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Global Health Security: The WHO Response to Outbreaks Past and Future

  • Guénaël Rodier
  • Mary Kay Kindhauser
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Part of the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace book series (HSHES, volume 4)

During the first years of the 21st century, concern about the threat of infectious diseases has rapidly escalated after three dramatic events: a bioterrorist attack, the emergence and international spread of a severe new disease, and the looming threat of an influenza pandemic.

Keywords

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Influenza Pandemic Yellow Fever Public Health Emergency H5N1 Avian Influenza 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guénaël Rodier
    • 1
  • Mary Kay Kindhauser
    • 1
  1. 1.IHR Coordination Programme World Health OrganizationSwitzerland

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