Dec. 23, 2016: Global Health Security
Dec. 23, 2016
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Blog of the Week
The Case for Global Health Security
Finding and stopping disease outbreaks at the earliest possible moment no matter where they emerge is important: to reduce illness and death, increase national security, and maintain economic gains made over the previous decades. Disease threats, after all, require only the smallest opening to take root and spread. In today’s tightly connected world a disease can be transported from an isolated, rural village to any major city in as little as 36 hours... Read blog
Infographic of the Week
Early Warning Alert And Response Network: Put The Brakes On Deadly Diseases
Video of the Week
Virus hunters look for deadly diseases in bat caves
These disease detectives in South Africa are on the hunt for a deadly pathogen that can jump from animals to humans. Source: CNN. Watch video
Story of the Week
Improving National Surveillance and Response Systems One Country at a Time
The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the largest Ebola outbreak in history, taught us how easily a deadly disease can spread worldwide without effective surveillance and response systems to detect and control infectious diseases. CDC and World Health Organization/Regional Office for Africa... Read story
On January 22, 2016, CDC activated the Incident Management System and, working through the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), centralized the response to the outbreaks of Zika occurring in the Americas and increased reports of birth defects and Guillain-Barré syndrome in areas affected by Zika. On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) because of clusters of microcephaly and other neurological disorders in some areas affected by Zika. On February 8, 2016, CDC elevated response efforts to a Level 1 activation, the highest response level at the agency.
CDC is working with international public health partners and with state and local health departments to
- Alert healthcare providers and the public about Zika.
- Post travel notices and other travel-related guidance.
- Provide state health laboratories with diagnostic tests.
- Monitor and report cases of Zika, which will helps improve our understanding of how and where Zika is spreading.
Medical detectives raced to save a man from a rare, ‘universally lethal’ disease
The Washington Post
December 22, 2016
Community support groups deliver HIV treatment in Mozambique
December 1, 2016
The Huffington Post
November 22, 2016
What Global Disease Threat Worries Public-Health Officials Most?
The Wall Street Journal
November 14, 2016
Get on the Fast-Track — The life-cycle approach to HIV
November 21, 2016
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