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Preparing for SARS

April 27, 2004. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Jeff Duchin, MD, Chief of Communicable Disease Control at Public Health - Seattle & King County gives an overview of the new and evolving public health challenges of SARS and infectious respiratory diseases.

Quick Facts

Topics: Infectious Disease & Immunizations, Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Bioterrorism

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Jeff Duchin, MD, Chief of Communicable Disease Control at Public Health - Seattle & King County gives an overview of the new and evolving public health challenges of SARS and infectious respiratory diseases. Important applications to bioterrorism preparedness and response—including surveillance, isolation, and quarantine are emphasized in his presentation.

Air date: April 27, 2004

Learning Objectives

  • Identify chronology and clinical features of SARS
  • Recognize challenges of command and control in an outbreak
  • Recognize challenges of surveillance and case and contact investigation
  • Recognize requirements of infectious disease reporting, and control and roles of the health care system
  • Identify isolation and quarantine situations

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Infectious Disease & Immunizations, Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Bioterrorism

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenter

Jeff Duchin, MD, is Chief, Communicable Disease Control, Epidemiology and Immunization Section for Public Health - Seattle & King County (Public Health) and Assistant Professor in Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, University of Washington. Dr. Duchin leads the bioterrorism and outbreak preparedness activities for Public Health, including the recent response to the SARS outbreak.

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