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Crisis Preparedness: Asia and the Global Governance of Epidemics
By Stella R. Quah (editor)
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Publisher Asia Pacific Research Inst for
Publication date July 7, 2007
Pages 165
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781931368094
ISBN-10 1931368090
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.62 lbs.
Original list price $24.95
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Throughout history, nations have waged war against epidemics from bubonic plague to pulmonary tuberculosis. Today we confront HIV/AIDS, SARS, and avian influenza, among other major infectious diseases. Scientists around the world scrutinize viruses and bacteria more intently than ever. Yet while scientific advances are crucial, they are insufficient. The world is not well prepared for the next health crisis. This timely book argues that the battle against infectious disease epidemics must be fought on two fronts. The first, of course, is the laboratory. The second is the wider social context that involves ordinary individuals and groups, legislators, and the state. The failure to contain HIV/AIDS and the emergence of new infectious diseases highlight the inadequacies of current preventive and management approaches to deal with epidemics. The authors of Crisis Preparedness offer perspectives from social science, epidemiology, and public health, collectively seeking to answer the question: How can we prepare for the next global epidemic?



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