TY - CHAP A1 - Keith Conti A2 - Shania Desai A3 - Stanislaw P. Stawicki A4 - Thomas J. Papadimos ED1 - Stanislaw P. Stawicki ED2 - Michael S. Firstenberg ED3 - Sagar C. Galwankar ED4 - Ricardo Izurieta ED5 - Thomas Papadimos Y1 - 2021-01-07 PY - 2021 T1 - The Evolving Interplay between Social Media and International Health Security: A Point of View N2 - International health security (IHS) is a broad and highly heterogeneous area. Within this general context, IHS encompasses subdomains that potentially influence (and more specifically endanger) the well-being and wellness of humans. The general umbrella of IHS includes, but is not limited to, natural disasters, emerging infectious diseases (EID) and pandemics, rapid urbanization, social determinants of health, population growth, systemic racism and discrimination, environmental matters, civilian violence and warfare, various forms of terrorism, misuse of antibiotics, and the misuse of social media. The need for this expanded definition of health security stems from the realization that topics such as EID; food, water, and pharmaceutical supply chain safety; medical and health information cybersecurity; and bioterrorism, although important within the overall realm of health security, are not only able to actively modulate the wellness and health of human populations, but also tend to do so in a synergistic fashion. This inaugural tome of a multi-volume collection, Contemporary Developments and Perspectives in International Health Security, introduces many of the topics directly relevant to modern IHS theory and practice. This first volume provides a solid foundation for future installments of this important and relevant book series. BT - Contemporary Developments and Perspectives in International Health Security SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.93215 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.93215 SN - 978-1-83880-130-4 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-01-17 ER -