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SARS: Crisis and Opportunity of Global Public Health

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Title: SARS: Crisis and Opportunity of Global Public Health


1
SARS Crisis and Opportunity of Global Public
Health
  • Summary/Background
  • Newly identified acute respiratory disease,
    Guangdong, China
  • WHO issues a global alert about cases of atypical
    pneumonia with a travel advisory
  • Utilized a 9 nation, 11 laboratory collaboration
    for basic research, unprecedented effort
  • Identified as a new coronavirus (SARS CoV)
  • Within 3 months identified agent with
    confirmation from multiple labs

2
Summary, continued
  • Economic costs of tens of billions tourism,
    healthcare costs, 8000 cases and over 700 deaths

3
SARS Crisis and Opportunity of Global Public
Health
  • Common Research Themes
  • Bench research issues
  • Vaccine development
  • Antiviral therapeutic development
  • Pathogenesis/role of co-infection
  • Role of evolution of the virus
  • Optimal diagnostic tests
  • Reproducible, affordable, available
  • Transmission issues duration of infectiousness,
    decontamination issues, environmental persistance

4
Research, continued
  • Public health research
  • Continue to develop timely, effective, accurate
    communications mechanisms aimed at multiple
    levels from front line physicians, public health
    workers, to lay audiences
  • Health care workforce preparedness
  • Individual, Facility, Community
  • Improve guidelines and processes of reporting
    (surveillance)
  • Protocols, easy to implement
  • Development of improved IT systems to enhance
    surveillance, reporting
  • Develop innovative mechanisms for surveillance
    GPHIN (Global Public Heatlh Intelligence Network)

5
Research, continued
  • For the US
  • Mechanisms to cross jurisdictional boundaries
    (county, local, state, federal)
  • Address concerns raised by liability concerns,
    HIPAA restrictions, and other regulatory barriers

6
SARS Crisis and Opportunity of Global Public
Health
  • Recommendations for Future Collaboration
  • Build upon the current environment to create a
    robust, transparent infrastructure for open
    reporting an environment where policy
    decision-making is evidence based.
  • Evaluation and implementation of curricular
    change for health care professionals
  • Inclusion of epidemiology in veterinarian
    training, medical training, and across breadth of
    public health training
  • Interdisciplinary training to enhance cross
    disciplinary cooperation medicine, public
    health, veterinary medicine, nursing
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