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Title The global threat of new and reemerging infectious diseases : reconciling U.S. national security and public health policy / Jennifer Brower, Peter Chalk.

Published Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xxvii, 146 pages) : illustrations
Series Monographs (Rand Corporation) ; no. 1602.
Books at JSTOR Open Access
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-146).
Contents 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.
Summary 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.
Other author Brower, Jennifer, 1967-
Chalk, Peter.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Communicable diseases -- Social aspects.
National security.
Bioterrorism -- Health aspects.
Emergency medical services -- Government policy.
Emergency management.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 0833034154 (electronic bk.)
9780833034151 (electronic bk.)