?Where should we invest our resources and effortsزمان مطالعه: < 1 دقیقه
Strategies focused on the prevention of emerging infectious disease outbreaks are currently in the spotlight of discussions among researchers committed to infectious disease control. In this mini-review, we provided a brief update on this discussion and characterized the three main targets for investments in emerging infectious disease prevention: animals, human sentinels for spillover events, and the general human population. Furthermore, the pros and cons of each target are highlighted. Despite the particularities of the proposed targets, each of them can fill different gaps in the surveillance of infectious diseases. When all three targets are focused on together, they create a powerful strategy of emerging infectious disease prevention.