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EID-Emerging infectious diseases
-evolutionary changes
-spread of known disease to new regions
-increased human exposure
-ecological changes
Avian influenza A (H5N1)
-occurs in birds worldwide
-potential for spreading to humans
Severe acute respriatory syndrome (SARS)
-first appeared in China
-spread person to person
-no effective treatment/5-10%death rate
-fever, malaise, muscle aches, dry cough, diarrhea, chills
West Nile encephalitis (WNE)
-caused by West Nile virus
-1st diagnosed Uganda/1937
-bird to bird transmit
-Mosquito transmit to human/horses
bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)/Mad Cow
-caused by infectious protein;prion
-cattle feed prepared from sheep
-similiar to CJD
escherichia coli (Ecoli)
-normal inhabitant
-undercooked meat
-unpasteurized beverages
-fecal contamination