J Epidemiol Glob Health 2020 12 21;10(4):367-377. Epub 2020 Jul 21.
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.
The rapid detection of ongoing outbreak - and the identification of causative pathogen - is pivotal for the early recognition of public health threats. The emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases are linked to several determinants, both human factors - such as population density, travel, and trade - and ecological factors - like climate change and agricultural practices. Several technologies are available for the rapid molecular identification of pathogens [e. Read More