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
Received:April 6, 2011Accepted:April 19, 2011Published:August 1, 2011
Keywords: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.Data files: