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
Date Written: September 1, 2011
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
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