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Germs Go Global: Why Emerging Infectious Diseases are a Threat to America
Margaret A. Hamburg (au)
Despite remarkable breakthroughs in medical research and advancements in immunization and treatments during the 20th cent., infectious diseases (ID) are undergoing a global resurgence that threaten everyone’s health. Intelligence analysts argue that “newly emerging and re-emerging ID will pose a global health threat and will complicate U.S. and global security over the next 20 years.” This report examines what is known about a range of emerging ID and why they are potential threats to Amer. It also reviews the tools -- surveillance, diagnostics, vaccines, and therapeutics -- that exist or are in development and explores gov’t. incentives for enhancing them. Recommends increased action to protect the nation from deadly and debilitating ID. Illus.
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