By Norman Noah
This quantity allows the general public healthcare professional to appreciate the rules of communicable disorder keep watch over, and the way to persist with those up in perform. the writer highlights the sensible measures for ailment prevention and regulate in illnesses resembling HIV, TB, hepatitis and different STIs.
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36 International surveillance Overview In this chapter you will learn about the usefulness of international surveillance. Legionnaires’ disease will be used as a model for this, and so the epidemiology of this disease will be covered here also. Other infections discussed as examples are dealt with elsewhere in this book. e. spread by an insect. Biofilm Slime, a film of biological matter which sticks to surfaces. Whirlpool spa A warm bath with built-in whirlpools and water jets, often shared by several people.
Copyright © McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC. Not to be redistributed or modified in any way without permission. Implementing a system Surveillance Feedback • • • • Timely? Understandable? Reaching appropriate audience? Have any public health actions resulted from the surveillance? Have any outbreaks been uncovered? Has the surveillance produced new information about the infection? A report with recommendations should be made after each evaluation. Klaucke (1994) has suggested a format for the report as follows: • • • • • • public health importance; objectives and usefulness; system operation; quantitative attributes; cost of operating the surveillance system; conclusions and recommendations.
These include building a dataset for descriptive epidemiology of LD, so as to identify changes in epidemiological features of LD and assess the impact of preventive measures on incidence; introducing a quality assessment (QA) scheme for detection of legionella species in water, legionella urinary antigen, and typing of L. pneumophila and other legionella species. Finally, guidelines for control can be formulated collaboratively and implemented widely. These pertain only to Europe but can readily be accessed on the internet.
Controlling communicable disease by Norman Noah