This report analyzes 129 different measures in order to establish index scores for the United States’ ability to protect the health security of Americans from emerging infectious diseases, terrorism, and extreme weather conditions.
The local and international response to infectious disease epidemics, such as the severe acute respiratory syndrome and west African Ebola virus epidemic, revealed serious shortcomings which bioterrorists might exploit when intentionally initiating an epidemic.
This tool enables pig producers to evaluate areas for biosecurity improvement on their farms by completing a short questionnaire based on African swine fever (ASF) virus scientific literature and practical experience, intended to help reducing the ASF introduction risk level.
The dual-use nature of emerging biotechnology necessitates biosecurity measures in industry, particularly for the gene synthesis sector which produces DNA sequences to order.
This tool allows public health laboratories to assess strengths and gaps in informatics capability by addressing 19 critical operational areas. It charts data longitudinally, enabling laboratories to measure growth and leverage results.
This document contains 20 goals for pandemic influenza preparedness planning, in the areas of seasonal influenza, pandemic influenza and avian influenza. Each goal is assigned a ‘key indicator’, i.e. an activity or output which, if achieved, means that good progress is probably being made towards achievement of the ultimate goal.