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Volume 19, Number 6—June 2013


Progress in Global Surveillance and Response Capacity 10 Years after Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Christopher R. Braden, Scott F. Dowell, Daniel B. Jernigan, and James M. HughesComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (C.R. Braden, S.F. Dowell, D.B. Jernigan); Emory University, Atlanta (J.M. Hughes)

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Factors contributing to the emergence of infectious diseases according to IOM reports, 1992 and 2003

1992 IOM Report 2003 IOM Report
Human demographics and behavior Human susceptibility to infection
Technology and industry Climate and weather
Economic development and land use Changing ecosystems
International travel and commerce Poverty and social inequality
Microbial adaptation and change War and famine
Breakdown of public health measures Lack of political will
Intent to harm

*Boldface indicates factors that contributed to the emergence and spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome. IOM, Institute of Medicine.

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