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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

  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
  
  CDC - MMWR
  
  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

  Helen Branswell @HelenBranswell
  

Reports and Talks

  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
  
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