Brett P. Giroir, M.D., CEO of Texas A&M Health Science Center and director of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, testified on Oct. 10 before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security to address rising concern surrounding the nation’s infectious disease preparedness and response following the first case of Ebola being diagnosed in the United States the previous week.
Q&A: Ebola spreads in Africa, an in-depth look at the outbreak and future of emergency response planning
As the current Ebola outbreak spreads from one country in West Africa to the next, the epidemic is raising awareness of the vital role that public health and emergency response play in such scenarios, and the need for future planning to mitigate similar threats.
TAMHSC continuing to lead national public health preparedness initiatives with the appointment of Gerald Parker, Jr., D.V.M., Ph.D.
Giroir testifies before House Committee on emerging chemical and biological threats, national solutions
Giroir affirmed the imminent threat posed by these states and organizations, and proposed solutions that bring together civilians, military, academia and commercial institutions to guarantee public health preparedness.