DOI:​10.1016/J.ARCMED.2005.06.005
Corpus ID: 9212651
The internet and the global monitoring of emerging diseases: lessons from the first 10 years of ProMED-mail.
L. Madoff, J. Woodall
Published 2005
Medicine

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Now in its eleventh year, ProMED-mail is a robust and sensitive mechanism for the discovery of emerging disease outbreaks involving humans, animals, and plants around the world and for rapid… Expand
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