Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Public Health - Part 2
Lecture:Public Health and Communicable Disease
Slide content:Sampling of Communicable Diseases: Emerging Dengue infection Viral infection, transmitted by mosquito. Endemic to Puerto Rico and many popular tourist destinations in Latin America and Asia. No vaccine or specific medication Some public health responses: monitoring of disease, outbreak investigation, education on avoidance and mosquito control 26
Slide notes:Emerging infectious diseases, mentioned earlier in this unit, continue to appear. One example is Dengue infection, native to many popular tourist destinations in Latin America, Asia, and Puerto Rico. This mosquito-transmitted disease is appearing more often in the United States. Public health response includes monitoring, outbreak investigations, and education on avoidance and on mosquito control. 26