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International health threats and global early warning and response mechanisms

Author(s) : B. Tekola, L. Myers, J. Lubroth, L. Plee, P. Calistri & J. Pinto

Summary :

The global community continues to incur the high costs of crisis mitigation and emergency response to outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases, such as those caused by the H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, Ebola virus, Nipah virus, Zika virus or the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus. These viruses are particularly dangerous in regions associated with poor development indicators and high vulnerability. The drivers of these disease crises include failures in the way that animal diseases are detected and reported and failures in the way in which disease response is implemented by animal health and public health systems. In addition, the lack of a coordinated response hampers disease control efforts.

Early detection – Early warning – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – Global health – One Health – Preparedness – Prevention – Response – Surveillance.

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