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


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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. ISBN: 0-8330-3293-3 Price: $20.00 Est. page count: last roman--xvii


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Emerging infectious diseases -- Social aspects.
National security.
Bioterrorism -- Health aspects.
Emergency medical services -- Government policy.
Emergency management.