Emerging infectious diseases in southeast Asia: regional challenges to control.

@article{Coker2011EmergingID,
  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},
  year={2011},
  volume={377 9765},
  pages={599-609}
}
Southeast Asia is a hotspot for emerging infectious diseases, including those with pandemic potential. Emerging infectious diseases have exacted heavy public health and economic tolls. Severe acute respiratory syndrome rapidly decimated the region's tourist industry. Influenza A H5N1 has had a profound effect on the poultry industry. The reasons why southeast Asia is at risk from emerging infectious diseases are complex. The region is home to dynamic systems in which biological, social… CONTINUE READING