Integration of vaccination with emergency response augments global health security by reducing disease burden, and preventing spread across international borders.
Effective zoonotic disease prevention, detection, and response requires collaboration, including well-defined roles and responsibilities among the animal, human, and environment health sectors.
The outbreak of pneumonic plague in Madagascar presents a test case of how well the international community has learned lessons from the 2014-2016 West African Ebola outbreak.
Only six countries have taken steps to evaluate their ability to withstand a global pandemic.
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.