WIML

The Polish Journal of Aviation Medicine, Bioengineering and Psychology

Kwartalnik Polskiego Towarzystwa Medycyny Lotniczej

2017, Volume 23, Issue 2

PLANNING ACTIONS IN THE EVENT OF AN EPIDEMIC OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES


Anna Świątecka1, Wojciech Dębiński2
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1Banfield Pet Hospital
2Aeronautical and Occupational Medicine Certification Center, Military Institute of Aviation Medicine


Autor korenspondencyjny: Anna Świątecka; Banfield Pet Hospital; email: a.swiatecka@gmail.com

DOI: 10.13174/pjambp.16.07.2018.04

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Streszczenie

Introduction: Ease of travel, especially by air, increases the risk of spreading dangerous infectious diseases not only within countries but also between continents. The authors analyze the actions taken during the EBOLA epidemic in 2014-2015 against the background of the procedures implemented during the influenza pandemic and SARS epidemic.

Problems: The main problem before and during an epidemic or pandemic of infectious diseases is the preparation of appropriate tools to be used from the first moments of the threat. Close cooperation between and coordination of all services involved in the decommissioning of epidemic outbreaks is becoming essential.

Discussion and Conclusion: It is necessary to develop appropriate plans concerning unified risk management procedures. They should take into account not only the activities of medical services, but also representatives of other areas (including airline workers, critical infrastructure systems, the media, as well as representatives of the political level).


Słowa kluczowe

epidemic, infectious diseases, EBOLA, SARS, influenza pandemic, air transport