Guarding against the most dangerous emerging pathogens.


Control of emerging infectious diseases will be difficult because of the large number of disease-causing organisms that are emerging or could emerge and the great diversity of geographic areas in which emergence can occur. The modern view of the evolution of pathogen virulence--specifically its focus on the tradeoff between costs and benefits to the pathogen from increased host exploitation--allows control programs to identify and focus on the most dangerous pathogens (those that can be established with high virulence in human populations).

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@article{Ewald1996GuardingAT, title={Guarding against the most dangerous emerging pathogens.}, author={Paul W. Ewald}, journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases}, year={1996}, volume={2}, pages={245 - 257} }