What Recent History Has Taught Us About Responding to Emerging Infectious Disease Threats

@article{Paules2017WhatRH,
  title={What Recent History Has Taught Us About Responding to Emerging Infectious Disease Threats},
  author={Catharine I Paules and Robert W Eisinger and Hilary D. Marston and Anthony S. Fauci},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={167},
  pages={805-811}
}
In mid-January 2017, before the U.S. presidential inauguration, the outgoing Obama administration convened a meeting with most of the cabinet nominees of the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump to brief them on the types of unanticipated emergencies they might face (1). In addition to terror attacks, cyberattacks, and natural disasters, outbreaks of infectious diseases were presented as a likely threat. One of us (Anthony S. Fauci) attended that meeting along with other… 

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