Global Expeditionary Medical Surveillance (GEMS) Support of Domestic Preparedness
After the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced that its annual meeting for 1999 would be in Seattle, Washington, the Seattle-King County (SKC) Department of Public Health considered the potential impact. It was estimated that 15,000 foreign visitors would enter Seattle during the WTO meeting, and many of these attendees would be coming from underdeveloped countries where serious infectious diseases were known to exist. In addition, the event would attract up to 40,000 protesters from other countries and the United States, many of whom could have close contact with the WTO attendees.
KeywordsWorld Trade Organization Syndromic Surveillance Defense Advance Research Project Agency Defense Advance Research Project Agency Enabling Technology
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