The global threat of new and reemerging infectious diseases reconciling U.S. national security and public health policy

This study offers a more comprehensive analysis of the security implications of the spread of infectious diseases than has been done to date. The study examines the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa, highlighting this particular crisis as a graphic example of the devastating effects th...

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Main Author: Brower, Jennifer
Other Authors: Chalk, Peter
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, Calif. Rand 2003, 2003
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This study offers a more comprehensive analysis of the security implications of the spread of infectious diseases than has been done to date. The study examines the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa, highlighting this particular crisis as a graphic example of the devastating effects that infectious disease can have on virtually every aspect of a state's functioning viability. It also makes a detailed analysis of the United States, delineating the threat posed by specific diseases; assessing the effectiveness of the existing public health infrastructure; and offering specific actions that can be taken to improve the country's ability to meet this emerging challenge
Physical Description:xxvii, 146 pages illustrations
ISBN:9780833032935
0833032933