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Global Management of Infectious Disease After Ebola

Sam F. Halabi, Lawrence O. Gostin, and Jeffrey S. Crowley

Abstract

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa shocked the world as the disease spread rapidly from its origin to neighboring countries, Europe, and North America while the systems in place to handle such an epidemic failed. The United Nations, the World Health Organization, and major international humanitarian organizations scrambled to respond as thousands died and infections spiraled out of control. All are now contemplating: What went wrong, and how do we stop it from happening again? Global Management of Infectious Disease After Ebola is the first and most comprehensive volume to addr ... More

Keywords: Ebola virus disease, International Health Regulations, vaccines, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, World Health Organization, Médecins Sans Frontières, public health emergency, antimicrobial resistance, biomedical innovation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190604882
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604882.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sam F. Halabi, editor
Associate Dean for Faculty, University of Tulsa College of Law

Lawrence O. Gostin, editor
University Professor and the founding Linda D. & Timothy J. O'Neill Professor of Global Health Law; Faculty Director, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University

Jeffrey S. Crowley, editor
Distinguished Scholar and Program Director, National HIV/AIDS Initiative, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University

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Introduction

Sam F. Halabi, Lawrence O. Gostin, and Jeffrey S. Crowley

Part I Current and Emerging Infectious Disease Challenges

2 Treating, Containing, Mobilizing

Heather Pagano and Marc Poncin

4 Infectious Disease Threats in High-Resource Settings

Sugy Choi, Jong-koo Lee, and Daniel R. Lucey

Part II Global Systems for Prevention and Management of Infectious Disease Threats

6 The International Health Regulations*

Lawrence O. Gostin and Rebecca Katz

Part III Ethical and Human Rights Obligations in Public Health Emergencies

End Matter