Strengthening Disease Surveillance

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Serial Number
109-436.H
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Document Date
2006-04-25
Report Length
36 pages
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Brief Executive Summary
The Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations of The House Committee on Government Reform produced this report emphasizing the importance of disease surveillance, particularly in the context of the H5N1 virus and the potential threat of pandemic influenza. The subcommittee discusses the lessons learned from previous incidents like SARS, West Nile virus, and anthrax, highlighting the improvements made in health surveillance systems but also pointing out existing gaps and weaknesses. The text advocates for a more modern and integrated national surveillance system that can quickly detect and respond to emerging biological threats.
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House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations, hearing on "Homeland Security: Improving Public Health Surveillance," 108th Cong., H.Hrg. 108-55, (2003, May 5)
House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations, hearing on "Assessing Anthrax Detection Methods," 109th Cong., H.Hrg. 109-57, (2005, April 5)
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