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Knowing Global Public Health Global Public Health Emergency Vigilance A) Surveillance? B) Post-Westphalian Governance? C) Vigilance D) Outbreak or Emergency? E) These Chapters

Infectious diseases have again become culturally fascinating to the peoples of the global North. Avian fl u and swine fl u are endlessly newsworthy topics. Novels and nonfi ction books about epidemics become best sellers. Films about fi ctionalized contagious disease outbreaks attract audiences who have acquired a taste for being scared by really nasty bugs.