Outbreaks and emerging infections

Infectious disease outbreaks threaten human, animal and plant health, and they have implications for global health, food security, biodiversity and economic stability. This Collection contains articles from Nature Reviews Microbiology that explore the emergence, identification, spread, pathogenesis, impacts and management of local or global outbreaks caused by pathogens, including emerging and re-emerging viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, Ebola virus and novel influenza viruses, as well as fungi and drug-resistant bacteria. Increased knowledge of the origin and characteristics of infectious disease outbreaks are prerequisites for the successful management of current outbreaks and the prevention of future outbreaks, and thus for ensuring the planet’s health.

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