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Medical News & Perspectives
March 26, 2014

World Leaders Push to Prepare for Global Threats

JAMA. 2014;311(12):1189-1190. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.2272

Word from the World Health Organization (WHO) that a mosquito-transmitted virus called chikungunya was spreading on Saint Martin sent French officials scrambling to implement health security plans in December. They were not alone; the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also snapped into action, issuing an alert to clinicians (http://1.usa.gov/1dz8kuU). The French territory shares an island with Dutch Sint Maarten, and both are popular destinations for Europeans and Americans.

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