Viral Outbreaks  Biosecurity  and Preparing for Mass Casualty Infectious Diseases Events Book

Viral Outbreaks Biosecurity and Preparing for Mass Casualty Infectious Diseases Events


  • Author : Trish M. Perl
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0323548415
  • Total Read : 72
  • File Size : 6,7 Mb

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Viral Outbreaks Biosecurity and Preparing for Mass Casualty Infectious Diseases Events Summary:

Written by authorities in infectious disease and disaster preparedness, this one-stop resource covers the relevant theoretical, historical, and pragmatic considerations of viral outbreaks and bioterrorism. It provides an expert overview of this complex area for infectious disease physicians, emergency medicine physicians, hospital administrators, and more. Explores the historical context of various agents and potential agents that could be used for bioterrorism, including anthrax, tularemia, smallpox, SARS, and more. Discusses the lessons learned from naturally occurring outbreaks that have enhanced preparedness at individual hospitals locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Provides forms, checklists, and algorithms throughout - invaluable resources for health care providers and administrators. Consolidates today's available information on this timely topic into a single convenient resource.

Disease Control Priorities  Third Edition  Volume 9  Book

Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Volume 9


  • Author : Dean T. Jamison
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2017-12-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 9781464805288
  • Total Read : 96
  • File Size : 5,7 Mb

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Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Volume 9 Summary:

As the culminating volume in the DCP3 series, volume 9 will provide an overview of DCP3 findings and methods, a summary of messages and substantive lessons to be taken from DCP3, and a further discussion of cross-cutting and synthesizing topics across the first eight volumes. The introductory chapters (1-3) in this volume take as their starting point the elements of the Essential Packages presented in the overview chapters of each volume. First, the chapter on intersectoral policy priorities for health includes fiscal and intersectoral policies and assembles a subset of the population policies and applies strict criteria for a low-income setting in order to propose a "highest-priority" essential package. Second, the chapter on packages of care and delivery platforms for universal health coverage (UHC) includes health sector interventions, primarily clinical and public health services, and uses the same approach to propose a highest priority package of interventions and policies that meet similar criteria, provides cost estimates, and describes a pathway to UHC.

Ethical and Legal Considerations in Mitigating Pandemic Disease Book

Ethical and Legal Considerations in Mitigating Pandemic Disease


  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2007-07-08
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309107693
  • Total Read : 74
  • File Size : 16,5 Mb

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Ethical and Legal Considerations in Mitigating Pandemic Disease Summary:

In recent public workshops and working group meetings, the Forum on Microbial Threats of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has examined a variety of infectious disease outbreaks with pandemic potential, including those caused by influenza (IOM, 2005) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) (IOM, 2004). Particular attention has been paid to the potential pandemic threat posed by the H5N1 strain of avian influenza, which is now endemic in many Southeast Asian bird populations. Since 2003, the H5N1 subtype of avian influenza has caused 185 confirmed human deaths in 11 countries, including some cases of viral transmission from human to human (WHO, 2007). But as worrisome as these developments are, at least they are caused by known pathogens. The next pandemic could well be caused by the emergence of a microbe that is still unknown, much as happened in the 1980s with the emergence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and in 2003 with the appearance of the SARS coronavirus. Previous Forum meetings on pandemic disease have discussed the scientific and logistical challenges associated with pandemic disease recognition, identification, and response. Participants in these earlier meetings also recognized the difficulty of implementing disease control strategies effectively. Ethical and Legal Considerations in Mitigating Pandemic Disease: Workshop Summary as a factual summary of what occurred at the workshop.

Global Health and the Future Role of the United States Book

Global Health and the Future Role of the United States


  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309457668
  • Total Read : 59
  • File Size : 9,6 Mb

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While much progress has been made on achieving the Millenium Development Goals over the last decade, the number and complexity of global health challenges has persisted. Growing forces for globalization have increased the interconnectedness of the world and our interdependency on other countries, economies, and cultures. Monumental growth in international travel and trade have brought improved access to goods and services for many, but also carry ongoing and ever-present threats of zoonotic spillover and infectious disease outbreaks that threaten all. Global Health and the Future Role of the United States identifies global health priorities in light of current and emerging world threats. This report assesses the current global health landscape and how challenges, actions, and players have evolved over the last decade across a wide range of issues, and provides recommendations on how to increase responsiveness, coordination, and efficiency â€" both within the U.S. government and across the global health field.

Defence Against Bioterrorism Book

Defence Against Bioterrorism


  • Author : Vladan Radosavljevic
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-03-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9789402412635
  • Total Read : 69
  • File Size : 20,7 Mb

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Defence Against Bioterrorism Summary:

This volume is based on a multidisciplinary approach towards biological and chemical threats that can, and have been previously used in bioterrorism attacks around the globe. Current knowledge and evidence-based principles from the fields of synthetic biology, microbiology, plant biology, chemistry, food science, forensics, tactics, infective medicine, psychology and others are compiled to address numerous aspects and the complexity of bioterrorism attacks. The main focus is on biological threats, especially in the context of synthetic biology and its emerging findings that can be observed as possible threat and tool. The book examines microorganisms and their possible use in forensics, i.e. as possible detection tool that could enable fast and precise detection of possible treats. A number of plant derived components are also discussed as possible agents in bioterrorism attacks, and in relation to infectious disease pathology. Another integral part is food safety, especially in terms of large food supply chains, like airline caterings, institutionalized kitchens etc. Food can be observed as a possible mean of delivery of various agents (biological and chemical) for bioterrorism attacks. Steps on how to recognize specific critical points in a food supply chain, along with proposed corrective activities are discussed. Examples from around the globe, along with the methodological approach on how to differentiate bioterrorism attacks from other epidemics are provided. However, epidemics are also discussed in the context of migrations, with the special emphasis on the current refugee migrations that affect not only Europe, but also the United States. The book will be of interest to experts from various fields of science as well as professionals working in the field. The book encompasses examples and tools developed for easier, more specific, and faster detection of possible bioterrorism treats, along with proposed actions for some aspects of a bioterrorism attack.

Koenig and Schultz s Disaster Medicine Book

Koenig and Schultz s Disaster Medicine


  • Author : Kristi L. Koenig
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-18
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 785
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107040755
  • Total Read : 99
  • File Size : 18,6 Mb

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Koenig and Schultz s Disaster Medicine Summary:

This is the definitive reference on disaster medicine, outlining areas of proficiency for health care professionals handling mass casualty crises.

Microbial Evolution and Co Adaptation Book

Microbial Evolution and Co Adaptation


  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2009-05-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309131216
  • Total Read : 70
  • File Size : 5,9 Mb

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Microbial Evolution and Co Adaptation Summary:

Dr. Joshua Lederberg - scientist, Nobel laureate, visionary thinker, and friend of the Forum on Microbial Threats - died on February 2, 2008. It was in his honor that the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Microbial Threats convened a public workshop on May 20-21, 2008, to examine Dr. Lederberg's scientific and policy contributions to the marketplace of ideas in the life sciences, medicine, and public policy. The resulting workshop summary, Microbial Evolution and Co-Adaptation, demonstrates the extent to which conceptual and technological developments have, within a few short years, advanced our collective understanding of the microbiome, microbial genetics, microbial communities, and microbe-host-environment interactions.

Preparing for Pandemics in the Modern World Book

Preparing for Pandemics in the Modern World


  • Author : Christine Crudo Blackburn
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-11
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623499471
  • Total Read : 99
  • File Size : 17,9 Mb

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The Black Death. Cholera. Spanish flu. Swine flu. HIV/AIDS. COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2. Each of these pandemics has made (or, is making) a lasting impact on humanity. From the immediate mental image of the beaked masks worn in the Middle Ages (bubonic plague) and the birth of epidemiology (cholera) to recognizing the benefits of social distancing (1918 flu) and the harm of prejudice and misinformation (HIV/AIDS), pandemics have shown us how to survive infectious disease, as long as we heed their lessons. Preparing for Pandemics in the Modern World, edited by Christine Crudo Blackburn, brings together experts on pandemic preparedness and biosecurity to explore areas of weakness in pandemic prevention, preparedness, detection, and response. Even as COVID-19 makes its way around the world, leaders and policymakers are tasked with thinking ahead and preparing to effectively respond to the next such event—which experience shows us to be a matter of “when,” not “if.” Inside, chapters are divided into sections on the lessons learned from the 1918 influenza pandemic, the application of the One Health concept, and the role of the private sector in responding to potentially devastating disease outbreaks. A chapter on the impacts of supply chain disruption—in light of COVID-19—and an epilogue that discusses the current outbreak make Preparing for Pandemics in the Modern World a timely and accessibly written compilation on pandemic prevention, preparedness, detection, and response.