Emerging Infectious Diseases
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How to Cite

Rey, Jorge R. 2007. “Emerging Infectious Diseases: ENY-740/IN722, 5/2007”. EDIS 2007 (16). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-in722-2007.


ENY-740, a 10-page illustrated fact sheet by Jorge R. Rey, describes what emerging infectious diseases are, gives some examples, some of the common causes for emergence or re-emergence of the diseases. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, May 2007.

Updated in February 2016 to include new information on Chikungunya and the Zika virus.

Retired from the EDIS website 7/25/2019.



Connelly, C.R., C.N.Mores, C.T. Smartt, and W.J. Tabachnick. 2007. Chikungunya. University of Florida: EDIS/IFAS, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN696.

Hoffman, E. and J. Houle. 2001. Anthrax. University of Florida: EDIS/IFAS, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MB001.

Lederberg, J. R.E.Shope,and S.C. Oaks,Jr., 1992 (eds.). Emerging Infections. Microbial Threats to Health in the United States. Committee on Emerging Microbial Threats to Health, Division of Health Sciences Policy, Division of International Health, Institute of Medicine. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. USA.

Lord, C.C and C.R.Rutledge Connelly. 2006. Lyme Disease in Florida. University of Florida: EDIS/IFAS, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN121.

Manuelidis, L., Y. Z-X Yu, N. Barquero, and B. Mullins. 2007. Cells infected with scrapie and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease agents produce intracellular 25-nm virus-like particles. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S. 104:1965-1970. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0610999104

Rey, J.R. 2007. What is dengue? University of Florida: EDIS/IFAS, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN699.

Rey, J.R. 2007. Leishmaniasis. University of Florida: EDIS/IFAS, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN705.

Schmidt, R. H. 2005. A Reference Guide for Foodborne Pathogens. University of Florida: EDIS/IFAS, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FS127.

Schneider, K.R., M. Parish, R. Goodrich, and T Cookingham. 2004. Preventing Foodborne Illness: Clostridium botulinum. University of Florida: EDIS/IFAS, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FS104.

Schneider, K.R., R.M. Goodrich, and M. Kirby. 2003. Preventing Foodborne Illness: Campylobacteriosis. University of Florida: EDIS/IFAS, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FS098. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fs098-2003

Schneider, K.R., R.M. Goodrich, and M. Kirby. 2003. Preventing Foodborne Illness: E. coli O157:H7. University of Florida: EDIS/IFAS, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FS097. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fs097-2003

Schneider, K.R., R.M. Goodrich, M. Mahovic, and R.Shukla. 2005. Preventing Foodborne Illness: Shigellosis. University of Florida: EDIS/IFAS, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FS128. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fs128-2005

Schneider, K.R., R.M. Goodrich, and S.Z. Waithe. 2003. Preventing Foodborne Illness: Salmonellosis. University of Florida: EDIS/IFAS, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FS096. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fs096-2003

Rutledge, C.R., J.F. Day, and W.J. Tabachnick. 2003. West Nile Virus. University of Florida: EDIS/IFAS, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN117.

Wilson, M.E. 2000. Environmental Change and Infectious Diseases. Ecosystem Health 6:7-12. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1526-0992.2000.00001.x

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