Environmental Conditions Manual, January 2014

(2014) Environmental Conditions Manual, January 2014. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

Infectious diseases are a continuing threat to all people, regardless of age, gender, lifestyle, ethnic background, or socioeconomic status. They cause illness, suffering and even death, and place an enormous financial burden on society. Although modern advances have controlled some infectious diseases, new ones are constantly emerging. State public health officials rely on local public health agencies, healthcare providers, laboratories and other public health personnel to report the occurrence of notifiable diseases. Without such data, trends cannot be accurately monitored, unusual occurrences of diseases (such as outbreaks) might not be detected or appropriately responded to, and the effectiveness of control and prevention activities cannot be evaluated.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Environmental, Diseases, Public Health
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Diseases
Health and medicine > Public health
Health and medicine > Public health > Environmental health
ID Code: 22099
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 13 May 2016 15:50
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 15:50
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/22099