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Academic Press Inc
25 June 2021
Inoculating Cities: Case Studies of Urban Pandemic Preparedness begins with a brief historical description of infectious disease outbreaks in cities as well as an overview of infectious disease outbreaks since 2000 that hold profound implications for cities and urban environments - such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003, H1N1 influenza in 2009, Ebola virus in 2014, Zika virus in 2015, and more recently, COVID-19 in 2020. Each of these outbreaks affected different geographies of the world and underscored the importance of urban pandemic preparedness or urban health security as a means of mitigating the threats posed by infectious diseases. This book describes several of the characteristics of cities that make them uniquely vulnerable to infectious disease threats which include, but are not limited to, their population density, population diversity, internal and external population movements, and inequalities in cities. Finally, the book discusses frameworks and capacities that are essential for preparing cities to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. With contributions from experts and researchers with first-hand experiences with infectious disease outbreaks, their impact on the management of disease, and pandemic preparedness in progressively urban societies, Inoculating Cities addresses the unique threats infectious diseases pose to urban environments and surveys innovative models that cities are using to combat these threats.
Edited by:   Rebecca Katz (Associate Professor and Director Center for Global Health Science and Security Georgetown University Washington DC USA), Matthew Boyce (Research Associate, Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA)
Imprint:   Academic Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   430g
ISBN:   9780128202043
ISBN 10:   0128202041
Pages:   270
Publication Date:   25 June 2021
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr. Rebecca Katz is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University. She has over two decades of public health research experience that has focused on global health security, public health preparedness and health diplomacy. Since 2007, much of her work has been on the domestic and global implementation of the International Health Regulations. Since 2004, Dr. Katz has been a consultant to the Department of State, working on issues related to the Biological Weapons Convention, pandemic influenza and disease surveillance. She has written previously on the urban governance of disease, the flow of infectious disease risk into urban areas, and Matthew Boyce, MS, is a Research Associate at the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University. He graduated with distinction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015 with a BS in Integrative Biology Honors and a research certificate. In 2017, he received an MS degree in Global Health from the Duke Global Health Institute and also earned a Certificate in Sustainable International Development Policy from the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy. Since joining the Center for Global Health Science and Security, Mr. Boyce has served as the head research associate for the Center's work on urban pandemic preparedness, written on the urban governance of infectious disease, and advocated improved health security in urban environments.

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