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Threat of Global Disease Outbreaks Spawns 27-Nation Pact

Twenty-seven countries announced on Thursday the launch of an effort to improve the ability to prevent, detect, respond to and contain outbreaks of dangerous infectious diseases.   The Global Health Security Agenda was formed to take on such outbreaks whether they are natural, accidental or intentional, as in the case of a biological weapon.   Meeting in Washington, D.C., the countries include several that have been Ground Zero for recent outbreaks of potentially fatal...

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