This up-to-date electronic book on CD-ROM provides a guide to the Department of Defense (DOD) Global Emerging Infections System (GEIS), established by Presidential directive in 1996 and designed to strengthen the prevention of, surveillance of and response to infectious diseases that are a threat to military personnel and families, reduce medical readiness or present a risk to U.S. national security. The GEIS consortium in the US includes the US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Maryland; and the Naval Environmental Health Center, Norfolk, Virginia. DoD-GEIS has established strong working relationships with the US CDC and international health agencies.
DOD-GEIS carries out the following functions: Conducts active global surveillance for infectious diseases that might affect our military personnel and their departments; carries out preventive programs to reduce or eliminate the risk of infectious diseases; trains DoD health and non-DoD personnel (at their expense) in DoD laboratories and other DoD facilities and programs; develops, in conjunction with other health programs, a robust core of preventive health/medicine (including epidemiology) expertise; educates DoD personnel on the risk of infectious diseases and the actions which can help reduce the risk; sustains and strengthens DoD's detection and diagnostic capability, especially in the CONUS and OCONUS laboratories operated by DoD; sustains and strengthens DoD's response system for addressing threats to military personnel and their families.
In addition, there is a spectacular collection of Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) issues from 1995 through early 2004. There is information on every important emerging viral and bacterial disease: hantavirus, influenza, AIDS, malaria, TB, pox, bioterrorism, smallpox, anthrax, vaccines, lyme disease, rabies, west nile virus, hemorrhagic fevers, ebola, encephalitis, and SARS. Just some of the topics covered: Database Searches as a Tool for Early Detection of Epidemics; Temporal Changes in Prevalence of Antimicrobial Resistance in 23 U.S. Hospitals; Medical Care Capacity for Influenza Outbreaks, Los Angeles; Megadrought and Megadeath in 16th Century Mexico; Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems in Epidemiology; Introduction of West Nile virus in the Middle East by Migrating White Storks; Lyme Disease Transmission by Ticks; Physician-Based Surveillance of Foodborne Illness; Could Malaria Reappear in Italy?; Bioterrorism as a Public Health Threat; Passive Antibody Administration (Immediate Immunity) as a Specific Defense against Biological Weapons; Bioterrorism-Related Inhalational Anthrax: The First 10 Cases Reported in the United States; Modeling Potential Responses to Smallpox as a Bioterrorist Weapon; Investigating Disease Outbreaks under a Protocol to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention; Lessons Learned from a Full-Scale Bioterrorism Exercise; The Prospect of Domestic Bioterrorism; Potential Biological Weapons Threats; Vaccines, Pharmaceutical Products, and Bioterrorism.
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