Search Resources (English): Infectious diseases

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Steps for preventing infectious diseases in women
Demonstrates that a medical approach is not sufficient to implement effective infectious disease prevention strategies in women. Argues that health policies must be changed, and social restrictions that circumscribe women need to be eliminated. Presents three steps necessary for developing a prevention strategy: 1) a gender perspective must be incorporated into infectious disease analysis and research to target policies and programs. Data collected must be disaggregated by sex, age, socioeconomic status, education, ethnicity, and geographic location; 2) models must be developed and implemented that address gender inequities in infectious diseases in an integrated manner; and 3) outreach activities must be supported, using information, education, and communication strategies and materials for advocacy and training. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Vaccines for women age 50 and older
Discusses how preventing illnesses and deaths for older populations (most of whom are women) through the use of vaccines is a leading public health challenge. Acknowledges that our understanding about how age and sex affect the immune system is limited, and basic and translational research aimed at improving vaccines and immune responses of older persons is needed. Argues that fully implementing current vaccine recommendations, particularly those for influenza and pneumococcal vaccines, can save thousands of lives and prevent illnesses in persons over 50 years of age. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Globalization and infectious diseases in women
Discuses how women have an enhanced vulnerability to disease, especially if they are poor. Argues that the health hazards of being female are widely underestimated. Explains that economic and cultural factors can limit women's access to clinics and health workers. Shows that, globally, the leading causes of death among women are HIV/AIDS, malaria, complications of pregnancy and childbirth, and tuberculosis. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Control of communicable diseases manual
Addresses concerns about the impact of communicable diseases around the globe as communicable diseases, new and unknown, continue to thrive, kill, maim and surprise the masses.
Published: 2000
Reforming health protection and promotion in Canada: time to act
Examines and reports on the infrastructure and governance of the public health system in Canada, as well as on Canada’s ability to respond to public health emergencies arising from outbreaks of infectious disease. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Women and infectious diseases
Details how infectious diseases pose an especially formidable threat to women. Argues that women are at higher risk and have more severe course of illness than men for many reasons, including biologic differences, social inequities, and restrictive cultural norms. Concludes that efforts to recognize and reduce health disparities among women have particular relevance for global health. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Barriers to infectious disease care among lesbians
Counters assumptions that sex between women confers no risk for transmission of sexually transmitted infections, and argues that lesbians must receive Pap smears according to current guidelines. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Nurses' working conditions: implications for infectious disease
Discusses how staffing patterns and nurses' working conditions are risk factors for healthcare-associated infections as well as occupational injuries and infections. Highlights staffing shortages, especially of nurses, as one of the major factors expected to constrain hospitals' ability to deal with future outbreaks of emerging infections. Argues that understanding and improving nurses' working conditions can potentially decrease the incidence of many infectious diseases. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Gender and monitoring the response to HIV/AIDS pandemic
Examines statistics on prevalence and incidence that indicate that the pandemic has increasingly affected women during the past decade. (See Details)
Published: 2004