Accession Number:

ADA482706

Title:

Components of Preparedness - Importance of Disease Reporting and Epidemiology Capacity

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

HACETTEPE UNIV ANKARA (TURKEY)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

After the 911 disaster, not only the US, but also all the nations and all the people of the world realized that the threat of terrorism chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear CBRN, is real. With the understanding of the importance of preparing the public health infrastructure to prevent illness and injury, especially from a covered biological terrorism, a much vigorous effort is being made to improve and re-examine core public activities, information and detection systems in all developed countries. Epidemiology reporting system is one of the most effective means of combating CBRN terrorism, particularly with biological type. In this paper, the necessity and requirements for establishing and running of effective disease reporting and epidemiologic investigation systems in developing countries, and the major problems faced will be discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE