Global trends in emerging infectious diseases

  title={Global trends in emerging infectious diseases},
  author={Kate E. Jones and Nikkita Gunvant Patel and Marc Levy and Adam Storeygard and Deborah Balk and John L. Gittleman and Peter Daszak},
  pages={990 - 993}
Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) are a significant burden on global economies and public health. Their emergence is thought to be driven largely by socio-economic, environmental and ecological factors, but no comparative study has explicitly analysed these linkages to understand global temporal and spatial patterns of EIDs. Here we analyse a database of 335 EID ‘events’ (origins of EIDs) between 1940 and 2004, and demonstrate non-random global patterns. EID events have risen significantly… 

Socio-economic impacts of emerging infectious diseases in Africa

This review summarizes opinions from different African experts around the globe on the emerging infectious diseases that affected Africa in the past decade and their suggestions for better future surveillance and control.

Emerging infectious diseases: prediction and detection.

EIDs will, however, remain a key, global public health challenge in a globalized world where demographic, climatic, and other environmental changes are altering the interactions between hosts and pathogen in ways that increase spillover from animals to humans and global spread.

Emerging Zika virus disease: a public health emergency of global concern

It is important for all to assess the risk and be prepared in all possible ways before it makes a huge loss and spread globally, and this news tries to discuss the possible reasons for its spread, risk assessment, and options to obliterate ZIKV.

Patterns of Ecological Change and Emerging Infectious Disease in the Australasian Region

This chapter describes the approach to assembling a robust evidence base to understand the role of ecological change in EIDs of the Australasian region and frames issues at appropriate scales and explores relationships where data is available, to add complexity and insight progressively.

Global hotspots and correlates of emerging zoonotic diseases

A global database of emerging infectious disease (EID) events is updated, a novel measure of reporting effort is created, and boosted regression tree models are fit to analyze the demographic, environmental and biological correlates of their occurrence.

A One Health strategy for emerging infectious diseases based on the COVID-19 outbreak

Ecological Approaches to Studying Zoonoses.

The importance of ecological methods and theory to the study of zoonotic diseases is discussed by discussing key ecological concepts and approaches, reviewing methods of studying wildlife diseases and their potential applications for zoonoses, and identifying future directions in the One Health movement.

Diseases, Emerging and Infectious

Emerging Infectious Diseases: Epidemiological Perspective

India along with other countries in the South-East Asian region will continue to bear the brunt of the burden of EIDs in years to come, and a strong and sustainable international collaboration will be needed in their prevention and control.


The fast understanding of the epidemiological process, pathogenesis and development of diagnosis and prevention methods has often helped limit the spread of emerging diseases and has laid the grounds for their future control.



Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases.

  • S. Morse
  • Medicine, Biology
    Emerging infectious diseases
  • 1995
The increase in prevalence of infectious diseases suggests that infections will continue to emerge and probably increase and emphasizes the urgent need for effective surveillance and control.

Emerging Infections: Microbial Threats to Health in the United States

Rich in information, this volume highlights risk factors for the emergence of microbial threats to health, warns against complacency in public health, and promotes early prevention as a cost-effective and crucial strategy for maintaining public health in the United States and worldwide.

Risk factors for human disease emergence.

This study represents the first quantitative analysis identifying risk factors for human disease emergence, with protozoa and viruses particularly likely to emerge, and helminths particularly unlikely to do so, irrespective of their zoonotic status.

Social and environmental risk factors in the emergence of infectious diseases

A better understanding of the evolving social dynamics of emerging infectious diseases ought to help to anticipate and hopefully ameliorate current and future risks.

Ecology Drives the Worldwide Distribution of Human Diseases

It is proposed that the global latitudinal species diversity gradient might be generated in large part by biotic interactions, providing strong support for the idea that current estimates of species diversity are substantially underestimated.

Emerging infectious diseases of wildlife--threats to biodiversity and human health.

These phenomena have two major biological implications: many wildlife species are reservoirs of pathogens that threaten domestic animal and human health; second, wildlife EIDs pose a substantial threat to the conservation of global biodiversity.

Studying the global distribution of infectious diseases using GIS and RS

Analytical tools that are based on geographical information systems and that can incorporate remotely sensed information about the environment offer the potential to define the limiting conditions for any disease in its native region for which there is at least some distribution data.

Origins of major human infectious diseases

An initiative to resolve disputed origins of major diseases, and a global early warning system to monitor pathogens infecting individuals exposed to wild animals are proposed.

Pathogen Surveillance in Animals

A group of authors from key national and international organizations urges the World Health Organization, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and the World Organization for Animal Health to join forces to design and implement a global animal surveillance system for zoonotic pathogens.

The challenge of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases

Infectious diseases have for centuries ranked with wars and famine as major challenges to human progress and survival. They remain among the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Against