Volume XI

Volume XI


Surviving the ‘Storm’: Expanding Public Health’s Capabilities in Response to the Increasing Threats Posed by Novel, Pandemic Strain Viruses

The recent emergence of two separate outbreaks of two new viruses has generated renewed interest in the threat of pandemics. For a significant portion of the total fatalities associated with these infections the cause of death was due to an over-reaction of an infected body’s immune system.

By Daniel P. Mackie and Anke Richter

road networks

Identifying Security Checkpoint Locations to Protect the Major U.S. Urban Areas

Transit networks are integral to the economy and to society, but at the same time they could allow terrorists to transport weapons of mass destruction into any city. Road networks are especially vulnerable, because they lack natural checkpoints unlike air networks that have security measures in place at all major airports.

By Daniel M. Watkins, Leticia Cuéllar, Deborah A. Kubicek, Erick Rodriguez, and Phillip D. Stroud

police and fire response

To Save Lives and Property: High Threat Response

The emergency services community must recognize that the world is constantly changing and adjust accordingly. It will have to be more nimble and proactive with its capabilities if it wants to prepare effectively for future threats and respond to atypical emergencies.

By Michael Marino, John Delaney, Paul Atwater, and Reed Smith

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