Communicable disease control

Communicable disease control

Escort services in a border town: transmission dynamics of STDs within and between communities: literature and policy statement

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English
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Online
Author: 
Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale
Jacqueline Lewis
Publisher: 
STAR: Sex Trade Advocacy and Research
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Windsor, ON

Examines the potential impact of the licensing of escort services on the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) between the United States and Canada.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Steps for preventing infectious diseases in women

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Author: 
Mirta Roses Periago
Ricardo Fescina
Pilar Ramón-Pardo
Publisher: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Atlanta, GA

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.

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ISSN 10806040 (print)
ISSN 10806059 (online)

Vaccines for women age 50 and older

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English
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Author: 
Pierce Gardner
Sudha Pabbatireddy
Publisher: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Atlanta, GA

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.

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ISSN 10806040 (print)
ISSN 10806059 (online)

Reforming health protection and promotion in Canada: time to act

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English
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Online
Author: 
Michael Kirby
Publisher: 
The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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.

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