Identification

Author

Donahue Jr. DA

Title

BioWatch and the brown cap

Year

2011

Publication type

Article

Journal

Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Modified

2016-08-04 18:24:20.679551+00:00

Details

Volume

8

Number

1

Access

Language

English

URL https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jhsem.2011.8.issue-1/jhsem.2011.8.1.1823/jhsem.2011.8.1.1823.xml
DOI

10.2202/1547-7355.1823

Accessed

2016-07-13

Extended information

Abstract

The United States has invested significant resources toward creating a surveillance capability that can detect emerging diseases or acts of bioterrorism. While this is a timely pursuit - the WHO states new diseases are being detected at an unprecedented rate - the effort remains disjointed and oriented toward "high-tech" solutions, often at the expense of potentially readily apparent solutions. This article examines extant surveillance efforts and proposes that a more mundane approach to biosurveillance may actually be more productive.