Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 30th, 2004
According to investigators from the United States, "Infectious diseases pose a great danger to public health internationally. The outbreak of SARS has exposed China's fragile public health system and its limited ability to detect and respond to emergencies in a timely and effective manner."
"In order to strengthen its capability of responding to future public health emergencies," wrote H.G. Liang and coworkers, "China is developing a public health emergency response information system (PHERIS) to facilitate disease surveillance, detection, reporting, and response."
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