Petra Dickmann

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BACKGROUND Airports are the entrances of infectious diseases. Particularly at the beginning of an outbreak, information and communication play an important role to enable the early detection of signs or symptoms and to encourage passengers to adopt appropriate preventive behaviour to limit the spread of the disease. OBJECTIVES To determine the adequacy of(More)
BACKGROUND Laboratory capacity building is characterized by a paradox between endemicity and resources: countries with high endemicity of pathogenic agents often have low and intermittent resources (water, electricity) and capacities (laboratories, trained staff, adequate regulations). Meanwhile, countries with low endemicity of pathogenic agents often have(More)
ó Dass Wissen zur Bedrohung werden kann, ist keine neue Erkenntnis. Die Gefährlichkeit von Wissen, und auch wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnis, symbolisierte die Entwicklung der Atombombe, dramatisch umgesetzt in Dürrenmatts Die Physiker. Das 21. Jahrhun-dert rückt nun eine neue Forschergruppe in dieses zwiespältige Scheinwerferlicht: die Bio-logen, die(More)
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