Accession Number : ADA508320
Title : DoD Global Emerging Infections System -- Partnering in the Fight Against Emerging Infections, Fiscal Year 2004
Descriptive Note : Annual rept.
Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD
Report Date : Mar 2005
Pagination or Media Count : 61
Abstract : The FY04 DoD-GEIS Consolidated Annual Report presents a description of GEIS-related activities during this, its eighth year of funded operations. Global surveillance for emerging infectious disease threats, timely recognition of and response to outbreaks, together with the key laboratory and communications infrastructure supporting public health are cornerstones of national and global security. Events of 2001 (September 11th, anthrax incidents) continue to resonate; strengthening public health systems to address naturally occurring threats and preparations for bioterrorism are underway in many nations, including the US, and in DoD. The importance of global partnerships in prevention is evident in the world's success in controlling the SARS outbreak. Originating in China in 2002, it spread globally with 8,098 probable cases directly affecting 28 countries before it came under control. The global economic impact was immense. Avian influenza currently threatens large areas of Asia and national leaders recognize that it may trigger the next influenza pandemic. The vision of DoD-GEIS in the 1998 strategic plan was To Enhance Force Protection and Preventive Defense; communication and coordination have been seen as key to this vision, leading to rapid identification and assessment of significant infectious disease threats with timely, coordinated and appropriate responses. DoD-GEIS continues to work with and through its network of partners in the military health system, five DoD OCONUS laboratories, geographic combatant commands, and with US and international partners to prepare for and address emerging infectious threats as they relate directly to DoD, the health of its beneficiaries and to the nation as a whole.
Descriptors : *GLOBAL , *PUBLIC HEALTH , *INFECTIOUS DISEASES , *MILITARY MEDICINE , *RESEARCH FACILITIES , PREPARATION , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , THREATS , HEALTH , ANTHRAX , IDENTIFICATION , PREVENTION , MILITARY RESEARCH , PROTECTION , RECOGNITION , LABORATORIES , SURVEILLANCE , TIMELINESS , HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , LEADERSHIP , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , NATIONAL SECURITY , INFLUENZA , ECONOMIC IMPACT
Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
Military Forces and Organizations
Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE