Anatomy of an outbreak : a disease threat anywhere is a threat everywhere
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Anatomy of an outbreak : a disease threat anywhere is a threat everywhere

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      Today’s world is more connected than ever. In as little as 36 hours, a pathogen from a remote village can spread to all major cities in six continents. That is why it is critical to detect, report and respond to outbreaks in a timely manner.

      1. Incident Occurs

      2. Outbreak Suspected

      3. Investigation Started

      4. Reporting

      5. Global Response Initiated

      This is a snapshot of an outbreak investigation and does not reflect all the steps that may occur. Information presented in this example depicts a prompt outbreak identification. Several factors affect the investigation and can prolong the timing and results. Delays in response activities can lead to outbreaks spreading quickly and spillover to other communities.

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