Infectious disease and national security : strategic information needs /

The global community has suffered recently from newly emerged infectious diseases and from diseases once thought to be in decline. It now faces the threat of a human influenza pandemic arising from the recently emerged avian influenza H5N1 virus. The pace of global travel, migration, and commerce ha...

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Main Author: Cecchine, Gary.
Corporate Author: United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Other Authors: Moore, Melinda, M.D.
Format: eBook
Published: Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2006.
Series:Technical report (Rand Corporation) ; TR-405-OSD.
Online Access:Available via JSTOR
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Background: challenges of and responses to infectious disease threats
  • Addressing a new paradigm: infectious disease and national security
  • Defining information needs: interviews with stakeholders
  • Assessing the adequacy of current information: a survey of online sources
  • Synthesis, conclusion, and recommendations.