Federal Interagency Interactions During Outbreaks of H7N9 Influenza and MERS-CoV – International Society for Disease Surveillance


Thursday, December 12, 2013; 10:10 – 10:30am


Grand Ballroom B


Steve Bennett, National Biosurveillance Integration Center

Abstract Summary

During the spring of 2013 there were human disease outbreaks caused by two emerging novel viruses: avian Influenza A (H7N9) virus in China and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the Middle East and Europe. During these two events NBIC leveraged its expertise in enhancing collaboration and shared situational awareness among federal agencies. Facilitating collaboration allowed shared situational awareness and enhanced decision for senior leadership of federal agencies. NBIC coordinated with its interagency partners to provide federal government leadership with an overview of the situation as it has evolved for avian influenza A virus (H7N9) and MERS-CoV.

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Abstract Citation

Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. 2014; 6(1). 

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