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SEMP Biot #461: What is the WHO's 'Global Public Health Security' Initiative?   [open pdf - 286KB]

"The global health situation has changed dramatically since 1951 when the World Health Organization (WHO) issued its first set of regulations to prevent the international spread of six 'quarantinable' diseases--cholera, plague, relapsing fever, smallpox, typhus and yellow fever. New diseases in 1951 emerged only rarely, and antibiotics and vaccines helped reduce the heavy infectious disease load born by humanity for millennia. Most people travelled internationally by ship, and important news travelled by telegram."

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Suburban Emergency Management Project Biot No. 461; SEMP Biot No. 461
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2007-10-01
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Suburban Emergency Management Project: http://www.semp.us/
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