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H5N1 Update: What is Happening with the Virus and Countermeasures? By David Nabarro et al.
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This is an illustrated and edited transcript of a bio-era webinar, held on January 10, 2007 to update bio-era clients and listeners on the global spread and status of H5N1 influenza and... More > countermeasure developments.< Less
Biology and Borders: SARS and the New Economics of Biosecurity By James Newcomb
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This is a bio-era analysis of the SARS outbreak, and its broader significance for the challenge of new emerging diseases, and biosecurity as a whole.
Economic Opportunities and Benefits of Implementing One World-One Health Strategies for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention By James Newcomb
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Prepared on behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada. Countries that adopt integrated approaches to health promotion and disease prevention for humans, domestic animals, and wildlife may be able... More > to reap significant net economic benefits compared with traditional approaches that are more fragmented and less effective. Emerging infectious diseases in humans and animals are imposing billions of dollars of economic damages to economies around the world. Prevention and management of disease outbreaks can play a significant role in a nation’s overall economic performance. For example, even though relatively few Canadians were infected by the 2003 SARS outbreak in Canada, the disease significantly affected the country’s overall economic performance in the second quarter of that year.< Less
Economic Impact of Selected Infectious Diseases By James Newcomb
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Bio-era estimated the economic impacts of selected emerging infectious diseases occurring between 1995 and 2008 based on information available from government and academic studies, news reports, and... More > direct communications with health experts. Our approach has been to estimate, where possible, the full range of economic impacts caused by disease outbreaks including the direct, indirect, and systemic costs of disease outbreaks.< Less