This report discusses the public health capabilities necessarry to respond to biological incidents.
This article touches on how big data science may affect precision public health by identifying gaps, making predictive analyses, and forecasting disease outbreaks. However, the authors acknowledge there are still many technical challenges that must be overcome in order to fulfill the promise of big data science.
Public-health officials are worried about a surge in bacterial and viral infections linked to opioid abuse, but lack the necessarry data to understand the phenomenon.
Public health and law enforcement sectors both desire collaboration, but funding is often a major obstacle to collaboration.
The 7th Applied Bioinformatics and Public Health Microbiology conference provides a multidisciplinary forum to demonstrate how advances in microbial and viral genomics, bioinformatics, data science, and sequencing technology are being used to meet the needs of public health.
The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program was started during the Cold War to create a group of people who could be quickly deployed to halt outbreaks such as those from, for example, biological weapons. When a health department requests urgent help from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least one EIS officer and/or other subject-matter experts travel to the front line.
This toolkit helps you work with key stakeholders to develop methods for the dispensing of medical countermeasures (such as antibiotics, antivirals, vaccines, and supplies) during public health emergencies involving public health agencies, hospitals, long term care facilities, and pharmacies.
Although the security sector is a key partner in many specific public health programs, its identity as an important part of the public health endeavor is rarely recognized, resulting in an inadequate approach to research and investigation of ways in which law enforcement can be effectively engaged to actively promote and protect public health.
The world is facing multiple health challenges. These range from outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and diphtheria, increasing reports of drug-resistant pathogens, growing rates of obesity and physical inactivity to the health impacts of environmental pollution and climate change and multiple humanitarian crises.
Thousands of Zika virus cases went unreported in Cuba in 2017, according to an analysis of data on travelers to the Caribbean island. Veiling them may have led to many other cases that year.