• As we have seen with the recent Ebola outbreak in Africa, our modern transportation systems are excellent ways for virus or bacteria to roam throughout the world, invading new hosts and wreaking havoc. (earthisland.org)
  • No deaths have been reported in the outbreak, initially thought to be malaria, but health authorities have warned of elevated risks of an outbreak of dengue fever, an infection transmitted by mosquito vectors. (upi.com)
  • News outlets discuss a study published Tuesday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases examining malaria deaths during the Ebola epidemic in Guinea. (kff.org)
  • Results showed that diseases such as Nipah virus - an emerging and very lethal disease - showed distinct characteristic patterns within such a network and clustered separately to other more established diseases such as malaria and Japanese encephalitis. (news-medical.net)
  • For example, after the last Ebola outbreak weakened Congo's already fragile and overtasked health system, the North Kivu province, where the outbreak is centered, saw an eightfold increase in the incidence of malaria. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • The EWARS application supports existing national disease surveillance systems, in addition to expanding surveillance to include other diseases with a public health burden in IDP camps and host communities, such as malaria, severe acute malnutrition, diarrhoea and acute respiratory infection. (who.int)
  • Data collected by the system has shown that malaria continues to be the most common disease in much of Borno state. (who.int)
  • A mathematical tool used by the FBI and Metropolitan Police has been adapted by researchers at Queen Mary University of London to help control outbreaks of malaria, and has the potential to target other diseases. (medindia.net)
  • Writing in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution , the team has shown how the maths that underpins geographic profiling can be adapted to target the control of infectious diseases, including malaria. (medindia.net)
  • Using data from an outbreak in Cairo, the scientists show how the new model could use the addresses of patients with malaria to locate the breeding sites of the mosquitoes that transmit the disease. (medindia.net)
  • This is potentially important since there is a lot of evidence suggesting that the best way to control outbreaks of malaria is to attack the mosquito breeding sites - but it is incredibly difficult to do in practice. (medindia.net)
  • Available information indicates the outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading is present in live turkeys and in many types of raw turkey products. (cdc.gov)
  • This outbreak strain could remain present in live turkeys and raw turkey products until actions from industry further reduce Salmonella Reading contamination. (cdc.gov)
  • A total of 358 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading were reported from 42 states. (cdc.gov)
  • Infectious diseases, from antibiotic-resistant superbugs to Salmonella to the seasonal flu, threaten the health and well-being of families and individuals and cost the country billions. (rwjf.org)
  • For example, if Health Canada was trying to determine the cause of a Salmonella outbreak in humans, the database would specify any related outbreaks in farm or pet animals and related contaminated food products. (uoguelph.ca)
  • Salmonella was second, accounting for 30% of outbreaks. (nih.gov)
  • Dr Quick says the foundation of pandemic preparedness is 'strong local and national public health systems' and front line health workers who can recognise an unusual pattern of disease. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • In the event of an influenza pandemic or other communicable disease situation, [Name of Company] may implement these social distancing guidelines to minimize the spread of the influenza and other communicable diseases among the staff. (shrm.org)
  • The initial analysis shows a promising advantage to aid in predicting and preventing possible pandemic diseases that can result in devastating losses in life and global economic crises. (news-medical.net)
  • This research may be critical to rapidly deciding which outbreaks are something completely novel and have pandemic potential, rather than a repeat outbreak of a known pathogen. (news-medical.net)
  • But we also know that no country is immune from facing the consequences of major outbreaks, especially respiratory pathogens and pandemic influenza. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • E arlier this year, the UK stepped up its commitment to pandemic preparedness investing £10 million in a special WHO contingency fund that provides early emergency cash to help respond to disease outbreaks and other humanitarian health crises. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • We asked Gladys for insights into the current novel coronavirus pandemic and how we can prevent future outbreaks. (ashoka.org)
  • The Massachusetts senator on Tuesday unveiled a plan that includes fully funding the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's pandemic prevention and response programs. (sfgate.com)
  • Under the Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT-2) programme, FAO's Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Disease ( ECTAD ) together with Risk Communication experts from the Warning Project, organized a workshop on risk communication last month. (fao.org)
  • I do support the creation of a fund so that, in case of a future pandemic or outbreak, we can move on it without having to have all these votes in Congress. (miamiherald.com)
  • This webinar featured a presentation from the Insight Event that guides airport emergency management teams in understanding and developing effective response plans and operations during communicable disease outbreaks. (trb.org)
  • Based on this comparison, the researchers found that, in eight out of 14 cases, there was a clear increase in page views nearly a month before an official declaration of an outbreak. (ibtimes.com)
  • The researchers claimed that Wikipedia is the best bet to create an Internet-based model to predict outbreaks because data on Wikipedia page views are publicly available. (ibtimes.com)
  • Outbreaks Near Me" is an application for the popular smartphone developed by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston in collaboration with the Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (newsmax.com)
  • University of Guelph researchers have received a $375,000 Health Canada grant to develop a database program to help pinpoint causes of disease outbreaks. (uoguelph.ca)
  • Ultimately, the researchers determined that the Massachusetts mumps cases were closely related to a 2006 mumps outbreak and that the virus was largely domestic rather than imported from other countries. (reuters.com)
  • In Spillover, David Quammen follows researchers on the trail of different zoonosis back to the origin of the outbreaks in remote places. (earthisland.org)
  • he follows researchers on the trail of different zoonosis back to the origin of the outbreaks in remote places - from the Ganges Delta in Bangladesh in search of the Nipah virus, to deep into the forests of Gabon to look at the impact of the Ebola virus on gorillas, to local markets in Congo and Cameroon in search of bush meat that could have helped transfer the AIDS virus to humans. (earthisland.org)
  • Medical researchers are at a disadvantage, because by the time they hear of an unusual disease outbreak, the damage may already have been done and the disease may be very difficult to contain. (earthisland.org)
  • RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Biosurveillance - the automated monitoring of health trend data - can enhance the detection of naturally occurring or intentional disease outbreaks, according to a study by researchers at RTI International. (rti.org)
  • For the studies - published today in a separate peer-reviewed journal - the researchers created theoretical simulations of outbreaks of norovirus, flu and monkeypox. (malaysiakini.com)
  • The researchers found that a 10 percent reduction in the amount of harmful advice being circulated has a mitigating impact on the severity of an outbreak while making 20 percent of the population unable to share harmful advice has the same positive effect. (malaysiakini.com)
  • With this knowledge, the NSF-funded researchers have the capacity to begin to predict when such disease outbreaks will occur. (nsf.gov)
  • With cases peaking annually in the wet season and again in the dry season, the researchers determined that certain meteorological conditions are responsible for these outbreaks. (nsf.gov)
  • Using analysis of blood samples from infected patients, however, researchers determined that while the Guinean form of the Ebola virus (EBOV) showed a 97% similarity to the Zaire strain, the disease was not introduced from Central Africa. (medscape.com)
  • If the disease was spreading within a household due to direct transmission - either from an asymptomatic carrier or someone with symptomatic, acute disease, the researchers should be able to isolate the same genotype from a number of individuals in the same household. (innovations-report.com)
  • conversely, during a FMD outbreak in livestock in 2001, researchers detected a 67 percent prevalence rate in gazelles. (innovations-report.com)
  • Apple iPhone owners wondering if there is a case of swine flu nearby can now find out instantly with a new program that tracks outbreaks of infectious diseases. (newsmax.com)
  • The application, which was developed with support from Google.org, the Web giant's philanthropic arm, enables users to track and report outbreaks of infectious diseases such as swine flu in real time. (newsmax.com)
  • In 2009, the outbreak of H1N1 'Swine' flu circulated in Mexico for at least a couple of months before it was discovered as a real threat to public health. (news-medical.net)
  • BEIJING (AP) - Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent shockwaves through global meat markets. (sfgate.com)
  • South Korea on Tuesday reported its first cases of African swine fever, becoming the latest country hit by the disease that has killed pigs from China to North Korea, pushing up pork prices worldwide. (phys.org)
  • Swine fever, rabies, bird flu-outbreaks of diseases in wildlife populations often also affect farm animals and humans. (phys.org)
  • Reports of a possible outbreak of the disease in southern Taiwan were triggered by an announcement by the Swine Association on Facebook on Friday evening. (taipeitimes.com)
  • Four deaths in Hurricane Maria's aftermath are being investigated as possible cases of a disease spread by animals' urine, Puerto Rico'sgovernor said Wednesday amid concerns about islanders' exposure to contaminated water. (necn.com)
  • The CDC urges people not to vape THC products amid an outbreak of a lung disease. (cnbc.com)
  • Among the diseases whose deadly potential we already know about - such as Ebola and Lassa fever - WHO also listed Disease X. The usually sober health agency warned that somewhere out there lurks a disease we have absolutely no idea about. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Diarrheal diseases-Contaminated drinking water and a disrupted sanitation system could mean rampant spread of these water-borne illnesses, which can be especially deadly in children. (pbs.org)
  • Korea Herald: Never again Editorial Board "…[T]he MERS outbreak should offer us precious lessons that, if not properly contained, a deadly virus can have an unprecedented impact on the nation and our daily life. (kff.org)
  • Also called pertussis, the contagious disease is especially dangerous - even deadly - for babies younger than 18 months who have not completed their early childhood vaccines. (spokesman.com)
  • The transport conducted Wednesday wasn't real - it was a training exercise to teach staff how to respond if someone with a deadly disease showed up at the hospital. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Nurses have always played a vital role in the response to outbreaks of deadly illnesses. (uleth.ca)
  • Only a small percentage of those are related to a foodborne disease outbreak , which is defined as two or more illnesses caused by the same germ (e.g., a toxin, virus or bacteria) which are linked to eating the same food. (virginia.gov)
  • Those more at risk are people age 50 or older, current or former smokers, those with chronic lung disease, weakened immune systems or those with underlying illnesses such as diabetes, kidney failure and liver failure. (unionleader.com)
  • The U.S. government, Clinton added, should also be better prepared for threats from biological weapons and from climate change, which she said could expand the reach of water-borne illnesses and infections such as Lyme disease. (miamiherald.com)
  • The application also allows users to submit their own reports of outbreaks or photos to the HealthMap team. (newsmax.com)
  • This information was collected from 125 reports of outbreaks on 10 known infectious diseases causing encephalitis (brain or neural infection) in South Asia - a known 'hotspot' for new disease outbreaks. (news-medical.net)
  • We use nuclear-derived techniques to help these countries rapidly detect such diseases, thereby contributing to preventing their spread. (iaea.org)
  • Nuclear-derived techniques, such as the polymerase chain reaction, reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, are important tools in rapidly and efficiently identifying and characterizing such diseases. (iaea.org)
  • Current research uses smart surveillance to rapidly identify emEcoHealth Alliance, the nonprofit organization that focuses on local conservation and global health issues, announced new research focused on the rapid identification of disease outbreaks in the peer reviewed publication, Journal of the Royal Society Interface. (news-medical.net)
  • International sources told Ynet there were fears the running sewage and contaminated water could cause an outbreak of disease in Gaza that would spread rapidly to Israel. (ynetnews.com)
  • WHO has rapidly expanded and strengthened disease detection and response in support of the Government of Nigeria's response to the humanitarian crisis in north eastern Nigeria, where 3.7 million people are in need of health assistance. (who.int)
  • With EWARS strengthening our weekly Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response reporting we can rapidly be alerted to potential disease outbreaks. (who.int)
  • The fund also spent $52 million last year to strengthen states' capacity to monitor, prevent and respond rapidly to outbreaks of food-borne illness, influenza, hospital-acquired infections and other infectious diseases. (nature.com)
  • Earlier, Neethirajan's research team developed "lab-in-the-field" technology to help dairy farmers rapidly detect diseases that reduce milk production. (uoguelph.ca)
  • The health ministry said on Tuesday that the number of new cases had fallen rapidly and the outbreak was nearly under control. (medscape.com)
  • Due to an ongoing outbreak of meningococcal disease in Southern California, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is urging all gay and bisexual men and HIV-infected persons in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. (ca.gov)
  • Since March, 22 cases of meningococcal disease have been confirmed in an outbreak in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, including several cases in the past week. (ca.gov)
  • Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and bloodstream infections (sepsis). (ca.gov)
  • Although rare, meningococcal disease is very serious and potentially fatal. (ca.gov)
  • Vaccination is the best protection against meningococcal disease," said CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith. (ca.gov)
  • There have been no reports of meningococcal disease in travelers. (cdc.gov)
  • Analysis by CDC scientists showed that the measles virus type in this outbreak (B3) was identical to the virus type that caused the large measles outbreak in the Philippines in 2014. (cdc.gov)
  • Many of the cases in the U.S. in 2014 were associated with cases brought in from the Philippines, which experienced a large measles outbreak. (cdc.gov)
  • The disease is brought into the country by travelers from Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines, where there have been large measles outbreaks, the CDC said. (usatoday.com)
  • A recent article in Discovery News reports that some experts have come to suspect that the diseases spurring these population declines may be linked. (motherjones.com)
  • It appears that many species are under an immense amount of stress, allowing opportunistic diseases to take hold," Rob Mies, executive director of the Organization for Bat Conservation, told Discovery News . (motherjones.com)
  • The toll of the disease in Haiti is in the news again following the filing of a lawsuit against the UN. (scienceblogs.com)
  • BBC News explains that a recent UN report "strongly suggested that the disease was introduced by UN peacekeepers from Nepal living on a base where poor sanitary conditions allowed human waste to enter the Artibonite river system. (scienceblogs.com)
  • In an analysis of how the spread of misinformation affects the spread of disease, scientists at Britain's East Anglia University (UEA) said any successful efforts to stop people sharing fake news could help save lives. (malaysiakini.com)
  • Though the outbreak could be serious, news regarding its scope has been slow to spread. (spokesman.com)
  • The rise of fake news could be making disease outbreaks worse-according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). (phys.org)
  • At a news conference at the city Office of Emergency Management, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that 108 people have been infected since the onset of the outbreak in July - up from a tally of 101 on Friday. (nytimes.com)
  • The good news is this outbreak is clearly tapering off," Mr. de Blasio said. (nytimes.com)
  • People are defecating out in the open and there are already reports of diarrheal disease outbreaks and chest infections, say the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) - a group of 13 UK aid agencies. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • In 2006, more than 400 children under the age of 5 died during an outbreak of diarrheal disease in Botswana. (nsf.gov)
  • For more than 10 years, Kathleen Alexander, a scientist at Virginia Tech , has been researching similar diarrheal disease outbreaks across Botswana to determine if there are correlations among atmospheric conditions, local environmental variables, and disease rates. (nsf.gov)
  • Diarrheal disease remains a critical threat to children under 5 years of age across Africa but particularly in the Chobe District. (nsf.gov)
  • Using this technique, they were able to predict influenza outbreaks in the U.S., Poland, Japan and Thailand, the spread of dengue in Brazil, and a spike in the number of tuberculosis cases in Thailand. (ibtimes.com)
  • There was a consistent presence of well-known diseases such as measles, smallpox, and ergotism, but concerns surrounding these ailments were all but trumped by the prevalence of various influenza outbreaks . (ranker.com)
  • In enabling participation in surveillance, we also expect to increase global coverage and identify outbreaks earlier," he added. (newsmax.com)
  • The article, authored by leading scientists in the fields of emerging disease ecology, biomathematics, computational biology and bioinformatics, shows how network theory can be used to identify outbreaks of unidentified diseases. (news-medical.net)
  • And a report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in the United States warns that scientists are looking for the disease in the wrong places: concentrating on previous outbreaks rather than trying to adapt to new threats. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • It's a critical measure of a state's ability to swiftly handle an outbreak of Ebola, flu or other threats, according to the report. (governing.com)
  • When we prepare and effectively collaborate to address common threats that don't stop at borders, the international community can stop these diseases in their tracks. (sfgate.com)
  • During 2013-2014, 42 drinking water-associated † outbreaks were reported, accounting for at least 1,006 cases of illness, 124 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths. (medscape.com)
  • These outbreaks resulted in at least 1,006 cases of illness, 124 hospitalizations (12% of cases), and 13 deaths. (medscape.com)
  • Frog populations have seen an increased number of deaths due to a fungal disease. (motherjones.com)
  • In an unrelated July and August 2015 outbreak, the disease affected at least 120 people and caused at least twelve deaths in the South Bronx area. (wikipedia.org)
  • MARACAY, Venezuela-A string of deaths in a hospital here has sparked fears of a potent, mosquito-borne disease and led authorities to seek a doctor's arrest for allegedly sowing panic, leaving residents wondering how to explain their symptoms. (wsj.com)
  • During 2009-2010, a total of 1,527 foodborne disease outbreaks (675 in 2009 and 852 in 2010) were reported, resulting in 29,444 cases of illness, 1,184 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths. (nih.gov)
  • The findings from the Resolve to Save Lives initiative, by US non-profit Vital Strategies, highlights which countries are falling short when it comes to readiness to respond to the next outbreak. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • M easuring a country's capacity through such tools is just one way to assess how ready the world is for the next outbreak, said Dr Peter Salama, WHO's Deputy Director for Emergency Preparedness and Response. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • We don't know what the next outbreak will bring, but there is certainly a need for us to be prepared for it," said Dr. Brian T. Garibaldi, medical director of the Hopkins biocontainment unit. (baltimoresun.com)
  • A number of African countries -- including Mali, Senegal, the Ivory Coast, Cape Verde and Gabon -- have seen outbreaks of the disease. (upi.com)
  • Nigeria, which has recently seen outbreaks of Lassa fever - a hemorrhagic illness caused by rats - and monkeypox , a rare disease that causes painful open sores, is another one of the countries that comes up poorly prepared. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • In South Korea, where diets rely heavily on pork, there is concern an outbreak could hurt an industry with 6,300 farms raising more than 11 million pigs. (courthousenews.com)
  • Since China first reported an outbreak in early August, 1 million pigs have been culled. (courthousenews.com)
  • Hong Kong authorities have killed 10,700 pigs in two outbreaks, including one triggered by an animal imported from the mainland that was found to be infected. (courthousenews.com)
  • Since then, 1 million pigs have died and the disease has spread to 31 of China's 34 provinces, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. (sfgate.com)
  • On March 2011, outbreaks have been reported in eight of the 13 provinces in Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), which has a livestock population of about 577,000 cattle, 2.2 million pigs and 3.5 million goats. (newsblaze.com)
  • Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is highly contagious and affects cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, pigs and other cloven-hoofed animals. (newsblaze.com)
  • Bureau Deputy Director Chao Pan-hua (趙磐華) said the disease is infectious and caused by bacteria, mostly found in adult pigs, but that it is not required to be reported the World Organization for Animal Heath. (taipeitimes.com)
  • Several low- and middle-income countries are confronted with the challenge of quickly and effectively diagnosing dangerous diseases that can spread from animals to humans (zoonotic diseases), such as Ebola. (iaea.org)
  • Outbreaks of zoonotic diseases, such as Ebola, highly pathogenic avian influenza, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever and Rift Valley fever, have a major human, social and economic impact on low- and middle-income countries. (iaea.org)
  • For this reason, we also run training courses for scientists, veterinarians and field workers on how to safely undertake diagnostic tests on animals while protecting themselves against zoonotic diseases. (iaea.org)
  • Quammen also explains how zoonotic diseases are exceptionally hard to eradicate. (earthisland.org)
  • When zoonotic diseases make the headlines, it's usually because they are being passed from animals to humans. (nature.com)
  • A new study by scientists at the University of Liverpool documents, for the first time, how the ability of bacteria to swap genetic material with each other can directly affect the emergence and spread of globally important infectious diseases. (eurekalert.org)
  • The research, carried out by a group of data scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, argued that Wikipedia traffic data could also be used to estimate the current rates of disease outbreaks across the world. (ibtimes.com)
  • The team of scientists tracked the progress of seven diseases across 11 countries -- using language as an approximate measure for people's locations -- between 2010 and 2013, and compared page views on Wikipedia articles about those diseases with data obtained from health ministries. (ibtimes.com)
  • Moreover, several scientists also questioned the extent to which the model could be used in areas with poor Internet penetration, or in relation to poorly understood diseases. (ibtimes.com)
  • Fewer mass disease outbreaks and better vaccines may result from a new nanoscience-based method for identifying emerging flu viruses developed by international scientists including a University of Guelph researcher. (uoguelph.ca)
  • Ebola is endemic to Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, South Sudan and Gabon, and scientists initially believed that Central Africa's Zaire strain of the virus was responsible for the outbreak. (medscape.com)
  • Recent advances in DNA sequencing have allowed scientists to accurately track the spread of some diseases by measuring mutations in the pathogen's DNA when the DNA replicates. (innovations-report.com)
  • In research published today in the journal Open Biology, scientists at the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme in Vietnam and the Oxford University Clinical Research Units in Kathmandu, Nepal, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, have found a way to accurately map typhoid outbreaks in the city. (innovations-report.com)
  • The cause of the outbreak was traced back to the Opera House Hotel on July 10, 2015 and was declared as over as of August 20. (wikipedia.org)
  • And it only takes two or more ill residents to indicate a potential outbreak. (texmed.org)
  • EWARS in a box' contains all the equipment needed to set up a disease surveillance system, including mobile phones, laptops, solar-powered generators and chargers, all specifically designed to work in difficult and insecure operating environments like north eastern Nigeria. (who.int)
  • CDC collects data on foodborne disease outbreaks submitted by all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico through CDC's Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System. (nih.gov)
  • Cramped living conditions, limited clean water, and poor sanitation increases the risk of diarrhoea and other disease outbreaks. (who.int)
  • We have seen an increasing trend of diarrhoeal disease cases, including cases of diarrhoea with severe dehydration. (unhcr.org)
  • The clinical signs observed in the outbreaks were diarrhoea, ocular-nasal discharge, neurological signs, respiratory signs and high mortality. (thepoultrysite.com)
  • He describes WHO's stance in naming Disease X as wise in terms of communicating risk. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Share information about the signs and symptoms season and have seen the heartbreaking stories of of disease, who is at risk, treatment and care those who have lost loved ones. (cdc.gov)
  • Especially when the reason for of disease, who is at risk, treatment and care quarantine is exposure to a new disease for which options, and when to seek medical care. (cdc.gov)
  • There is a risk that cholera, dysentery and other serious waterborne diseases will break out in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • It is a disease of humans, but it can spread beyond us: our close relatives, nonhuman primates, are also at risk of contracting measles. (nature.com)
  • In order to prevent and respond to animal disease outbreaks with minimal social and economic losses, it is important to have an effective risk communication strategy. (fao.org)
  • The objective of this workshop is for the participants to understand the scope of risk communication and how it can be developed for the different communities pre and post animal disease outbreak . (fao.org)
  • The emergence of the virus in Guinea highlights the risk of EBOV outbreaks in the whole West African subregion," the report continued. (medscape.com)
  • In fact, the study showed that people living near to water spouts, for whom these provide their main source of water, and people living at a lower elevation are at substantially greatest risk of contracting the disease. (innovations-report.com)
  • We want to make sure the public is aware of the potential risk of this disease so that each person can make a decision for themselves about visiting the area in the best interest of their health. (unionleader.com)
  • Residents of LTC facilities are at high risk for certain infectious diseases, in part because of their existing medical conditions, including advancing age, and in part because a residential facility is a setting in which infections are more likely to be transmitted. (texmed.org)
  • Understanding who may be at highest risk during a potential influenza outbreak is critical in an effective response. (texmed.org)
  • EWARS also tracks disease alerts and publishes automated epidemiological bulletins each week to support data analysis and interpretation. (who.int)