No country is fully prepared to handle disease outbreak

No country is fully prepared to handle disease outbreak

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Global Health Security Index finds weaknesses in ability to prevent, detect and respond to disease epidemic or pandemic

A joint project by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, with research by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the inaugural Global Health Security Index finds weaknesses in countries’ abilities to prevent, detect and respond to significant disease outbreaks. The average overall 2019 GHS Index score is 40.2 out of a possible score of 100. Even among the 60 high-income countries assessed, the average score is 51.9.

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Frank Vermeiren says:

ASF is a worldwide treat to the pork industry. This means that all the countries must work better together in communication, education about ASF. I saw it in China,Thailand,Vietnam,The Philippines, Ukrain. Education on farm level is very important. Everybody talks about biosecurity . What means biosecurity in these countries ? Communication and education are very important tools to prevent ASF. Everybody must do a lot of effort and the task of a veterinarian is very important in the early detection of ASF. We have to cooperate between the different countries to control more the problem of ASF or other diseases.