Introducing PLOS Currents:Outbreaks

CurrentsPostcard-Outbreaks_finalPLOS is pleased to announce a new venue for the rapid publication of research in all aspects of infectious disease outbreaks, PLOS Currents: Outbreaks.

The emergence of a disease outbreak creates the need for up-to-date, reliable information that is readily available. In August 2009 PLOS Currents: Influenza was launched to rapidly disseminate data and ideas in the realm of influenza research in response to the worldwide H1N1 influenza outbreak. We are now expanding the scope of this publication channel to cover all infectious disease outbreaks with impact or potential impact on human health.

PLOS Currents: Outbreaks considers research in all aspects of infectious disease outbreaks and particularly encourages submissions that report ongoing and first-cut analysis of emerging outbreaks. PLOS Currents: Outbreaks will aim for a swift peer review turnaround in order to provide a channel for the publication of breaking research when it is most needed.

You can read more about the goals, scope and mission of PLOS Currents: Outbreaks in this introduction from our Editors “PLOS Currents: Outbreaks — For findings that the world just can’t wait to see”.

You can also read the latest research published in PLOS Currents: Outbreaks including estimates of the transmissibility of the H7N9 Avian influenza from poultry to humans;  an examination of how lingering cholera transmission during the dry season in Haiti can lead to outbreaks during the rainy season; and a framework for near real-time forecasts of influenza epidemics.

Submit your cutting-edge research to PLOS Currents:Outbreaks. If you have any comments or questions, please contact us at currents@plos.org or leave a comment below. Follow us on twitter @PLOSCurrentsOut to stay up to date with new articles and developments.

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