BOX 2-3Critical Public Health Preparedness and Response Needs

  • Pre-approved, integrated, organizational plans, policies, protocols
  • Systems for surveillance, case id, contact tracing (plague), rapid epidemic/environment assessment
  • Surge capacity for outbreak and consequence management, including epidemiology/survey sampling, lab, Rx, Px, logistics
  • New/improved diagnostics and molecular id
  • New/improved vaccines and therapeutics

From: 2, Assessing Our Understanding of the Threats

Cover of Biological Threats and Terrorism
Biological Threats and Terrorism: Assessing The Science and Response Capabilities: Workshop Summary.
Institute of Medicine (US) Forum on Emerging Infections; Knobler SL, Mahmoud AAF, Pray LA, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2002.
Copyright © 2002, National Academy of Sciences.

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