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Volume 18, Number 7—July 2012


Validity of International Health Regulations in Reporting Emerging Infectious Diseases

Michael EdelsteinComments to Author , David L. Heymann, Johan Giesecke, and Julius Weinberg

Author affiliations: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK (M. Edelstein, D.L. Heymann); Chatham House, London (D.L. Heymann); European Centre for Disease Control, Stockholm, Sweden (J. Giesecke); and Kingston University, London (J. Weinberg)

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Table 1

Values allocated to each opinion for consensus building for emerging infectious diseases reported to WHO*

Opinion Value allocated
Strongly disagree −2
Somewhat disagree −1
Neither agree nor disagree 0
Somewhat agree +1
Strongly agree +2

*WHO, World Health Organization.

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