In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted the association of vaping and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Although the number of new cases has decreased, new cases are still appearing.
Experts from the National Ebola Training and Education Center urge healthcare systems to adopt processes in line with “Identify, Isolate, and Inform,” a process for quickly identifying and managing cases of infectious disease in a way that minimizes the risk for subsequent transmissions.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019-nCoV outbreak in China a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on Jan. 30, 2020. In doing so, WHO emphasized that China should not be isolated from the global community, which can happen after a PHEIC is issued.
In one of the first reports of the clear risk of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) to healthcare workers, an outbreak in a hospital in Wuhan, China, resulted in 40 infections in clinical staff caring for patients.
Considering measles cases in the United States have been surging to numbers not seen since 1992, infectious disease experts are urging hospitals and EDs to devise response plans that they can trigger quickly should a patient with measles present.