Health Canada unveils new health threat alert system

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January 2005
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This brief article reports on a new global system to detect public health and bioterrorism threats, developed in Canada. The system will be used to track high-profile threats, as well as lesser problems such as contamination to food and water sources, natural disasters, and unsafe medical products, drugs and medical devices. WHO is a key recipient of the alerts, and is using the information to develop plans of action to control outbreaks

Serial Title:Disasters: preparedness and mitigation in the Americas Serial Part:No 98 

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