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Biopreparedness and Public Health

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The terrorist use of diseases as bioweapons has been one of the major security concerns in recent years, particularly after the anthrax letter attacks in the USA in 2001. This uncertain threat of intentional outbreaks of diseases exists side by side with the constantly changing very real threat from diseases, epidemics and pandemics as recently illustrated by the H1N1 influenza pandemic, SARS, and H5N1 bird influenza events.

This publication contains case studies on the public health planning for (un)usual disease outbreaks for 11 large and small countries with a focus on South Eastern Europe. In many countries, military entities traditionally play an important role in emergency response to disease outbreaks. In smaller countries, very little exists, however, in terms of specific biopreparedness efforts (in both the military and civilian area), which is at least partly due to a relatively low bioterrorism threat perception, and serious resource constraints.

The uncertainty associated with the bioterrorism threat makes public health preparedness planning for such events politically and financially very difficult. The similarity of responding to bioterrorism events and natural disease outbreaks from a public health point of view suggests the merit of looking at biopreparedness as a part of overall health emergency planning, not as a separate effort.


Preface.- Introduction.- The Current Bioweapons Threat; J.B. Tucker.- A New Method of Differentiation between a Biological Attack and other Epidemics; V. Radosavljevic.- The Difference in Responding to Natural and Unnatural Outbreaks; A.A. Adalja.- Managing Acute Public Health Events: a World Health Organization Perspective; C. Smallwood et al..- Public Health in South-Eastern Europe Exploring Synergies; D.N. Kaluski, M. Ruseva.- Health Security and Disease Detection in the European Union; M. Ciotti.- Case Study Bulgaria; R. Mihaylova-Garnizova, K. Plochev.- Case Study France; E. Nexon.- Case Study Germany; C. Uhlenhaut et al..- Case Study Greece; N.V. Zaras.- Case Study Israel; A. Bruria et al..- Case Study Italy; F. Urbano, M.R. Gismondo.- Case Study Poland; A. Bielecka, J. Kocik.- Case Study Romania; A. Rafila.- Case Study Serbia; G. Belojevic.- Case Study Turkey; G. Mert.- Case Study USA; L.D. Rotz, M. Layton.- Concluding Remarks.-


Titel: Biopreparedness and Public Health
Untertitel: Exploring Synergies
EAN: 9789400752726
ISBN: 978-94-007-5272-6
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Netherlands
Genre: Medizin
Anzahl Seiten: 225
Gewicht: g
Größe: H235mm x B235mm x T155mm
Jahr: 2012

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