Explaining the unexplained; discovering new diseases using advanced detection tools
Published Date:September 18, 2012
Corporate Authors:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), Office of the Associate Director for Communication. ; National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.), Infectious Diseases Pathology Branch. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services., Public Health Informatics & Technology Program Office.
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Coroners And Medical Examiners
Prevention & Control
Public Health Surveillance
Communicable Diseases, Emerging/Diagnosis
Communicable Diseases, Emerging/Epidemiology
Disease Outbreaks/Prevention & Control
Series:Public health grand rounds ; 2012 September 18
Description:Explaining the unexplained: discovering new diseases using advanced detection tools [streaming video] -- Back to the future: reflections on recognition and response to emerging infectious diseases [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by James M. Hughes, p. 1-17] -- The Exciting world of a CDC pathologist [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Sherif R. Zaki, p. 18-40] -- Med-X: medical examiner surveillance for infectious disease mortality [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Kurt B. Nolte, p. 41-54] -- Unexplained death surveillance in Minnesota [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Ruth Lynfield, p. 55-74]
This exciting session of Grand Rounds focuses on rapid identification of emerging infectious diseases. As our world increases in interconnectivity of both technology and people, the rapid identification of emerging infectious diseases becomes more important for disease treatment, control, and prevention. Pathologists and medical examiners are often among the first healthcare workers to encounter infectious disease outbreaks. This session demonstrates their critical role in surveillance for and rapid response to emerging infectious diseases. CDC plays an ongoing role in the laboratory diagnosis of infectious illnesses, discovery of new agents, and it collaborates 24/7 with state, local, and international partners in order to track emerging pathogens to explain the unexplained.
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