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Bioterror : [publication] : anthrax, influenza, and the future of public health security /

by Johnstone, R. William.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Westport Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2008, cop. 2008Description: XI, 219 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780275993269; 0275993264.SAPHIR theme(s): Violences - MaltraitanceMeSH subject(s): Bioterrorism | Anthrax | Disease Outbreaks | Public Health Administration | Public Policy | United StatesPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographSummary: This book uses the 2001 anthrax attacks as its point of departure for an analysis of the past, present, and future of America's preparedness to deal with major challenges to public health, including bioterrorism and pandemic flu. The study identified the strength and weaknesses of the system while making recommendations for improvements. This allows the U.S. to be better prepared if faced with a larger or different biological threat. [The author] looks for linkages not only between bioterrorists and pandemic defenses, but also between public health security and the wider field of homeland security. He highlights some key foundation plans and strategies that are to serve as a basis for public health security. Failure to address these crucial issues not only creates unfounded mandates but also inhibits priority setting, leadership, and accountablity. […] [Ed.] [Contents] 1. The anthrax attacks of September/October 2001 - 2. Threats and risks - 3. The Pre-9/01 public health system - 4. Response to the anthrax attacks : criminal investigation - 5. The public health response to the anthrax attacks - 6. Public policy response to bioterrorism, SARS, and avian flu - 7. Current status of public health security - 8. Conclusion
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This book uses the 2001 anthrax attacks as its point of departure for an analysis of the past, present, and future of America's preparedness to deal with major challenges to public health, including bioterrorism and pandemic flu. The study identified the strength and weaknesses of the system while making recommendations for improvements. This allows the U.S. to be better prepared if faced with a larger or different biological threat. [The author] looks for linkages not only between bioterrorists and pandemic defenses, but also between public health security and the wider field of homeland security. He highlights some key foundation plans and strategies that are to serve as a basis for public health security. Failure to address these crucial issues not only creates unfounded mandates but also inhibits priority setting, leadership, and accountablity. […] [Ed.] [Contents] 1. The anthrax attacks of September/October 2001 - 2. Threats and risks - 3. The Pre-9/01 public health system - 4. Response to the anthrax attacks : criminal investigation - 5. The public health response to the anthrax attacks - 6. Public policy response to bioterrorism, SARS, and avian flu - 7. Current status of public health security - 8. Conclusion