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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 3

Median days to disease discovery and public communication, by region, in a study assessing global capacity for emerging infectious disease detection, 1996–2014

Region No. outbreaks* Median no. days to discovery (95% CI) No. outbreaks* Median no. days to communication (95% CI)
All† 342 20 (16–25) 346 32 (29–38)
Africa 175 27 (20–31.5) 177 43 (32–51)
Americas 31 18 (12–29) 31 23 (18–33)
Eastern Mediterranean 39 26 (6–41) 39 39 (18–56.5)
Europe 25 20 (7–33) 25 31 (18–77)
South East Asia 24 13 (5–30) 25 15 (11–36)
Western Pacific 47 5 (4–7.3) 48 19 (12.5–31.5)

*Includes all outbreaks with known start date. Those without a known discovery date are excluded from the calculation of days to discovery.
†Includes colonies/territories/countries without a World Health Organization region designation.

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