cryptosporidium in Milwaukee, the report indicated how vulnerable we are to many known pathogens and how unprepared we are for future threats. It made important suggestions for global surveillance, monitoring of emerging drug resistance, research, training, vaccine and drug development, and public education about potential threats before they are upon us. It has captured the interest of the media and been one of the most widely sought IOM publications, perhaps because one of its messages is that, from the point of view of infectious diseases, there is nowhere from which we are remote, no one from whom we are disconnected.

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