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Volume 1, Number 1—January 1995

Volume 1, Number 1—January 1995   PDF Version [PDF - 462 KB - 41 pages]

Perspective

  • Emerging Infections: Getting Ahead of the Curve PDF Version [PDF - 61 KB - 6 pages]
    D. Satcher
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    The early history of infectious diseases was characterized by sudden, unpredictable outbreaks, frequently of epidemic proportion. Scientific advances in the late 19th and early 20th centuries resulted in the prevention and control of many infectious diseases, particularly in industrialized nations. Despite these improvements in health, outbreaks of infectious disease continue to occur, and new infections emerge. Since 1987, the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine (IOM) has published three reports that have identified erosion of the public health infrastructure among the factors contributing to new and reemerging infectious diseases. In partnership with many public and private organizations in the United States and abroad, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a strategic plan that addresses the priorities set forth in the IOM reports and serves as a guide for CDC and its partners to combat emerging microbial threats to health. Laboratory-based surveillance, better communication networks, and improvements in the public health infrastructure are the cornerstones of the strategy. Emerging Infectious Diseases, a new periodical produced by CDC, will serve as a forum for exchange of information about incipient trends in infectious diseases, analysis of factors contributing to disease emergence, and development and implementation of prevention measures.

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    EID Satcher D. Emerging Infections: Getting Ahead of the Curve. Emerg Infect Dis. 1995;1(1):1-6. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0101.950101
    AMA Satcher D. Emerging Infections: Getting Ahead of the Curve. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 1995;1(1):1-6. doi:10.3201/eid0101.950101.
    APA Satcher, D. (1995). Emerging Infections: Getting Ahead of the Curve. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 1(1), 1-6. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0101.950101.
  • Factors in the Emergence of Infectious Diseases PDF Version [PDF - 80 KB - 9 pages]
    S. S. Morse
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    "Emerging" infectious diseases can be defined as infections that have newly appeared in a population or have existed but are rapidly increasing in incidence or geographic range. Among recent examples are HIV/AIDS, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Lyme disease, and hemolytic uremic syndrome (a foodborne infection caused by certain strains of Escherichia coli). Specific factors precipitating disease emergence can be identified in virtually all cases. These include ecological, environmental, or demographic factors that place people at increased contact with a previously unfamiliar microbe or its natural host or promote dissemination. These factors are increasing in prevalence; this increase, together with the ongoing evolution of viral and microbial variants and selection for drug resistance, suggests that infections will continue to emerge and probably increase and emphasizes the urgent need for effective surveillance and control. Dr. David Satcher's article and this overview inaugurate Perspectives, a regular section in this journal intended to present and develop unifying concepts and strategies for considering emerging infections and their underlying factors. The editors welcome, as contributions to the Perspectives section, overviews, syntheses, and case studies that shed light on how and why infections emerge, and how they may be anticipated and prevented.

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    EID Morse SS. Factors in the Emergence of Infectious Diseases. Emerg Infect Dis. 1995;1(1):7-15. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0101.950102
    AMA Morse SS. Factors in the Emergence of Infectious Diseases. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 1995;1(1):7-15. doi:10.3201/eid0101.950102.
    APA Morse, S. S. (1995). Factors in the Emergence of Infectious Diseases. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 1(1), 7-15. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0101.950102.

Synopses

  • Unraveling Mysteries Associated with Cat-Scratch Disease, Bacillary Angiomatosis, and Related Syndromes PDF Version [PDF - 64 KB - 6 pages]
    R. Regnery and J. Tappero
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    The search for the infectious agents responsible for cat-scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, and related syndromes has a long and often circuitous history. Recognition of the etiologic agents and a new understanding of the fundamental features of the epidemiology and natural history of modern day Bartonella (formerly Rochalimaea)-associated diseases culminate a multipartite story that combines clinical medicine, traditional microbiology, and novel technological approaches to solve a long-standing enigma.

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    EID Regnery R, Tappero J. Unraveling Mysteries Associated with Cat-Scratch Disease, Bacillary Angiomatosis, and Related Syndromes. Emerg Infect Dis. 1995;1(1):16-21. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0101.090103
    AMA Regnery R, Tappero J. Unraveling Mysteries Associated with Cat-Scratch Disease, Bacillary Angiomatosis, and Related Syndromes. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 1995;1(1):16-21. doi:10.3201/eid0101.090103.
    APA Regnery, R., & Tappero, J. (1995). Unraveling Mysteries Associated with Cat-Scratch Disease, Bacillary Angiomatosis, and Related Syndromes. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 1(1), 16-21. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0101.090103.

Dispatches

  • Emergence of Barmah Forest Virus in Western Australia PDF Version [PDF - 68 KB - 5 pages]
    M. D. Lindsay et al.
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    EID Lindsay MD, Johansen CA, Broom AK, Smith DW, MacKenzie JS. Emergence of Barmah Forest Virus in Western Australia. Emerg Infect Dis. 1995;1(1):22-26. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0101.950104
    AMA Lindsay MD, Johansen CA, Broom AK, et al. Emergence of Barmah Forest Virus in Western Australia. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 1995;1(1):22-26. doi:10.3201/eid0101.950104.
    APA Lindsay, M. D., Johansen, C. A., Broom, A. K., Smith, D. W., & MacKenzie, J. S. (1995). Emergence of Barmah Forest Virus in Western Australia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 1(1), 22-26. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0101.950104.
  • An Outbreak of Shigella sonnei Infection Associated with Consumption of Iceberg Lettuce PDF Version [PDF - 39 KB - 4 pages]
    J. Frost et al.
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    EID Frost J, McEvoy M, Bentley C, Andersson Y, Rowe B. An Outbreak of Shigella sonnei Infection Associated with Consumption of Iceberg Lettuce. Emerg Infect Dis. 1995;1(1):26-29. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0101.090105
    AMA Frost J, McEvoy M, Bentley C, et al. An Outbreak of Shigella sonnei Infection Associated with Consumption of Iceberg Lettuce. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 1995;1(1):26-29. doi:10.3201/eid0101.090105.
    APA Frost, J., McEvoy, M., Bentley, C., Andersson, Y., & Rowe, B. (1995). An Outbreak of Shigella sonnei Infection Associated with Consumption of Iceberg Lettuce. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 1(1), 26-29. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0101.090105.
  • ?Lyme Disease in Australia-Still To Be Proven! PDF Version [PDF - 34 KB - 3 pages]
    R. C. Russell
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    EID Russell RC. ?Lyme Disease in Australia-Still To Be Proven!. Emerg Infect Dis. 1995;1(1):29-31. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0101.090106
    AMA Russell RC. ?Lyme Disease in Australia-Still To Be Proven!. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 1995;1(1):29-31. doi:10.3201/eid0101.090106.
    APA Russell, R. C. (1995). ?Lyme Disease in Australia-Still To Be Proven!. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 1(1), 29-31. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0101.090106.
  • A Novel Morbillivirus Pneumonia of Horses and its Transmission to Humans PDF Version [PDF - 31 KB - 3 pages]
    K. Murray et al.
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    EID Murray K, Rogers R, Selvey LA, Selleck P, Hyatt A, Gould A, et al. A Novel Morbillivirus Pneumonia of Horses and its Transmission to Humans. Emerg Infect Dis. 1995;1(1):31-33. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0101.950107
    AMA Murray K, Rogers R, Selvey LA, et al. A Novel Morbillivirus Pneumonia of Horses and its Transmission to Humans. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 1995;1(1):31-33. doi:10.3201/eid0101.950107.
    APA Murray, K., Rogers, R., Selvey, L. A., Selleck, P., Hyatt, A., Gould, A....Westbury, H. (1995). A Novel Morbillivirus Pneumonia of Horses and its Transmission to Humans. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 1(1), 31-33. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0101.950107.

Commentaries

  • Electronic Communication and the Future of International Public Health Surveillance PDF Version [PDF - 24 KB - 2 pages]
    T. D. Vacalis et al.
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    EID Vacalis TD, Bartlett CL, Shapiro CG. Electronic Communication and the Future of International Public Health Surveillance. Emerg Infect Dis. 1995;1(1):34-35. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0101.950108
    AMA Vacalis TD, Bartlett CL, Shapiro CG. Electronic Communication and the Future of International Public Health Surveillance. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 1995;1(1):34-35. doi:10.3201/eid0101.950108.
    APA Vacalis, T. D., Bartlett, C. L., & Shapiro, C. G. (1995). Electronic Communication and the Future of International Public Health Surveillance. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 1(1), 34-35. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0101.950108.

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News and Notes

  • Communicable Diseases Intelligence PDF Version [PDF - 16 KB - 1 page]
    H. Longbottom
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    EID Longbottom H. Communicable Diseases Intelligence. Emerg Infect Dis. 1995;1(1):36. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0101.950109
    AMA Longbottom H. Communicable Diseases Intelligence. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 1995;1(1):36. doi:10.3201/eid0101.950109.
    APA Longbottom, H. (1995). Communicable Diseases Intelligence. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 1(1), 36. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0101.950109.
  • DxMONITOR: Compiling Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Results
    W. Hueston
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    EID Hueston W. DxMONITOR: Compiling Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Results. Emerg Infect Dis. 1995;1(1):36. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0101.950110
    AMA Hueston W. DxMONITOR: Compiling Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Results. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 1995;1(1):36. doi:10.3201/eid0101.950110.
    APA Hueston, W. (1995). DxMONITOR: Compiling Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Results. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 1(1), 36. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0101.950110.
  • WHO Scientific Working Group on Monitoring and Management of Bacterial Resistance to Antimicrobial Agents PDF Version [PDF - 13 KB - 1 page]
    F. C. Tenover and J. M. Hughes
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    EID Tenover FC, Hughes JM. WHO Scientific Working Group on Monitoring and Management of Bacterial Resistance to Antimicrobial Agents. Emerg Infect Dis. 1995;1(1):37. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0101.950111
    AMA Tenover FC, Hughes JM. WHO Scientific Working Group on Monitoring and Management of Bacterial Resistance to Antimicrobial Agents. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 1995;1(1):37. doi:10.3201/eid0101.950111.
    APA Tenover, F. C., & Hughes, J. M. (1995). WHO Scientific Working Group on Monitoring and Management of Bacterial Resistance to Antimicrobial Agents. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 1(1), 37. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0101.950111.
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