More Sophisticated, Better Coordinated Global System Needed
To Effectively Prevent, Detect, Respond to Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
The National Academy of Science, Institute of Medicine issued a press release on September 22 in support of the recently-issued report entitled "Sustaining Global Surveillance and Response to Emerging Zoonotic Diseases." This effort was funded by US Agency for International Development [USAID]; Dr. Marguerite Pappaioanou was the co-Chair of the committee.
See this link for the press release: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=12625. This link will take you to report - to purchase or to read on-line for free: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12625.
To access additional information regarding this project such as its charge; previous meeting agendas and presentations; and related reports; see: http://www.iom.edu/CMS/3783/54653.aspx
Tracy S. DuVernoy, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Veterinary Medical Officer
Food and Drug Administration
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Office of Food Defense, Communication and Emergency Response
Emergency Coordination and Response Team
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