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Smolinski, Mark S.

Works: 3 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 2,385 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: RA643.5, 614.57
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Most widely held works by Mark S Smolinski
Microbial threats to health : emergence, detection, and response by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( Book )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 475 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 0 WorldCat member libraries 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
Detecting influenza epidemics using search engine query data( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epidemics of seasonal influenza are a major public health concern, causing tens of millions of respiratory illnesses and 250,000 to 500,000 deaths worldwide each year. In addition to seasonal influenza, a new strain of influenza virus against which no prior immunity exists and that demonstrates human-to-human transmission could result in a pandemic with millions of fatalities. Early detection of disease activity, when followed by a rapid response, can reduce the impact of both seasonal and pandemic influenza. One way to improve early detection is to monitor health-seeking behavior in the form of online web search queries, which are submitted by millions of users around the world each day. Here we present a method of analyzing large numbers of Google search queries to track influenza-like illness in a population. Because the relative frequency of certain queries is highly correlated with the percentage of physician visits in which a patient presents with influenza-like symptoms, we can accurately estimate the current level of weekly influenza activity in each region of the United States, with a reporting lag of about one day. This approach may make it possible to utilize search queries to detect influenza epidemics in areas with a large population of web search users
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