Communicable diseases are spread from person to person and can cause significant outbreaks in a population. The best way to control communicable disease outbreaks is through the prevention of disease transmission.
Ideally, prevention occurs through vaccination, which can prevent disease and transmission of the infectious agent. The measles vaccine is an example of how introduction of a vaccine can reduce transmission and eliminate the communicable disease.
But what can health officials do when a significant number of individuals choose not to vaccinate? Quarantine, isolation, forced vaccination, and canceling of mass gatherings are all options. This webinar will discuss the ethics, legalities, and societal effects of these interventions by examining the public health response to recent measles outbreaks throughout the U.S.
Who can benefit from this webinar?
Public health students, healthcare providers, and social workers, as well as anyone interested in infectious disease or public health.
• Evaluate public health interventions for a vaccine-preventable disease when
vaccination coverage is low in a population
• Examine ethical, legal, and social options for public health intervention in a
communicable disease outbreak
• Discuss current public health interventions to measles outbreaks in the U.S.
If you’re unable to join the webinar on August 30th at 2:00 p.m. (ET), you may still register and a link to the on-demand recording and text transcript will be sent via email after the presentation date.
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