World outbreak trend of infectious diseases with surveillance

Soo Yeon Choi, Jung Heon Kim, Jiyeon Kim, Eung Soo Hwang

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The diverse infectious diseases can occur everywhere in the world, but high-risk infectious diseases should be monitored immediately after the occurrence, and be controlled not to spread to the public. Other highly contagious ones also should be screened with the surveillance system and made to be prevented from a serious effect on public health. The outbreak information, articles and news reports concerning global infectious disease outbreaks were collected from known web-based resources and deposited in Global Center for Infectious Diseases since 2016. The number of reports collected from various sources was analyzed on the respect of Blueprint priority diseases and vaccine-preventable diseases, and the characteristic outbreak trend was shown in the geographic distribution and the so-called socio-economic level of countries. The WHO R&D Blueprint priority diseases are being reported especially in the region of Africa and Asia. The vaccine-preventable and other infectious diseases also are reported continuously and world-widely. They threaten the safety of life continuously in public. Therefore, keeping close observation and strengthening infectious disease surveillance is needed, and more effort to expand the collecting resources to get more outbreak information is warranted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-151
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Bacteriology and Virology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2019


  • Blueprint priority diseases
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Surveillance systems
  • Vaccine-preventable diseases


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