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Infectious Disease

MCN COMIC: Working with Farm Animals: Keeping Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community Healthy

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Bilingual educational comic book about ways to prevent zoonotic diseases. Developed by MCN in partnership with The Ohio State University.

Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever)

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"Coccidioidomycosis or Valley Fever is an infectious disease in parts of the U.S.A. It is caused by inhaling microscopic arthroconidia (also known as arthrospores or spores) of the closely related fungal species Coccidioides immitis and C. posadasii. Areas where Coccidioides is endemic (native and common) include states in the southwestern U.S.A. such as Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, and Utah and parts of Mexico, Central America and South America."

CDC: Emerging Infectious Diseases

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"Emerging Infectious Diseases is an open access journal published monthly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)." ... "Emerging Infectious Diseases follows the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors recommendations for the conduct, reporting, editing, and publishing of scholarly work in medical journals. The journal’s peer review process allows for critical assessment of submitted manuscripts by experts who are usually not part of its editorial staff.

The Spread of Ebola in Africa: Health Care Workers’ Role

MCN’s Chief Medical Officer, Ed Zuroweste is currently finishing up a training in Uganda on Ebola virus preparedness and disaster response.  About 50 clinicians from across Africa are attending the five-day training, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO).  Some clinicians will be returning to their home countries to train other health workers in the information and tactics learned at the workshops.

Staying Safe from Ebola Infection

MCN’s Chief Medical Director, Ed Zuroweste, was asked by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a lead trainer for an international effort to train primary care clinicians in Africa to handle the Ebola crisis.  Here is Ed’s update from Uganda, where the third day of training has just finished.

Ed Zuroweste in Uganda to Train Clinicians on Ebola

MCN’s Chief Medical Officer Ed Zuroweste arrived in Uganda yesterday, to assist in training clinicians in Ebola virus preparedness and disaster response. The five-day training was organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the 50 attending clinicians, mostly ER doctors and infectious disease specialists from the African Union, Gambia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Southern Sudan.  Ed is one of a four-person training crew from WHO.

Webinar Presentation Slides: The Intersection of Primary Care and Migration Health

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This webinar is the third in a series of seven in our Clinician Orienatation to Migration Health.

Frequently Asked Questions for Clinicians: Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Investigation

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October 15, 2012

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Exploring the Intersection of Tropical Medicine and Migrant Health

Tropical medicine has typically been concerned with diseases that originate in warm, tropical climates, often associated with resource poor health care environments, and largely neglected by traditional medical training and clinical practice. In the Western concept, tropical disease is often associated with poverty, civil strife and migration.

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