ABSTRACT

Neglected Dimension of Global Security: A Framework to Counter Infectious Disease Crises   [open pdf - 0B]

"Pandemics and epidemics have killed countless millions throughout human history. Highly virulent infectious diseases, such as the plague, cholera, and influenza, have repeatedly swept through human societies, causing death, economic chaos, and, as a consequence, political and social disorder. In the pat 100 years, the 1918 influenza pandemic killed approximately 50 million; HIV/AIDS took the lives of more than 35 million. Although more recently-emerging epidemics, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003, H1N1 in 2009 -- and most recently, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa -- have had lower death tolls, they have nevertheless had a huge impact in terms of both social and economic disruption."

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2016
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2016 National Academies Press
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National Academies Press: http://www.nap.edu/
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application/pdf
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Commission on a Global Health Risk Framework for the Future
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