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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806130/existential-risk-and-cost-effective-biosecurity
#1
Piers Millett, Andrew Snyder-Beattie
In the decades to come, advanced bioweapons could threaten human existence. Although the probability of human extinction from bioweapons may be low, the expected value of reducing the risk could still be large, since such risks jeopardize the existence of all future generations. We provide an overview of biotechnological extinction risk, make some rough initial estimates for how severe the risks might be, and compare the cost-effectiveness of reducing these extinction-level risks with existing biosecurity work...
August 14, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806109/reflections-on-leadership-and-governance-from-the-incident-manager-of-liberia-s-ebola-response
#2
Tolbert Nyenswah
The 2014-2016 epidemic of Ebola virus disease occurred in a region with a recent history of civil war, unstable health systems, and widespread poverty. Despite these contextual challenges, the national Ebola response in Liberia controlled transmission under strong leadership that was able to rapidly coordinate activities, to manage local and international players, and to adapt upon recognizing missteps. Such leadership has persisted to improve public health capacity in post-Ebola Liberia. This article highlights the progress made toward developing a resilient health security system with capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to disease threats before they reach epidemic level...
August 14, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806106/the-authors-respond
#3
Ryan Van Meer, Karin Hohenadel, Alanna Fitzgerald-Husek, Bryna Warshawsky, Doug Sider, Brian Schwartz, Mark P Nelder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 14, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806105/zika-virus-in-ontario-evaluating-a-rapid-risk-assessment-tool
#4
Sim Sai Tin, Viroj Wiwanitkit
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 14, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806098/social-media-monitoring-2016-zika-response-in-nyc
#5
Tamer Hadi, Jennifer MacGregor, Lauren Mann
From the Field is a semi-regular column that explores what it means to be a local health professional on the front lines of an emergency. National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) members share their stories of preparing for and responding to disasters, epidemics, and other major health issues. Through exploring the analysis of the challenges faced and the solutions developed, readers can learn how these public health champions keep their communities safe even in extreme situations. Readers may submit topics of interest to the column's editor, Meghan McGinty, PhD, MPH, MBA, at mmcginty@naccho...
August 14, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805472/network-experiences-from-a-cross-sector-biosafety-level-3-laboratory-collaboration-a-swedish-forum-for-biopreparedness-diagnostics
#6
Johanna Thelaus, Anna Lindberg, Susanne Thisted Lambertz, Mona Byström, Mats Forsman, Hans Lindmark, Rickard Knutsson, Viveca Båverud, Andreas Bråve, Pontus Jureen, Annelie Lundin Zumpe, Öjar Melefors
The Swedish Forum for Biopreparedness Diagnostics (FBD) is a network that fosters collaboration among the 4 agencies with responsibility for the laboratory diagnostics of high-consequence pathogens, covering animal health and feed safety, food safety, public health and biodefense, and security. The aim of the network is to strengthen capabilities and capacities for diagnostics at the national biosafety level-3 (BSL-3) laboratories to improve Sweden's biopreparedness, in line with recommendations from the EU and WHO...
August 14, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805466/the-critical-need-for-rapid-influenza-serology-testing-for-avian-influenza-pandemic-preparedness
#7
Joshua Powell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 14, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805465/what-we-are-watching-top-global-infectious-disease-threats-2013-2016-an-update-from-cdc-s-global-disease-detection-operations-center
#8
Kira A Christian, A Danielle Iuliano, Timothy M Uyeki, Eric D Mintz, Stuart T Nichol, Pierre Rollin, J Erin Staples, Ray R Arthur
To better track public health events in areas where the public health system is unable or unwilling to report the event to appropriate public health authorities, agencies can conduct event-based surveillance, which is defined as the organized collection, monitoring, assessment, and interpretation of unstructured information regarding public health events that may represent an acute risk to public health. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Global Disease Detection Operations Center (GDDOC) was created in 2007 to serve as CDC's platform dedicated to conducting worldwide event-based surveillance, which is now highlighted as part of the "detect" element of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA)...
August 14, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805464/advancing-preparedness-for-highly-hazardous-contagious-diseases-admitting-10-simulated-patients-with-mers-cov
#9
Angela Vasa, Philip W Smith, Michelle Schwedhelm, Theodore J Cieslak, John Lowe, Christopher J Kratochvil, Elizabeth L Beam, Kate Boulter, Angela Hewlett
The Ebola outbreak of 2014-2016 highlighted the need for the development of a more robust healthcare infrastructure in the United States to provide isolation care for patients infected with a highly hazardous contagious disease. Routine exercises and skills practice are required to effectively and safely prepare care teams to confidently treat this special population of patients. The Nebraska Biocontainment Unit (NBU) at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha has been conducting exercises since 2005 when the unit was opened...
August 14, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767309/best-practices-for-healthcare-facility-and-regional-stockpile-maintenance-and-sustainment-a-literature-review
#10
Terri Rebmann, Kyle McPhee, Leslie Osborne, Daniel P Gillen, Gabriel A Haas
Preparing for mass casualty incidents is essential to maximizing community resilience. Many US-based organizations and regions have developed stockpiles of medications, supplies, and equipment for mass casualty incident preparedness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) assess and manage federally stockpiled materials, but hospitals, healthcare systems, and regional organizations are responsible for maintaining locally owned caches. The CDC has protocols for assessing and managing the Strategic National Stockpile, but no such guidance exists for local or geographical/regional stockpiles...
August 2, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767286/defining-the-synthetic-biology-supply-chain
#11
Sarah L Frazar, Gretchen E Hund, George T Bonheyo, James Diggans, Rachel A Bartholomew, Lindsey Gehrig, Mark Greaves
Several recent articles have described risks posed by synthetic biology and spurred vigorous discussion in the scientific, commercial, and government communities about how to best detect, prevent, regulate, and respond to these risks. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's (PNNL) deep experience working with dual-use technologies for the nuclear industry has shown that analysis of supply chains can reveal security vulnerabilities and ways to mitigate security risk without hindering beneficial research and commerce...
August 2, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767274/pricing-externalities-to-balance-public-risks-and-benefits-of-research
#12
Sebastian Farquhar, Owen Cotton-Barratt, Andrew Snyder-Beattie
How should scientific funders evaluate research with public health risks? Some risky work is valuable, but accepting too much risk may be ethically neglectful. Recent controversy over H5N1 influenza experiments has highlighted the difficulty of this problem. Advocates of the research claim the work is needed to understand pandemics, while opponents claim that accidents or misuse could release the very pandemic the work is meant to prevent. In an attempt to resolve the debate, the US government sponsored an independent evaluation that successfully produced a quantitative estimate of the risks involved, but only a qualitative estimate of the benefits...
August 2, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745924/global-catastrophic-biological-risks-toward-a-working-definition
#13
Monica Schoch-Spana, Anita Cicero, Amesh Adalja, Gigi Gronvall, Tara Kirk Sell, Diane Meyer, Jennifer B Nuzzo, Sanjana Ravi, Matthew P Shearer, Eric Toner, Crystal Watson, Matthew Watson, Tom Inglesby
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 26, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745920/reducing-global-catastrophic-biological-risks
#14
Jaime Yassif
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 26, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745911/if-a-global-catastrophic-biological-risk-materializes-at-what-stage-will-we-recognize-it
#15
Marc Lipsitch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 26, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745527/human-agency-and-global-catastrophic-biorisks
#16
Piers Millett, Andrew Snyder-Beattie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 26, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742389/emerging-and-converging-global-catastrophic-biological-risks
#17
Elizabeth E Cameron
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 25, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742388/how-should-we-define-global-catastrophic-biological-risks
#18
Dylan George
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 25, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742386/don-t-forget-the-fungi-when-considering-global-catastrophic-biorisks
#19
Arturo Casadevall
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 25, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741964/pandemics-severity-and-context-some-loose-ends
#20
Lone Simonsen, Cecile Viboud
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 25, 2017: Health Security
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