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World Health Report (2007): Global Public Health Security in the 21st Century
A sudden health crisis in one region of the world

Our Price: $30.00
By David Heymann (ed); Margaret Chan (fr)
Year: 2007
Pages: 72
Binding Paperback
ISBN 9.79E+12

Product Code: 1422319431

A sudden health crisis in one region of the world is now only a few hours away from becoming a public health emergency in another. This report discusses current challenges to global health security, such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) & the threat of a human influenza pandemic, & asks: How can a safer future be achieved? It looks at the potential of new tools for collective defense, particularly the revised Internat. Health Reg. which came into force this year. They are designed to achieve maximum security against the international spread of diseases, & have been expanded to include any emergency with international repercussions for health, including natural disasters & chemical or radionuclear events, whether accidental or deliberate. Illus.

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