Annotated Bibliography Infectious Diseases

ANNOTATED BIBILIOGRAPHY: INFECTIOUS DISEASES 4

AnnotatedBibliography: Infectious Diseases

PrestonRichard, 2002, ‘The Demon in the Freezer,’ New York City RandomHouse.

Thisis a non-fictional text that describes the efforts of the UnitedStates government to keep the Americans safe from two dangerousinfectious diseases anthrax and smallpox. The book describes thedefense effort of combating the attacks of the biological agentsthrough the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases(Preston, 2002). In the text, Preston explores the history andbehavior of anthrax and smallpox and describes how the Americangovernment tries to develop a defense against the deadly weapon. Thebook provides a reliable content for research by providing wellresearched information on the infectious diseases.

ReichDS. 2003, ‘Modernizing local responses to public healthemergencies: Bioterrorism, epidemics, and the Model State EmergencyHealth Powers Act.’ Journalof Contemporary Health Law and Policy.19(2): 379–414

Reichexplores the abilities that the state and federal authorities have inresponding to public health emergencies. The book describes thestrategies of modernizing the response mechanisms adopted by thelocal authorities in combating bioterrorism and epidemics. Inaddition, Reich explores the legal aspects such as MSEHPA thatprovide the model of standardizing the modernization of the responseservices across the United States. In the text, Reich (2003) furtherdiscusses the extent through which America should modernize emergencyresponse to bioterrorist attacks that are far beyond the controlcompared to naturally occurring epidemics. The extensive and detaileddiscussion and research make this journal article an important sourceof information on infectious diseases.

TordaA. 2006, ‘Ethical issues in pandemic planning.’MedicalJournal of Australia.185(10): S73–S76.

Inthis text, Torda explores the issues that arise in the process ofplanning and responding to health pandemics. Torda (2006) discusseshealth management decisions, health risks and allocation of resourcesas the main ethical issues that result from pandemic management.Through the text, Torda explores the controversial elements ofepidemic, planning decisions and presents viable alternatives tohandle the processes of responding to epidemics. Moreover, Tordarecommends the establishment of ethical frameworks to guide decisionmaking in pandemic planning. This makes the journal article areliable source to research on infectious diseases in regard toepidemic planning.

References

PrestonRichard, 2002, ‘The Demon in the Freezer,’ New York City RandomHouse.

ReichDS. 2003, ‘Modernizing local responses to public healthemergencies: Bioterrorism, epidemics, and the Model State EmergencyHealth Powers Act.’ Journalof Contemporary Health Law and Policy.19(2):379–414

TordaA. 2006, ‘Ethical issues in pandemic planning.’MedicalJournal of Australia.185(10):S73–S76.