Author: Margaret A. Hamburg
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: threat, america, diseases, infectious, global, emerging, germs
Number of Pages: 44
Published: 2009-11
ISBN-10: 1437915973
ISBN-13: 9781437915976

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 everyoneżs health. Intelligence analysts argue that żnewly emerging and re-emerging ID will pose a global health threat and will complicate U.S. and global security over the next 20 years.ż 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 a