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|Main Title||The global threat of new and reemerging infectious diseases : reconciling U.S. national security and public health policy /|
|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|
|Collation||xxvii, 146 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-146).
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.