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Koch Keeps New Watch on Infections

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Science  07 Jun 1996:
Vol. 272, Issue 5267, pp. 1412-1414
DOI: 10.1126/science.272.5267.1412a


Berlin—Germany is stepping up its infectious-disease surveillance systems, and it has enlisted the venerable Koch Institute to investigate outbreaks when local authorities ask for help. The government is reorienting the institute toward epidemiology and applied research, and it will be the focal point for keeping track of emerging and re-emerging infections.