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International Networking: Addressing the Challenge of Emerging Infections

  • Ann Marie Kimball
  • Tiffany Harris
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Overview

The Emerging Infections Network (EINet) is a telecommunications network in the Asia Pacific geographic region. Developed and administered by the University of Washington with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in partnership with public health officials of five Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies, EINet focuses on providing education about and the prevention and detection of emerging infectious diseases that can have adverse impact on travel and trade relationships among nations. EINet provides a good example of the challenges inherent in developing and maintaining an international electronic network that connects nations with differing views and practices regarding data sharing. However, the working relationships fostered by networks such as EINet offer untold benefits for epidemic investigation and control of infections that cross international boundaries.

Keywords

Public Health Official Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Information System Development Nontariff Trade Barrier Electronic Networking 
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Suggested Reading

  1. APEC Emerging Infections Network Web site. Available at: http://www.apec.org/infectious/. Accessed April 4, 2002.
  2. EuroSurveillance Web site. Available at: http://www.ceses.org/eurosurveillance.htm. Accessed April 4, 2002.
  3. International Society for Infectious Diseases. ProMED-mail. Available at: http://www.promedmail.org. Accessed April 4, 2002.
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann Marie Kimball
  • Tiffany Harris

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