Laboratory Response Network laboratories help protect populations from biological and chemical public health threats.
The US Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has funded the Duke Human Vaccine Institute to develop a system capable of halting viral pandemics within 60 days.
The international framework for epidemic preparedness and response does not include a role for research.
San Diego is waging an intensive campaign to control an outbreak that has to date stricken 481 and killed 17.
West African authorities are considering stronger agreements to help the region better share data and transfer materials to strengthen the region's ability to prevent and coordinate response to public health emergencies.
The 2001 anthrax attacks demonstrated the need for early public health countermeasures and mitigation capabilities.
The center will coordinate the efforts of Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sao Tomé and Principe and Chad to strengthen surveillance, emergency response, and prevention of infectious diseases.
This document seeks to assist policy-makers, health care providers, researchers, and others to prepare for outbreak situations by anticipating and preparing for the likely ethical issues.
Collecting continuous accurate routine program data must be fundamental for any future outbreaks.
Of the 37 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America put through the World Bank stress test of measures in place, most were graded with a red or yellow light.