Several instances of quarantine populated the news this week. Quarantine is a long-standing staple of public health, but it is often misunderstood and misused. We take a brief look at quarantine in the context of outbreak response and use these recent examples to illustrate some of the situations in which it can be an effective response tool.
Outbreak Observatory made a strong showing at the 2019 NACCHO Preparedness Summit, presenting the findings from recent observations, highlighting the value of this kind of collaborative and operational research, and engaging with potential future partners.
Outbreak Observatory takes a look back at outbreaks in 2017.
This week, we look at some possible reasons why mumps cases are on the rise in the United States.