This report assesses the status of the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) Biosafety and Biosecurity Program and provides recommendations for improvement.
This National Biodefense Strategy brings together and puts in place for the first time, a single coordinated effort to orchestrate the full range of activity that is carried out across the United States Government to protect the American people from biological threats.
This document supports countries in developing and conducting simulation exercises to test and validate their national pandemic influenza preparedness plans. It is intended to provide practical guidance on how to select, plan, conduct and evaluate simulation exercises specific to pandemic influenza preparedness and response, and how to set up a process for using the outcomes of these exercises to review and improve pandemic influenza preparedness plans.
This United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) manual provides technical advice and guidelines for each of the livestock interventions most common during emergency response to natural and human-induced disasters.
This interagency (FAO, UNICEF, WHO) toolkit will be useful for anyone wanting to design effective outbreak prevention and control measures in community settings. The toolkit contains a 7-step approach, with corresponding tools, checklists, and templates for designing behavioral and communication interventions that support the development of outbreak prevention and control measures.
The purpose of this pocketbook is to provide clear guidance on current best management practices for VHF across health-care facilities. The main sections include:
- Principles of VHF management
- Management of suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola patients
- Manage severe confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola, or VHF
- Psychological support
- Infection prevention and control
These Guidelines have been specifically developed to aid Veterinary Services to prepare for the investigation of suspicious biological events in relation to animal health, taking into account the additional challenges related to joint investigations.
This factsheet provides an overview of antimicrobial resistance standards and objectives.
This presentation covers Rift Valley fever symptoms, treatment, and outbreak control.
The purpose of this document is to provide interim guidance to laboratories and stakeholders involved in laboratory testing for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).