The poultry sample from a sick flock in Willards, MD, was moments away from passing cleanly through a routine bird flu test in December.Then the data showed the presence of avian influenza. The result was in a category termed "non-negative" or "inconclusive." The case demonstrated a gap in bird flu response plans when it came to results that weren't conclusively positive or negative.
In October 2017, a blood sample from a resident of Kween District, Eastern Uganda, tested positive for Marburg virus. Within 24 hour of confirmation, a rapid outbreak response was initiated.
Japan’s Health Ministry has compiled draft guidelines on the release of information about Ebola patients, including the routes they took in or outside the country, in the event the first domestic outbreak. The ministry also drew up a basic policy on the release of information related to potential first-time outbreaks of other serious infectious diseases.
Researchers amalgamated the expertise of two European Union expert networks: EMERGE (Efficient response to highly dangerous and emerging pathogens at EU level) and EVD-LabNet (Emerging Viral Diseases Laboratory Network), in order to select and analyze the relevant and some of controversial aspects of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) disease diagnostics with implications for laboratory management of human CCHF cases and any exposed contacts.
The Virus Diagnostic Lab is testing three batches of blood samples every day and has accelerated the process of vaccinating residents.
This guide is based on the experience of SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL. It consists of 3 parts:
1. General information on cholera
2. Before and between epidemics
3. Response to cholera epidemics
These clinical practice guidelines are an update of the guidelines published by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) in 2009, prior to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. This document addresses new information regarding diagnostic testing, treatment and chemoprophylaxis with antiviral medications, and issues related to institutional outbreak management for seasonal influenza.
Russian diplomat Vladimir Yermakov said Moscow and London will "propose to consider several ideas on further promotion of the concept of mobile biomedical teams."
This report provides specific guidance to medica examiners, death investigators, and public health officials. This report can help bridge gaps that exist in local terrorism preparedness and response planning.
Cholera still affects 47 countries across the globe resulting in an estimated 2.86 million cases and 95,000 deaths per year worldwide.