JDR Vol.6 No.4 pp. 372-380
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2011.p0372


Understanding of Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases (EID and REID)

Nobuhiko Okabe

Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, 1-23-1 Toyama Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 162-8640, Japan

April 6, 2011
April 19, 2011
August 1, 2011
emerging infectious disease, re-emerging infectious disease, Infectious Disease Control Law, surveillance
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.
Cite this article as:
N. Okabe, “Understanding of Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases (EID and REID),” J. Disaster Res., Vol.6 No.4, pp. 372-380, 2011.
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