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Fighting Infectious Diseases Worldwide: 150 Years of Learning

From cholera to SARS, international cooperation has proved critical

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Fighting Infectious Diseases Worldwide (12/15/2004)

Presentation transcript

Questions answered by this presentation:

  1. Why is it important for societies (countries) to work together to fight the spread of infectious disease?
  2. When was the first international health organization established and what did it accomplish (do)?
  3. How did World War II change the world view of health?
  4. What role did the United Nations play in changing the world's view on health?
  5. What are emerging diseases? Why are emerging diseases of concern?
  6. What are some requirements if societies (countries) are to slow the spread of infectious diseases?

Related Links

Risk Control (WHO)
WHO's International Health Regulations ensure security against the international spread of disease.

All About Infectious Diseases (NCID)
The CDC's National Center for Infectious Diseases offers information about infectious diseases in alphabetical order by disease name.

On a Mission (NFID)
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public and professionals about infectious diseases, supporting research and training, and aiding in prevention and treatment.

Disease Outbreak News (WHO)
Find the latest updates from WHO's Communicable Disease and Surveillance Response division.

The Continual Challenge of Emerging Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
News Advisory: Emerging infectious diseases will continue to confront society in unpredictable ways as long as humans and microbes coexist, according to authors from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Global Travel: Advance Planning Can Prevent Illness (CDC)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Travelers' Health offers information to assist travelers and their health-care providers in deciding the vaccines, medications, and other measures necessary to prevent illness and injury during international travel.

Links updated: 23 January 2009
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