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Analysis of Policies in Activating the Infectious Disease Specialist Network (IDSN) for Bioterrorism Events.
Yang Soo Kim
J Prev Med Public Health. 2008;41(4):214-218.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.2008.41.4.214
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Bioterrorism events have worldwide impacts, not only in terms of security and public health policy, but also in other related sectors. Many countries, including Korea, have set up new administrative and operational structures and adapted their preparedness and response plans in order to deal with new kinds of threats. Korea has dual surveillance systems for the early detection of bioterrorism. The first is syndromic surveillance that typically monitors non-specific clinical information that may indicate possible bioterrorismassociated diseases before specific diagnoses are made. The other is infectious disease specialist network that diagnoses and responds to specific illnesses caused by intentional release of biologic agents. Infectious disease physicians, clinical microbiologists, and infection control professionals play critical and complementary roles in these networks. Infectious disease specialists should develop practical and realistic response plans for their institutions in partnership with local and state health departments, in preparation for a real or suspected bioterrorism attack.
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  • The Current Status of Bioterrorism Education in Health-related Colleges -In the Professors of the Health-related Colleges-
    Byung-Chul Chun, Kyeong-Uoon Kim, Jee-Hee Kim, Jin-Woo Kim, Sang-Gyun Roh
    Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society.2012; 13(2): 710.     CrossRef
  • Preparedness of Young Male Physicians for Biological Terrorism and Warfare in South Korea
    JH Ahn, JW Chung, CW Kim, DH Lee
    Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine.2012; 19(1): 18.     CrossRef

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