The 2005 international health regulations enable public health officials to seek to control infectious disease outbreaks
at their source, rather than focusing on border control at airports and seaports to avert importation of disease, and allows them to rely on information other than government sources to identify and monitor such disease outbreaks
This will affect the delivery of Government strategies which aim to encourage veterinary surveillance for animal disease outbreaks
and improve animal health and welfare standards.
Whether a disease outbreak
occurs naturally or due to the intentional release of a harmful biological agent by a terrorist, much of the initial response would occur at the local level, particularly at hospitals and their emergency departments.
public health has been compromised at a time when we are facing numerous disease outbreaks
, a hurricane watch, and a host of other new and emerging threats, such as MERS coronavirus and H7N9.
Diaspora - a system that uses air traffic patterns to predict the spread of infectious disease - and new internet-based tools that can detect disease outbreaks
In our article, we comment that the use of existing CATI systems, like the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), can provide a practical means for obtaining controls in case-control studies, and the letter by Kirk and colleagues describes their use of the CATI infrastructure to create a "control bank" for acute infectious disease outbreak
The new method, because of a different probability model, can be used for the early detection of disease outbreaks
when only the number of cases is available.
In the late 1990s, the city launched a dedicated program of syndromic surveillance, tracking ambulance reports, emergency room visits, and pharmacy sales--all with the aim of spotting anomalous clusters of cases that could signal a disease outbreak
Most emergency departments have experienced some degree of crowding and therefore in some cases may not be able to handle a large influx of patients during a potential SARS or other infectious disease outbreak
TOURISTS have been warned about bringing meat products into the country following a dangerous disease outbreak
Communities that rely on groundwater for domestic use can become exposed to these pathogens, leading to a potential disease outbreak
BPEX chief executive Mick Sloyan said: "Everybody has memories of the suffering the industry underwent during the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak
and nobody wants to see it again.