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BioWatch and public health surveillance : evaluating systems for the early detection of biological threats /
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.
edition
Abbreviated version.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2011.
description
xxii, 229 p. : ill., charts ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0309139716, 9780309139717
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2011.
isbn
0309139716
9780309139717
contents note
Introduction and background -- The BioWatch system -- Evaluation of the BioWatch system -- Detecting biological threats through the public health and health care systems: current status -- Enhancing surveillance to detect and characterize infectious disease threats -- BioWatch and enhanced national biosurveillance resources.
abstract
Following the attacks of September 11, 2001 and the anthrax letters, the ability to detect biological threats as quickly as possible became a top priority. In 2003 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) introduced the BioWatch program--a federal monitoring system intended to speed detection of specific biological agents that could be released in aerosolized form during a biological attack. The present volume evaluates the costs and merits of both the current BioWatch program and the plans for a new generation of BioWatch devices. BioWatch and Public Health Surveillance also examines infectious disease surveillance through hospitals and public health agencies in the United States, and considers whether BioWatch and traditional infectious disease surveillance are redundant or complementary.
catalogue key
8276807
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Following the attacks of September 11, 2001 and the anthrax letters, the ability to detect biological threats as quickly as possible became a top priority. In 2003 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) introduced the BioWatch program--a federal monitoring system intended to speed detection of specific biological agents that could be released in aerosolized form during a biological attack. The present volume evaluates the costs and merits of both the current BioWatch program and the plans for a new generation of BioWatch devices. BioWatch and Public Health Surveillance also examines infectious disease surveillance through hospitals and public health agencies in the United States, and considers whether BioWatch and traditional infectious disease surveillance are redundant or complementary.
Description for Bookstore
Following the attacks of September 11, 2001 and the anthrax letters, the ability to detect biological threats as quickly as possible became a top priority. In 2003 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) introduced the BioWatch program--a federal monitoring system intended to speed detection of specific biological agents that could be released in aerosolized form during a biological attack. The present volume evaluates the costs and merits of both the current BioWatch program and the plans for a new generation of BioWatch devices. BioWatch and Public Health Surveillancealso examines infectious disease surveillance through hospitals and public health agencies in the United States, and considers whether BioWatch and traditional infectious disease surveillance are redundant or complementary.

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