Smolinski, Mark S.
Most widely held works by Mark S Smolinski
Microbial threats to health emergence, detection, and response by Institute of Medicine (U.S.) ( )
13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Infectious diseases are a global hazard that puts every nation and every person at risk. The recent SARS outbreak is a prime example. Knowing neither geographic nor political borders, often arriving silently and lethally, microbial pathogens constitute a grave threat to the health of humans. Indeed, a majority of countries recently identified the spread of infectious disease as the greatest global problem they confront. Throughout history, humans have struggled to control both the causes and consequences of infectious diseases and will continue to do so into the foreseeable future. Following up on a high-profile 1992 report from the Institute of Medicine, Microbial Threats to Health examines the current state of knowledge and policy pertaining to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases from around the globe. It examines the spectrum of microbial threats, factors in disease emergence, and the ultimate capacity of the United States to meet the challenges posed by microbial threats to human health. From the impact of war or technology on disease emergence to the development of enhanced disease surveillance and vaccine strategies," Microbial Threats to Health contains valuable information for researchers, students, health care providers, policymakers, public health officials, and the interested public
Emerging Microbial Threats to Health in the 21st Century ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In 2001, an Institute of Medicine committee was charged to identify, review, and assess the current state of knowledge and policy responses pertaining to emerging microbial threats to health. Re-visiting the 1992 Institute of Medicine report, Emerging Infections: Microbial Threats to Health in the United States, the committee re-examined factors in emergence including: human demographics and behavior; microbial adaptation and change; technology and industry; economic development and land use; international travel and commerce; and breakdown of public health measures. Previously unrecognized factors were identified and evaluated for their impact on the emergence of infectious diseases. The committee assessed the capacity of the United States to respond to emerging microbial threats by identifying recommendations for domestic and international public health actions to strengthen the detection, response and prevention of emerging microbial threats