Identification

Author

Russell KL, Rubinstein J, Burke RL, Vest KG, Johns MC, et al.

Title

The Global Emerging Infection Surveillance and Response System (GEIS), a US government tool for improved global biosurveillance: A review of 2009

Year

2011

Publication type

Article

Journal

BMC Public Health

Modified

2016-08-09 21:37:31.208025+00:00

Details

Volume

11

Number

Suppl 2

Access

Language

English

URL http://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2458-11-S2-S2
DOI

10.1186/1471-2458-11-s2-s2

Accessed

2016-06-06

Extended information

Abstract

The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System (AFHSC-GEIS) has the mission of performing surveillance for emerging infectious diseases that could affect the United States (U.S.) military. This mission is accomplished by orchestrating a global portfolio of surveillance projects, capacity-building efforts, outbreak investigations and training exercises. In 2009, this portfolio involved 39 funded partners, impacting 92 countries. This article discusses the current biosurveillance landscape, programmatic details of organization and implementation, and key contributions to force health protection and global public health in 2009.