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The objective of this study was to assess the cost effectiveness and budget impact of the influenza vaccination policy for prisoners in Thailand. The study obtained data from the Division of Epidemiology, Department of Disease Control (DDC), MOPH. Deterministic system dynamic modelling was exercised to estimate the financial implication of the vaccination programme in comparison with routine outbreak control. The incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) was calculated via a DDC perspective. The reproductive number was estimated at 1.4. A total of 143 prisons across the country (375,763 prisoners) were analysed. In non-v...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
WHO says whole world must be on alert for Wuhan virus as UK citizens in Hubei told they will be flown home on FridayHow does coronavirus spread and how can you protect yourself?Disabled teenager in China dies alone after relatives quarantinedCoronavirus: Britons stuck in Wuhan to be flown home on FridayShare your stories6.45pmGMTThe WHO have pushed back the announcement on their decision over whether the virus constitutes a public health emergency, we ’re now expecting it around 7.30pm. No reason has been given yet for the delay.Here ’s a reminder of the WHO’s definition of a public health emergency:&ldqu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Infectious diseases Science Asia Pacific World news UK news Source Type: news
Information regarding new novel coronavirus, referred to as 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), reported as causing outbreak of respiratory illnesses in Wuhan, China in late 2019 and early 2020
Source: Disabled World - Category: Disability Tags: Coronaviruses Source Type: news
This article analyzes current issues related to maternal vaccination with a focus on emerging and epidemic viral infections and human rights.Recent FindingsHistorically, pregnant women have not been considered in the development of vaccines and have been excluded from participating in clinical trials and vaccination campaigns. Because of risk for injury and death of mothers and fetuses/infants during infectious disease outbreaks, it is important to consider their rights to receive any potential form of prevention or therapy available to non-pregnant individuals in order to enhance their well-being.SummaryIt is unacceptable...
Source: Current Tropical Medicine Reports - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
This article reviews the diagnosis and treatment of scabies and the strategies for managing outbreaks with special reference to older patients. PMID: 31732810 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Z Gerontol Geriatr Source Type: research
AbstractAn Italian 13-year-old boy immunosuppressed due to kidney transplant presented in November 2018 with acute flaccid paralysis with anterior horn cell involvement resembling the clinical, radiological, and laboratory features of poliomyelitis. Enterovirus was molecularly identified in cerebral spinal fluid and stool samples and the sequence analysis of the VP1 gene of enterovirus genome revealed the presence of Echovirus 30 both in CSF and in stool samples. Echovirus 30 is an emerging neurotropic virus able to cause outbreaks of aseptic meningitis and meningoencephalitis all over the world, but acute flaccid paralysi...
Source: Journal of NeuroVirology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
The outbreak of Zika in Brazil almost 3 years ago had harmful medical, financial, and social consequences for children and their families. It also significantly increased the statistics of Brazilian children with disabilities being followed up in rehabilitation centers. Actions promoting the use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework are encouraged in view of the complex health needs identified in this population, which cover all areas of functioning, and gain special relevance when it comes to a vulnerable context. This perspective article discusses the challenges related...
Source: Pediatric Physical Therapy - Category: Pediatrics Tags: SPECIAL COMMUNICATION Source Type: research
(This post has been updated with relevant recent information.) The United States was declared free from ongoing measles transmission in 2000. But we may be at risk for joining the UK Greece, Albania, and the Czech Republic, four countries recently stripped of measles elimination status by the World Health Organization. Since the beginning of 2019, more than 1,234 measles cases have been reported in 31 states, with active outbreaks in upstate New York and El Paso, Texas. New York has just declared the end of its yearlong outbreak, which required a massive public health response to control. Minnesota had a major measles outb...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Infectious diseases Prevention Travel health Source Type: blogs
The objective was to adapt the Guideline for prevention of transmission of HRMO in hospitals to LTCFs with a strong accent on living conditions and social interactions.Residents of LTCFs may be carriers of HRMO over a long period of time and most of the residents of the LTCF stay for extended periods of time. To respect individual living circumstances and to prevent unnecessary limitations in the social life of the residents due to the use of isolation measures, the WIP has chosen to describe infection control precautions per individual micro-organism instead of a ‘one size fits all’ method. The term “iso...
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
61 NGOs warn of worsening crisis in Myanmar; call for refugees’ engagement on safe, voluntary returns 21 August 2019 Two years after mass atrocities in Myanmar forced more than 740,000 people to flee for their lives, the Government and the people of Bangladesh continue to generously host nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees. While UN agencies and over 130 local, national, and international NGOs have supported the Government of Bangladesh to provide life-sustaining assistance, refugees require much more than basic support for survival; they need their rights, security and dignity. Many long to return but fear further vi...
Source: Doctors of the World News - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news
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