health threat

health threat

A composite of ongoing or potential enemy actions; environmental, occupational, and geographic and meteorological conditions; endemic diseases; and employment of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons (to include weapons of mass destruction) that can reduce the effectiveness of joint forces through wounds, injuries, illness, and psychological stressors.
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Indeed, while all delegations supported the elimination of the original article, not all agreed with the new measures proposed by the Cyprus Presidency, which specify that the recognition of urgent situations, uniquely applicable in the EU, can be done by the Commission "if the World Health Organisation has not yet reacted, if the cross-border health threat spreads quickly in the EU, and if it can be countered by medicines".
Dust: The Inside Story of Its Role in the September 11th Aftermath provides a first-hand account of this country's response to the environmental health threat following the 11 September 2001 (9/11) attack on the World Trade Center (WTC).
It's logical to assume that people will be more likely to take protective or preventative action after reading about a local health threat.
Yellow fever is an unlikely health threat to a modern American--so why a new history on it?
Although SARS no longer poses a credible threat and human-to-human transmission of H5N1 has not been well delineated, our experiences with these 2 pathogens demonstrate how a sentinel laboratory can effectively intervene in the initial phases of a public health threat.
However, Dickerson explains, yellow fever is a prime candidate for reemergence both as a potential terrorist weapon and as a public health threat borne of global warming.
Medical Situational Awareness in Theater: Fusion of medical data and health threat intelligence
Content will cover a range of topics, including the public health threat of suicide, suicide among rural and elderly populations, correctional prevention, the role of schools in prevention and youth suicide, and gender issues.
Most research to date has concluded that exposure to radio-frequency waves from cell phones poses no health threat, but the World Health Organization and other scientific bodies stress the importance of further investigation.
The probe centers on whether or not C-8 poses a health threat to humans, how it has come to be widely present in the population, and whether DuPont violated federal reporting requirements.
The anthrax incidents in the fall of 2001 and the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2002-2003 have raised concerns about the nation's ability to respond to a major public health threat, whether naturally occurring or the result of bioterrorism.

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