Journal Article Explores Consequences Of Using Pathogen Priority Lists, Describes Benefits Of Different Approach

American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene: Consequences of Pathogen Lists: Why Some Diseases May Continue to Plague Us
David M. Brett-Major, Stanford chair in tropical medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics at the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and colleagues discuss the consequences of pathogen priority lists and describe the benefit of using parallel programming independent of disease lists to address what needs to be done to prevent and mitigate emerging disease threats. The authors note, “We must ensure that as we prepare for public health emergencies caused by infectious disease threats, we focus on positively influencing prevention and response rather than too much on the tools themselves” (5/1).

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