The global threat of new and reemerging infectious diseases : reconciling U.S. national security and public health policy / Jennifer Brower, Peter Chalk.
Contributor(s): Brower, Jennifer | Chalk, Peter.Material type: BookPublisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand, 2003Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 146 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0833034154; 9780833034151.Subject(s): Bioterrorism -- Health aspects | Communicable diseases -- Social aspects | Emergency management | Emergency medical services -- Government policy | National security | Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena | Communicable Disease Control | Delivery of Health Care | Environment and Public Health | Health Care Economics and Organizations | Health Services Administration | Organization and Administration | Policy | Public Health Administration | Public Health Practice | Public Health | Public Policy | Security Measures | Social Control Policies | Social Control, Formal | Social Sciences | Sociology | Bioterrorism -- Health aspects | Communicable diseases -- Social aspects | Communicable Diseases | Emergency management | Emergency medical services -- Government policy | Health & Biological Sciences | National security | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Law Enforcement | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Terrorism | Public Health | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Global threat of new and reemerging infectious diseases.DDC classification: 363.3/2 Online resources: Digital version
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-146).
1. Disease and human security -- 2. Factors associated with the increased incidence and spread of infectious diseases -- 3. AIDS in South Africa: extent, implications, and response -- 4. U.S. security and the risk posed by infectious diseases -- 5. U.S. capabilities to counter infectious diseases -- 6. Conclusion.
This study offers a more comprehensive analysis of the security implications of the spread of infectious diseases than has been done to date. The study examines the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa, highlighting this particular crisis as a graphic example of the devastating effects that infectious disease can have on virtually every aspect of a state's functioning viability. It also makes a detailed analysis of the United States, delineating the threat posed by specific diseases; assessing the effectiveness of the existing public health infrastructure; and offering specific actions that can be taken to improve the country's ability to meet this emerging challenge.
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