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Volume 22, Number 10—October 2016
Online Report

Global Capacity for Emerging Infectious Disease Detection, 1996–2014

Sheryl A. KlubergComments to Author , Sumiko R. Mekaru, David J. McIver, Lawrence C. Madoff, Adam W. Crawley, Mark S. Smolinski, and John S. Brownstein
Author affiliations: Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (S.A. Kluberg, S.R. Mekaru, D.J. McIver, J.S. Brownstein); ProMED-mail, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA (L.C. Madoff); University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA (L.C. Madoff); Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston (L.C. Madoff); Skoll Global Threats Fund, San Francisco, California, USA (A.W. Crawley, M.S. Smolinski)

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Table 2

Type and number of disease outbreaks meeting the selection criteria in a study assessing global capacity for emerging infectious disease detection, 1996–2014

Disease No. outbreaks, N = 347
Anthrax 1
Avian influenza (H9N2) 1
Chikungunya 4
Cholera 93
Dengue 13
Diphtheria 1
Dysentery 1
Enterovirus D68 1
H5 influenza 39
H7 influenza 3
Hand, foot, and mouth disease 4
Hemorrhagic fevers (Crimean-Congo, Ebola, Marburg, undiagnosed) 29
Hantavirus 2
Henipavirus 4
Hepatitis E 2
Japanese encephalitis 3
Lassa fever 2
Legionellosis 4
Leptospirosis 3
Louseborne typhus 1
Lujo virus 1
Malaria 3
Measles 3
Meningitis 24
Monkeypox 1
Nonavian influenza A 4
O'nyong-Nyong fever 1
Plague 10
Poliomyelitis 24
Relapsing fever 1
Rift Valley fever 6
Shigellosis 4
Streptococcus suis 1
Tularemia 2
Typhoid fever 4
West Nile virus 3
Yellow fever 39

*MERS, Middle East respiratory syndrome; SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome.

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