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Surveillance, Detection Critical To Controlling Emerging Diseases

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: People. Pathogens. Protection.
Joel Montgomery, chief of global disease detection at the CDC’s Center for Global Health’s Division of Global Health Protection, discusses CDC’s efforts to help countries prevent, detect, and respond to health threats. “[W]e need laboratory systems in place to figure out what pathogens could be emerging as new diseases. We need surveillance networks in place to know what diseases are naturally occurring and at what levels … We need the reach of the network of Global Disease Detection Centers to quickly respond to diseases within their region. And, most importantly, we all need to work together,” Montgomery writes (12/15).

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