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Emerging Infectious Disease Research

Increased human-animal interactions lead to the emergence and spread of zoonotic pathogens, which cause about 75 percent of infectious diseases affecting human health. With their partners, the Global Health Program builds regional capacity for disease response in Southeast Asia and Africa.

By assessing disease spillover risks, improving in-country laboratory capacity and performing surveillance in wild species, GHP links local health responders with tools to prevent emerging infectious diseases at their sources.