Patterns and predictability in emerging infections

Hosp Pract (1995). 1996 Apr 15;31(4):85-91, 96-101, 104 passim.


Many seemingly novel infections have a long history as zoonoses, and perhaps in sporadic human hosts; they gain access to new host populations through ecologic changes and human activity. identification of patterns in the emergence of such illnesses--ranging from influenza and Lyme disease to Ebola fever and AIDS--suggests that worldwide surveillance may be more feasible than once thought.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / epidemiology*
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / virology
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Forecasting
  • Global Health*
  • Hantavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Hantavirus Infections / virology
  • Humans
  • Influenza, Human / epidemiology*
  • Influenza, Human / virology
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Population Surveillance
  • Risk Factors
  • Zoonoses*