Global Infectious Disease Surveillance and Detection: Assessing the Challenges -- Finding Solutions, Workshop Summary [open pdf - 0B]
"Early detection is essential to the control of emerging, reemerging, and novel infectious diseases, including agents of bioterrorism. Containing the spread of such a disease in a profoundly interconnected world requires active vigilance for signs of an outbreak, rapid recognition of its presence, and diagnosis of its microbial cause, as well as strategies and resources for an appropriate and efficient response."
2007, National Academy of Sciences
National Academies Press: http://books.nap.edu/