INFECTIOUS DISEASES - Zika - Norovirus - Flu
Bureau of Infectious Disease Control
Infectious diseases can affect any of us, from new strains of flu to Salmonella. Health care providers and public health professionals have the same core mission: protect people's health! In order to truly achieve that mission, we work together. By law, the infectious disease team at the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control (BIDC) relies on clinicians to report certain diseases, unusual occurrences, or outbreaks in order to identify and control potential health threats to the public. Working closely with health care providers, the infectious disease team collects information about risk factors, symptoms, and outcomes to help understand the impact and burden of communicable disease. With that information, actions are taken to stop disease transmission.
What We're Watching
Here at the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, we are monitoring global emerging respiratory viruses and novel influenza viruses. To date, they have not been shown to spread in a sustainable way between humans. Because these viruses are constantly evolving over time and could eventually acquire traits that may allow them to spread more easily through human populations, it is important to track their activity and patterns of circulation and transmission.
BIDC follows the activity of such emerging respiratory viruses. Particular attention is given to tracking the number of reported human cases and the geographic extent of where the viruses are circulating. Summary reports which provide a brief and broad overview of activity are compiled by BIDC on a weekly basis.
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