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Effectiveness of national biosurveillance systems [electronic resource] : BioWatch and the public health system : interim report /
Committee on Effectiveness of National Biosurveillance Systems: BioWatch and the Public Health System, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Board on Life Sciences, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : The National Academies Press, [2009]
description
1 online resource (1 PDF file (ix, 20 pages))
ISBN
9780309131926
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Book
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : The National Academies Press, [2009]
isbn
9780309131926
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Title from PDF title page.
abstract
For many years, concerns about bioterrorism and emerging infectious diseases have drawn attention to the need for strong surveillance systems. Experts are working to develop new and better ways to detect these biological threats as quickly as possible. One effort in this area is the Department of Homeland Security's BioWatch program. To evaluate the effectiveness of the BioWatch program, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) convened the Committee on Effectiveness of National Biosurveillance Systems: BioWatch and the Public Health System. This interim report contains no findings and recommendations, but outlines the committee's initial progress.
catalogue key
11749812
 
Includes bibliographical references.
This study was supported by Contract No. HSHQDC-08-C-00043 between the National Academy of Sciences and the Department of Homeland Security. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

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