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Achieving Sustainable Global Capacity for Surveillance and Response to Emerging Diseases of Zoonotic Origin: Workshop Summary
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.