Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
Since the emergence (to notice) of emerging diseases, much has been made of the evolution of the microbial agents involved in the complex mix of parasite, host, and environment, but relatively little attention has been paid to the nature and evolution of the human response to the threat.1 That this response is as complicated as the emerging disease problem itself should come as no surprise.
Infectious Disease PoliticsThe Politics of Emerging and Resurgent Infectious Diseases. JAMA. 2001;286(3):354-355. doi:10.1001/jama.286.3.354-JBK0718-3-1