“Naturally occurring outbreaks, by contrast, occur regularly and are far more costly, even if they lack the sensational ‘fear factor’ of bioterrorism”
must receive proper training. And long-term solutions such as establishing and connecting bio-surveillance systems should be expanded and strengthened, to enable public-health professionals around the world to track and report human and animal diseases and plan defenses together.
Public health is an essential element of global security. Failing to invest appropriately in prevention of infectiousdisease outbreaks puts all of us at risk, whenever or wherever the next one occurs.