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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 4

Median days to discovery and public communication, by quartile of change in rank in the Human Development Index, in a study assessing global capacity for emerging infectious disease detection, 1996–2014

HDI rank change quartile No. outbreaks†‡ Median no. days to discovery (95% CI) No. outbreaks* Median no. days to communication (95% CI)
Q1: Most improvement 49 5 (4–14.5) 49 20 (13–33)
Q2: High-intermediate 43 11.5 (6.8–19) 44 21.5 (15–28)
Q3: Low-intermediate 60 21 (14–33) 61 23 (15–40.5)
Q4: Most decline 120 26 (17–32) 121 48 (32–58)

*HDI, Human Development Index.
†Quartiles are defined based on all countries with HDI scores from 1990 and 2013, regardless of whether they had outbreaks. Therefore, outbreaks are not evenly distributed across the quartiles.
‡Outbreaks without a known discovery date are excluded from the calculation of days to discovery.

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