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Germs go global : why emerging infectious diseases are a threat to America

Author: Margaret A Hamburg; Trust for America's Health.; et al
Publisher: Washington, DC : Trust for America's Health, [2008]
Series: Issue report (Trust for America's Health)
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret A Hamburg; Trust for America's Health.; et al
OCLC Number: 265896828
Notes: Title from PDF cover.
"October 2008."
"An Issue Brief from Trust for America's Health funded by a grant from the de Beaumont Foundation"--P. 1.
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Series Title: Issue report (Trust for America's Health)
Responsibility: [report authors, Margaret A. Hamburg ... et al.].

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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.

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