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Bracing for Armageddon?: The Science and Politics of Bioterrorism in America

William R Clark

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336214
eISBN:
9780199868537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336214.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Over the past two decades, an enormous effort has been mounted by numerous federal and state agencies to prepare America to defend against the possibility of a catastrophic bioterrorist attack. This ... More


Agents of Terror

William R. Clark

in Bracing for Armageddon?: The Science and Politics of Bioterrorism in America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336214
eISBN:
9780199868537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336214.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has defined a list of human pathogens that are of highest concern for possible use as bioweapons. These agents, most of which had been developed as ... More


First Defense: The Immune System and Bioterrorism

William R. Clark

in In Defense of Self: How the Immune System Really Works

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336634
eISBN:
9780199868568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336634.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

During the first 48–72 hours of a bioterrorist attack using pathogenic microbes, the immune system will be our primary means of defense against potentially fatal disease. This chapter looks at the ... More


The Virosphere

Ricard Solé and Santiago F. Elena

in Viruses as Complex Adaptive Systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691158846
eISBN:
9780691185118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158846.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents an introduction to viruses. Viruses have played a major role not only in evolutionary history but also in recent history. They have shaped human genomes and physiological ... More


African development, political economy and the road to Agenda 2063

George Kararach, Hany Besada, and Timothy Shaw

in Development In Africa: Refocusing the lens after the Millennium Development Goals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447328537
eISBN:
9781447328551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328537.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

There are dangers of over-simplification when discussing the development challenges and opportunities facing a continent as vast as Africa at a given point in time! Africa is made up of 54 disparate ... More


Global Management of Infectious Disease After Ebola

Sam F. Halabi, Lawrence O. Gostin, and Jeffrey S. Crowley (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190604882
eISBN:
9780190604912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604882.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa shocked the world as the disease spread rapidly from its origin to neighboring countries, Europe, and North America while the systems in place to ... More


The Politics of Fear: Médecins sans Frontières and the West African Ebola Epidemic

Michiel Hofman and Sokhieng Au (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190624477
eISBN:
9780190624507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624477.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Although Ebola and similar hemorrhagic fevers have occurred in the past, both the numbers and geographic spread of the 2014-15 West African Ebola epidemic were unprecedented. Ebola and the associated ... More


Global Health Governance in International Society

Jeremy Youde

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198813057
eISBN:
9780191851049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813057.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the 1980s, health was a marginal issue on the international political agenda, and it barely figured into donor states’ foreign aid allocation. Within a generation, health had developed a robust ... More


Treating, Suffering, and Surviving Ebola: The Story of Prince as told to Patricia Carrick

Prince Lahai and Patricia Carrick

in The Politics of Fear: Médecins sans Frontières and the West African Ebola Epidemic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190624477
eISBN:
9780190624507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624477.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This story of an encounter with a remarkable young man, Prince, during a small incident in an Ebola treatment center provides a window to the lived experience of Ebola caregivers, patients, and ... More


The Effect of Ebola Virus Disease on Health Outcomes and Systems in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

John D. Kraemer and Mark J. Siedner

in Global Management of Infectious Disease After Ebola

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190604882
eISBN:
9780190604912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604882.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

In chapter 3, John D. Kraemer and J. Mark Siedner map the effect of the Ebola epidemic on health outcomes and systems in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The chapter provides a comprehensive review ... More


Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Iruka N. Okeke

in Divining without Seeds: The Case for Strengthening Laboratory Medicine in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449413
eISBN:
9780801460906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449413.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter considers viral hemorrhagic fever outbreaks in Africa. The best known African viral hemorrhagic fevers are yellow fever, Marburg, and Ebola. Viral hemorrhagic fever outbreaks are ... More


The Initial International Aid Response in Sierra Leone: A Viewpoint from the Field

Thomas Kratz

in The Politics of Fear: Médecins sans Frontières and the West African Ebola Epidemic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190624477
eISBN:
9780190624507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624477.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

On May 26, 2014, it was acknowledged that the Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic had swept over to Sierra Leone, although several indices imply that EVD infections were more likely to be present much ... More


Returning to the “Ebola World”

Maud Santantonio

in The Politics of Fear: Médecins sans Frontières and the West African Ebola Epidemic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190624477
eISBN:
9780190624507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624477.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In early February 2015, the author prepared to leave for her second Ebola mission, this time at an Ebola treatment center in Conakry, the capital of Guinea. During the two-month mission she ... More


Introduction: Natives and Newcomers, Partners in Health

Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet

in Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814789216
eISBN:
9780814760826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789216.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

The 2015 Ebola epidemic, as well as the global migration crisis, bring to light the connection many people make between loathsome disease and strangers. Myths about newcomers and disease have long ... More


Keep Out!: Immigration Control as Public Health Protection

Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet

in Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814789216
eISBN:
9780814760826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789216.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Humans have long blamed immigrants and outsiders for epidemics. This perceived association between newcomers and disease has led many nations to impose health-related immigration controls that screen ... More


Solidarity for Newcomers, Health for All

Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet

in Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814789216
eISBN:
9780814760826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789216.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

For the sake of argument, this chapter accepts that nations have the right to control their borders; nonetheless, it shows that arguments that limit immigrants’ access to health care are ... More


Natives and Newcomers: Moving Forward Together

Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet

in Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814789216
eISBN:
9780814760826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789216.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Using the 2015 Ebola epidemic and the global migrant crisis as examples, this chapter suggests that following a period of norm change, there is reason to be optimistic about the potential for ... More


Conclusion: Surviving and Moving On—Ephemeral Returns

Mariane C. Ferme

in Out of War: Violence, Trauma, and the Political Imagination in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520294370
eISBN:
9780520967526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294370.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter returns to a theme first advanced in the introduction of the overlap between the West African region affected by the 2014–2016 Ebola crisis and the region affected by the 1991–2002 civil ... More


Fields of insecurity: Responding to flows of information

Meike de Goede and Inge Ligtvoet

in Experiences in Researching Conflict and Violence: Fieldwork Interrupted

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447337683
eISBN:
9781447337737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337683.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter focuses on the impact of flows of information through information and communication technologies (ICTs) on the decision-making processes for researchers working in instable, volatile ... More


The Ebola Epidemic of 2014–2015: A Perfect Storm

Anthony S. Fauci

in Global Management of Infectious Disease After Ebola

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190604882
eISBN:
9780190604912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604882.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

In chapter 1, Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, US National Institutes of Health, provides an overview of the complex challenges that led the ... More


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