serious communicable disease

serious communicable disease

As defined by the GMC, any disease which may be transmitted from human to human and which may result in death or serious illness, concerning in particular, but not limited to, pathogens from hazard group (HG) 3 (e.g., HIV, Salmonella typhi, tuberculosis) or HG 4 (e.g., rabies, Ebola virus).
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A nurse scholar at the Emory University Hospital Serious Communicable Disease Unit, she demonstrated exceptional courage, leadership and knowledge as one of the first nurses to treat Ebola patients in the United States.
Bruce Ribner, medical director of the Serious Communicable Disease unit at Emory, stressed that unlike West Africa, the US has the infrastructure in place to treat Ebola patients effectively, but also attributed Vinson's speedy recovery to her age.
For example, if a patient has a serious communicable disease such as hepatitis or is HIV positive, the disease or condition as well as the identifying information of the patient must be reported to public health authorities.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a phone-book-thick proposed rule yesterday that would give the federal government new powers to track the comings and goings of individual travelers and expand the circumstances under which passengers exposed to a serious communicable disease could be isolated or quarantined," reported the November 23 Washington Post.
The size and impact of the epidemic makes it New Zealand's most serious communicable disease problem.
Other instances where doctors must disclose information include risks of violent crime and serious communicable diseases.
The nurse remains under treatment within Emory's Serious Communicable Diseases Unit, the family said.
School officials say that uninsured kids are now showing up with increasingly serious communicable diseases, often at schools that have no staff health resources.
The Scottish Executive said: "A principle of requiring new entrants to the NHS and those re- joining after period of absence to have health clearance for serious communicable diseases has been accepted by Scottish Ministers.
An educational institution has to be aware of all potentially serious communicable diseases and Bromsgrove School has always been diligent in introducing measures to reduce risk' said Dr Barry Bywater, the school's medical officer.
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