Infectious disease outbreak management: Lessons learnt from the H1N1 outbreak

Kanungo, R.
January 2010
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Jan2010, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's comments on the lessons learnt from the management of H1N1 outbreak. He states that lessons learnt from managing one outbreak may not always suffice for another, as the agent, transmission and susceptible population may differ. According to him, two main factors for containment of an outbreak are isolation and contact tracing. He also says that every time the dust settles after an epidemic or an outbreak, there is complacency at various levels in the system.


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