Delays in Global Disease Outbreak Responses: Lessons from H1N1, Ebola, and Zika

This article evaluates seven hypotheses about influence on lengths of delays between the start of an outbreak and response. It concludes that response is quicker with novel outbreaks, when the timing does not coincide with holidays, and when U.S. citizens are infected.

Hoffman SJ, Silverberg SL. American Journal of Public Health. (March 2018), 108(3):329-333.