Globalization and Infectious Diseases

Infectious Disease Clinics of North America 2011 Sep; 25 (3): 593-9

Posted: 9 May 2012 Last revised: 20 May 2012

See all articles by Julio Frenk

Julio Frenk

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Octavio Gómez-Dantés

Government of Mexico - Center for Health Systems Research

Felicia Knaul

Mexican Health Foundation; Harvard Global Equity Initiative

Date Written: September 1, 2011

Abstract

We live in an ever more connected global village linked through international travel, politics, economics, culture and human-human and human-animal interactions. In public health a similar combination of factors can be seen. Today the concept of globalization including global exposure to infectious diseases is becoming more apparent. In 2003 outbreaks included monkeypox , SARS and avian influenza. This article examines some basic problems to infectious diseases emergence and control.

Keywords: Globalization, infectious diseases, security, global health challenges

Suggested Citation

Frenk, Julio and Gómez-Dantés, Octavio and Knaul, Felicia, Globalization and Infectious Diseases (September 1, 2011). Infectious Disease Clinics of North America 2011 Sep; 25 (3): 593-9. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2055315

Julio Frenk

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ( email )

P.O. Box 23350
Seattle, WA 98102
United States

Octavio Gómez-Dantés

Government of Mexico - Center for Health Systems Research ( email )

Mexico

Felicia Knaul (Contact Author)

Mexican Health Foundation ( email )

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Harvard Global Equity Initiative ( email )

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