||BioWatch and public health surveillance : evaluating systems for the early detection of biological threats /
||National Academy of Sciences (U.S.). Committee on Effectiveness of National Biosurveillance Systems, BioWatch and the Public Health System.
|| National Academies Press,
Biological warfare--Safety measures--Evaluation. ;
Biological warfare--United States--Prevention--Evaluation. ;
Biological warfare--United States--Safety measures--Evaluation. ;
Public health surveillance--United States--Evaluation. ;
Bioterrorism--United States--Safety measures--Evaluation. ;
Bioterrorism--prevention & control--Evaluation Studies. ;
Biohazard Release--prevention & control--Evaluation Studies. ;
Biological Warfare Agents--Evaluation Studies. ;
Environmental Monitoring--methods--Evaluation Studies.
||xxii, 229 p. : ill., charts ; 23 cm.
||Includes bibliographical references.
||Following the attacks of September 11, 2001 and the anthrax letters, the ability to detect biological threats as quickly as possible became a top priority. In 2003 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) introduced the BioWatch program--a federal monitoring system intended to speed detection of specific biological agents that could be released in aerosolized form during a biological attack. The present volume evaluates the costs and merits of both the current BioWatch program and the plans for a new generation of BioWatch devices. BioWatch and Public Health Surveillance also examines infectious disease surveillance through hospitals and public health agencies in the United States, and considers whether BioWatch and traditional infectious disease surveillance are redundant or complementary. Introduction and background -- The BioWatch system -- Evaluation of the BioWatch system -- Detecting biological threats through the public health and health care systems: current status -- Enhancing surveillance to detect and characterize infectious disease threats -- BioWatch and enhanced national biosurveillance resources.
||Also available in Open Book format via the National Academies Press home page.
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