Establishing a nationwide emergency department-based syndromic surveillance system for better public health responses in Taiwan
- The Precautionary Principle and Emerging Biological Risks: Lessons from Swine Flu and HIV in Blood Products. Stoto, Michael A. // Public Health Reports;Nov/Dec2002, Vol. 117 Issue 6, p546
Describes the use of the swine flu affair in 1976 and the emergence of HIV in the blood supply in the early 1980s in illustrating the difficulties of decision-making in public health. History of the swine flu affair; Emergence of HIV in the blood supply.
- Clinical Features of Re-Emerging Hepatitis A: An Analysis of Patients Hospitalized during an Urban Epidemic in Korea. Hee Kyoung Choi; Young Goo Song; Chang Oh Kim; So Youn Shin; Bum Sik Chin; Sang Hoon Han; Sung Joon Jin; Yun Tae Chae; Ji-Hyeon Baek; Sun Bean Kim; Do Young Kim; Jun Yong Park; June Myung Kim; Jun Yong Choi // Yonsei Medical Journal;7/1/2011, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p686
No abstract available.
- Swine Influenza A(H3N2) Virus Infection in Immunocompromised Man, Italy, 2014. Piralla, Antonio; Moreno, Ana; Orlandi, Maria Ester; Percivalle, Elena; Chiapponi, Chiara; Vezzoli, Fausto; Baldanti, Fausto // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Jul2015, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p1189
Because swine influenza virus infection is seldom diagnosed in humans, its frequency might be underestimated. We report a immunocompromised hematologic patient with swine influenza A(H3N2) virus in 2014 in Italy. Local pigs were the source of this human infection.
- Emerging viral threats in Gabon: health capacities and response to the risk of emerging zoonotic diseases in Central Africa. Bourgarel, Mathieu; Wauquier, Nadia; Gonzalez, Jean-Paul // Emerging Health Threats;2010, Vol. 3, p2
Emerging infectious diseases (EID) are currently a major threat to public health worldwide and most EID events have involved zoonotic infectious agents. Central Africa in general and Gabon in particular are areas that favor the emergence of zoonotic EIDs. Indeed, human incursions in Gabonese...
- Biological weapons. Ippolito, G.; Puro, V.; Heptonstall, J. // Cellular & Molecular Life Sciences;Oct2006, Vol. 63 Issue 19/20, p2213
In the last 2 decades, successive outbreaks caused by new, newly recognised and resurgent pathogens, and the risk that high-consequence pathogens might be used as bioterrorism agents amply demonstrated the need to enhance capacity in clinical and public health management of highly infectious...
- Emerging Infections Program--20 Years of Achievements and Future Prospects. Lynfield, Ruth; Schaffner, William // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Sep2015, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p1497
The article discusses articles published within the issue, including one on the use of a tree metaphor to describe the history of the Emerging Infections Program organized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and another on enhancement of public health infrastructure and...
- Patients to get a greater say in England's health care. Gould, Mark // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);1/11/2003, Vol. 326 Issue 7380, p70
Reports that legislation in England that gives patients and the public a greater say in decision making and consultation about local health services was enacted at the beginning of 2003. Specifics of the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health; Training of skills that will...
- Leprosy, Still Present in La RÃ©union. Vilain, Pascal; Larrieu, Sophie; Camuset, Guillaume; Pouderoux, Nicolas; Gerber, Anne; Borgherini, Gianandrea; Fite, Sophie; Filleul, Laurent // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Jan2012, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p188
This article reports on the collaboration of the Regional Office of French Institute for Public Health Surveillance with health professionals to implement a specific surveillance system for leprosy in La RÃ©union in France. The effort is aimed at determining the incidence of leprosy, the...
- Key developments in emerging and re-emerging infections. Townend, Mike // Update;4/1/2004, Vol. 68 Issue 6, p269
The article focuses on the latest developments in emerging and re-emerging infections and their practical implications for general practitioners. One of the most important developments in recent years has been infection surveillance and reporting systems that give early and rapid warning of...