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Sustaining Global Surveillance and Response to Emerging Zoonotic Diseases

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H1N1 ("swine flu"), SARS, mad cow disease, and HIV/AIDS are a few examples of zoonotic diseases-diseases transmitted between humans and animals. Zoonotic diseases are a growing concern given multiple factors: their often novel and unpredictable nature, their ability to emerge anywhere and spread rapidly around the globe, and their major economic toll on several disparate industries.

Infectious disease surveillance systems are used to detect this threat to human and animal health. By systematically collecting data on the occurrence of infectious diseases in humans and animals, investigators can track the spread of disease and provide an early warning to human and animal health officials, nationally and internationally, for follow-up and response. Unfortunately, and for many reasons, current disease surveillance has been ineffective or untimely in alerting officials to emerging zoonotic diseases.

Sustaining Global Surveillance and Response to Emerging Zoonotic Diseases assesses some of the disease surveillance systems around the world, and recommends ways to improve early detection and response. The book presents solutions for improved coordination between human and animal health sectors, and among governments and international organizations.

Parties seeking to improve the detection and response to zoonotic diseases--including U.S. government and international health policy makers, researchers, epidemiologists, human health clinicians, and veterinarians--can use this book to help curtail the threat zoonotic diseases pose to economies, societies, and health.

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Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. 2009. Sustaining Global Surveillance and Response to Emerging Zoonotic Diseases. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/12625.

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338 pages | 6 x 9
ISBNs:
  • Paperback: 978-0-309-13734-8
  • Ebook: 978-0-309-14938-9
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/12625
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Listen to the release of Sustaining Global Surveillance and Response to Emerging Zoonotic Diseases, which took place at the National Academies on September 22, 2009.

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Sustaining Global Surveillance and Response to Emerging Zoonotic Diseases

In this new video, six members of the authoring committee of Sustaining Global Surveillance and Response to Emerging Zoonotic Diseases, a joint report from IOM and DELS, explain why monitoring and responding to these diseases is so important and the steps they recommend to protect human health and the global economy.

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