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1. Statement on the Meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee for Ebola Virus Disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 18 October 2019
Date Published: 10/18/2019
Format: Text
Annotation: This report summarizes a meeting held on October 18, 2019, to review the current Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Uganda emphasized the efforts to vaccinate health care workers and strengthen community village health teams in the at-risk districts to enhance community surveillance. Tanzania provided an update on its preparedness efforts, which have continued since September 2018, through the Ebola Contingency plan, under the leadership of the National Task Force. The World Health Organization Secretariat provided details on the latest risk assessment....[more] [less]
Type: Conference/Meeting Material
ID: 20173. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
2. Defending the Homeland from Bioterrorism: Are We Prepared?
Date Published: 10/17/2019
Format: Video or Multimedia
Annotation: This one-hour, 36-minute hearing of the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery discusses the state of bioterrorism preparedness in the United States. Witnesses provide information about a published report, A National Blueprint for Biodefense: Major Reform Needed to Optimize Efforts; New York City’s biothreat detection efforts and ongoing work to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies; public health emergencies in Texas; and the Houston/Galveston Metro Area BioWatch Advisory Committee, which makes up one of the more than 30 BioWatch jurisdictions across the country....[more] [less]
Authors: Payne, Donald; Thompson, Bennie; George, Asha; Rakeman, Jennifer; Shah, Umair A.
Type: Hearing/Testimony
ID: 20172. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
3. Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action: 2019 Edition
Date Published: 10/15/2019
Format: PDF
Annotation: This 344-page second edition of the Child Protection Minimum Standards (CPMS) provides updated guidance to all humanitarian actors and programs seeking to protect and safeguard children. Years of implementing the CPMS in diverse settings revealed the need for a more user-friendly version of the Standards that would reflect recent sector learning and evidence; improve guidance on prevention, gender and age inclusion, and other cross-cutting themes; and promote applicability to a broader range of humanitarian contexts....[more] [less]
Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
ID: 20170. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
4. Drug-Resistant Infections: Confronting an Escalating Crisis
Date Published: 10/11/2019
Format: Video or Multimedia
Annotation: This one-hour panel discussion examines the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant microbes, and how, despite drug resistance growing, the development of new antibiotics has slowed. Panelists discuss how policymakers can help accelerate the pace of new drug development, and how doctors, hospitals, and patients, as well as the agricultural sector, can be better stewards of existing drugs. They examine the scope of this looming crisis and look at how changes in policy and practice can help stay one step ahead of these superbugs....[more] [less]
Authors: Boucher, Helen; Hicks, Lauri; Lipsitch, Marc; Outterson, Kevin
Type: Instructional/Training Material
ID: 20165. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
5. Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date Published: 10/11/2019
Format: Text
Annotation: This web page provides updates on the 10th outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has been ongoing since August 2018. It provides links to reports, weekly updates, risk assessments, personal protective equipment information, and geographical distribution information about Ebola in the DRC and Uganda....[more] [less]
Type: Web Page
ID: 20166. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
6. Summary of the 2019 White House Summit on America's Bioeconomy
Date Published: 10/2019
Format: PDF
Annotation: This six-page report summarizes a summit held on October 7, 2019, of bioeconomy experts, federal officials, and industry leaders to discuss U.S. bioeconomy leadership, challenges, and opportunities. The bioeconomy represents the infrastructure, innovation, products, technology, and data derived from biologically-related processes and science that drive economic growth, improve public health, and provide agricultural and security benefits....[more] [less]
Type: Conference/Meeting Material
ID: 20163. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
7. Occupational Distress in UK (United Kingdom) Factual Television
Date Published: 10/2019
Format: PDF
Annotation: This 54-page report, supported by the Wellcome Trust, discusses how long-term, repeated professional exposure to “second-hand” human distress – the details of others’ traumatic experience, along with graphic imagery and other aversive content – can have significant occupational-health consequences, long recognized by medical science as “vicarious traumatization” or “secondary trauma." Its goals are to map out the drivers of occupational distress in factual TV; understand how effectively the industry responds to significant sources of occupational distress; and recommend potential steps for moving forward....[more] [less]
Authors: Rees, Gavin
Type: Report
ID: 20171. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
8. Infection Control in Healthcare Personnel: Infrastructure and Routine Practices for Occupational Infection Prevention and Control Services
Date Published: 10/2019
Format: PDF
Annotation: This 70-page document is an update of four sections of Part I of the guideline for infection control in health care personnel, 1998. The recommendations in this document update the 1998 recommendations with a broader range of elements necessary for providing occupational infection prevention and control services to healthcare personnel; and applicability to the wider range of healthcare settings where patient care is now delivered, including hospital-based, long-term care, and outpatient settings such as ambulatory and home healthcare....[more] [less]
Authors: Kuhar, David; Carrico, Ruth; Cox, Kendra; de Perio, Marie; Irwin, Kathleen; et al.
Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
ID: 20174. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
9. WHO (World Health Organization) Emergency Use Assessment and Listing for Ebola Virus Disease IVDs (In Vitro Diagnostics): Public Report; Product: OraQuick® Ebola Rapid Antigen Test Kit
Date Published: 10/2019
Format: PDF
Annotation: This six-page document describes the emergency use assessment and listing for Ebola virus disease in vitro diagnostics for the OraQuick® Ebola Rapid Antigen Test Kit. It consists of a desktop review of selected manufacturing and quality management system documentation; the review of any existing documentary evidence of safety and performance; and a limited performance evaluation of relevant performance characteristics of the product....[more] [less]
Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
ID: 20178. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
10. Epi CASE (Epidemiologic Case Assessment of Symptoms and Exposure) Toolkit
Date Published: 9/19/2019
Format: Text
Annotation: This toolkit can guide public health professionals when a disaster or other emergency strikes, and state, local, tribal and territorial health authorities have immediate information needs. They may need to know how many people were exposed to hazardous agents (chemical, radiological, nuclear, biological, or other hazardous agent), and if they are experiencing symptoms or have any immediate needs. The toolkit can guide public health professionals toward the next practical steps, which may include developing a health registry....[more] [less]
Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
ID: 20175. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
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