Understanding of Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases (EID and REID)
Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, 1-23-1 Toyama Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 162-8640, Japan
Infectious diseases are no longer fatal enabling many people to live without anxiety. However, provision to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases (EID/REID) are new global issues and every country has been requested to strengthen core capacity for infectious disease early detection and control. In this issue, background and concept of EID/REID, and Japanese efforts including introduction of Infectious Disease Control Law and surveillance system were described.