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Main Title The global threat of new and reemerging infectious diseases : reconciling U.S. national security and public health policy /
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Brower, Jennifer
Chalk, Peter.
Publisher Rand,
Year Published 2003
Report Number MR-1602-RC
OCLC Number 50774189
ISBN 0833032933; 9780833032935; 0833034154; 9780833034151
Subjects Emerging infectious diseases--Social aspects ; National security ; Bioterrorism--Health aspects ; Emergency medical services--Government policy ; Emergency management ; Communicable Disease Control ; Security Measures ; Public Health Administration ; Public Policy ; United States ; Communicable diseases--Social aspects ; Maladies infectieuses ; Politique sanitaire ; Scurité nationale ; Scurité nationale--âEtats-Unis--1990- ; Globalisierung ; Infektionskrankheit ; Gesundheitsgefährdung ; Gesundheitspolitik ; Communicable Disease Control--United States ; Public Health Administration--United States ; Public Policy--United States ; Security Measures--United States
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EJBM  RA643.5.G564 2003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/29/2004
Collation xxvii, 146 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-146).
Contents Notes
1. Disease and human security -- 2. Factors associated with the increased incidence and spread of infectious diseases -- 3. AIDS in South Africa: extent, implications, and response -- 4. U.S. security and the risk posed by infectious diseases -- 5. U.S. capabilities to counter infectious diseases -- 6. Conclusion. This study offers a more comprehensive analysis of the security implications of the spread of infectious diseases than has been done to date. The study examines the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa, highlighting this particular crisis as a graphic example of the devastating effects that infectious disease can have on virtually every aspect of a state's functioning viability. It also makes a detailed analysis of the United States, delineating the threat posed by specific diseases; assessing the effectiveness of the existing public health infrastructure; and offering specific actions that can be taken to improve the country's ability to meet this emerging challenge.