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Disaster lends urgency to professor's Nepal trip

...Schwind said.While in the immediate aftermath of a disaster the concern is deaths and acute injuries, the risk for infectious disease begins to rise, particularly for people forced from their homes, she said."Risk communication is definitely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-05/disaster-lends-urgency-profe
Study asserts Georgia does have Lyme disease

...bullseye" type rash seen in northeastern Lyme disease patients.Jose Vazquez, a professor and chief of the Infectious Diseases Section at Georgia Regents University, said STARI can be transmitted from the lone star tick and is easily mistaken...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2015-04-17/study-asserts-georgia-do
Proposed Grovetown water park faces zoning, infrastructure obstacles

...wetland habitat, a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes, snakes and other vectors known to cause illness and/or infectious disease to humans," the report stated. "The proposed 'tropical landscaping' would only exacerbate this hazard; therefore...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-02/proposed-grovetown-water-park
Georgia is ready for Ebola, commissioner says

...emergent infections and we need to be prepared," she said. The funding will allow some hospitals to develop an infectious disease expertise "just like we now have specialties for trauma, we have specialties for burn care," Fitzgerald said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-18/georgia-ready-ebola-commissi
Documents with emergency contact data riddled with errors

...operation, who is going to respond," Lucas said. "For instance, public health is responsible for assisting with infectious diseases and immunization."Lucas, a former disaster director for the Red Cross, was heavily involved in drafting the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-23/documents-emergency-cont
Milestones

...Katie Steiner of Rehabilitation Services; Debra Marranci of Perioperative Services on 8 West; Cheryl Newman of Infectious Disease; Donna Posey of Cardiology; James "Jim" Rush, Chief Integrity Officer; and Donna Vasil, Pharmacy. Military...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2014-11-12/milestones
Nurse who had Ebola being released from Emory hospital

...workers, and said Ebola-related travel restrictions and border closings are not the answer.Dr. Bruce Ribner, an infectious disease expert who oversaw Vinson's recovery at Emory University Hospital, said fellow medical workers "deeply admire...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-10-28/nurse-who-had-ebola-being-re
Deal issues Ebola traveler restrictions

...them or their body fluids. It is not nearly as contagious as the flu, the common cold, measles or many other infectious diseases. We have to tailor our approach to the science of Ebola."Those symptoms often begin with fever, which is what...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-27/deal-issues-ebola-traveler-r
What the government isn't telling Americans about Ebola outbreak

...meaning.Third, Dr. Frieden glibly states that one is not contagious until 21 days after exposure. Based upon infectious disease models, the potential for transmission and secondary infection from the index case follows a spectrum depending upon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-10-25/what-government-
Augusta hospital workers say false alarms show they are prepared for Ebola

...the agency upgraded its standards earlier this week."We were ahead of the game," said Dr. Ioana Chirca, an infectious disease physician with University."A lot of what they recommended we were already doing," said Dr. Phillip Coule...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-23/augusta-hospital-workers-say