Microbe: Are We Ready for the Next Plague?.
Whether a virus is unintentionally released via our modern transportation system, or deliberately by terrorists, even a small scale biological event could have a profound effect on our society. Yet our current public health system is completely unprepared to detect and respond quickly enough to avert a disease related crisis.
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Page x - ... /t is still not comprehended widely that AIDS is a natural, almost predictable, phenomenon. It is not going to be a unique event. Pandemics are not acts of God but are built into the ecological relations between virus [bacteria, parasite], animal species, and the human species, and we had better understand that or we will rue it".