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Volume 19, Number 6—June 2013


Prospects for Emerging Infections in East and Southeast Asia 10 Years after Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Peter W, HorbyComments to Author , Dirk Pfeiffer, and Hitoshi Oshitani
Author affiliations: Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Hanoi, Vietnam (P.W. Horby); University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (P.W. Horby); National University of Singapore (P.W. Horby); Singapore; Royal Veterinary College, London, UK (D. Pfeiffer); Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan (H. Oshitani)

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Emerging and reemerging infectious disease events detected in East and Southeast Asia, 2004–2011*

Year, pathogen Pathogen type Driver of resistance Location Ref
Influenza A(H5N1)
Agricultural industry changes
East and Southeast Asia
Streptococcus suis serotype 2
Agricultural industry changes/co-infection with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus
Melaka virus Reovirus Improved detection Malaysia (8)
Kampar virus
Improved detection
Artemisinin-resistant malaria Protozoa Artemisinin or artesunate monotherapy Cambodia (10)
Reston Ebola virus† Filovirus Improved detection/co-infection with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus Philippines (11)
Severe fever with 
 thrombocytopenia syndrome Bunyavirus Unknown China (12)

*Ref, reference.
†Detected in swine but not shown to cause human disease.

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