National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
Office of News and Public Information
September 22, 2009

Running Time: 01:34:05
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Significant weaknesses undermine the global community's abilities to prevent, detect, and respond to potentially deadly species-crossing microbes, such as the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. The report provides a detailed plan for establishing and funding a comprehensive, globally coordinated system to identify novel zoonotic disease threats as early as possible so that appropriate measures can be taken to prevent large numbers of illnesses, deaths, and livestock losses.


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