A clear and present danger to international security: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Julian Palmore

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Abstract

An analysis of the highly pathogenic avian influenza and its clear and present threat to international security is attempted. Focus is on the United States, its level of preparedness and the Bush administration's policies on how to contain the disease should it arrive, possibly via the Alaska "flyway". Valuable statistics of the incidences of the avian flu virus around the world and the number of cases where it has to date affected human beings are outlined. Evidence is given that the number of cases of birds dying of the virus has probably been underestimated for lack of adequate monitoring or reporting in the remoter regions of Asia and the Middle East.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-121
Number of pages11
JournalDefense and Security Analysis
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Political Science and International Relations

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