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Copyright, Usage, and Disclaimer

Copyright, Usage, and Disclaimer


Emerging Infectious Diseases is published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a U.S. Government agency. Therefore, materials published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, including text, figures, tables, and photographs are in the public domain and can be reprinted or used without permission with proper citation.

Open Access and Usage

Emerging Infectious Diseases is an open access journal in the public domain.  All content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. In accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of Open Access, users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. Because the journal is in the public domain, its usage policy also conforms to conditions set for by Creative Commons.

Emerging Infectious Diseases does request a proper citation be included for its content and that any user indicate clearly if changes have been made.

Emerging Infectious Diseases grants authors permission to self-archive their articles without fees or permission and grants institutions permission to preserve a second copy of articles published by their researchers in the institutional repository.


The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions.

Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the Public Health Service or by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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