JHU Center For Health Security Issues New Report On Preparedness For High-Impact Respiratory Pathogens
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security: Preparedness for a High-Impact Respiratory Pathogen Pandemic
“The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security was commissioned by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) to assess the state of readiness for a high-impact respiratory pathogen pandemic — that is, pathogens with the potential for widespread transmission and high observed mortality. If a high-impact respiratory pathogen were to emerge, either naturally or as the result of accidental or deliberate release, it would likely have significant public health, economic, social, and political consequences. The Center’s report assesses preparedness for high-impact respiratory pathogens that have the potential to cause pandemics, and the Center’s work has informed the GPMB during their drafting of their annual flagship report…” (Nuzzo et al., 9/18).