Emerging infectious diseases in southeast Asia: regional challenges to control

  title={Emerging infectious diseases in southeast Asia: regional challenges to control},
  author={Richard J. Coker and Benjamin M. Hunter and James W. Rudge and Marco Liverani and Piya Hanvoravongchai},
  journal={Lancet (London, England)},
  pages={599 - 609}

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