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Emerging and Reemerging Diseases in the World Health Organization (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean Region—Progress, Challenges, and WHO Initiatives

Buliva, Evans; Elhakim, Mohamed; Tran Minh, Nhu Nguyen; Elkholy, Amgad; Mala, Peter; Abubakar, Abdinasir; Malik, Sk Md Mamunur Rahman;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2017 Journal: Frontiers in Public Health, volume 5 (eissn: 2296-2565, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Abstract
The Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) of the World Health Organization (WHO) continues to be a hotspot for emerging and reemerging infectious diseases and the need to prevent, detect, and respond to any infectious diseases that pose a threat to global health security remains a priority. Many risk factors contribute in the emergence and rapid spread of epidemic diseases in the Region including acute and protracted humanitarian emergencies, resulting in fragile health systems, increased population mobility, rapid urbanization, climate change, weak surveillance and limited laboratory diagnostic capacity, and increased human–animal interaction. In EMR, several infe...
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free text keywords: Public Health, Mini Review, emerging diseases, reemerging diseases, infectious diseases, emergencies, Eastern Mediterranean, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, lcsh:Public aspects of medicine, lcsh:RA1-1270, Middle East respiratory syndrome, medicine.disease, medicine, Global health, Outbreak, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, Disease, Infectious disease (medical specialty), Urbanization, Geography, Environmental health, Economic growth, Influenza A virus subtype H5N1, medicine.disease_cause
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