NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology

Biopreparedness and Public Health

Exploring Synergies

Editors: Hunger, I., Radosavljevic, V., Belojevic, G., Rotz, L.D. (Eds.)

  • Differences between responding to natural and deliberately caused disease outbreaks
  • Detailed description of public health preparedness for unusual disease events in South Eastern European and selected other states, allowing comparison
  • Health security and disease detection on the European Union level Role of the military in public health security
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The terrorist use of diseases as bioweapons has been one of the major security concerns in recent years, particularly after the anthrax letter attacks in the USA in 2001. This uncertain threat of intentional outbreaks of diseases exists side by side with the constantly changing very real threat from diseases, epidemics and pandemics as recently illustrated by the H1N1 influenza pandemic, SARS, and H5N1 bird influenza events.

 

This publication contains case studies on the public health planning for (un)usual disease outbreaks for 11 large and small countries with a focus on South Eastern Europe. In many countries, military entities traditionally play an important role in emergency response to disease outbreaks. In smaller countries, very little exists, however, in terms of specific biopreparedness efforts (in both the military and civilian area), which is at least partly due to a relatively low bioterrorism threat perception, and serious resource constraints.

 

The uncertainty associated with the bioterrorism threat makes public health preparedness planning for such events politically and financially very difficult. The similarity of responding to bioterrorism events and natural disease outbreaks from a public health point of view suggests the merit of looking at biopreparedness as a part of overall health emergency planning, not as a separate effort.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hunger, Iris

    Pages 1-6

  • The Current Bioweapons Threat

    Tucker, Jonathan B.

    Pages 7-16

  • A New Method of Differentiation Between a Biological Attack and Other Epidemics

    Radosavljevic, Vladan

    Pages 17-32

  • The Difference in Responding to Natural and Unnatural Outbreaks

    Adalja, Amesh A.

    Pages 33-37

  • Managing Acute Public Health Events: A World Health Organization Perspective

    Smallwood, Catherine (et al.)

    Pages 39-43

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5272-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biopreparedness and Public Health
Book Subtitle
Exploring Synergies
Editors
  • Iris Hunger
  • Vladan Radosavljevic
  • Goran Belojevic
  • Lisa D. Rotz
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5273-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5273-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5272-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-5299-3
Series ISSN
1874-6489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 225
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations
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