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Hamburg, Margaret A.

Works: 13 works in 31 publications in 1 language and 3,319 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Commentator, Author, Speaker
Classifications: RA643.5, 614.57
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Margaret A Hamburg
Microbial threats to health : emergence, detection, and response by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 474 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
Epidemic!( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quick to spread and develop resistance to medical intervention, new strains of microbes pose a growing threat to global health. How does overuse of antibiotics actually encourage more lethal strains of diseases believed to be conquered? How can the media successfully inform the public without causing panic? And should personal rights be curtailed during epidemics? This Fred Friendly Seminar, moderated by Harvard Law School's Arthur Miller, examines the biological, ecological, and cultural factors influencing the causes, spread, and control of infectious diseases. Panelists include Nobel Laureate Joshua Lederberg; David Kessler, former chairman of the FDA; Robert Moellering, Jr., of Harvard Medical School; C.J. Peters, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and others
SARS and its implications for U.S. public health policy : "we've been lucky." by Margaret A Hamburg( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading times of trouble: a roundtable discussion of recent terror events by Georges Benjamin( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breast implants( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

U.S. Surgeon General Antonia Novello, Dr. Nancy Dickey of the American Medical Association, and Dr. Margaret Hamburg, N.Y. City health commissioner, discuss several topics on Crier & Co.: breast implants, privacy issues and AIDS testing, and the health implications of an aging population
Germs go global : why emerging infectious diseases are a threat to America( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This issue brief examines what is currently known about a range of emerging infectious diseases and why they are potential threats to Americans. It also reviews the tools--surveillance, diagnostics, vaccines, and therapeutics--that exist or are in development and explores government incentives for enhancing them. Finally, it recommends increased action to protect the nation from deadly and debilitating infectious diseases
A longitudinal study of some parameters of cognitive development during the second half of the first year of life by Margaret A Hamburg( )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global Infectious Disease Surveillance and Detection: Assessing the Challenges - Finding Solutions, Workshop Summary( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Global climate change and extreme weather events : understanding the contributions to infectious disease emergence : workshop summary by Institute of medecine of the national academies (Washington)( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before the germ theory of disease was described, late in the nineteenth century, humans knew that climatic conditions influence the appearance and spread of epidemic diseases. Ancient notions about the effects of weather and climate on disease remained embedded in our collective consciousness through expressions such as "cold" for rhinovirus infections, "malaria: derived from the Latin for bad air; and the common complaint of feeling "under the weather." Today, evidence is mounting that the earth's climate is changing at a faster rate than previously appreciated, leading researchers to view the longstanding relationships between climate and disease with new urgency and from a global perspective. On December 4 and 5, 2007, the Forum on Microbial Threats hosted a public workshop in Washington, DC to consider the possible infectious disease impacts of global climate change and extreme weather events on human, animal, and plant health, as well as their expected implications for global and national security
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Alternative Names
Margaret A. Hamburg politica e medico statunitense

Margaret Hamburg US-amerikanische rztin und Regierungsbeamte

English (31)