diseases, described in Chapter 2, and then addressed several currently active surveillance systems for detecting potential zoonotic diseases in animal populations, which are described in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 discusses early warning systems for identifying emerging zoonotic diseases in humans, and Chapter 5 describes current laboratory and epidemiological capacity in several countries and laboratories. Chapter 6 summarizes the wide-ranging discussion of these issues at the end of the workshop.

The purpose of the workshop was to gather information to help the committee address issues in the Statement of Task (Box 1-1). The information provided in the workshop summary is directly derived from short presentations and remarks made by workshop participants. The document has been shaped to produce a readable narrative and does not necessarily follow the order of the presentations at the workshop. With the exception of brief background statements, this summary is limited to what was discussed at the meeting and the PowerPoint presentations used by the speakers, whose biographies are included in Appendix D. The materials in this document do not necessarily represent the view of the committee, the Institute of Medicine, or the National Research Council. The committee will, however, draw on the information provided in this workshop summary to develop a consensus report with recommendations that will address the enumerated items in the Statement of Task. The committee plans to issue its consensus report and recommendations in summer 2009.

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