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Ensuring an Infectious Disease Workforce: Education and Training Needs for the 21st Century - Workshop Summary   [open pdf - 0B]

"Infectious diseases continue to threaten individuals and societies worldwide, in industrialized and developing countries alike. The threats take a variety of forms. New diseases emerge, often being passed from animals to humans. Previously unrecognized diseases become apparent. Endemic diseases stage resurgence. Microbes that once were controlled with antibiotics evolve to become resistant to drugs. A number of chronic diseases are being found to have infectious etiologies. Biological agents may be used intentionally to cause harm. Thus, it is vital for the United States along with other nations, to develop and support a workforce that is sufficiently large, well trained, and strongly motivated to meet current and future challenges in detecting, controlling, and preventing microbial threats."

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2006
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2006, National Academies Press.
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