Emerging infectious diseases: Novel coronaviruses : Report of a regional workshop, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 8-10 October 2013
AbstractSince the 1970s more than 40 new Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs) have been identified globally. For the South-East Asia Region, the newly emerging infectious diseases, among many important infectious diseases, avian influenza A (H5N1), avian influenza A (H7N9) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) pose serious public health threats. To strengthen regional capacity to respond to EIDs, the Regional Workshop on Emerging Infectious Diseases: Novel Corona Viruses was organized during 8-10 October 2013, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The report provides the summary of the deliberations of the workshop and outlines the need to develop and sustain IHR core capacities to strengthen national and regional health security.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2014). Emerging infectious diseases: Novel coronaviruses : Report of a regional workshop, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 8-10 October 2013. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/204994