Characterizing the spread of Zika virus infections as a both a national and global security threat could influence governments to devote greater resources.
School-based response plans are necessary for use during natural disasters, emerging infectious diseases, and terrorism.
G-7 country health ministers are meeting in Kobe, Japan to discuss health issues, including emergency responses to outbreaks of infectious diseases.
Little research exists to guide decisions between competing non-pharmaceutical strategies to respond to an infectious disease outbreak.
The Duke University Infectious Disease Response Training consortium is a five-state infectious disease training partnership that also includes the University of Chicago, George Mason University, and the University of Louisville.
The response to West African Ebola epidemic led to accelerated clinical trials, which has raised unanswered ethical questions.
One of the lessons of the Ebola crisis was the lack of proper diagnostic facilities in the rural areas to correctly identify the disease and its rate of spread.
Eradicating polio in Nigeria may be more challenging because of citizens’ awareness and use of political agency.
As health agencies look for new tools to tackle the Zika, they are supporting ideas that can benefit the next pandemic response effort.
This document provides an outline of response procedure during a public health event.