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Sporadic

Scattered or isolated cases of a disease.

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Epidemic:

Rapid spread of an infectious disease.

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Pandemic:

Epidemic which spreads to a large area or world wide.

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Endemic:

Disease that is always present in certain areas.

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Contacts

Anyone who has been in contact with the person and may now be infected

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Quarantine

Time necessary to keep contacts isolated to prevent the spread of infection

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Fomites

an article that has become contaminated with a biological agent

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Immunity

The body is able to destroy the agent before onset of symptoms

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Incubation period

The time between the entry of the biological agent and the onset of symptoms

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Vector

A carrier, human or animal, especially one which transmits disease

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Alimentary canal

gastrointestinal tract - things can be absorbed this way

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Respiratory tract

air way - things can be breathed in this way

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Skin & mucosa

things can be absorbed this way

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Placenta

things can be passed form mother to baby this way

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Routes of Entry

Inhalation
Ingestion
Inoculation
Fomite
Vectors
Human Carriers (hands)

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Basic microbiology

Micro-organisms
Bacteria
Viruses
Pathogenic fungi
Protozoa
Worms

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Chain of infection

Infectious agent
Reservoirs
Portal of exit
Means of transmission
Portal of entry
Susceptible host

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Communicable diseases

Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Meningitis
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
Meningoccocal Septicaemia

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LAS Infectious and Verminous procedure

If there is an outbreak of an infectious disease, a specialist in environmental medicine, the medical officer for environmental health will become involved.

They can use wide-ranging powers to help bring the outbreak under control.

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Notification of certain infectious disease

The M.O.E.H (medical officer for environmental health) of the area where the patient is living must be notified by the doctor in charge of the patient.

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Category 4/hazardous group 4

An organism that causes severe human disease and is a serious hazard to laboratory workers. it may present a high risk of spread to the community and there is usually no effective prophylaxis or treatment.

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Category 4 infectious diseases

Rabies
Plague
Smallpox
Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers (VHF) including: Lasa, Ebola, Marburg and Crimean/Congo fevers.

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There are 18 VHF's but only the four listed (Lasa, Ebola, Marburg and Crimean/Congo fevers.) are included because

They are readily capable of person-to-person spread so pose a serious public health risk

They have a high case fatality rate

There are difficulties in their recognition and treatment

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Category 4 diseases are...

Rare in the UK.
More likely to be suspected then confirmed.

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Category 4 patients get transported to?

High Security Infectious Disease Units (HSIDU) by the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART)

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What can patients be infested with?

Scabies
Lice
Fleas

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Universal precautions basics are?

Personal hygiene
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Cleaning & disinfection

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Influenza precautions PPE

FFP2 (basic face mask) non-reuseable
FFP3 (Filtering face piece level 3) re-useable but requires new filters

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Bare below the elbows means...

No wrist watch
Only one wedding band

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How and when to clean your hands

Wear alcohol gel to disinfect hands at the 5 moments of patient care pathway

Wash your hands with soap and water after patient handover at hospital

Remove fleece/coat (or roll up sleeves) to perform adequate hand hygiene