It isn’t surprising that Utah has an imported case of Zika virus since so many of our residents travel to and from areas where the disease is currently being transmitted,” said Dr. Allyn Nakashima, State Epidemiologist with the Utah Department of Health (UDOH). Since 1962, NIAID’s Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEUs) have been intensively involved in the successful development and clinical testing of vaccines and treatments against many pathogens that threaten the health of people in the United States and around the world.
All are focused on preventing and reducing childhood obesity except the Louisville coalition, which is working to foster resiliency in children facing traumatic events and other experiences that can lead to toxic stress in childhood and chronic health conditions in adulthood.
For example, well-informed commentators appeared on Politico’s Pulse Check (It’s the episode entitled Obamacare Endangered”) and said that while Congress may repeal the ACA, it would actually retain important parts of it, because Congress would not want to take away people’s health insurance, and because the ACA is actually good for the health care industry.
Given the challenges we describe and the frequent necessary coordination of surveillance and epidemiologic activities between local hospitals, laboratories, health departments, and state and federal partners, the structural setup that most EIP sites worked out is one in which the program is located within the lead state health department with or without a co-location within the lead partner school of public health or medicine.
This rule for rabies postexposure management of dogs and cats implements and particularizes the authority given to the local health director in G.S. 130A-197 to effectively and efficiently protect the public’s health utilizing the most current science.