Rapid Medical Countermeasure Response to Infectious Diseases: Enabling Sustainable Capabilities Through Ongoing Public- and Private-Sector Partnerships: Workshop Summary   [open pdf - 0B]

"'As the movement of people, goods, and services across borders increases, our national health security is increasingly dependent on global health security,' states the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response's (ASPR's) National Health Security Strategy, describing the link between emerging infectious disease threats that may not have available treatments or vaccines, and the security of the world's health since these diseases also know no boundaries and will easily cross borders. The real and present danger of these emerging infectious diseases is illustrated in the 2013 emergence and persistence of H7N9 as a virus with pandemic potential; the 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak originating in West Africa and leading to isolated cases in several countries around the globe; and the recent surge in cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), originating in the Arabian Peninsula with recorded cases now in Asia, Europe, and the United States."

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events. Washington DC. March 26-27, 2015
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