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Title:

Global Catastrophic Biological Risks

Authors:
Thomas V. Inglesby, Amesh A. Adalja
Date posted:
December 03, 2019
Publication type:
Book
Publication:

Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

Publisher:
Springer
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36311-6
Availability:
PDF available on publisher’s site
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Introduction:

This volume focuses on Global Catastrophic Biological Risks (GCBRs), a special class of infectious disease outbreaks or pandemics in which the combined capacity of the world’s private and government resources becomes severely strained. These events, of which the 1918 influenza pandemic is emblematic, cause severe disruptions in the normal functioning of the world, exact heavy tolls in terms of morbidity and mortality, and lead to major economic losses.

 

 

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