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Pandemic Watch

Old, new and as yet unheard of infectious diseases pose global threats. Sound global public policy is essential to reduce these threats and to cope with them when these infectious diseases break out.

British Columbia government agency reporting on Asian disease vectors remains ...primitive... as a trip to any of the sites will attest. This is the result of poor web design and apparent lack of adequate management oversight.


Top Breaking News Sources

   Covid 19
  British Columbia: Kilian Avian Flu Blog - Recommend - timely, nuanced and accurate
  Center for Infectous Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)
  European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
  ProMED - Infectious Diseases (International Society for Infectious Diseases) Twitter: @ProMED_mail
  The BC Centre for Disease Control Twitter: BCCDC @CDCofBC
  MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis (Imperial College London) Twitter: @MRC_Outbreak
  Government of Canada Travel health noticesTwitter:

Other Resources

  Virology Down Under
  North American Pandemic Plan
  Virology Blog - About viruses and viral diseases
  World Health Organization - Disease Outbreaks
  CDC - Journal of Infectious Diseases
  National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) - Disease Surveillance
  U.S. Centers for Disease Control
  Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID)
  Vancouver Coastal Health - News of Current Outbreaks
  Washington State Department of Health
  B.C. Center for Disease Control Twitter: BCCDC @CDCofBC <
  World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)

Reliable Twitter Sources

  International Society of Infectious Diseases @ProMED_mail
  Helen Branswell @HelenBranswell

Reports and Talks

  Global Health Security Index (Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security) (October 24, 2019 )
  Final Report: Ending the Cycle of Crisis and Complacency in U.S. Global Health Security The CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security (November 18, 2019)
  First report, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (September 2019)
  Larry Brilliant - Stop the Pandemic - 26 min video