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Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Achieving Sustainable Global Capacity for Surveillance and Response to Emerging Diseases of Zoonotic Origin
Sustaining global surveillance and response to emerging zoonotic diseases / Gerald T. Keusch ... [et al.] editors ; Committee on Achieving Sustainable Global Capacity for Surveillance and Response to Emerging Diseases of Zoonotic Origin, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine, and National Researchh Council, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies
Washington, DC : National Academies Press, c2009
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Subject(s) Zoonoses
Public health surveillance
World health
Physical Description xxv, 312 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references
Contents Making the case for zoonotic disease surveillance -- Drivers of zoonotic diseases -- Achieving an effective zoonotic disease surveillance system -- Incentives for disease surveillance, reporting, and response -- Sustainable financing for global disease surveillance and response -- Governance challenges for zoonotic disease surveillance, reporting, and response -- Recommendations, challenges, and looking to the future
Summary "H1N1 ('swine flu'), SARS, mad cow disease, and HIV/AIDS are a few examples of zoonotic diseases-diseases transmitted between humans and animals. Zoonotic diseases are a growing concern given multiple factors: their often novel and unpredictable nature, their ability to emerge anywhere and spread rapidly around the globe, and their major economic toll on several disparate industries. Infectious disease surveillance systems are used to detect this threat to human and animal health. By systematically collecting data on the occurrence of infectious diseases in humans and animals, investigators can track the spread of disease and provide an early warning to human and animal health officials, nationally and internationally, for follow-up and response. Unfortunately, and for many reasons, current disease surveillance has been ineffective or untimely in alerting officials to emerging zoonotic diseases. Sustaining Global Surveillance and Response to Emerging Zoonotic Diseases assesses some of the disease surveillance systems around the world, and recommends ways to improve early detection and response. The book presents solutions for improved coordination between human and animal health sectors, and among governments and international organizations"--Publisher's description
Alternate Author Keusch, Gerald

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