Implementing Event-Based Surveillance in Burkina Faso: Using the “One Health” Approach
Recent outbreaks of Middle East respiratory syndrome, avian influenza, and Ebola virus disease have put local, national, regional, and global focus on the ability of countries to effectively detect and respond to emergent public health issues. MEASURE Evaluation has assisted at the national level in developing a One Health approach to event-based surveillance (EBS) that is suited to the Burkina Faso context. This report shares more on the One Health approach in Burkina Faso.
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MEASURE Evaluation)
Preventing Listeriosis In Pregnant Hispanic Women in the U.S.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has developed a program that contains everything you need to educate your community on preventing listeriosis in pregnant Hispanic women in the United States.
(U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)
September Is National Food Safety Month
Celebrate National Food Safety Month with these resources for food safety programs! Check out the CDC's environmental assessment training and surveillance system, along with additional resources from CDC and partners.
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)
Stop Food Outbreaks with Environmental Assessments
Food safety investigators can use environmental assessments to improve food safety. Environmental assessments are an important part of outbreak investigations. They can determine how and why germs got into the environment and spread to make people sick, and they provide information that can stop ongoing outbreaks and prevent them in the future.
Uncovering a Hidden Zika Outbreak in Cuba
New research shows that a large, previously hidden outbreak of Zika virus disease occurred in Cuba, just when it looked like the worst of the epidemic was over. The finding suggests that the Zika virus can linger over long periods, and that mosquito control efforts alone may slow, but not necessarily stop, the march of this potentially devastating infectious disease.
(National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)
Why The Measles Surge Could Open The Door To A Host Of Other Diseases
With measles making a comeback in many upper-income countries including the United States and still rampant in some poorer nations such as Democratic Republic of Congo and Madagascar, a leading measles expert is warning of a danger beyond the spread of the disease itself: There's mounting evidence that when a person is infected with measles, the virus also wipes out the immune system's memory of how to fight off all sorts of other life-threatening infections – ranging from gastro-intestinal bugs that cause diarrhea to respiratory viruses that trigger pneumonia.
(National Public Radio (NPR))
Zika knowledge and prevention practices among U.S. travelers: a large cross-sectional survey study
The aim of this study was to investigate what factors predict knowledge about Zika transmission, symptomology, and treatment among U.S. travelers and, additionally, to evaluate how Zika knowledge influences the adoption of personal protective behaviors.