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WEST NILE VIRUS arrived in New York City in 1999, via mosquitos riding airplane wheel wells.
PANDEMICS usually arise from diseases evolving from animal to human infection, through the domestication of animals.
FOMITE: any inanimate object that carries and transfers an infection between individuals.
SMOOTH FOMITES: such as doorknobs, have higher transmission rates than porous materials, like paper money.
VIRULENCE: the relative ability of a pathogen to cause disease.
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: also known as R-NOUGHT or R0, is the number of people one infectious person will infect in a population.
TOTAL ATTACK RATE: is the total proportion of the population that will be infected in the first wave of infection.
BIOSAFETY LEVEL 4: the highest level of bio containment precautions required to isolate infectious biological agents, as determined by the CDC.
ZOONOSIS: any infectious disease transmitted from non-humans to humans. 1415 pathogens are known to affect humans, 61% originate in non-human infections.
DISEASE INVASION: the emergence of a pathogen into a new host species.
The CDC was originally created in 1946 to combat malaria in the United States.
The CDC is budgeted at nearly 10 billion dollars annually.