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Volume 4, Number 3—September 1998
ICEID 1998
About Emerging Infectious Diseases

Emerging Infectious Diseases: A Brief Biographical Heritage

D. Peter Drotman
Author affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 2

Factors in disease emergence—The Institute of Medicine's 1992 report on emerging infections (5)

Human demographics and behavior

Technology and industry

Economic development and land use
International travel and commerce

Microbial adaptation and change

Breakdown of public health measures

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