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Author Cecchine, Gary.

Title Infectious disease and national security : strategic information needs / Gary Cecchine, Melinda Moore.

Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2006.


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Physical description 1 online resource (xx, 105 pages) : illustrations.
Series Technical report ; TR-405-OSD
Technical report (Rand Corporation) ; TR-405-OSD.
Books at JSTOR Open Access
Notes Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-105).
Summary The global community has suffered recently from newly emerged infectious diseases and from diseases once thought to be in decline. It now faces the threat of a human influenza pandemic arising from the recently emerged avian influenza H5N1 virus. The pace of global travel, migration, and commerce has increased dramatically in recent decades, elevating the risk of a global infectious disease outbreak. The spread of infectious disease can have significant effects on U.S. and world security, destabilizing nations and regions through direct mortality and morbidity, resulting in staggering economic and social loss. Collection and analysis of information about the worldwide incidence of infectious disease is imperative for the United States to understand and respond to disease threats. This study, conducted from July through October 2005, examines infectious disease within the context of national security and assesses the need for and adequacy of information that will enable U.S. policymakers to prevent and respond to such threats. At the center of this research is a review of the link between infectious disease and national security, as well as interviews with policymakers and other stakeholders to assess their information needs. This report includes a list of sources providing public health information and surveillance of infectious diseases worldwide.
Other author Moore, Melinda, M.D.
United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Communicable diseases -- United States.
Communicable diseases.
National security -- United States.
United States -- Defenses.
Technical Report.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780833041166 (electronic bk.)
0833041169 (electronic bk.)