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Developing a National Biosurveillance Program

Jennifer B. Nuzzo
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April 20, 2009
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Biosecur Bioterror 2009;7(1):37-38

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
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HOMELAND SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE 21 (HSPD-21) and other policies have underscored the
strategic importance of developing and maintaining a national biosurveillance program in order to maintain situational awareness during catastrophic health events. The federal government has made considerable investments in deploying biosurveillance systems across the country, but it has done so without a clear overarching federal strategy for designing or testing these systems or a strategy for funding, staffing, or maintaining them. The absence of clear national biosurveillance objectives and implementation plans has contributed to several problems.



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