*  Epidemiology of Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases
Epidemiology studies the patterns, causes and effects of health and disease conditions. It is the cornerstone of public health and informs policy decisions and evidence based practice by identifying risk factors for disease and targets for preventive healthcare. Epidemiologists help with study design, data collection, statistical analysis of data, interpretation and dissemination. Epidemiology helped to develop methodology used in clinical research, public health studies and to a lesser extent basic research in the biological sciences.. Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases are the new infections previously unrecognized infections and old infections reappearing. Epidemiology studies the patterns, causes and effects of health and disease conditions. It is the cornerstone of public health and informs policy decisions and evidence based practice by identifying risk factors for disease and targets for preventive healthcare. Epidemiology helped to develop methodology used in clinical research, ...
*  Emerging & Re-emerging Infectious Disease - ppt video online download
Infectious Diseases Disease: conditions that impair normal tissue function Genetic or Metabolic diseases: ex Cystic Fibrosis Disease of aging: ex atherosclerosis Infectious Disease: caused by the invasion of a host by agent's whose activities harm the host's tissues
*  Need for New Challenges against Old Enemies: Infectious Diseases. - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency
Article by Stefania Abati, who interviewed with Prof. Massimo Amicosante, Prof. Maurizio Mattei and Prof. Vittorio Colizzi of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", on the collaboration between Italy and Bulgaria for novel vaccines and diagnostics development for the "International Survey: Bulgaria-Italy" of Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency).. It might seem bizarre to the eyes of most people, but in the 21st century we are still fighting against some of man's oldest enemies: infectious diseases. These are still the leading cause of death accounting for a quarter to a third of estimated deaths worldwide. New and re-emerging infectious diseases are posing a rising global health threat and will continue to complicate global health and security over the next 50 years.. The problem is not only relative to Third World countries, but also affects Europe, where medical infrastructure is reasonably good in every country and modern diagnostic facilities are widely available with reasonable ease.. Most of ...
*  PPT - MICR 201 Microbiology for Health Related Sciences PowerPoint Presentation - ID:1745080
MICR 201 Microbiology for Health Related Sciences . Microbiology- a clinical approach by Anthony Strelkauskas et al. 2010 Chapter 8: Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Why is this chapter important?. The world is facing challenges from both new diseases and re-emerging ones. Slideshow 1745080 by haru
*  Canadian researchers study mass gatherings and risks of infectious disease threats
Dr. Khan is the developer of bio.DIASPORA, which enables the study of global air traffic patterns and applies this knowledge to help the world's cities and countries better prepare for and respond to emerging infectious diseases threats. Dr. Brownstein is a co-founder of HealthMap, an online global disease-tracking and mapping tool which leverages information sources on the Internet to detect infectious disease outbreaks around the world.. For the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Dr. Khan analyzed recent worldwide air traffic patterns during the month of February, to predict where passengers travelling into Vancouver would be originating from. His team found that nearly two-thirds of all international passengers traveling to Vancouver came from just 25 cities. Dr. Brownstein's team then concentrated its infectious disease surveillance efforts on those cities, which it continues to do on an hourly basis during the course of the Winter Games (a real-time view of this analysis is available online at ...
*  Documents and Reports - Documents List | The World Bank
Africa - Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE) Project (English) The development objectives of the Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE) Project are: (i) to strengthen national and regional cross-sectoral capacity for collaborative disease surveillance and epidemic preparedness in West Africa; and (ii) in the event of an eligible crisis or emergency, to provide immediate and effective response to said eligible crisis or emergency. ... See More + The project has five components as follows: 1) The first component, Surveillance and Information Systems, will support the enhancement of national surveillance and reporting systems and their interoperability at the different tiers of the health systems. It has three sub components as follows: (i) Support coordinated community-level surveillance systems and processes across the animal and human health sectors; (ii) Develop capacity for interoperable surveillance and reporting systems; and (iii) Establish an ...
*  Tài liệu Spatial Epidemiology chọn lọc - TaiLieu.VN
The global cost of communicable diseases is expected to rise. SARS has put the world on alert. We have now Avian Flu on the watch. Recognizing the global nature of threats posed by new and re-emerging infectious diseases and the fact that many recent occurrences originated in the Asia Pacific regions, there has been an increased interest in learning and knowing about disease surveillance and monitoring progresses made in these regions. Such knowledge and awareness is necessary to reduce conflict, discomfort, tension and uneasiness in future negotiations and global cooperation.... ...
*  serosurvey
Influenza H5N1 virus frightens many because of the widely quoted case fatality ratio of ,50%, which is based on the number of deaths among the fewer than 600 cases confirmed by the World Health Organization. Such fear is misguided, because it is likely that the fatality ratio is far lower. For example, studies of ,7,000 healthy individuals have revealed that about 0.5% of them carry antibodies to the virus in their blood, indicating that mild or asymptomatic infections do occur. T-lymphocytes that recognize influenza H5N1 virus have now been detected in a high-risk cohort of individuals in Vietnam, providing additional evidence for asymptomatic human infections.. Viral infection of a healthy host usually leads to the production of both antibodies and lymphocytes. Antibodies generally bind to virus particles in the blood and at mucosal surfaces, blocking the spread of infection. In contrast, T-cells recognize and kill infected cells. The presence of specific antibodies has historically been used ...
*  Avian Flu Diary: Upcoming COCA Call: Drivers of Infectious Diseases
Animal health represents an important factor in public health as zoonoses account for nearly two-thirds of human infectious diseases-the majority are from wild species. This is especially relevant given increasing pressures on our environment that are changing human contact with wildlife, resulting in the growing threat of disease emergence to our global and local public health and economies. Leading drivers of infectious disease emergence in humans from wildlife include anthropogenic pressures such as land use change, food production systems, and trade and travel. These complex drivers require broad and novel approaches to predict and prevent disease emergence. A multi-sectoral or One Health approach that considers the human-animal-environment links can promote synergies among public health, veterinary, and medical professions with other disciplines. ...
*  NewYork-Presbyterian Queens - Emerging Infectious Diseases
Emerging diseases include HIV infections, SARS, Lyme disease, Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli), hantavirus, dengue fever, and West Nile virus.. Re-emerging diseases are diseases that reappear after they have been on a significant decline. Re-emergence may happen because of a breakdown in public health measures for diseases that were once under control. They can also happen when new strains of known pathogens appear. Human behavior affects re-emergence. For example, overuse of antibiotics has led to drug-resistant pathogens and allowed a return of diseases that once were able to be treated with drugs.. Re-emerging diseases include malaria, tuberculosis, cholera, pertussis, influenza, pneumococcal disease, and gonorrhea.. Travelers should be aware that some diseases thought to be under control in the United States may be experiencing an outbreak in other countries. Ask for information and take precautions before being exposed to one of these diseases.. ...
*  Tackling Neglected Zoonoses | ICONZ - Africa
This concept is supported by a number of recent reports from international organizations. The report of the joint World Health Organisation (WHO) and DFID UK Animal Health Programme meeting held in Geneva in September 2005 focused on endemic zoonoses. WHO has drawn attention to the relationship between poverty and the emergence or re-emergence of zoonotic diseases, which are largely neglected. The European Technology Platform for Global Animal Health (ETPGAH) also recognised the importance of neglected zoonoses and identified the need to facilitate and accelerate the development and distribution of effective tools for controlling animal diseases of major importance to both Europe and the rest of the world.. The poor in least developed countries bear a disproportionately high burden of disease through reasons of access to and affordability of healthcare, and vulnerability. The burden of zoonoses falls especially heavily on poor people because (i) they are at ...
*  From Zika to dengue, a warming Europe faces new disease threats | Reuters
By Laurie GoeringLONDON, Feb 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Europe isfacing a growing risk of new disease outbreaks - which may provedifficult to
*  Infectious Diseases: Types, Causes, Symptoms and Treatments
Infectious diseases are also known as contagious diseases, and there are a number of them out there today. Most infectious diseases are quite curable while some are not.
*  CRAN - Package coarseDataTools
Functions to analyze coarse data. Specifically, it contains functions to (1) fit parametric accelerated failure time models to interval-censored survival time data, and (2) estimate the case-fatality ratio in scenarios with under-reporting. This package's development was motivated by applications to infectious disease: in particular, problems with estimating the incubation period and the case fatality ratio of a given disease. Sample data files are included in the package.. ...
*  Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases, Part I | Brian Altonen, MPH, MS
Methodology. Both my population pyramid mapping analyses and my 3D mapping techniques can be applied to this work.. The method I used for analyzing population pyramid age-gender relationships with a disease helps pinpoint those age groups most likely to be impacted by specific diseases we pay heed to. Age is important due to the possibility that some diseases, like the Asian Flu of the early 1900s with fears returning most recently, are fatal mostly to adults instead of the two normally nighest risk groups-the young, and the old. With increased life spans now possible for chronic disease victims we could possibly add the sick and disabled to the groups of those most likely impacted in some morbid or mortal way by infectious disease.. This page also applies my grid mapping/zip-mapping small area techniques with False 3D images, still or rotating, used to present the most important results. Diseases of a foreign nature have features that can only be effectively displayed using the 3D modeling. ...
*  The Re-Emerging Role of Iron in Infection and Immunity
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*  Figure 5 - New and Reemerging Diseases: The Importance of Biomedical Research - Volume 4, Number 3-September 1998 - Emerging...
Main Article. The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.. ...
*  News & Perspective | CIDRAP
See related article posted today: "US urged to launch major campaign against emerging diseases" WASHINGTON, DC (CIDRAP News) Health authorities must remain alert to new and renascent disease threats, experts warned this week at an international medical meeting. ...
*  News & Perspective | CIDRAP
See related article posted today: "US urged to launch major campaign against emerging diseases" WASHINGTON, DC (CIDRAP News) Health authorities must remain alert to new and renascent disease threats, experts warned this week at an international medical meeting. ...
*  News & Perspective | CIDRAP
See related article posted today: "US urged to launch major campaign against emerging diseases" WASHINGTON, DC (CIDRAP News) Health authorities must remain alert to new and renascent disease threats, experts warned this week at an international medical meeting. ...
*  News & Perspective | CIDRAP
See related article posted today: "US urged to launch major campaign against emerging diseases" WASHINGTON, DC (CIDRAP News) Health authorities must remain alert to new and renascent disease threats, experts warned this week at an international medical meeting. ...
*  Finding new diseases for known cures | Drugs-Forum
http://www.thestar.com/article/248095 Canadian researcher turns the tables on illness with software to seek out drugs' hidden abilities Aug 21, 2007 04:30 AM The cure for an emerging...
*  Aussie doctors identify new disease
Kate Pulling, now aged 23 was found to be suffering from an unknown disease in which her immune system's signaling processes fails to function properly leading her to fall sick frequently. She has gone through hospital care for more than a decade as a result of the condition
*  Neglected zoonoses
In addition to organizations recognized for specific projects and outputs, we thank all donors which globally supported the work of ILRI and its partners through their contributions to the CGIAR system ...