The transmission of infectious disease or pathogens. When transmission is within the same species, the mode can be horizontal or vertical (INFECTIOUS DISEASE TRANSMISSION, VERTICAL).
The fundamental tenet of modern medicine that certain diseases are caused by microorganisms. It was confirmed by the work of Pasteur, Lister, and Koch.
The transmission of infectious disease or pathogens from health professional or health care worker to patients. It includes transmission via direct or indirect exposure to bacterial, fungal, parasitic, or viral agents.
The transmission of infectious disease or pathogens from patients to health professionals or health care workers. It includes transmission via direct or indirect exposure to bacterial, fungal, parasitic, or viral agents.
The transmission of infectious disease or pathogens from one generation to another. It includes transmission in utero or intrapartum by exposure to blood and secretions, and postpartum exposure via breastfeeding.
Programs of surveillance designed to prevent the transmission of disease by any means from person to person or from animal to man.
Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes EPIDEMICS and PANDEMICS.
Insects that transmit infective organisms from one host to another or from an inanimate reservoir to an animate host.
Invertebrates or non-human vertebrates which transmit infective organisms from one host to another.
The reduction or regulation of the population of noxious, destructive, or dangerous insects through chemical, biological, or other means.
A branch of internal medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of INFECTIOUS DISEASES.
Infectious diseases that are novel in their outbreak ranges (geographic and host) or transmission mode.
The communication from a NEURON to a target (neuron, muscle, or secretory cell) across a SYNAPSE. In chemical synaptic transmission, the presynaptic neuron releases a NEUROTRANSMITTER that diffuses across the synaptic cleft and binds to specific synaptic receptors, activating them. The activated receptors modulate specific ion channels and/or second-messenger systems in the postsynaptic cell. In electrical synaptic transmission, electrical signals are communicated as an ionic current flow across ELECTRICAL SYNAPSES.
Identification of those persons (or animals) who have had such an association with an infected person, animal, or contaminated environment as to have had the opportunity to acquire the infection. Contact tracing is a generally accepted method for the control of sexually transmitted diseases.
Diseases of non-human animals that may be transmitted to HUMANS or may be transmitted from humans to non-human animals.
A subfamily of assassin bugs (REDUVIIDAE) that are obligate blood-suckers of vertebrates. Included are the genera TRIATOMA; RHODNIUS; and PANSTRONGYLUS, which are vectors of TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI, the agent of CHAGAS DISEASE in humans.
A family of the order DIPTERA that comprises the mosquitoes. The larval stages are aquatic, and the adults can be recognized by the characteristic WINGS, ANIMAL venation, the scales along the wing veins, and the long proboscis. Many species are of particular medical importance.
Infection with the protozoan parasite TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI, a form of TRYPANOSOMIASIS endemic in Central and South America. It is named after the Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas, who discovered the parasite. Infection by the parasite (positive serologic result only) is distinguished from the clinical manifestations that develop years later, such as destruction of PARASYMPATHETIC GANGLIA; CHAGAS CARDIOMYOPATHY; and dysfunction of the ESOPHAGUS or COLON.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of systems, processes, or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Animals considered to be wild or feral or not adapted for domestic use. It does not include wild animals in zoos for which ANIMALS, ZOO is available.
Arthropods, other than insects and arachnids, which transmit infective organisms from one host to another or from an inanimate reservoir to an animate host.
Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)
Sudden outbreaks of a disease in a country or region not previously recognized in that area, or a rapid increase in the number of new cases of a previous existing endemic disease. Epidemics can also refer to outbreaks of disease in animal or plant populations.
Bites and stings inflicted by insects.
Computer systems capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically referenced information, i.e. data identified according to their locations.
Divisions of the year according to some regularly recurrent phenomena usually astronomical or climatic. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Aspects of health and disease related to travel.
The expected function of a member of a particular profession.
A genus of the subfamily TRIATOMINAE. Several species are vectors of TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI.
The systematic surveying, mapping, charting, and description of specific geographical sites, with reference to the physical features that were presumed to influence health and disease. Medical topography should be differentiated from EPIDEMIOLOGY in that the former emphasizes geography whereas the latter emphasizes disease outbreaks.
Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. It conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. It was established in 1948.
A protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the PLASMODIUM genus: PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM VIVAX; PLASMODIUM OVALE; and PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus ANOPHELES. Malaria is endemic in parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Oceania, and certain Caribbean islands. It is characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high FEVER; SWEATING; shaking CHILLS; and ANEMIA. Malaria in ANIMALS is caused by other species of plasmodia.
The pattern of any process, or the interrelationship of phenomena, which affects growth or change within a population.
Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.
Creating a representation of areas of the earth or other celestial bodies, for the purpose of visualizing spatial distributions of various information.
The capability to perform the duties of one's profession generally, or to perform a particular professional task, with skill of an acceptable quality.
Diseases of animals within the order PRIMATES. This term includes diseases of Haplorhini and Strepsirhini.
Animals which have become adapted through breeding in captivity to a life intimately associated with humans. They include animals domesticated by humans to live and breed in a tame condition on farms or ranches for economic reasons, including LIVESTOCK (specifically CATTLE; SHEEP; HORSES; etc.), POULTRY; and those raised or kept for pleasure and companionship, e.g., PETS; or specifically DOGS; CATS; etc.
Invasion of the host organism by microorganisms that can cause pathological conditions or diseases.
An acute viral infection in humans involving the respiratory tract. It is marked by inflammation of the NASAL MUCOSA; the PHARYNX; and conjunctiva, and by headache and severe, often generalized, myalgia.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.
Infections or infestations with parasitic organisms. The infestation may be experimental or veterinary.
A genus of mosquitoes (CULICIDAE) that are known vectors of MALARIA.
Programs of disease surveillance, generally within health care facilities, designed to investigate, prevent, and control the spread of infections and their causative microorganisms.
A genus of mosquitoes (CULICIDAE) frequently found in tropical and subtropical regions. YELLOW FEVER and DENGUE are two of the diseases that can be transmitted by species of this genus.
Animate or inanimate sources which normally harbor disease-causing organisms and thus serve as potential sources of disease outbreaks. Reservoirs are distinguished from vectors (DISEASE VECTORS) and carriers, which are agents of disease transmission rather than continuing sources of potential disease outbreaks.
The constant presence of diseases or infectious agents within a given geographic area or population group. It may also refer to the usual prevalence of a given disease with such area or group. It includes holoendemic and hyperendemic diseases. A holoendemic disease is one for which a high prevalent level of infection begins early in life and affects most of the child population, leading to a state of equilibrium such that the adult population shows evidence of the disease much less commonly than do children (malaria in many communities is a holoendemic disease). A hyperendemic disease is one that is constantly present at a high incidence and/or prevalence rate and affects all groups equally. (Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 3d ed, p53, 78, 80)
A family of terrestrial carnivores with long, slender bodies, long tails, and anal scent glands. They include badgers, weasels, martens, FERRETS; MINKS; wolverines, polecats, and OTTERS.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
A genus of the subfamily TRIATOMINAE. Rhodnius prolixus is a vector for TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Electron microscopy in which the ELECTRONS or their reaction products that pass down through the specimen are imaged below the plane of the specimen.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
The agent of South American trypanosomiasis or CHAGAS DISEASE. Its vertebrate hosts are man and various domestic and wild animals. Insects of several species are vectors.
Number of individuals in a population relative to space.
Water particles that fall from the ATMOSPHERE.
Infection with flukes (trematodes) of the genus SCHISTOSOMA. Three species produce the most frequent clinical diseases: SCHISTOSOMA HAEMATOBIUM (endemic in Africa and the Middle East), SCHISTOSOMA MANSONI (in Egypt, northern and southern Africa, some West Indies islands, northern 2/3 of South America), and SCHISTOSOMA JAPONICUM (in Japan, China, the Philippines, Celebes, Thailand, Laos). S. mansoni is often seen in Puerto Ricans living in the United States.
Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.
The relationship between an invertebrate and another organism (the host), one of which lives at the expense of the other. Traditionally excluded from definition of parasites are pathogenic BACTERIA; FUNGI; VIRUSES; and PLANTS; though they may live parasitically.
Computer-based representation of physical systems and phenomena such as chemical processes.
Transference of an organ between individuals of the same species or between individuals of different species.
A group of genetic, infectious, or sporadic degenerative human and animal nervous system disorders associated with abnormal PRIONS. These diseases are characterized by conversion of the normal prion protein to an abnormal configuration via a post-translational process. In humans, these conditions generally feature DEMENTIA; ATAXIA; and a fatal outcome. Pathologic features include a spongiform encephalopathy without evidence of inflammation. The older literature occasionally refers to these as unconventional SLOW VIRUS DISEASES. (From Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1998 Nov 10;95(23):13363-83)
A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The principles of proper conduct concerning the rights and duties of the professional, relations with patients or consumers and fellow practitioners, as well as actions of the professional and interpersonal relations with patient or consumer families. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
The science dealing with the earth and its life, especially the description of land, sea, and air and the distribution of plant and animal life, including humanity and human industries with reference to the mutual relations of these elements. (From Webster, 3d ed)
Statistical formulations or analyses which, when applied to data and found to fit the data, are then used to verify the assumptions and parameters used in the analysis. Examples of statistical models are the linear model, binomial model, polynomial model, two-parameter model, etc.
The science dealing with the establishment and maintenance of health in the individual and the group. It includes the conditions and practices conducive to health. (Webster, 3d ed)
An infant during the first month after birth.
Formal education and training in preparation for the practice of a profession.
The use of one's knowledge in a particular profession. It includes, in the case of the field of biomedicine, professional activities related to health care and the actual performance of the duties related to the provision of health care.
Living facilities for humans.
Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).
A species of mosquito in the genus Anopheles and the principle vector of MALARIA in Africa.
The quality or state of being independent and self-directing, especially in making decisions, enabling professionals to exercise judgment as they see fit during the performance of their jobs.
The external elements and conditions which surround, influence, and affect the life and development of an organism or population.
The science of breeding, feeding and care of domestic animals; includes housing and nutrition.
The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the air. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.
Administration of a vaccine to large populations in order to elicit IMMUNITY.
The reduction or regulation of the population of mosquitoes through chemical, biological, or other means.
The family Cervidae of 17 genera and 45 species occurring nearly throughout North America, South America, and Eurasia, on most associated continental islands, and in northern Africa. Wild populations of deer have been established through introduction by people in Cuba, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, and other places where the family does not naturally occur. They are slim, long-legged and best characterized by the presence of antlers. Their habitat is forests, swamps, brush country, deserts, and arctic tundra. They are usually good swimmers; some migrate seasonally. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1362)
Administration of vaccines to stimulate the host's immune response. This includes any preparation intended for active immunological prophylaxis.
EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES based on the detection through serological testing of characteristic change in the serum level of specific ANTIBODIES. Latent subclinical infections and carrier states can thus be detected in addition to clinically overt cases.
Processes that incorporate some element of randomness, used particularly to refer to a time series of random variables.
The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.
Small proteinaceous infectious particles which resist inactivation by procedures that modify NUCLEIC ACIDS and contain an abnormal isoform of a cellular protein which is a major and necessary component. The abnormal (scrapie) isoform is PrPSc (PRPSC PROTEINS) and the cellular isoform PrPC (PRPC PROTEINS). The primary amino acid sequence of the two isoforms is identical. Human diseases caused by prions include CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB SYNDROME; GERSTMANN-STRAUSSLER SYNDROME; and INSOMNIA, FATAL FAMILIAL.
The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.
Means or process of supplying water (as for a community) usually including reservoirs, tunnels, and pipelines and often the watershed from which the water is ultimately drawn. (Webster, 3d ed)
A transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (prion disease) of DEER and elk characterized by chronic weight loss leading to death. It is thought to spread by direct contact between animals or through environmental contamination with the prion protein (PRIONS).
A genus of PSYCHODIDAE which functions as the vector of a number of pathogenic organisms, including LEISHMANIA DONOVANI; LEISHMANIA TROPICA; Bartonella bacilliformis, and the Pappataci fever virus (SANDFLY FEVER NAPLES VIRUS).
A set of statistical methods used to group variables or observations into strongly inter-related subgroups. In epidemiology, it may be used to analyze a closely grouped series of events or cases of disease or other health-related phenomenon with well-defined distribution patterns in relation to time or place or both.
The longterm manifestations of WEATHER. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Any behavior caused by or affecting another individual, usually of the same species.
An acute febrile disease transmitted by the bite of AEDES mosquitoes infected with DENGUE VIRUS. It is self-limiting and characterized by fever, myalgia, headache, and rash. SEVERE DENGUE is a more virulent form of dengue.
The destroying of all forms of life, especially microorganisms, by heat, chemical, or other means.
The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)
The presence of an infectious agent on instruments, prostheses, or other inanimate articles.
A genus of mosquitoes (CULICIDAE) commonly found in tropical regions. Species of this genus are vectors for ST. LOUIS ENCEPHALITIS as well as many other diseases of man and domestic and wild animals.
The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in water. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.
Blood-sucking acarid parasites of the order Ixodida comprising two families: the softbacked ticks (ARGASIDAE) and hardbacked ticks (IXODIDAE). Ticks are larger than their relatives, the MITES. They penetrate the skin of their host by means of highly specialized, hooked mouth parts and feed on its blood. Ticks attack all groups of terrestrial vertebrates. In humans they are responsible for many TICK-BORNE DISEASES, including the transmission of ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER; TULAREMIA; BABESIOSIS; AFRICAN SWINE FEVER; and RELAPSING FEVER. (From Barnes, Invertebrate Zoology, 5th ed, pp543-44)
Formerly known as Siam, this is a Southeast Asian nation at the center of the Indochina peninsula. Bangkok is the capital city.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.
The branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their ENVIRONMENT, especially as manifested by natural cycles and rhythms, community development and structure, interactions between different kinds of organisms, geographic distributions, and population alterations. (Webster's, 3d ed)
Infections by bacteria, general or unspecified.
In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.
Pesticides designed to control insects that are harmful to man. The insects may be directly harmful, as those acting as disease vectors, or indirectly harmful, as destroyers of crops, food products, or textile fabrics.
A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.
Any infection which a patient contracts in a health-care institution.
The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.
Wormlike or grublike stage, following the egg in the life cycle of insects, worms, and other metamorphosing animals.
A general term for diseases produced by viruses.
Individuals supplying living tissue, organs, cells, blood or blood components for transfer or transplantation to histocompatible recipients.
The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.
The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.
Behavioral responses or sequences associated with eating including modes of feeding, rhythmic patterns of eating, and time intervals.
Research techniques that focus on study designs and data gathering methods in human and animal populations.
A subtype of INFLUENZA A VIRUS with the surface proteins hemagglutinin 1 and neuraminidase 1. The H1N1 subtype was responsible for the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918.
Intestinal infection with organisms of the genus CRYPTOSPORIDIUM. It occurs in both animals and humans. Symptoms include severe DIARRHEA.
Individuals licensed to practice medicine.
Epidemics of infectious disease that have spread to many countries, often more than one continent, and usually affecting a large number of people.
Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
An excessive stress reaction to one's occupational or professional environment. It is manifested by feelings of emotional and physical exhaustion coupled with a sense of frustration and failure.
A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.
The capability to perform acceptably those duties directly related to patient care.
The reciprocal interaction of two or more professional individuals.

Occupational human immunodeficiency virus infection in health care workers: worldwide cases through September 1997. (1/344)

The average estimated risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection for health care workers following a percutaneous or mucous exposure is <0.5% in incidence studies, although a case-control study suggests it is much higher for highest-risk percutaneous exposure. To characterize exposures resulting in HIV transmission, we reviewed available data on occupational cases reported worldwide, identifying 94 documented and 170 possible cases. The majority of documented infections occurred in nurses, after contact with the blood of a patient with AIDS by means of percutaneous exposure, with a device placed in an artery or vein. High-exposure job categories, e.g., midwives and surgeons, are represented mostly among possible cases. Transmission occurred also through splashes, cuts, and skin contaminations, and in some cases despite postexposure prophylaxis with zidovudine. Health care workers could benefit if these data were incorporated in educational programs designed to prevent occupational bloodborne infections.  (+info)

Safe working practices and HIV infection: knowledge, attitudes, perception of risk, and policy in hospital. (2/344)

OBJECTIVES--To assess the knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of risk of occupational HIV transmission in hospital in relation to existing guidelines. DESIGN--Cross sectional anonymous questionnaire survey of all occupational groups. SETTING--One large inner city teaching hospital. SUBJECTS--All 1530 staff working in the hospital in October 1991 and 22 managers. MAIN MEASURES--Knowledge of safe working practices and hospital guidelines; attitudes towards patients with AIDS; perception of risk of occupational transmission of HIV; availability of guidelines. RESULTS--The response rate in the questionnaire survey was 63% (958/1530). Although staff across all occupational groups knew of the potential risk of infection from needlestick injury (98%, 904/922), significantly more non-clinical staff (ambulance, catering, and domestic staff) than clinical staff (doctors, nurses, and paramedics) thought HIV could be transmitted by giving blood (38%, 153/404 v 12%, 40/346; chi 2 = 66.1 p < 0.001); one in ten clinical staff believed this. Except for midwives, half of staff in most occupational groups and 19% (17/91) of doctors and 22% (28/125) of nurses thought gloves should be worn in all contacts with people with AIDS. Most staff (62%, 593/958), including 38% (36/94) of doctors and 52% (67/128) of nurses thought patients should be routinely tested on admission, 17% of doctors and 19% of nurses thought they should be isolated in hospital. One in three staff perceived themselves at risk of HIV. Midwives, nurses, and theatre technicians were most aware of guidelines for safe working compared with only half of doctors, ambulance, and paramedical staff and no incinerator staff. CONCLUSIONS--Policy guidelines for safe working practices for patients with HIV infection and AIDS need to be disseminated across all occupational groups to reduce negative staff attitudes, improve knowledge of occupational transmission, establish an appropriate perception of risk, and create a supportive and caring hospital environment for people with HIV. IMPLICATIONS--Managers need to disseminate policy guidelines and information to all staff on an ongoing basis.  (+info)

Glove usage and reporting of needlestick injuries by junior hospital medical staff. (3/344)

The use of gloves when conducting invasive procedures and the reporting of needlestick injuries have been strongly encouraged. Despite this, neither practice appears to be universal. In order to determine the rates of glove usage and needlestick injury reporting, we conducted a survey of junior doctors in three hospitals in the UK. Of the 190 respondents, the majority rarely wore gloves for venesection, insertion of intravenous cannulas or arterial blood gas sampling. For more major procedures (insertion of central venous lines, insertion of thoracostomy tubes, suturing) gloves were invariably worn. Only 17.5% of needlestick injuries were reported. The rates of glove usage and needlestick injury reporting were lower than previous studies have demonstrated in North America. Surgeons suffered the most needlestick injuries and were the least likely to report them. The low reporting rate may have serious implications, particularly in view of the new Government guidelines on needlestick injuries which involve HIV-infected blood. By failing to use gloves and report needlestick injuries, junior doctors, in particular surgeons, are placing themselves and patients at increased risk of blood-borne transmissible diseases.  (+info)

Needlestick and sharps injuries among health-care workers in Taiwan. (4/344)

Sharps injuries are a major cause of transmission of hepatitis B and C viruses and human immunodeficiency virus in health-care workers. To determine the yearly incidence and causes of sharps injuries in health-care workers in Taiwan, we conducted a questionnaire survey in a total of 8645 health care workers, including physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, and cleaners, from teaching hospitals of various sizes. The reported incidence of needlestick and other sharps injuries was 1.30 and 1.21 per person in the past 12 months, respectively. Of most recent episodes of needlestick/sharps injury, 52.0% were caused by ordinary syringe needles, usually in the patient units. The most frequently reported circumstances of needlestick were recapping of needles, and those of sharps injuries were opening of ampoules/vials. Of needles which stuck the health-care workers, 54.8% had been used in patients, 8.2% of whom were known to have hepatitis B or C, syphilis, or human immunodeficiency virus infection. Sharps injuries in health-care workers in Taiwan occur more frequently than generally thought and risks of contracting blood-borne infectious diseases as a result are very high.  (+info)

National epidemiology of mycoses survey (NEMIS): variations in rates of bloodstream infections due to Candida species in seven surgical intensive care units and six neonatal intensive care units. (5/344)

Candida species are the fourth most frequent cause of nosocomial bloodstream infections, and 25%-50% occur in critical care units. During an 18-month prospective study period, all patients admitted for > or = 72 hours to the surgical (SICUs) or neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) at each of the participant institutions were followed daily. Among 4,276 patients admitted to the seven SICUs in six centers, there were 42 nosocomial bloodstream infections due to Candida species (9.8/1,000 admissions; 0.99/1,000 patient-days). Of 2,847 babies admitted to the six NICUs, 35 acquired a nosocomial bloodstream infection due to Candida species (12.3/1,000 admissions; 0.64/1,000 patient-days). The following were the most commonly isolated Candida species causing bloodstream infections in the SICU: Candida albicans, 48%; Candida glabrata, 24%; Candida tropicalis, 19%; Candida parapsilosis, 7%; Candida species not otherwise specified, 2%. In the NICU the distribution was as follows: C. albicans, 63%; C. glabrata, 6%; C. parapsilosis, 29%; other, 3%. Of the patients, 30%-50% developed incidental stool colonization, 23% of SICU patients developed incidental urine colonization, and one-third of SICU health care workers' hands were positive for Candida species.  (+info)

Risk of influenza A (H5N1) infection among health care workers exposed to patients with influenza A (H5N1), Hong Kong. (6/344)

The first outbreak of avian influenza A (H5N1) occurred among humans in Hong Kong in 1997. To estimate the risk of person-to-person transmission, a retrospective cohort study was conducted to compare the prevalence of H5N1 antibody among health care workers (HCWs) exposed to H5N1 case-patients with the prevalence among nonexposed HCWs. Information on H5N1 case-patient and poultry exposures and blood samples for H5N1-specific antibody testing were collected. Eight (3.7%) of 217 exposed and 2 (0.7%) of 309 nonexposed HCWs were H5N1 seropositive (P=.01). The difference remained significant after controlling for poultry exposure (P=.01). This study presents the first epidemiologic evidence that H5N1 viruses were transmitted from patients to HCWs. Human-to-human transmission of avian influenza may increase the chances for the emergence of a novel influenza virus with pandemic potential.  (+info)

Nosocomial transmission of Mycobacterium bovis bacille Calmette-Guerin to children receiving cancer therapy and to their health care providers. (7/344)

A previous report of nosocomial infection due to Mycobacterium bovis bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) implicated contamination of chemotherapy solutions reconstituted under the same biosafety hood as BCG vaccine used for bladder cancer therapy. We report 3 similar BCG infections in children and describe evidence of respiratory transmission to health care workers (HCWs) from 1 patient. These children were receiving chemotherapy for leukemia when they presented with active tuberculosis. Each isolate was identified biochemically and by both gas-liquid chromatography and major polymorphic tandem repeat-polymerase chain reaction. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis showed that 2 isolates were identical strains and identical to the Tice and Connaught strains licensed in the United States for bladder chemotherapy. The third isolate differed by a single fragment after DraI restriction. One patient with heavily positive sputum exposed numerous HCWs. Of 41 HCWs, 2 (5%) converted their purified protein derivatives (PPD) skin test. These data underscore the risk of nosocomial BCG transmission by contamination of chemotherapy solutions and demonstrate the potential for transmission to HCWs from patients with active pulmonary disease.  (+info)

Transmission of Pneumocystis carinii DNA from a patient with P. carinii pneumonia to immunocompetent contact health care workers. (8/344)

The transmission of Pneumocystis carinii from person to person was studied by detecting P. carinii-specific DNA in prospectively obtained noninvasive deep-nasal-swab samples from a child with a documented P. carinii pneumonia (PCP), his mother, two contact health care workers, and 30 hospital staff members who did not enter the patient's room (controls). Nested-DNA amplification was done by using oligonucleotide primers designed for the gene encoding the mitochondrial large subunit rRNA of rat P. carinii (P. carinii f. sp. carinii) that amplifies all forms of P. carinii and internal primers specific for human P. carinii (f. sp. hominis). P. carinii f. sp. hominis DNA was detected in samples from the patient and all of his contacts versus none of the 30 hospital staff members. The results, as previously shown in murine models of P. carinii pneumonia, document that person-to-person transmission of P. carinii is possible. This observation suggests that immunocompromised patients not on PCP prophylaxis should not enter the room of a patient with PCP, and it also raises the question as to whether healthy contacts can transmit the disease to immunocompromised patients at risk.  (+info)

Neisseria meningitidis is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis and sepsis (1). The case-fatality rate for meningococcal disease is 10%--14%; survivors can experience brain damage, hearing loss, limb loss, and learning disabilities (1). On December 11, 2009, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) initiated an investigation of two secondary cases of meningococcal disease in a police officer and a respiratory therapist following occupational contact with an unconscious adult. This report describes the events surrounding occupational transmission of N. meningitidis and recommends measures to control and prevent secondary transmission of N. meningitidis. Breaches in infection control, notification delays, and lack of worker exposure assessment and postexposure chemoprophylaxis (PEP) likely contributed to secondary cases. Employers should provide adequate infection-control training to staff members, PEP to exposed workers, and report notifiable diseases promptly. On December 3, 2009, the ...
Evidence that post-exposure treatment (PEP) with zidovudine is associated with a significant (79%) decrease in the risk of occupational transmission of HIV (usually after a needlestick accident) has p
The occupational risk of cancer occurring in humans from exposure to malignant cells is not well recognized, owing to the few cases reported in the medical literature. Based on these reports, the most likely route of occupational transmission involves needlestick or sharp object injuries whereby malignant cells are cutaneously injected or possibly implanted into an open wound. This risk is best un
This is a randomized (study medication assigned by chance), open-label (all people involved know the identity of the intervention), active-controlled (patients are assigned to either a recognized effective treatment or the study medication), parallel-group (each treatment group will be treated at the same time), multicenter study comparing DRV/r PEP (DRV/r administered with 2 NRTIs selected at the discretion of the investigator) to standard of care PEP (as per German-Austrian guidelines) in patients at risk of HIV infection due to HIV exposure through occupational injury and non-occupational exposure. This study consists of screening period, treatment period and a follow up period. HIV PEP will be administered for a total of at least 28 days and maximum of 30 days during treatment period, including any prestudy HIV PEP initiated before screening. Approximately 318 patients will be screened and enrolled to ensure that at least 131 patients are randomly assigned to receive DRV/r PEP or standard of ...
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Nichol K, Bigelow P, OBrien-Pallas L, McGeer A, Manno M, Holness DL. Am J Infect Control. 2008 Sep;36(7):481-7. BACKGROUND: Communicable respiratory illness is an important cause of morbidity among nurses. One of the key reasons for occupational transmission of this illness is the failur. ...
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|p|​Data show that 45% of blood and body fluid exposures among healthcare workers made contact with unprotected skin, and although 67% of exposures involved the eyes, fewer than one-third of healthcare workers were wearing facial protective equipment, according to the International Safety Centers (ISC) 2015 Exposure Prevention Information Network (EPINet) report for blood and body fluid exposures. |/p|
A needlestick injury, percutaneous injury, or percutaneous exposure incident is the penetration of skin by a needle or other sharp object, which was in contact with blood, tissue, or other body fluid before the exposure. Occupational needlestick injuries primarily affect healthcare workers, who make up 80% of needlestick injuries in the United States. Various other occupations are also at increased risk of needlestick injury, including law enforcement, laborers, tattoo artists, food preparers, and agricultural workers. Though the acute physiological effects of a needlestick injury are generally negligible, these devices can transmit blood-borne diseases, placing those exposed at increased risk of contracting infectious diseases, such as hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Among healthcare workers and laboratory personnel worldwide, more than 25 blood-borne viruses have been reported to be caused by needlestick injuries. It is estimated that half of ...
Health Care Workers that have occupational exposure to blood are at risk for HIV infection. Prevention of blood exposure, through safer practices, barrier precautions, safer needle devices, and other innovations, is the best way to prevent infection with HIV and other bloodborne pathogens.. Though these strategies have been successful in reducing the frequency of blood exposure and needlestick injuries in the past decade, the hazard has not been eliminated. As of December 2001, the CDC had received voluntary reports of 57 documented cases of HIV seroconversion temporally associated with occupational exposure to HIV among U.S. health care personnel. An additional 138 infections among health care personnel were considered possible cases of occupational transmission. Because there is no cure or effective vaccine for HIV, optimal post exposure care, including the administration of antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV infection, remains a high priority in protecting health care workers. ...
This report updates U.S. Public Health Service recommendations for the management of health-care personnel (HCP) who have occupational exposure to blood and other body fluids that might contain human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Although the principles of exposure management remain unchanged, recommended HIV postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) regimens have been changed. This report emphasizes adherence to HIV PEP when it is indicated for an exposure, expert consultation in management of exposures, follow-up of exposed workers to improve adherence to PEP, and monitoring for adverse events, including seroconversion. To ensure timely postexposure management and administration of HIV PEP, clinicians should consider occupational exposures as urgent medical concerns ...
The authors present data on 15 individuals infected by Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) -producing strains of Staphylococcus aureus. Intra-familial spread was documented in one case, and occupational transmission was most likely in another case. spa typing of the strains revealed a broad range of variants, though some strains were clonally related. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was found in three cases.. ...
The authors present data on 15 individuals infected by Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) -producing strains of Staphylococcus aureus. Intra-familial spread was documented in one case, and occupational transmission was most likely in another case. spa typing of the strains revealed a broad range of variants, though some strains were clonally related. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was found in three cases.. ...
We report the risk of covid-19 in nearly 250 000 household members of healthcare workers. Previous evidence on the risk of covid-19 to household members of healthcare workers is sparse,15 despite evidence that their safety is of major importance to healthcare workers.14 We show that the risk of hospital admission with covid-19 was nearly twofold higher in household members of patient facing compared with non-patient facing healthcare workers. Therefore, the susceptibility of household members, as well as healthcare workers themselves, needs to be considered when assessing occupational risk.. Several studies have reported an increased risk of covid-19 infection and high prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in healthcare workers, especially in front line workers.2515161718 However, many of these reports were small, single centre, and cross sectional in nature and used methods highly susceptible to bias or restricted their populations to physicians and nurses.251920 In a large healthcare worker population ...
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The intensive care unit at the Jewish General Hospital has treated nearly 300 COVID-19 patients since the pandemic began. As cases and hospitalizations begin to decline, staff hope this third wave is the last one.
i got a needlestick on pt. was confused, disoriented, and dying of hepatic failure. she is alcoholic, and who knows about her past. she is also hep c+. initial hiv on her was -.
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We determined factors associated with occupational transmission in Wisconsin during the 2003 outbreak of prairie dog-associated monkeypox virus infections. Our investigation included active contact surveillance, exposure-related interviews, and a veterinary facility cohort study. We identified 19 confirmed, 5 probable, and 3 suspected cases. Rash, headache, sweats, and fever were reported by &gt;80% of patients. Occupationally transmitted infections occurred in 12 veterinary staff, 2 pet store employees, and 2 animal distributors. The following were associated with illness: working directly with animal care (p = 0.002), being involved in prairie dog examination, caring for an animal within 6 feet of an ill prairie dog (p = 0.03), feeding an ill prairie dog (p = 0.002), and using an antihistamine (p = 0.04). Having never handled an ill prairie dog (p = 0.004) was protective. Veterinary staff used personal protective equipment sporadically. Our findings underscore the importance of standard veterinary
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How do you think you did? Lets find out!. 1. Bloodborne pathogens may enter your system through:. d) All of the above -- skin abrasions, open cuts, mucous membranes. 2. If you are exposed to potentially infectious materials (PIM) while working, you may request a vaccine for which bloodborne disease?. b) Hepatitis B. 3. When discussing the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, what are the main diseases of concern?. a) HIV, HBV, HCV. 4. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is:. d) both A and C -- a virus that does not currently have a cure, but can be controlled with medication, and the virus that causes AIDS. 5. The term universal precautions refers to…. c) Treating all body fluids as if they are infectious. 6. If you wear gloves while handling PIM, it is not necessary to wash your hands afterwards.. b) False. 7. Which of the following may contain bloodborne pathogens?. d) All of the above -- vaginal secretions, semen, saliva with traces of blood.. ...
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We analyzed information obtained from 1,192 patients with probable severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) reported in Hong Kong. Among them, 26.6% were hospital workers, 16.1% were members of the same household as SARS patients and had probable secondary infections, 14.3% were Amoy Gardens residen …
PLoS Med. 2006 Dec;3(12):e494. Tuberculosis among health-care workers in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. Joshi R, Reingold AL, Menzies D, Pai M. Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America. BACKGROUND: The risk of transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from patients to health-care workers (HCWs) […]
|p|Washington legislators plan to introduce two bills this session to strengthen worker safety protections for health-care workers who handle chemotherapy drugs on the job, and to provide better tracking of cancers that develop from occupational exposures.|/p||p|Sen. Karen Keiser plans to introduce legislation to mandate that the state cancer registry capture occupational data from cancer patients.|/p||p|Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, chair of the Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection Committee, is introducing legislation that will create an occupational safety standard for oncology clinics and other places where chemo is used.|/p||p|Both bills were developed in response to InvestigateWests investigation last year exposing the ongoing risk to health-care workers who handle chemotherapy for their jobs.|/p||p|
Background: This study determined awareness and occupational exposures to needlestick injuries (NSIs) and its associated risk factors among healthcare workers (HCWs) in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana. Materials and Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among a total of 540 HCWs from three selected tertiary hospitals in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire and analyzed. Results: All the study participants were aware of NSI and NSI-associated hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) acquisition. Most of them (63.6%) were trained on the safety use of sharps devices and the majority of them preferred safety-engineered devices (79.8%). A greater proportion of the participants has had HBV vaccination (85.9%). The prevalence of NSIs was approximately 47%. NSIs were highly ranked to occur at patients bedside (28.5%) and clinical laboratories (24.6%). Handling of needles/sharp objects before usage ...
Blood and any body fluid visibly contaminated with blood should be considered capable of transmitting hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Semen and vaginal secretions should also be considered potentially able to transmit these viruses.
Blood and any body fluid visibly contaminated with blood should be considered capable of transmitting hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Semen and vaginal secretions should also be considered potentially able to transmit these viruses.
Although 400 mg efavirenz (EFV) is gives cerebrospinal fluid exposure (CSF) exposure of EFV above that required for HIV suppression, exposure of ...
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Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, can give rise to a variety of health issues. Talk with your physician or another member of your health care team for information tailored to your own situation. A person at a high HIV risk group (commercial sex workers, IV drug users, men who have sex with men PEP Singapore Clinic/ bisexual men) or. Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is the usage of short-term antiretroviral treatment (ART) to reduce the risk of acquisition of HIV disease following exposure.. An STD clinic prescribed A 30 year-old gentleman with a speculative sexual vulnerability the HIV PEP regimen of Kaletra and Combivir in Singapore. Whenever youve got a high risk exposure to HIV, do talk to our board accredited Family Doctor regarding HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis which is suggested for exposures over the last 72 hours.. Our HIV PEP drug price (complete drug regimen for just 1 month duration) starts from $1856. HIV PEP therapy has been shown to decrease the probability of HIV ...
Several hundred fully vaccinated health-care workers will be allowed into Bell MTS Place to watch the Winnipeg Jets in their upcoming Stanley Cup playoff series. The decision is facing criticism as Manitoba continues to report high COVID-19 case counts and transmission rates, as well as a record number of ICU patients.
Exposure to blood-borne pathogens in the workplace is a serious threat to worker safety. To combat this threat, federal regulations require the preparation of an exposure control plan (ECP). This chapter constitutes the ECP for SLAC. It demonstrates our commitment to providing a safe and healthful work environment for our entire staff and is a key document for implementing and ensuring compliance with standards.. Full chapter [pdf]. ...
VANCOUVER - Health care workers in Canada made up about 20 per cent of COVID-19 infections as of late July, a figure that was higher than the global average. In a report released earlier this . . .
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Hart Fetsko feels grateful and fortunate to be able to care for her aging mother.But after she had provided for her moms every need for 14 months, a health-care worker warned her recently that if she didnt look after herself, she couldnt be her best for her mother.
Its no secret that that healthcare can be a dirty profession. So why is it that despite the warnings about the dangers of not wearing appropriate protection around hazardous drugs and infectious diseases, workers still choose to put themselves in danger?
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Course For Bloodborne Pathogens provides access to the Bloodborne Pathogens Training Class, which may be recommended or required in the state of Pennsylvania for employees who are occupationally exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). Many employers make certain that their workers receive regular training that covers all elements of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. This training is generally made available on initial assignment, at least annually thereafter, and when new or modified tasks or procedures affect a workers occupational exposure. This online Bloodborne Pathogens Training Class provides meaningful content intended to educate students on bloodborne pathogens and diseases, methods used to control occupational exposure, hepatitis B vaccine, and medical evaluation and post-exposure follow-up procedures. This course has been designed to present topics relevant to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training requirement as stated in OSHAs ...
Our study is the largest series of adolescent patients receiving HIV PEP after sexual assault. It describes HIV PEP use immediately after the introduction of state guidelines on HIV PEP for adolescent and adult sexual assault survivors.. Although there are no clinical trials examining HIV PEP use in adolescents and children, two authors in the United States have reported prescribing HIV PEP at their paediatric EDs. Babl et al published a case series of 10 patients who were offered HIV PEP at the Boston Medical Center Pediatric ED and the eight who accepted it.15 Five of these patients were sexual assault survivors and four presented to the ED within 24 hours of their assault. All were given zidovudine, lamivudine, and indinavir as HIV PEP. In their abstract, Neu et al of the New York Presbyterian Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department recounted providing HIV PEP to seven sexual assault survivors.16 All were adolescents 11-19 years of age, and one was male. Only three patients in the Babl study ...
Health-care workers (HCWs) are at risk for infections with bloodborne pathogens resulting from occupational exposures to blood through percutaneous injuries (PIs). Phlebotomy, one of the most commonly
Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing said:. “Government and employers in the NHS need to start taking this issue seriously by introducing needle policies and investing in safer alternatives to traditional needles, so that these accidents dont happen in the first place. Nurses should also receive full support from their employers when they sustain an injury because no one wants to feel isolated and alone when going through such trauma .. 4,407 nurses responded to the RCN Needlestick Injury in 2008 survey published in the RCNs fortnightly Bulletin magazine and a further 320 nurses completed an online survey. The RCN says it is now looking forward to working with the Government, regulators and employers to address the issue. The report was launched to MPs, peers and stakeholders at the House of Commons yesterday (18 November 2008).. Read the RCN needlestick injury 2008 report.. More on the BBC news channel.. More IV news at IVTEAM. ...
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Seeking Medical AttentionEmergency Care:In the event of any injury or illness where medical assistance is needed, and for all life threatening emergencies, immediately call 911.Blood and Body Fluid Exposures/Infectious Agents ExposuresIf you are exposed to an infectious agent by a needlestick or non-human primate bite it is necessary to seek medical counsel immediately. For
Halyards AERO CHROME Surgical Gown is FDA approved for AAMI Level 4, the highest level of fluid and microbial protection in the critical zones as defined by the AAMI PB70:2012 standard for liquid barrier performance of protective apparel, Hodges added. This protection level provides additional protection from blood-borne pathogens in the critical zones,5 which are defined as those areas where direct contact with fluid is most likely to occur during surgical procedures.. The gowns are a smart investment as well, according to Hodges, who says an analysis of internal sales data shows facilities that stock the gowns can achieve up to a 40 percent SKU reduction.. Halyard arrived at 40 percent by calculating how many different but overlapping types of surgical gowns most facilities stock, which could be replaced with Halyards two-gown system of AERO BLUE and AERO CHROME gowns, he said. In most accounts this would reduce the number of SKUs in inventory by 40 percent or more while providing ...
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該病的傳播大多藉由共用針頭(英语:Drug_injection)、消毒不完全的醫療設備、在進行健康照護工作時的針扎傷害(英语:Needlestick injury)還有輸血造成[1][3]。現在有了血液篩檢作業後,經由輸血而感染的病例已小於兩百萬分之一[1]。還有另一種傳播方式是母親在生產時給嬰孩[1]。一般日常生活的接觸是不具傳染性的[4]。C型肝炎是已知五種肝炎病毒的其中一種:A型、B型、C型、D型、E型[8]。診斷方法是檢測血液中是否存在血清抗體或是病毒的RNA。只要是暴露在危險因子下的民眾,都會建議進行篩檢[1]。 ...
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2013). "Macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae in humans, Ontario, Canada, 2010-2011". Emerging Infectious Diseases. 19 (9 ... Transmission of M. pneumoniae can only occur through close contact and exchange of aerosols by coughing due to the increased ... They determined that cohorting patients is less effective due to the long incubation period, and so the best method of ... Neither of these methods, along with others, has been available to medical professionals in a rapid, efficient and inexpensive ...
Positive-pressure rooms are used when there are patients who are extremely susceptible to disease, such as HIV patients. For ... In a negative-pressure system, the focus is on keeping infectious diseases isolated by controlling the airflow and directing ... This field of study is important because controlled indoor climates generally tend to favor the survival and transmission of ... Blacklick, OH, USA: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing, 2005. p. 6, 185, 231, 260, 528, 530.. ...
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America/Association for Professionals in Infection Control/Infectious Diseases Society ... "Evidence-based model for hand transmission during patient care and the role of improved practices". The Lancet Infectious ... 2003). "Noma: An "infectious" disease of unknown aetiology". The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 3 (7): 419-31. doi:10.1016/S1473- ... Melbourne Infectious Diseases Group (Australia) 2009: European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID ...
"Recent Ancestry of Kyasanur Forest Disease Virus". Emerging Infectious Diseases. 15 (9): 1431-1437. doi:10.3201/eid1509.080759 ... The vector for disease transmission is Haemaphysalis spinigera, a forest tick. Humans contract infection from the bite of ... but the situation is under control as described by health professionals. The disease initially reported from Shimoga district ... "Isolation of Kyasanur Forest Disease Virus from Febrile Patient, Yunnan, China". Emerg. Infect. Dis. 15 (2): 326-328. doi: ...
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... the most common causes of death in the mid-19th century consisted of infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, dysentery and ... Hospital out-patients pay EUR 27.40 per consultation; in-patients pay a per diem charge of EUR 32.50. For long-term illnesses, ... The service is for all professional groups in healthcare, political decision-makers and the general public. Another main aim of ... The process enables accuracy in data acquisition and also prescription data before any transmission is done. In Finland, e- ...
2016 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America". Clinical Infectious Diseases. 62 (4): e1-50. doi:10.1093/cid/civ933 ... Patients should be advised to avoid sexual intercourse for at least 1 week and until they and their partner(s) have completed ... STI-associated vulvovaginitis may be caused by sexual abuse or vertical transmission, and are treated and diagnosed like adult ... "Overview of Vaginitis". Merck Manuals Professional Edition. May 2018. Retrieved October 14, 2018. "Vaginitis". ACOG. September ...
Jones RM, Brosseau LM (May 2015). "Aerosol transmission of infectious disease". Journal of Occupational and Environmental ... "Guidelines for Evaluation of US Patients Suspected of Having Ebola Virus Disease". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( ... Ebola Virus: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2011 Edition: ScholarlyPaper. Scholarly Editions. 2012. ISBN 978-1- ... "Ebola Virus Disease". SRHD. Retrieved 15 September 2020.. *^ a b c d "Q&A on Transmission, Ebola". Centers for Disease Control ...
Family history (FH): listing of diseases in the family that may impact the patient. A family tree is sometimes used. ... Hospital medicine is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. Physicians whose primary professional focus is hospital ... European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases *^ Garrison, Fielding H. (1966). History of Medicine. ... Robert Koch's discoveries around 1880 of the transmission of disease by bacteria, and then the discovery of antibiotics around ...
Exposure to respiratory infectious diseases like tuberculosis (caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis) and influenza can be ... A surgical practitioner is a healthcare professional who specializes in the planning and delivery of a patient's perioperative ... Annual TB testing is no longer recommended unless there is a known exposure or ongoing transmission at a healthcare facility. ... A health professional (or healthcare professional) may provide health care treatment and advice based on formal training and ...
This made him realise that the vector of the disease were lice that were discarded with the patient's own clothes.[3] Nicolle ... For over a century, the Institut Pasteur has been at the forefront of the battle against infectious disease. This worldwide ... His insight into the mode of transmission occurred while he was visiting the hospital: patients were washed and given clean ... who extended his research to a socio-professional category which was extremely affected by it, that is the miners in whom this ...
Risser, Jan M.H., Risser, William L., Risser, Amanda (December 2008). "Epidemiology of Infections in Women", Infectious Disease ... A patient's complete history helps medical professionals identify higher risk areas and corrects assumptions about the personal ... transmission, although transmission is possible through vaginal and cervical secretions. The highest rate of transmission of ... Transmission of specific sexually transmitted diseases among women who have sex with women depends on the sexual practices ...
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A number of infectious diseases can sometimes cause ALS-like symptoms,[4] including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), human T ... of ALS patients and up to 50% of FTD patients.[54] Other genes known to cause FTD-ALS include CHCHD10, SQSTM1, and TBK1.[49] ... Journal of Neural Transmission. 125 (4): 591-613. doi:10.1007/s00702-018-1851-y. PMID 29417336.. ... These health professionals can teach people adaptive strategies such as techniques to help them speak louder and more clearly. ...
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... but she was unique in that she did not suffer any ill-effects of the disease and in that she was ultimately the only patient ... Professional recognition[edit]. Josephine Baker was becoming famous, so much so that New York University Medical School asked ... Infectious and epidemic. disease prevention. *Asymptomatic carrier. *Epidemics *List. *Notifiable diseases *List ... In 1923, Baker retired, but she did not stop working.[22][24] She became the first woman to be a professional representative to ...
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This discovery revolutionized work in infectious diseases, and Pasteur gave these artificially weakened diseases the generic ... Munthe, Axel (2010) [First published 1929]. "V: Patients". The Story of San Michele. Hachette UK. ISBN 9781848545267.. ... This is often cited as a serious threat to his professional and personal reputation.[113][114] His closest partner Émile Roux, ... Seminars in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 13 (2): 134-141. doi:10.1053/spid.2002.125138.. ...
Infectious Diseases of the Lower Extremities. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore 293-298 Woodfolk JA (2005). "Allergy and ... which further substantiates the likelihood of respiratory disease transmission to the healthcare provider being exposed to the ... Healthcare providers may use podiatry drills on onychauxic (thickened) nails of patients to alleviate or eliminate pain, ... complaints pertaining to airborne nail dust exposure and efforts have been made to study the podiatric professionals to ...
Oceans, Climate, and Health: Cholera as a Model of Infectious Diseases in a Changing Environment. Rice University: James A ... More recently, in 2002, Alam, et al., studied stool samples from patients at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease in ... Transmission. Cholera bacteria have been found in shellfish and plankton.[14] Transmission is usually through the fecal-oral ... "Cholera - Vibrio cholerae infection Information for Public Health & Medical Professionals". Centers for Disease Control and ...
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... isolated from a Swiss patient exposed in Africa.". Emerging infectious diseases 4 (4): 631-4. PMID 9866740.. ... Acton, Q. Ashton (2011). Mycobacterium Infections: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional. ScholarlyEditions. s. 1968. ... Så sidder infektionen typisk øverst i lungen.[45] Denne hæmatogene transmission kan også sprede infektionen til fjernere steder ... Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 45 (4): 436-8. doi:10.1086 ...
"Dysregulation of immune response in patients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China". Clinical Infectious Diseases. PMID 32161940. doi: ... "Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)-Transmission". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (en inglés). 17 de marzo de 2020 ... "COVID19-Resources for Health Care Professionals". Penn Libraries. 11 March 2020. Arquivado dende o orixinal o 14 March 2020. ... "Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Transmission". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (en inglés). 17 de marzo de ...
"STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)". Retrieved 23 January 2014.. *^ a b c Corinna, Heather (2016). S.E.X.: The All-You-Need- ... It is believed that the term safe sex was used in the professional literature in 1984, in the content of a paper on the ... Although safe sex is used by individuals to refer to protection against both pregnancy and HIV/AIDS or other STI transmissions ... Women with copper intrauterine device may be subject to greater risk of infection from bacterial infectious such as gonorrhea ...
Scabies was diagnosed in 13 patients; six long-term patients, five short-term patients also cared for at home, and two home ... Disease Outbreaks / prevention & control* * Female * Humans * Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional / ... Scabies was diagnosed in 13 patients; six long-term patients, five short-term patients also cared for at home, and two home ... Outbreak of scabies in Norwegian nursing homes and home care patients: control and prevention J Hosp Infect. 2000 Jun;45(2):160 ...
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  • The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) (2011) reported that preventable disease outbreaks and patient mortality have been scientifically linked to unvaccinated healthcare workers [2]. (
  • Experience from past outbreaks has established reliable methods to control transmission in hospitals and at funerals of people who die from Ebola - two of the three main venues for transmission (see 'Hospitals and funerals' ). (
  • What most distinguishes the current situation from previous outbreaks is the high proportion of transmission occurring in the community. (
  • The Mediterranean basin, which offers suitable environmental conditions for mosquitoes, is considered to be at high risk for outbreaks of new arboviral diseases [ 2 ]. (
  • It also protects the individual worker from falling ill during influenza outbreaks and from missing work, which further impacts patient care. (
  • Most outpatient settings still lack the infrastructure and resources needed to support critical infection control and prevention activities, as evidenced by ongoing outbreaks and patient notification events in physician's offices and other ambulatory care facilities. (
  • It is a term used by health care workers in classifying patients during evaluation and testing in times of infectious disease outbreaks. (
  • All procedures were carried out according to the guidelines of HIV infection control made by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (
  • Although short-range large-droplet transmission is possible for most respiratory infectious agents, deciding on whether the same agent is also airborne has a potentially huge impact on the types (and costs) of infection control interventions that are required. (
  • Three key areas should be addressed for optimal management of hospital-acquired infectious diseases: infection control, vaccination, and patient education. (
  • Infection control is an important component in reducing the risk of nosocomial transmission from patient to patient. (
  • This document is addressed to infection control professionals, occupational health specialists and other professionals involved in patient care in health-care facilities. (
  • It is for this reason that students are provided instruction on infectious diseases, mechanisms of disease transmission, and infection control procedures to reduce the risk of disease transmission, including those published by national public health agencies, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (
  • We believe in enforcing a high standard of infection control and universal precautions, which remain the best strategy for protecting patients and surgeons from accidental exposure. (
  • Training of HCWs in proper infection-control technique should begin in professional and vocational schools and continue as an ongoing process. (
  • NEW YORK (March 8, 2017) - Reducing antibiotic use in intensive care units by even small amounts can significantly decrease transmission of dangerous multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), according to new research published online today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology , the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. (
  • Training health care professionals in proper infection control practices helps to stanch the spread of infectious disease in the health care setting. (
  • I-TECH has partnered to create several curricula on the fundamentals of infection control practices for health care professionals, and many others incorporate instruction on these measures into their course content. (
  • Health care professionals, who do not practice proper infection control, can expose multiple bacteria and diseases to others. (
  • Transmission of MRSA from a book or other inanimate object is "theoretically possible," said Dr. William Jarvis, M.D., president of the research foundation of the Washington-based Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). (
  • The guidance was endorsed by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), and the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada (AMMI Canada). (
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control. (
  • We always have to take our cues from a patient," says Manning, who is the president-elect of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. (
  • The paper, published in this months Infection Control and Healthcare Epidemiology and endorsed by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), stresses influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel as a core patient safety practice that should be a condition of both initial and continued employment in healthcare facilities. (
  • Early diagnosis of a respiratory virus is important to ensure that patients receive the most appropriate treatment as soon as possible, that the use of unnecessary antibiotics is avoided, and that suitable infection control measures are used. (
  • Transmission of hepatitis B virus to multiple patients from a surgeon without evidence of inadequate infection control. (
  • In this outbreak there was surgeon-to-patient HBV transmission despite apparent compliance with recommended infection-control practices. (
  • CONCLUSION: Our findings of possible nosocomial transmission of Ad14 highlight the need to reinforce infection control guidelines. (
  • To prevent or minimize HAIs among OHCP and patients, oral healthcare facilities, like all healthcare facilities, are mandated to develop a written infection control/exposure control protocol predicated on a hierarchy of preventive strategies. (
  • A. Standard Precautions (periodically expanded with new evidence-based elements) and Transmission-Based Precautions provide the fabric for an effective Infection Control/Exposure Control Protocol. (
  • B. The office Infection Control/Exposure Control Protocol is predicated on the concept that blood and all other body fluids (secretions and excretions with the exception sweat) are potentially infectious. (
  • C. The office Infection Control/Exposure Control Protocol is a hierarchy of preventive strategies designed to protect OHCPs and patients alike. (
  • The Healthcare-Associated Infections: Prevention GUIDELINES Pocket Guide is based on the latest guidelines of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and was developed in collaboration with IDSA, SHEA, the American Hospital Association, and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. (
  • The Infectious Disease Epidemiology Annual Report - which was published on July 12, 2017 and provides data on the status of more than 50 infectious diseases in Germany during 2016 - offers the first glimpse into the public health consequences of the massive influx of migrants in late 2015. (
  • The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) is a professional society representing more than 3,000 physicians and other healthcare professionals around the world who possess expertise and passion for healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention, and antimicrobial stewardship. (
  • While the WHO's list of priority pathogens was welcomed by many leading health care organizations and experts in infectious diseases, epidemiology, biodefense and public health, who have endorsed its goals, there is not perfect agreement on which pathogens warrant a spot on the list and how they are prioritized. (
  • New expert guidance released today by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America advises hospitals on determining when they can safely discontinue contact precautions for patients with multi-drug resistant bacteria. (
  • Presenters reviewed with participants the epidemiology and clinical manifestation of Zika virus disease and how early recognition and reporting of suspected cases can mitigate the risk of local transmission. (
  • Influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel is a professional and ethical responsibility and non-compliance with healthcare facility policies regarding vaccination should not be tolerated, according to a position paper released today by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). (
  • It is designed to provide quick reference guidance on infection prevention and control to help prevent the transmission of acute infectious respiratory diseases during health care. (
  • The advice in this Quick Reference Guide is drawn from "Infection prevention and control of epidemic- and pandemic-prone acute respiratory diseases in health care- WHO Interim Guidelines. (
  • Testing is recommended for hospitalised patients with fever (≥38°C) and acute respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath, sore throat) of an unknown cause. (
  • Add airborne precautions when collecting respiratory specimens from patients with severe symptoms and during aerosol-generating procedures. (
  • SARS is an infectious respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus. (
  • Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a rapidly expanding global pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. (
  • As studies have shown that viruses are the most common cause of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children and are responsible for up to one-third of cases of CAP in hospitalized adults, clinicians should consider a viral etiology in the evaluation of a patient with a respiratory tract infection. (
  • Molecular tests, including nucleic acid amplification assays or multiplex assays that use polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or reverse transcriptase PCR for genomic amplification, are commonly used to evaluate patients suspected of having a respiratory virus and should routinely be used to evaluate children with CAP. (
  • It is important to take appropriate precautions to prevent transmission of respiratory viruses in the healthcare setting, as indicated in TABLE 1 . (
  • To prevent the spread of influenza virus or rhinovirus in the healthcare setting, it is recommended that healthcare providers use droplet precautions (i.e., place patient in a single room or cohort, only move patient outside the room if medically necessary and have patient wear a mask and use respiratory hygiene, wear a surgical mask if close contact with patient is anticipated) in combination with standard precautions. (
  • Subsequent reports of febrile respiratory illness among health care personnel suggested nosocomial transmission. (
  • Subsequent reports of febrile respiratory illness among health care personnel suggested nosocomial transmission.METHODS: Health care personnel participants completed a questionnaire and provided blood and nasal wash specimens for Ad14 diagnostic testing. (
  • or respiratory transmission, i.e., inhalation of droplets or droplet nuclei (airborne transmission). (
  • Respiratory Hygiene / Cough Etiquette is a new standard that that implements containment measures at the point of initial patient contact (e.g., reception or triage areas of physician's offices) for patients with undiagnosed, potentially transmissible respiratory infections (as suggested by symptoms of cough, congestion, or rhinorrhea). (
  • 2. Reducing work-related diseases and associated risk factors in healthcare and social assistance, including infectious, respiratory, dermal, and other diseases and health outcomes. (
  • Some procedures have been found to be associated with increased risk of aerosol generation and transmission of respiratory viruses (often referred to as aerosol-generating medical procedures, AGPs, or AGMPs). (
  • Scientists then identified genotype 7 from Central Africa in 2014 and genotype 8 from India in 2018, according to a studies published in December 2014 in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and June 2018 in the Journal of Infectious Diseases . (
  • The Journal of infectious diseases. (
  • Journal of Infectious Diseases , 200 (11), 1759-65. (
  • WellSpan Infectious Disease Specialists 1001 S. George St. , 4th Floor Ketterman Bldg. (
  • If taking samples yourself, use standard, contact and droplet transmission precautions when managing suspected cases and taking specimens: long sleeved gown, gloves, protective eyewear/face shield and a surgical mask. (
  • Reasons for the low risk of HIV transmission from the surgical team are readily available and include routine utilization of sterile surgical technique and universal precautions. (
  • These recommendations emphasize adherence to universal precautions that require that blood and other specified body fluids of all patients be handled as if they contain blood-borne pathogens (1,2). (
  • Infected HCWs who adhere to universal precautions and who do not perform invasive procedures pose no risk for transmitting HIV or HBV to patients. (
  • Infected HCWs who adhere to universal precautions and who perform certain exposure-prone procedures (see page 4) pose a small risk for transmitting HBV to patients. (
  • In the interim, until further data are available, additional precautions are prudent to prevent HIV and HBV transmission during procedures that have been linked to HCW-to-patient HBV transmission or that are considered exposure-prone. (
  • But when patients are under what are called "contact precautions," objects they might touch, such as bed rails or medical equipment, are cleaned between use by standard disinfectants. (
  • Because of the virulent nature of multi-drug resistant infections and C. difficile infections, hospitals should consider establishing policies on the duration of contact precautions to safely care for patients and prevent spread of these bacteria," said David Banach, MD, MPH, an author of the study, and hospital epidemiologist at University of Connecticut Health Center. (
  • We outlined expert advice for hospitals to consider in developing institutional policies to more effectively use contact precautions to safely care for patients. (
  • At this time, insufficient evidence exists to make a formal recommendation on whether patients with CDI be placed on contact precautions if readmitted to the hospital. (
  • The duration of contact precautions can have a significant impact on the health of the patient, the hospital , and the community," said Gonzolo Bearman, MD, MPH, an author of the study, and chairman of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Virginia Commonwealth University. (
  • Leading infectious diseases experts have released new guidance for healthcare facilities looking to establish precautions for visitors of patients with infectious diseases. (
  • Universal precautions are used between each and every patient to prevent the transmission of HIV and other infectious diseases. (
  • These precautions require dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants to wear gloves, facemasks and eye protection, and to sterilize all handpieces (drills) and other dental instruments for every patient, using specific sterilization procedures outlined by the Centers for Disease Control. (
  • Isolation Precautions are precautions that are taken in health care settings to prevent the spread of an infectious agent from an infected or colonized patient to susceptible persons. (
  • To prevent the spread of RSV and parainfluenza in the healthcare setting, it is recommended that healthcare providers use contact precautions (i.e., place patient in a single room or cohort, only move patient outside the room if medically necessary, wear gloves and gown upon entering room, wear masks and eye protection as needed) in addition to standard precautions. (
  • Of the 23 confirmed case patients with direct contact with Ad14-infected patients, 52% reported that patients were not in contact and droplet precautions at the time of exposure. (
  • 2) Transmission-Based Precautions. (
  • Standard Precautions apply to all patients, regardless of diagnosis or presumed infection status, and are based on the principle that blood, body fluids, secretions, excretions except sweat, non-intact skin, and mucous membranes harbor potentially transmissible infectious agents. (
  • More than a decade ago, we all implemented the"Universal Precautions" mandated by OSHA in responseto the incident in which one dentist allegedly infectedseveral of his patients with the HIV virus. (
  • As if patient mortality from completely preventable diseases was not enough, other types of infectious and communicable diseases have warranted increased attention over the past decade because treatment and containment are a serious growing public health issue. (
  • Educate healthcare workers, patients, and the public about infectious and communicable diseases, including disease transmission and prevention. (
  • Students in this program may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and infectious diseases through the provision of clinical services. (
  • 2 Primary health care professionals should obtain a history of high-risk exposures associated with the transmission of HCV and other blood-borne pathogens from all patients. (
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend certain practices for the prevention of blood-borne pathogens. (
  • Controlling transmission requires minimizing contact with bodies, bodily fluids and contaminated items such as mattresses, clothes and clinical waste. (
  • The clinical picture varies from mild illness with low-grade fever to severe clinical disease with abdominal discomfort and multiple complications. (
  • Relative specific immunity follows recovery from clinical disease and inapparent infection. (
  • View free CME/CE activities for clinicians in areas pertinent to patient-centered outcomes research and clinical knowledge. (
  • Clinical care should be undertaken with or in conjunction with the Infectious Diseases team. (
  • Non-pulmonary TB is usually not infectious, although some clinical material may be (e.g. (
  • I-TECH provides technical assistance on the clinical care and treatment of HIV and related opportunistic infections on a continuum that ranges from direct patient service delivery, to training and mentoring health care workers, to the development of national policies and health systems infrastructure. (
  • In particular, together with ministries of health and other key stakeholders, I-TECH has developed numerous curricula and clinical mentoring programs to train health care workers to safely and effectively treat patients who have HIV and TB or other opportunistic infections at a level of care commensurate with national and international standards. (
  • A substantial minority of patients hospitalized develop an acute COVID-19 cardiovascular syndrome, which can manifest with a variety of clinical presentations but often presents as an acute cardiac injury with cardiomyopathy, ventricular arrhythmias, and hemodynamic instability in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. (
  • Results of landmark clinical trials the department has conducted over several decades have led to significant advances in the fight against infectious diseases including polio and HIV/AIDS. (
  • It is becoming more main stream as improvements in analysis and quality control along with advances in clinical research show the value of herbal medicine in the treating and preventing disease. (
  • between health-care workers and patients, the survival of clinical isolates of five species of Candida on the palms of human volunteers was tested. (
  • A GC and her partner (if appropriate) should have a clinical interview with a mental health professional. (
  • The purpose of this study was to characterize the clinical presentation of the disease caused by S. zooepidemicus , microbiologically characterize the isolated strains, and identify clonality of human isolates for comparison to equine isolates from contact horse stables or other horse farms of the surrounding area. (
  • Videoconferencing has been used in a wide range of clinical disciplines and settings for various purposes including management, diagnosis, counseling and monitoring of patients. (
  • Care, Infectious Diseases Protocol, 2016. (
  • Interim Guidance for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus - United States, July 2016 (MMWR, Jul. (
  • Herbal preparations had been used historically in China to treat influenza-like diseases. (
  • Published evidence indicates that aerosol transmission of influenza can be an important mode of transmission, which has obvious implications for pandemic influenza planning and in particular for recommendations about the use of N95 respirators as part of personal protective equipment. (
  • Several authors have stated that large-droplet transmission is the predominant mode by which influenza virus infection is acquired ( 1 - 3 ). (
  • As a consequence of this opinion, protection against infectious aerosols is often ignored for influenza, including in the context of influenza pandemic preparedness. (
  • For example, the Canadian Pandemic Influenza Plan and the US Department of Health and Human Services Pandemic Influenza Plan ( 4 , 5 ) recommend surgical masks, not N95 respirators, as part of personal protective equipment (PPE) for routine patient care. (
  • This position contradicts the knowledge on influenza virus transmission accumulated in the past several decades. (
  • Indeed, the relevant chapters of many reference books, written by recognized authorities, refer to aerosols as an important mode of transmission for influenza ( 6 - 9 ). (
  • In preparation for a possible pandemic caused by a highly lethal virus such as influenza A (H5N1), making the assumption that the role of aerosols in transmission of this virus will be similar to their role in the transmission of known human influenza viruses would seem rational. (
  • Following are a brief review of the relevant published findings that support the importance of aerosol transmission of influenza and a brief discussion on the implications of these findings on pandemic preparedness. (
  • It also discusses other agents, like influenza virus, where the potential for airborne transmission is much more dependent on various host, viral and environmental factors, and where its potential for aerosol transmission may be underestimated. (
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pneumonia, influenza, and septicemia were responsible for nearly 96,000 deaths (5.5%) of people 65 years of age or older in 1997. (
  • Preventable diseases such as influenza, measles, mumps, Pertussis and Varicella have been linked to transmission from unvaccinated healthcare workers [3, 4]. (
  • Despite a relatively mild influenza season last year, it remains important to get vaccinated this and every year, flu experts emphasized at a news conference sponsored by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. (
  • Laura Riley, MD, director of obstetrics and gynecology infectious disease at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, noted that an abundance of evidence has accumulated that the influenza vaccine is safe for both mother and baby, with no concerns about increased risks of miscarriage or birth defects. (
  • I believe that the immunization of the healthcare provider community writ large is both an ethical and professional responsibility of those healthcare workers," he said, citing both the need to prevent transmission to patients and the need to keep healthcare professionals working when influenza is causing extensive illness in the community. (
  • La información en esta página debería ser considerada como ejemplos de información de antecedentes para la temporada de influenza 2020-2021 para la práctica médica respecto del uso de medicamentos antivirales contra la influenza. (
  • Actualización sobre el virus la influenza aviar A (H5N1) en los seres humanos. (
  • Effectiveness of antiviral treatment in human influenza A(H5N1) infections: analysis of a Global Patient Registry. (
  • Enteric absorption and pharmacokinetics of oseltamivir in critically ill patients with pandemic (H1N1) influenza. (
  • Intravenous Zanamivir in Hospitalized Patients With Influenza. (
  • The transmission of influenza in healthcare settings is a substantial safety concern for both patients and healthcare personnel and deserves our attention and action," says Neil Fishman, MD, president of SHEA. (
  • Healthcare providers are ethically obligated to take measures proven to keep patients from acquiring influenza in healthcare settings. (
  • Mandatory vaccination is the cornerstone to a comprehensive program designed to prevent the spread of influenza which also includes identification and isolation of infected patients, adherence to hand hygiene and cough etiquette, the appropriate use of protective equipment, and restriction of ill healthcare personnel and visitors in the facility. (
  • According to a 2009 RAND Corporation survey, 39 percent of healthcare professionals stated they had no intention of getting vaccinated despite the heightened concern surrounding influenza with the H1N1 pandemic. (
  • 1 Certain viral infections (including influenza virus, RSV, parainfluenza viruses, adenovirus, and rhinoviruses) may also predispose patients to secondary bacterial infections, potentially resulting in more severe disease. (
  • In this simulation study, a patient with suspected avian or pandemic influenza (API) sought treatment at 9 Australian hospital emergency departments where patient-staff interactions during the first 6 hours of hospitalization were observed. (
  • Some responses to the latter have attempted to put these theoretical risks in a more practical light [ 4 ], and this nicely illustrates the quandary of how to classify such emerging or re-emerging pathogens into either the large droplet (short-range) versus airborne (short and possibly long-range) transmission categories. (
  • Although EMS was not specifically not included in the studies, it doesn't take much to imagine what the potential role of EMS is in the transmission of these pathogens from healthcare areas. (
  • Surgical barriers and surgical techniques should be further developed whenever possible to avoid intraoperative injury and to further diminish any possible risk of transmission of HIV or other pathogens. (
  • The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and Asian Network for Surveillance of Resistant Pathogens also have undertaken antibiotic-resistance threat assessments. (
  • In an ongoing effort to mitigate the risk of transmission of infectious diseases through transfusion, AABB also provides a valuable reporting platform to assist US blood collectors in identifying geographic areas where donors who have had reactive tests to various pathogens reside. (
  • Risks to patients from exposure to animals in the healthcare setting may be associated with transmission of pathogens through direct or indirect contact or, less likely, droplet/aerosol transmission (See Table I ). However, insufficient studies are available to produce generalizable, evidence-based recommendations and as a result, substantial variations exist in policies and practice across healthcare institutions. (
  • Scientific studies addressing the potential risks of animal to-human transmission of pathogens in the healthcare setting are limited in number and, because animals have generally been excluded from hospitals, the experience gained to date has been mainly from case reports and outbreak investigations. (
  • Beyond the fact that dust is on its own a very dangerous airborne particulate, it also acts as an easy mode of transmission for other airborne pathogens. (
  • The transmission of infectious disease or pathogens from health professional or health care worker to patients. (
  • Wear gowns while working with potentially infectious material. (
  • As such the adults must be treated as potentially infectious until Pulmonary TB disease can be ruled out. (
  • Because no tests are available to determine infectivity, it should be assumed that anyone testing positive for anti-HCV is potentially infectious. (
  • I think awareness can potentially lead to behavior change and disease prevention. (
  • The use of HEPA-filtered negative air machines, negative pressure anterooms and temporary containment units can greatly enhance a facilities ability to isolate potentially infectious patients. (
  • Perhaps one of the biggest challenges a facility faces is the sudden influx of potentially infectious and critical patients. (
  • Signs and symptoms are typically subtle, with bacterial causes identifiable in only 20% to 50% of patients. (
  • Paratyphoid fever is a systemic bacterial disease which usually presents with fever, headache, malaise, anorexia, and diminished frequency of stool which is more common than diarrhea, plus bradycardia, enlargement of spleen and rose spots on trunk in 25% of white-skinned patients. (
  • Inadequate screening and handling of samples risks transmission of infectious disease and bacterial contamination. (
  • It includes transmission via direct or indirect exposure to bacterial, fungal, parasitic, or viral agents. (
  • Viral shedding is short lived and a patient should be isolated from other susceptible individuals for the first five days following the onset of swelling of the salivary (parotid) glands. (
  • The viral loads were 15100 and 420 in two patients, and negative in the other 3. (
  • Lassa fever is a viral disease common in West Africa but rarely seen in the United States. (
  • In addition, we now know that the blood concentration of viral particles in patients who are infected with HIV is low. (
  • Polio is a viral infectious disease transmitted from person to person through the fecal-oral route. (
  • Despite the viral inactivation and extensive tissue donor selection and qualification processes used in providing this tissue graft, transmission of an infectious disease through the use of this tissue graft is still possible. (
  • These diseases seem to impact the geriatric population to a greater extent, whether because of increased risk factors for acquiring infections or because of inadequate host defense. (
  • Comorbid conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease often can complicate infections, diminishing the ability to treat them effectively. (
  • There are innumerable ways in which infections and bacteria can be spread throughout many environments, especially in hospitals settings, this generally occurs as patients are often vulnerable. (
  • If the nurse on the ward neglected to wash their hands whilst attending to the patient with an infection, and they than attend to one of the other two patients, or Mrs. Jones, the likely hood of transmitting an infection is very high, as the nurse has not used appropriate or effective, or any hand hygiene, to lessen/eliminate the risk of transmitting infections to other patients. (
  • The evidence points toward the alarming trend that these antibiotic-resistant infections were showing up as community-associated infections (in the home) and in patients without traditional risk factors (antibiotic use, advanced age, and prior hospitalization). (
  • The initial symptoms of Ebola (which may include fever, diarrhoea and vomiting) mimic those of many common diseases, including malaria, pneumonia and gastrointestinal infections. (
  • The surgical team is continually aware of the dangers of transmission of infections, which is inclusive of, but not limited to, HIV infection. (
  • however, some infections recur, sometimes because patients come into contact with the same bacteria in the home. (
  • Patients who have CA-MRSA infections and receive health care from NYC Health Centers told us that they are interested in learning how the bacteria spread and what patients can do to prevent infections from returning and spreading to others. (
  • For HIV positive long term non-progressors who require Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy HAART quickly due to opportunistic infections, and patients with low CD4 counts should have a baseline chest x-ray prior to commencing treatment. (
  • Health-care providers are at greater risk of blood-borne infections from their patients than the other way around. (
  • Although the risk of transmission and spread of these infections in temperate regions remains a controversial issue, vector-borne diseases have been widely reported in the media and have been the focus of preventive strategies by national and international policy-makers and public health authorities. (
  • Generalized Linear Model(s) identified medical school training, the extent of professional experience, and awareness of the French national plan regarding arboviral infections as significant predictors for lower risk perception among respondents. (
  • I-TECH has a wealth of experience and expertise in planning, developing, and implementing projects focused on prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases, particularly HIV and opportunistic co-infections such as tuberculosis (TB) and sexually transmitted infections. (
  • The U.S. has not experienced any active transmission of the virus, although more than 900 cases of imported infections-individuals infected outside the U.S.-have been reported so far, with a new study predicting the epidemic will last into 2019. (
  • Research expertise within the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology is in various aspects of infectious diseases and host-pathogen interactions, including the pathogenesis of microbial infections at the cellular and molecular levels as they relate to developing methods for disease prevention. (
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that you can develop from sexual contact with someone with the infection. (
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that while still uncommon, KPC kills up to half of people who get severe infections from it. (
  • Take, for example, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). (
  • The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) represents physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases. (
  • This website is designed to provide education to the public and healthcare professionals about the burden, causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases across the lifespan. (
  • Diagnosis is by identifying E. histolytica in stool specimens or by serologic tests if extraintestinal disease is suspected. (
  • This guideline describes the procedure which must be followed whenever a diagnosis of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (M.TB) infection is suspected or confirmed, to optimally protect staff, patients and other visitors from risk of infection and assist in the care of the child with M.TB (not including Occupational Health policy). (
  • Contagion ( ) is a fully-integrated print and digital news publication that provides healthcare practitioners and aligned professionals with timely information and resources to improve patient outcomes and positively impact the identification, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. (
  • Because leprosy diagnosis is complex and requires professional expertise, new tools and methodologies are needed to detect cases in early stages and prevent transmission. (
  • OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate antibody responses against the Mce1A protein in leprosy patients, household contacts of patients, and the general population to present an addition tool for leprosy diagnosis. (
  • B99.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified infectious disease. (
  • Patients are considered to be contagious from 4 days before to 4 days after the rash appears. (
  • Because of the contagious nature of the disease and the delayed public-health response, the epidemic spread rapidly around the globe. (
  • In the CDC Interim Guidelines on Smallpox, the CDC suggests that a facility or portion of a facility be set up to accommodate three segments of the populous: all contagious or probable infectious individuals, febrile patients without rash or other indicative symptoms and asymptomatic or vaccinated patients. (
  • Many tropical arboviral diseases transmitted by arthropod vectors, such as dengue fever (DEN hereafter), chikungunya (CHIK) and Zika (ZIKA) transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, are now also seen as emerging threats in temperate and sub-temperate regions. (
  • Contagion™, the all-inclusive resource for infectious disease information, is launching an online video series with an exclusive interview with Stephen Redd, MD (RADM, USPHS), director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who warns that a lack of federal funding is compromising efforts to protect U.S. citizens from the Zika virus. (
  • Congress has, so far, failed to reach a decision on President Obama's request for $1.9 billion to combat active Zika transmission. (
  • The $1.9 billion the President requested is really critical to be able to respond effectively," Dr. Redd said, adding that substantial cuts have been made to programs focused on other infectious disease prevention and response-specifically Ebola-to identify $25 million for state, city and territories to fight Zika. (
  • He also described how local transmission of Zika will most likely occur and the challenges that will arise. (
  • Contagion will continue to publish the latest information available on Zika and other infectious diseases. (
  • The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis. (
  • Zika virus disease can often be diagnosed by performing reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) on serum. (
  • All other couples in which a partner has been in an area with Zika can also reduce the risk of sexual transmission by using barrier methods or abstaining from sex. (
  • Test any patients for Zika if they develop symptoms of Zika and report potential sexual exposure to a partner who lives in or traveled to an area with Zika. (
  • The new guidance expands CDC's recommendations for the prevention of sexually transmitted Zika virus to include the possibility of sexual transmission from an infected woman. (
  • There is documented evidence of sexual transmission of Zika from male-to-female, male-to-male and female-to-male sex partners. (
  • But there is at least one case report of suspected sexual transmission from an asymptomatically infected man, who had Zika detected in semen at 39 days after he left the area with widespread Zika virus transmission. (
  • PowerPoint slide show (45 slides)of National Surveillance System Highlights from 2018 - from the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of Tuberculosis in the United States. (
  • This document provides infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance for safe prehospital Footnote * care and ground transport of suspected persons under investigation (PUI) or confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases Footnote 1 . (
  • Among them, 32.7% reported symptoms, and 68.1% contracted chronic chikungunya disease. (
  • Diagnosing infection in elderly patients can be challenging because they may not display classic signs and symptoms. (
  • Those identified as close contacts of the patient will be monitored for 21 days to see if symptoms occur. (
  • Refer patients with severe symptoms to your local ED for assessment. (
  • for your patients with COVID-19 symptoms and refer to infectious disease or internal medicine consultants for further evaluation and guidance. (
  • About 70 to 80 percent of people who become infected with acute hepatitis C do not show any symptoms at first, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (
  • Smallpox has several characteristics that made eradication possible: an effective vaccine which could prevent infection with a single dose, highly visible symptoms with a short incubation period, and transmission occurring only human-to-human. (
  • This person exhibits the symptoms of the disease and is required to be tested, and undergo a quarantine or isolation while waiting for the laboratory results. (
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (
  • Saving Lives, Protecting People Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (
  • WHO wishes to thank the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for their generous financial support for the development and publication of this document. (
  • Inconsistent and lack of standardized reporting has caused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) to consider unvaccinated healthcare workers to be an "under-recognized problem" [4,5]. (
  • Guidelines published in July 1991 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been widely distributed and have not been amended or changed since that time. (
  • This document has been developed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to update recommendations for prevention of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) in the health-care setting. (
  • Recommendations have been made by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for the prevention of transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the hepatitis B virus (HBV) in health-care settings (1-6). (
  • In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report outlining the top 18 drug-resistant threats to the United States, with each pathogen categorized based on level of concern, from urgent to serious and concerning. (
  • The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal agency responsible for monitoring and controlling infectious disease in the United States, has reported 28 proven cases of HIV transmission from patients to health-care workers since surveillance of occupationally acquired HIV began in 1981. (
  • Beginning in 2006, AABB collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to design and implement the CDC National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Hemovigilance Module . (
  • Additionally, I-TECH has experience working alongside ministries of health and the United States Centers for Disease Control Global AIDS Program (CDC GAP) offices to develop infrastructure for HIV prevention, treatment, and care services. (
  • I'm not aware of paper or paper-like materials being implicated in an outbreak or transmission," said Dr. L. Clifford McDonald, M.D., a senior epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. (
  • American Diabetes Association, American Medical Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ad Council join forces to reduce the incidence of Type 2 Diabetes, one of the nation's biggest public health crises today. (
  • Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (
  • Note that the practice remains responsible for informing the patient about their test results. (
  • Practical skills are learned through demonstration, simulated lab experiences, and hands-on practice led by credentialed, highly-qualified EMS professional educators. (
  • I am a patient of this practice. (
  • Committee on Infectious Diseases and Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine. (
  • The virus is transmitted by direct contact with infectious droplets or by airborne spread when an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes. (
  • Diseases Known to be Spread by Droplets or Aerosols. (
  • The only exemptions, say the epidemiologists and infectious disease physicians, should be in cases of medical contraindications. (
  • He was admitted to a hospital in Rendsburg in June and subsequently diagnosed with tuberculosis - a disease which only recently has reentered the German consciousness. (
  • The tuberculosis scare has cast a renewed spotlight on the increased risk of infectious diseases in Germany since Chancellor Angela Merkel allowed in around two million migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. (
  • The cause is usually unknown, but may be a complications of tuberculosis, cancer, pituitary disease of cortisone drugs. (
  • For non-immune compromised individuals, eight hours of exposure to an infectious person in a confined space is considered to be a significant contact ( Joint Tuberculosis Committee of the British Thoracic Society 2000 ). (
  • This article is part of a series on Tuberculosis and discusses how best to approach patients. (
  • For more information see part 2 Laboratory Testing in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) CDNA National Guidelines for Public Health Units . (
  • For specimen collection information see Appendix A in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) CDNA National Guidelines for Public Health Units . (
  • Subsequent work suggests that the new mouse model seems to respond similarly to humans when receiving Chagas disease therapy. (
  • Report immediately suspect fluid exposure, or a needlestick or sharp injury to a designated person or health care professional. (
  • Local health authorities say that in addition to the children, parents and teachers as well as parishioners are also being tested for the disease, which can develop months or even years after exposure. (
  • Patients have been concerned about their potential risk of exposure to HIV infection from blood transfusions, other patients, health care workers, and surgeons. (
  • This document contains recommendations to provide guidance for prevention of HIV and HBV transmission during those invasive procedures that are considered exposure-prone. (
  • The mean and variance in the time from infection to onset (incubation period) were estimated in a small group of patients with known exposure. (
  • Limitations: Estimates of the incubation period relied on statistical assumptions because few patients had known exposure times. (
  • Patients who are at risk of exposure to HCV should be advised on steps they might take to minimize their risk of infection. (
  • All such patients should be told that HCV is transmitted primarily by exposure to blood, serum-derived body fluids and body fluids that are visibly contaminated with blood. (
  • 46 Lastly, the likelihood of transmission is also influenced by the susceptibility of the host and related factors such as, overall health status, genetic influences, immunocompetence, vaccination/infection history, and previous exposure to similar diseases. (
  • Engineering controls are those elements of the organization's infrastructure that function to prevent exposure to and/or transmission of the infectious agent, such as the Ebola virus, at the source, or along the path of the hazard. (
  • Administrative controls include policies, procedures, education, training and patient care practices intended to prevent exposure to and/or transmission of an infectious agent during the provision of care and transport. (
  • We estimated the seroprevalence, proportion of symptomatic cases, and proportion of chronic form of disease after introduction of chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in 2 cities in Brazil. (
  • Chronic pain developed in a high proportion of patients. (
  • We recommend training health professionals in management of chronic pain, which will improve the quality of life of chikungunya-affected persons. (
  • Although the leading causes of death among the elderly are chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and stroke infectious diseases remain among the top 10 causes of death. (
  • 30% to 40% of patients will evolve to the chronic phase with cardiac, digestive or cardiodigestive involvement, characterized by cardiac lesions and organ enlargement,' he notes. (
  • This group includes persons who are at risk for HCV-associated chronic liver disease and who also serve as reservoirs for transmission of HCV to others. (
  • BACKGROUND Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by the obligate intracellular bacillus Mycobacterium leprae. (
  • This method is primarily used for managing chronic diseases or specific conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes mellitus, or asthma. (
  • The transmission of Pneumocystis carinii from person to person was studied by detecting P. carinii -specific DNA in prospectively obtained noninvasive deep-nasal-swab samples from a child with a documented P. carinii pneumonia (PCP), his mother, two contact health care workers, and 30 hospital staff members who did not enter the patient's room (controls). (
  • The results, as previously shown in murine models of P. carinii pneumonia, document that person-to-person transmission of P. carinii is possible. (
  • Clusters of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) cases have been reported in wards of immunocompromised patients, suggesting the person-to-person transmission of P. carinii ( 2 , 6 , 8 , 12 , 13 ). (
  • The concept and definition of aerosols is also discussed, as is the concept of large droplet transmission, and airborne transmission which is meant by most authors to be synonymous with aerosol transmission, although some use the term to mean either large droplet or aerosol transmission. (
  • The scientists recommended that dental instruments be heat-treated between patient uses to eliminate the risk of transmitting HIV and other blood-borne viruses from one patient to another. (
  • It is important to note that there is a high rate of co-infection with viruses and bacteria, with prospective studies of patients with CAP showing that up to one-third of adults and children have more than one identified infecting pathogen. (
  • Transmission of hepatitis viruses by surgeons. (
  • The toolkit provides intervention guidelines for healthcare professionals, acute- and long-term-care hospitals, and health departments nationwide. (
  • Montefiore's protocol, which detects KPC with a rapid molecular lab test and initiates contact isolation for all positive patients, has virtually eliminated patient-to-patient transmission of KPC as a result of implementing the toolkit measures. (
  • The toolkit emphasizes preventing the spread of infectious diseases to healthcare workers. (
  • We've quickly devolved into an unknown," said Kacey Ernst, an infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of Arizona. (
  • With a death toll in the thousands, and mortality at around 70%, it has undermined fragile health-care systems by filling hospitals with highly infectious patients and killing health workers. (
  • Patients become infectious when they are symptomatic, and remain highly infectious until they begin to recover. (
  • Corpses are highly infectious. (
  • This is why the HRSA National Bio-Terrorism Hospital Preparedness Program states that all participating hospitals must have the ability to maintain, in negative pressure isolation, at least one suspected case of a highly infectious disease. (
  • Refer to Routine Practices for preventing transmission of bloodborne infectious diseases. (
  • Koh highlighted vaccination rates in pregnant women and healthcare professionals, two groups that are listed as priorities for coverage by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. (
  • In addition to promoting the participation in this national patient hemovigilance system, AABB and its expert volunteers continue to collaborate with colleagues around the world to refine common definitions for adverse events and incidents, promote education for professionals in the field, and facilitate research that identifies best practices and interventions to improve patient care and safety. (
  • 2017). Healthcare facilities should develop clear policies and practices related to animals to ensure the safety of patients, visitors, healthcare personnel (HCP), as well as that of the animals. (
  • What prevention messages should be given to patients with high-risk drug or sexual practices? (
  • Q: In an outbreak/pandemic scenario, what practices should automatically change to keep transmission of airborne infectious particles as low as possible? (
  • 1. Evaluate best practices for bariatric patient handling in U.S. Veterans Health Administration hospitals. (
  • According to the code of ethics, nurses must take appropriate action when they see illegal practices that place the best interests of patients in jeopardy. (
  • Past government regulationshave not even distinguished between orthodonticoffices, where the possibility of cross-contaminationwith patient bodily fluids is minimal,and other types of dental practices, where suchcontamination is much more likely. (
  • The goal of this article is to highlight best practices in Telemedicine as they are emerging during the Covid-19 pandemic and the barriers and facilitators to a successful Telehealth visit with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients. (
  • up to 9 out of 10 susceptible persons with close contact to a measles patient will develop measles. (
  • Of 144 susceptible patients in whose surgery the infected surgeon participated, 19 had evidence of recent HBV infection (13 percent). (
  • The uneven testing rate has left public health and medical professionals without a clear picture of how coronavirus is spreading. (
  • Published findings that support the occurrence of aerosol transmission were reviewed to assess the importance of this mode of transmission. (
  • With this in mind, this review considers the commonly used term of 'aerosol transmission' in the context of some infectious agents that are well-recognized to be transmissible via the airborne route. (
  • While reports point to the occurrence of aerosol transmission in certain community circumstances (e.g., prolonged contact in closed indoor spaces with poor ventilation) there remains uncertainty around the exact role of aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2. (
  • Investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes. (
  • Not only does this process improve patient outcomes, but it helps to reduce ART medication resistance. (
  • A full-service healthcare communications company offering education, research and medical media, Michael J. Hennessy Associates Inc. is dedicated to providing healthcare professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes. (
  • As we seek to help those with an opioid use disorder transition to lives of sobriety, we recognize there's great interest in new treatment options that result in meaningful outcomes for patients. (
  • These services can provide comparable health outcomes to traditional in-person patient encounters, supply greater satisfaction to patients, and may be cost-effective. (
  • 1 Malnutrition, a major risk factor for infection, is estimated to be present in 15% to 50% of elderly patients who are admitted to the hospital. (
  • The professionals of Tissue Banks use protocols that reduce the risk of transmission of infectious diseases, however do not eliminate this possibility. (
  • in a geographically localised area with elevated risk of community transmission - see Locally acquired cases and clusters in NSW . (
  • Household contacts are at particularly high risk of secondary transmission. (
  • Investigate diseases or parasites to determine cause and risk factors, progress, life cycle, or mode of transmission. (
  • The overall risk of transmission of HIV from infected surgeons to patients appears to be so low that costly measures, such as testing and limiting of work, are not justified. (
  • We continue to believe in operating room behavior that will minimize the risk of transmission of HIV or any other blood-borne or environmentally transmissible pathogen. (
  • These guidelines did not include specific recommendations on testing HCWs for HIV or HBV infection, and they did not provide guidance on which invasive procedures may represent increased risk to the patient. (
  • Proper application of these principles will assist in minimizing the risk of transmission of HIV or HBV from patient to HCW, HCW to patient, or patient to patient. (
  • Koh said that the low rate among personnel in long-term care facilities is "particularly worrisome because these professionals typically care for people at higher risk for complications. (
  • The message to patients is, 'You pose a much greater risk to the clinician than the clinician poses to you. (
  • In this context, we wanted to determine the extent of risk perception in infectious diseases (ID) physicians of the current and future risk of arboviral disease introduction, autochthonous case development and epidemic scenarios in France, Western Europe. (
  • Despite the fact that arboviral diseases are increasingly being imported into France, sometimes resulting in sporadic autochtonous transmission, French ID physicians do not perceive the risk as high. (
  • Although importation to Europe via travelers is well documented, the true risk of establishment of these three arboviral diseases after importation remains unknown. (
  • Healthcare professionals and members of the military are also at greater risk. (
  • Patients who are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) should be advised that the surest way to prevent the spread of HIV infection and other STDs is to have sex with only one uninfected partner or not to have sex at all. (
  • All of these inanimate objects are very, very unlikely to pose a risk to patients," he added. (
  • Additionally, patients receiving MAT cut their risk of death from all causes in half, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (
  • As pulmonary and critical care clinicians and researchers who treat individuals with COVID-19, we are concerned that an EUA for convalescent plasma has the potential to put patients at risk. (
  • 1. Conduct surveillance for injuries, diseases, and risk factors in healthcare and social assistance. (
  • Examples include determining risk factors for disease transmission and injury mechanisms. (
  • This examination also will identify patients at risk for sexually-transmitted diseases. (
  • While these tests do not eliminate the risk of transmission, they greatly minimize them. (
  • This observation suggests that immunocompromised patients not on PCP prophylaxis should not enter the room of a patient with PCP, and it also raises the question as to whether healthy contacts can transmit the disease to immunocompromised patients at risk. (
  • Immunization is an essential component of disease prevention and control. (
  • PHAC is updating its interim guidance on infection prevention and control in home care settings to consider emerging data on the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. (
  • Elimination is defined as the absence of endemic measles virus transmission in a defined geographic area, such as a region or country, for 12 months or longer in the presence of a well-performing surveillance system. (
  • Measles cases occur as a result of importations by people who were infected while in other countries and from subsequent transmission that may occur from those importations. (
  • Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) external icon is a rare, but fatal degenerative disease of the central nervous system characterized by behavioral and intellectual deterioration and seizures that generally develop 7 to 10 years after measles infection. (
  • Measles virus can remain infectious in the air for up to two hours after an infected person leaves an area. (
  • Brief article with background information and recommendations relevant to facilitating conversation with Somali patients about measles and MMR vaccine, including addressing concerns related to misinformation about link between MMR and autism. (
  • The classification of an infectious agent as airborne and therefore 'aerosol-transmissible' has significant implications for how healthcare workers (HCWs) need to manage patients infected with such agents and what sort of personal protective equipment (PPE) they will need to wear. (
  • TB is usually spread by the airborne route from cases of pulmonary TB (PTB) disease, which is the most common form of adult and paediatric TB. (
  • Because of the exploratory nature of this research, the associations found cannot be interpreted as evidence for airborne transmission of psittacosis from poultry to the general population. (
  • Q: There are many ways that inside air can be protected from airborne pathogen transmission. (
  • Six healthcare workers who had assisted with infected patients in their own homes were also diagnosed with scabies. (
  • To do so, researchers used a mathematical model, known as agent-based modeling to simulate the interactions between patients and healthcare workers. (
  • The model assumed that transmission among patients occurred primarily via contaminated hands of healthcare workers. (
  • healthcare workers and patient should wear a surgical mask. (
  • Identify and analyze public health issues related to foodborne parasitic diseases and their impact on public policies, scientific studies, or surveys. (
  • Guinea worm disease, also known as dracunculus medinensis, is caused by a parasitic worm which enters the body through ingestion of contaminated water. (
  • The surgical community emphasizes that available scientific data indicate that transmission of HIV infection from physician, surgeon, or nurse to patient is extremely rare. (
  • To this aim, we developed an original standardized questionnaire survey which was disseminated by the French Infectious Diseases Society to ID physician members. (
  • Prior infection doesn't offer protection against the virus and being cured of hepatitis C 'does not result in immunity against reinfection,' says Carlos Malvestutto, MD, MPH , an infectious disease physician at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. (
  • Consult with your physician or other healthcare professional. (
  • For more information on HIV/AIDS prevention, consult with a physician or other healthcare professional. (
  • Treatment for symptomatic disease is with metronidazole or tinidazole followed by paromomycin or another drug active against cysts in the lumen of the colon. (
  • Curricula aim to enhance the skills of health care professionals on prophylactic measures, such as safe sanitation and use of equipment, and setting up systems that mitigate infectious disease transmission and facilitate patient health. (
  • One possible strategy to mitigate a respirator shortage is to reuse FFRs following a biological decontamination process to render infectious material on the FFR inactive. (
  • In the U.S. and Canada, the only identified HIV transmission from a health care worker to patients occurred in a dentist's office in Florida. (
  • However, since HBV blood testing was introduced in the early 1970s, CDC has reported only about 300 cases of transmission of the virus from a health-care worker to a patient. (
  • Personal protective equipment includes gloves, face masks, gowns, protective glasses and other equipment used to provide a barrier of safety between the health care worker and the patient. (
  • Patients with highly resistant organisms should remain in isolation as required. (
  • In addition to substantially scaling up conventional capacities at hospitals, we plan to help to build and support community isolation centres where people can voluntarily come to be isolated if they suspect that they have the disease. (
  • Secondly and more closely related to an outbreak situation is the fact that facilities simply do not have enough isolation rooms to accommodate the volume of patients that will likely fill the hospital waiting rooms. (
  • Testing asymptomatic individuals who are close contacts of those known to have COVID-19 infection is an evidence-based public health intervention that slows infectious disease transmission, along with other critical interventions including contact tracing and isolation. (
  • According to SHEA, their recommendations apply to all healthcare professionals in all healthcare settings, regardless of whether the professional has direct patient contact or whether he or she is directly employed by the facility. (
  • The one patient without preoperative anti-retroviral treatment was placed on anti-retroviral treatment postoperatively and the remaining four patients were on the anti-retroviral treatment that they had received preoperatively (Fig. 3). (
  • Asymptomatic bacteriurias do not necessarily require treatment except in certain patient populations. (
  • A nurse attends to a patient at a Médecins Sans Frontières Ebola treatment centre in Kailahun, Sierra Leone. (
  • Medical treatment has an important role to play in the management of patients with acromegaly. (
  • There has been no documented transmission of HIV infection in the performance of surgical treatment from a surgeon to a patient to this date. (
  • Treatment may also be given to prevent disease. (
  • Concern about transmission of AIDS and other blood-borne diseases during medical and dental treatment was heightened recently when a study found that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can survive in dental tools that are not heat-sterilized. (
  • I-TECH has also assisted ministries of health to create national prevention and care and treatment guidelines for infectious diseases, which has lead to standardized care and treatment for HIV, including antiretroviral therapy (ART) dosing for adults and children. (
  • They should also be examined for liver disease and referred for treatment, if indicated. (
  • As with other diseases, early detection offers more options for treatment. (
  • This work also includes improving understanding about the treatment options available for patients and countering the unfortunate stigma that's sometimes associated with their use. (
  • To illustrate how diseases differ in treatment, interventions and challenges, this article will focus on global efforts to eradicate polio, guinea worm and malaria. (
  • While convalescent plasma currently indicates promise as a treatment for some patients with COVID-19, more study is needed to determine who might benefit from treatment, when treatment is most effective and what risks might accrue to patients treated with it. (
  • In the era of "highly active antiretroviral therapy", non-adherence to treatment has been closely linked to the occurrence of adverse events in HIV patients and this ultimately influences treatment success but the influence of adverse events on adherence during PEP is less well studied. (
  • Professional organizations can also assist in informing practitioners of potential hazards and methods to deal with them. (
  • Communicate research findings on various types of diseases to health practitioners, policy makers, and the public. (
  • Washington state has a vibrant global health community and is a leader in efforts to eliminate and eradicate diseases that plague developing countries such as polio, malaria and guinea worm. (
  • Polio, also called poliomyelitis, is believed to be the next infectious disease in line for eradication because it has been eliminated everywhere except for Afghanistan and Pakistan. (
  • Polio eradication strategy involves the immunization of every child, strong surveillance to detect and interrupt transmission and a long-term plan to ensure vulnerable countries do not see reemergence of infection. (
  • For example, we must consider new ways to gauge success beyond simply whether a patient in recovery has stopped using opioids, such as reducing relapse overdoses and infectious disease transmission. (
  • On one side of the issue, these sites address a staggering public health issue, serve a good purpose, provide a safe space for drug users, help avoid/lessen overdoses and deaths, reduce transmission of infectious diseases, offer counseling and help to get off drugs. (
  • All HCWs who might be exposed to blood in an occupational setting should receive hepatitis B vaccine, preferably during their period of professional training and before any occupational exposures could occur (8, 9). (
  • Whether young women receive the HPV vaccine is strongly governed by the decisions of policy makers, healthcare professionals, and parents. (
  • In the healthcare setting, judgements by healthcare professionals about whether to recommend the vaccine may restrict a young woman's access to the vaccine irrespective of her own beliefs and preferences. (
  • Prevent Transmission of HIV and Hep. (
  • Patients who are infected with HCV should be counseled on ways to prevent transmission of HCV to others and to avoid hepatotoxins. (
  • The main objective is to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases from both patients and health personnel. (
  • Therefore, it is important to develop methods that can ensure the safety of both the patients and medical personnel who participate in surgery on HIV-infected patients.There were significant improvements in both the Harris Hip Score and functional state in those who had total hip replacement arthroplasty.There were no significant complications in HIV-infected patients after the operations around the hip joint when their preoperative immunity was optimal. (
  • However, no surgery-related complications were observed in the other 4 patients. (
  • There were no significant complications in HIV-infected patients after the operations around the hip joint when their preoperative immunity was optimal. (
  • These blood collection, processing, management devices & consumables help in avoiding the transmission of infectious diseases and other complications during transfusion. (
  • Prehospital strategies for preventing transmission of infectious disease are based on the EMS professional's understanding about how disease is transmitted. (
  • Prehospital response (type and scope) based on call assessment/triage to identify suspected or confirmed patients. (
  • Our data confirm intense CHIKV transmission during the continuing epidemic. (
  • The Trump Administration is pursuing every opportunity to address our country's opioid epidemic and support patients struggling with opioid use disorder. (
  • Despite overwhelming evidence, support from professional health care organizations, and increased availability, there remains a significant disparity in the compliance of health care personnel (HCP) with established immunization recommendations [1]. (
  • Make recommendations that can be used by professional healthcare organizations, employers, workers, and government agencies. (
  • By keeping abreast of the latest recommendationsregarding disease prevention andinfection-control procedures, and by puttingthose recommendations into effect immediatelyon a voluntary basis, we will not only be providinga duty-bound service to our patients (and ourselves)--but we may also be avoiding the ever-presentmenace of further government regulation. (
  • A single mumps vaccination protects approximately 78% of individuals against the disease. (
  • Plan and direct studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease. (
  • Also, Sonia Shah's, "The Fever" is another solid entry, although it's focus is more modern-based on drug companies, and recent malaria treatments and the corporate side of our war with mosquito-borne disease, specifically malaria. (
  • The need for safe and effective treatments for neglected infectious diseases is only now beginning to be met, according to Julio Martin-Plaza , Ph.D., GlaxoSmithKline, Tres Cantos, Spain and Eric Chatelain , Ph.D., Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), Geneva, Switzerland. (
  • Much of the recent work of identifying new treatments for neglected infectious diseases is the result of collaborative efforts between the public and private sectors, encompassing pharmaceutical companies, academia, nonprofit organizations, NGOs, government laboratories and other partners, according to Martin-Plaza. (
  • Equipment and devices that touch intact mucous membranes but do not penetrate the patient's body surfaces should be sterilized when possible or undergo high-level disinfection if they cannot be sterilized before being used for each patient. (