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Reprint requests: Denise J. Jamieson, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop K34, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341, djamieson@cdc.gov

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Keywords:

  • Science & Technology
  • Life Sciences & Biomedicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • emerging infectious diseases
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome
  • West Nile virus
  • anthrax
  • ACUTE-RESPIRATORY-SYNDROME
  • WEST-NILE-VIRUS
  • INHALATIONAL ANTHRAX
  • CLINICAL PRESENTATION
  • BIOLOGICAL WEAPON
  • SYNDROME SARS
  • CORONAVIRUS
  • PREGNANCY
  • BIOTERRORISM
  • OUTCOMES

Emerging infectious disease outbreaks: Old lessons and new challenges for obstetrician-gynecologists

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American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Volume:

Volume 194, Number 6

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, Pages 1546-1555

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Article | Final Publisher PDF

Abstract:

Objective: The purpose of this study was to summarize 3 recent high-profile infectious disease threats that have affected the United States: severe acute respiratory syndrome, West Nile virus, and anthrax. Study design: A systematic review was conducted with the use of Medline searches, searches of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, and review by experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Results: The 3 emerging infectious diseases pose very different threats: Severe acute respiratory syndrome is a newly identified pathogen that caused an international pandemic; the West Nile virus investigation involved an old pathogen that was identified in a new location; and the anthrax attacks involved the intentional introduction of a pathogen. Conclusion: All 3 outbreaks highlight the importance of obstetrician-gynecologists keeping current with new information as it emerges. In this global environment, it is likely that novel disease threats will continue to emerge in the United States.

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© 2006 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

This is an Open Access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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