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Health Security

Health security refers to the importation of diseases across international borders that may present a threat to domestic disease control. Disease prevention worldwide through immunization is critical for increasing domestic health security. The increasing Antibiotic Resistance of some diseases, such as pneumococcal disease and tuberculosis, is especially worrisome given the high cost of treatment and capacity for these diseases to spread. The spread of disease across borders can have serious Economic consequences.
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The detection of H1N1 influenza virus in Mexico in 2009, and subsequently throughout other countries in the Americas, benefited from the laboratory experience with measles and rubella in the region…. [leading to] the rapid detection of and response to what eventually became a novel pandemic virus.

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Vaccines against yellow fever and cholera continue to be critical to managing outbreaks of disease and protecting national and international health security.

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In 2013 nearly all of the 175 cases of measles in the US could be traced back to international importations.

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TB and pneumococcal infections are two of 18 drug-resistant threats to US health security identified by the CDC in 2013 and are potentially vaccine-preventable. Most antibiotic resistant TB infections in the US occur in people born outside the US.

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