EPIDEMIOLOGIC SURVEILLANCE AFTER NATURAL DISASTER

( By A Study Guide (Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) )

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Lesson 1 - Risk Factors for Communicable Diseases after Disasters


Epidemiologic Factors that
Determine the Potential of
Communicable Disease
Transmission

The Relative Risk of
Communicable Disease after
Natural versus Manmade
Disasters

Postdisaster Experience with
Communicable Disease


Lesson 2 - Postdisaster Potential of Communicable Disease Epidemics


Exposure of Susceptibles to
Endemic Communicable Disease

Increases in Levels of Endemic
Communicable Disease in Local
Populations

Special Problems with
Communicable Disease in
Encamped Populations

Communicable Diseases after
Disasters


Lesson 3 - Setting Up Systems for the Surveillance of Communicable
and Selected Noncommunicable Diseases


Surveillance of Diseases between
Disasters under Normal
Conditions

Surveillance Sources Following
Disaster

Diseases to Include in
Surveillance

The Collection, Interpretation and
Utilization of Data

Providing Feedback to the Field
from the Central Level


Lesson 4 - Operational Aspects of Disease Surveillance after Disaster


Field Investigation of Rumors and
Reports of Communicable
Disease

Gaining Access to Laboratories to
Obtain Definitive Diagnosis and
Support for Epidemiologic
Investigations

Presenting Epidemiologic
Information to Decision Makers
Surveillance during and after the
Recovery Phase


Lesson 5 - The Control of Communicable Disease after Disaster


Environmental Health Management
Immunization
Chemotherapy
Quarantine and Isolation
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