What Makes Emergency Operations Centers Important?

Health, Sustainability, The Sciences

There have been many situations in which diseases have been spread simply because there was nothing standing in their way, or not enough knowledge to prevent it. In a world were population size ranks in the billions, the most important part of controlling this eventuality is properly placing individuals with the knowledge to prevent such things. Those who work in Emergency Operations Centers do just that by implementing plans to carry out in affected areas, utilizing proper precautions, and reacting appropriately as the situation changes. Armed with the knowledge to place management plans and to determine what approach is best in a variety of situations, these Centers are used to save as many individuals as possible when it comes to the spread of disease.

Containment of Infectious Diseases

University of Alabama at Birmingham

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