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  • The MRC has been activated many times over the past 10 years, but little is known about this organization of 200,000+ medical volunteers comprising nearly 1,000 local units. We looked at unit organization, activities, and challenges.
  • Launched in February to drive more dedicated efforts to prevent epidemics, detect biological threats early, and respond rapidly, the Agenda shines a light on issues in need of international attention and collaboration.
  • A special issue of Biosecurity and Bioterrorism (Sept. 2014) will be devoted to the Global Health Security Agenda. Scholarly articles, descriptions of practice in service of the Agenda, opinion and commentary pieces are welcome.
  • Social media use has increased dramatically, but most US health departments do not use it to aid in emergency preparedness or response. This report explores what is needed to prompt widespread adoption of social media and mHealth technology in local public health departments.
  • Jennifer Nuzzo and team examine the clinical needs, business case, and challenges facing today’s POC diagnostics market, as well as the role that standards and other approaches may play in catalyzing new development.
  • Foodborne illness sickens or kills many people annually and imposes great economic costs. This analysis of outbreaks in the US and emerging trends offers recommendations to strengthen the nation's capacity to respond to outbreaks caused by foodborne pathogens.
  • There is ample scientific evidence that mAbs may be effective in treating disease caused by many pathogens of concern (anthrax, smallpox, plague, etc). Gigi Kwik Gronvall and team identify roadblocks to development and recommend ways to bypass them.
In an interview with CSIS, Tom Inglesby discusses the newly launched GHS Agenda and its likely impact on infectious disease programs internationally.

 

 

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