With the expanded global marketplace, people visit new locations and our products are developed in places we never would have considered years ago. With this expansion and focus on worldwide prosperity and interaction, advanced surveillance systems have been developed to protect against infectious diseases spreading and threatening public health.
Below are just a few of the many emerging diseases that public health professionals address:
In addition to local efforts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uses its expertise to help people throughout the world. Coordinated by the United Nations, the World Health Organization also monitors disease outbreaks and assesses global health conditions.