For years the Georgetown University Center for Global Health Science and Security has curated an interactive online tool for professionals that identifies the activities involved across all phases of an outbreak. The Georgetown Outbreak Activity Library (GOAL) captures what needs to get done, when, and by whom. Now, in The Outbreak Atlas, Rebecca Katz and Mackenzie S. Moore have translated this complex material into a book designed for a public audience.
This book provides an overview of outbreak activities alongside compelling case studies and visuals to guide readers through the complexity involved in outbreak preparedness, response, and recovery. It lifts the curtain on the rationale and interconnectedness of outbreak responses across different fields and at various levels, presenting accessible information that ensures a shared understanding of the essential activities to control an outbreak.
About the Authors
List of Illustrations
Epidemiology: Who, what, when, where, why, and how?
Risk: Should we be worried? And who and what should we be worried about?
Laboratories and Lab Analysis: Getting to Know the Pathogen
Community Engagement and Humanitarian Response: How Can We Help?
Outbreak Data: Collecting, Managing, and Sharing Disease Data
Communicating with the Public: Spread knowledge, not Disease!
Declarations and Notifications: Announcing your Outbreak
Staffing and Training: Meet the People behind Outbreak Response
Disease Prevention and Mitigation: Stop the Spread
Treating Patients: Taking Care of Illness
Security: Keeping the Peace
Money: Finding it, Giving it Out, and Keeping the Economy from Collapsing
Governance: Who is in Charge and How?
Animal Health and Safety: Tackling Zoonotic Outbreaks
Emergency Operations and Logistics: Mobilizing People, Supplies, and Equipment
Wrapping Up: Learning from the Past to Prepare for the Future