clinical practice, and international and public service organizations. The plan addresses the urgent need to improve the nation's ability to identify infectious disease threats and respond to them effectively. It will serve as a guide for CDC's work in collaboration with its partners in safeguarding the nation from the threat of emerging infectious diseases.

  5. "Emerging Infectious Disease," a short article (called a "brochure" by the CDC) is available from the Centers for Disease Control. You can get a hard copy of the article by contacting the CDC directly at (404) 639-3286.

  6. Culliton B.J. 1990. "Emerging Viruses, Emerging Threat." Science 247: 279- 280.
    "Scientists argue that society has become complacent about the threat of serious infectious diseases brought on by the emergence of previously remote viruses into the human population at large..."

  7. David Quammen. "You Can Run: Emerging Viruses in the Global Village," Discover, Apr 1994.

  8. Krause RM. "The origin of plagues: old and new," Science 1992;257:1073-8.
    "Viruses and bacteria emerge in new and old forms to cause disease epidemics. Some microorganisms recur when changing life-styles (including increased international travel) offer new opportunities; others arise from new genetic variations. These various epidemics connect the future with the past, offering lessons for guarding the health of generations to come--lessons learned from diseases such as tuberculosis, toxic shock syndrome, Lyme disease, streptococcal infection, influenza, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The public must be vigilant to the possibility of new epidemics, learn more about biology and epidemiology of microbes, and strengthen systems of surveillance and detection."

  9. On April 5, 1995, Dateline NBC featured a segment on Emerging Diseases. The transcript is available by calling 1-800-777-TEXT. The video is available by calling 1-800-420-2626.

  10. Interview with Dr. Frederick Murphy, Ebola Virus expert, here in Access Excellence.

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