Emerging infectious diseases the publics view of the problem and what should be expected from the public health

The Burden Infectious Diseases 2016

National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, U.S.A. The public's view of major threats to health, as with other contemporary issues, is largely influenced by the media. As new health-related information is released from the clinical and research communities, it is translated for and disseminated to the public through a variety of mechanisms. In the past, healthcare providers served as the primary source of health-related information for...

Comments on the life and contributions of Robert E Shope

Department of Pathology, Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, U.S.A. I first met Bob Shope in 1965 in Brazil. At the time he was Director of the Rockefeller Foundation's Virus Laboratory at the Evandro Chagas Institute in Belem, and I was a young Peace Corps physician stationed in Recife. We remained friends for almost 40 years, and we worked together at the University of Texas Medical Branch UTMB and at Yale for 25 years....