|Topic:||Microbial Threats to Health: Emergence, Detection, and Response|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on Global Health
Committee on Emerging Microbial Threats to Health in the 21st Century
Monday, March 17, 2003
430 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. -- 2:00 p.m.
2318 Rayburn House Office Bldg. -- 4:00 p.m.
Microbial Threats to Health: Emergence, Detection, and Response
A new report from the Institute of Medicine, Microbial Threats to Health: Emergence, Detection, and Response, points out that the impact of infectious diseases on the United States has only increased. The report reviews the current state of knowledge on the emergence of infectious diseases, assesses the capacity of the United States to detect and respond to microbial threats to health and identifies potential challenges and opportunities for public health actions, both global and domestic, to strengthen capabilities in prevention, detection and response.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on March 18, 2003 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.