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By Institute of Medicine, Board on Global Health, Forum on Emerging Infections, Leslie A. Pray, Joshua Lederberg, Stacey Knobler

Due to the fact smallpox eradication, the technological know-how of eradication has replaced and with it, our definitions of what ailments are attainable to remove. even if, eradication must never beget complacency. As has been discovered from previous keep watch over or eradication makes an attempt with a number of viral illnesses, from yellow fever to influenza, unintentional or intentional reintroduction is a true chance - person who may possibly strike anyplace and for which we have to be totally ready. the factors for assessing eradicability of polio, measles, and different viral infections were debated largely. With the removal and eradication of a number of viral illnesses at the horizon, concerns surrounding the cessation of immunization actions develop into quite very important. with a purpose to larger comprehend the dynamics of affliction eradication and post-immunization regulations, the Institute of medication discussion board on rising Infections hosted a two-day workshop (February 1-2, 2001) at the effects of Viral ailment Eradication. This ebook explores the foundations underlying the organic demanding situations, scientific interventions, the ongoing examine time table, and operational issues for post-immunization ideas for vaccine-preventable viral ailments, and highlights vital efforts which may facilitate clever determination making.

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This is true even of polio, which is considered next in line for eradication. However optimistic we are about global eradication of polio, measles, rubella, or any other disease, current conditions in many parts of the world still pose significant challenges to eradication, let alone post-eradication strategizing. There is some concern that too much focus on eradication, rather than on control, could divert resources and effort away from more pressing and serious public health crises. After all, the practice of good public health is based on the judicious and wise use of limited resources to achieve maximum public benefit; neither the international public health community nor any single nation has unlimited funds to support public health programs.

Research on nonvaccine antiviral therapies must be continued and strengthened in light of the fact that the post-eradication era may, ironically, pose even greater challenges to the immune system as immunity wanes and viruses evolve. INSTITUTIONAL AND SYSTEMS PREPAREDNESS FOR DISEASE OUTBREAK When discussing disease outbreaks in the post-eradication era, smallpox is of foremost concern since it is the only disease that has already been eradicated, plus we have a precedent for it. In 1946, in response to a new outbreak of smallpox and a single import from Mexico, six million New Yorkers were vaccinated.

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