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Global Health Security in an Era of Explosive Pandemic Potential   [open pdf - 0B]

From the introduction: "The world is becoming increasingly vulnerable to infectious diseases, creating a serious threat to global health security that we must address before it becomes unmanageable. In the past two decades alone, a series of global health crises have emerged, ranging from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and its phylogenetic cousin Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) to highly pathogenic human influenza A (H5N1), pandemic influenza A (H1N1), and Ebola virus disease. Currently, emerging threats with pandemic potential include the ongoing Zika virus epidemic in the Americas, yellow fever in Angola, and continuing human outbreaks of influenza A (H7N9) and A (H5N6) in China. The human and economic toll of potentially explosive pandemics will only increase unless we significantly reinforce the global health system."

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2017-01-18?
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2017 Georgetown Law Center
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Journal of National Security Law & Policy: http://jnslp.com/
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Journal of National Security Law & Policy (2017), v.9 no.1
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