Emerging, zoonotic, and vector-borne diseases are often lumped together in a seemingly hodge-podge “other” category of infectious diseases. Although the pathogens causing these diseases are different, factors that they have in common are discussed here. In this issue of the Quarterly, you will find articles that represent a diverse array of scientific perspectives from around the world, bringing a wide range of epidemiological approaches to bear on emerging, zoonotic, and vector-borne diseases.
Sacema will expand its team in 2018. We are looking for mid-career researchers with doctoral degrees in a quantitative field and substantial experience in epidemiological modelling, study design, and data analysis. Areas of particular interest include TB, outbreak response, and emerging infections.
Juliet Pulliam has recently taken over from Alex Welte as director of SACEMA. In this issue, she reflects on the challenges – and many exciting opportunities – ahead.