Ophthalmia Neonatorum

Ophthalmia neonatorum is a bacterial eye infection in newborn infants that is passed from a mother with a gonorrhea or chlamydia infection during birth. Symptoms include red eyes, pus in the eye and swollen eyelids. Though rare, severe infections can cause blindness. Prevention includes screening of pregnant women and antibiotic treatment of infected mothers and infants.

 

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PHO Rounds: Novel Disease Surveillance Tools for the Next Pandemic

This seminar will introduce the concept of informal disease event monitoring systems and how this type of data can and has been used to explore communicable disease epidemiological trends among forcibly displaced persons worldwide.

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Updated 22 Oct 2019