Emerging zoonoses: When should we start to worry?

02/15/2013 | Guardian (London), The

A new coronavirus has sickened only a handful of people worldwide, but about half have died and the confirmed cases raise the specter of another SARS epidemic. The issue and other emerging diseases also raise difficult questions about when health officials need to sound the alarm about exotic diseases, writes author and medical researcher Mark Honigsbaum. "The paradox is that the digital technologies that enable us to monitor the emergence of exotic diseases and take action to prevent pandemics are the very same technologies that spread fear."

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