Global trends in emerging infectious diseases

@article{Jones2008GlobalTI,
  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},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2008},
  volume={451},
  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… 

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