Federal Interagency Interactions During Outbreaks of H7N9 Influenza and MERS-CoV

Steve Bennett, Deborah Carr, Mark Freese, Janet Hendricks, Michael Stephens, Erik Pedersen, Kandis Brown, Christopher Grant, Jamie Hobson, Jessica Ruble, William Albrecht, Tajah Blackburn, Todd Boddenhamer, Teresa Quitugua

Abstract


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.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v6i1.5105



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