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2014-08-11 16:28:18

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Dr. Unni Krishnan, Head of Disaster Preparedness and Response, Plan International: The current Ebola outbreak, the most severe and complex in history, is now making its impact felt worldwide. The deadly disease has killed more than 960 people so far in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. Seven additional West African countries (Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Mali, Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, and...

2014-05-21 10:49:53

The Lancet In this Review, Professor Ziad Memish, Deputy Minister of Health for Public Health in Saudi Arabia and colleagues outline the latest real-time disease surveillance system that was recently piloted to successfully monitor and assess public health risks among the 5 million pilgrims from 184 countries during the Hajj 2012 and Hajj 2013. The health-care web-based electronic surveillance system was introduced in 2012 to help officials respond more quickly and effectively to...

2014-05-20 12:34:17

Advanced Disease Surveillance: Regional Lab Will Boost Global Biological Security PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new biological containment laboratory has been officially handed over by the Government of Canada to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). The Biosafety Level 3 facility is the first of its kind for the Caribbean region. Manufactured by Germfree, the facility was provided by Canada to CARPHA in cooperation with the Pan American...

2014-05-15 23:11:18

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “EpiCast Report Dengue – Epidemiology Forecast to 2023” to its store. Laboratory-confirmed dengue cases in the 5MM will increase from an annual average of 304,608 cases from 2009-2013 to 339,104 cases in 2023. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Dengue fever is a febrile illness caused by a single-stranded flavirius most commonly transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Dengue fever is one of the most prevalent arthropod-borne diseases affecting humans. The...

2014-04-17 11:30:49

Comparing hospitalization records with data reported to local boards of health presents a more accurate way to monitor how well communities track disease outbreaks, according to a paper published April 16 in the journal PLOS ONE by a research team led by Elena Naumova, Ph.D., professor of civil and environmental engineering and associate dean at Tufts University School of Engineering. In a paper titled "Hospitalization Records as a Tool for Evaluating Performance of Food and Water-Borne...

2014-01-23 16:24:43

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acentia, a premier provider of technology and management solutions, today announced it has been awarded a 5-year, $1.25 million contract from the State of Rhode Island Department of Health. The company will provide a secure cloud-based National Electronic Disease Surveillance System Base System (NBS) for the Department of Health's Division of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology (IDE). IDE serves and protects the Rhode Island...

2013-11-29 12:57:27

In an unprecedented windfall for public access to health data, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers have collected and digitized all weekly surveillance reports for reportable diseases in the United States going back more than 125 years. The easily searchable database, described in the Nov. 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, is free and publicly available. Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institutes of...


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