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.
However, nationals of VWP states still need a visa if: they are staying for more than 90 days; they were previously arrested or convicted for a crime; they have a serious communicable disease
, including HIV; they were refused entry to, or deported from, the US or overstayed their 90-day allowance previously; or they are coming for reasons other than business or tourism.
"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
We also received support from the Serious Communicable Diseases
Program at Emory Hospital, which is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award no.
For the eighth consecutive year, the vaccinations are being held for government, private and community schools where the students are immunised against these three diseases, which are considered serious communicable diseases
that may cause serious health complications.
Jefry Tupas, the Davao City information officer, said a team from the City Health Office (CHO) initially examined the deportees for signs of serious communicable diseases
As the Medical Director of the Serious Communicable Diseases
Unit (SCDU) Laboratory at Emory University, I am keenly aware of the necessity for accurate and timely diagnostic procedures.
Other instances where doctors must disclose information include risks of violent crime and serious communicable diseases
"Tests no longer detect virus in her blood," the hospital said, adding that Vinson would stay in the serious communicable diseases
unit for continued supportive care until further notice.
The nurse remains under treatment within Emory's Serious Communicable Diseases
Unit, the family said.