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Disease Eradication in the 21st CenturyImplications for Global Health$
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Stephen L. Cochi and Walter R. Dowdle

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016735

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016735.001.0001

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Group Report: Assessing the Feasibility of an Eradication Initiative

Group Report: Assessing the Feasibility of an Eradication Initiative

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(p.89) 7 Group Report: Assessing the Feasibility of an Eradication Initiative
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Disease Eradication in the 21st Century
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Peter Strebel

Eric A. Ottesen

Ciro A. de Quadros

Sherine Guirguis

Robert G. Hall

Linda Muller

Jai Prakash Narain

Ole Wichmann

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016735.003.0007

The criteria to determine the feasibility of disease eradication initiatives are categorized into biological, societal/political, and economic factors. This chapter describes the biological and technical requirements for disease eradication, with emphasis on the non-biological, critical enabling factors. It also discusses the three stages involved in the assessment of the feasibility of eradication: (1) determination of whether the disease agent meets fundamental feasibility criteria; (2) demonstration of operational feasibility in large and/or challenging settings; and (3) a comprehensive review of a number of critical enabling factors required for eradication.

Keywords:   disease eradication, biological, technical, feasibility criteria, operational feasibility, eradication

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