Southern Health Board. Department of Public Health. Health status report, 2004.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559372
Title:
Southern Health Board. Department of Public Health. Health status report, 2004.
Authors:
Southern Health Board (SHB). Department of Public Health.
Citation:
Southern Health Board. Department of Public Health. Cork: Southern Health Board.
Publisher:
Southern Health Board (SHB).
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559372
Language:
en
Description:
Protection of the health of our population is of paramount importance. We need to remain ever vigilant of the threats posed by infections and hazards in our environment. In recent times we have experienced the reality of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), anthrax threats and bioterrorism and the Iikelihood of an influenza pandemic. The ease of international travel has the potential to bring these problems to our doorstep. Global travel and changing lifestyles are facilitating the emergence of new infectious diseases as well as the resurgence of older diseases. It was global travel that generated a worldwide scare on SARS. Our increasingly promiscuous society has been accompanied by an increase in sexually transmitted diseases and the evidence is compelling that intravenous drug misuse has resulted in increased levels of blood borne viruses such as HIV, Hepatitis Band C. There must be better appreciation of the impact of infectious disease and environmental threats on the individual, the population, the health service and the socio-economic impact in a changing world.
Keywords:
INFLUENZA; BIOTERRORISM; INFECTION CONTROL
Local subject classification:
POPULATION HEALTH

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSouthern Health Board (SHB). Department of Public Health.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-09T15:46:48Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-09T15:46:48Zen
dc.date.issued2004en
dc.identifier.citationSouthern Health Board. Department of Public Health. Cork: Southern Health Board.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559372en
dc.descriptionProtection of the health of our population is of paramount importance. We need to remain ever vigilant of the threats posed by infections and hazards in our environment. In recent times we have experienced the reality of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), anthrax threats and bioterrorism and the Iikelihood of an influenza pandemic. The ease of international travel has the potential to bring these problems to our doorstep. Global travel and changing lifestyles are facilitating the emergence of new infectious diseases as well as the resurgence of older diseases. It was global travel that generated a worldwide scare on SARS. Our increasingly promiscuous society has been accompanied by an increase in sexually transmitted diseases and the evidence is compelling that intravenous drug misuse has resulted in increased levels of blood borne viruses such as HIV, Hepatitis Band C. There must be better appreciation of the impact of infectious disease and environmental threats on the individual, the population, the health service and the socio-economic impact in a changing world.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSouthern Health Board (SHB).en
dc.subjectINFLUENZAen
dc.subjectBIOTERRORISMen
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen
dc.subject.otherPOPULATION HEALTHen
dc.titleSouthern Health Board. Department of Public Health. Health status report, 2004.en
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