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Global commerce, travel, and emerging and resurging infectious diseases have increased awareness of global health threats and opportunities for collaborative and service learning. We review course materials, knowledge archives, data management archives, and student evaluations for the first 10 years of an intensive summer field course in infectious disease(More)
Epidemiological evidence arising mainly from studies undertaken in sub-Saharan Africa suggests that sleeping under insecticide-treated mosquito nets is a cost-effective and efficacious method of controlling malaria. For this reason, promotion of use of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) has become a key malaria control strategy. In 1999, the United Nations(More)
Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean. The epidemiology of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is important to Jamaica, particularly in the areas of health, tourism, and because of the potential impact on the local workforce and the economy. Data collected by the National Surveillance Unit on the prevalence of AGE transmitted by food are not(More)
OBJECTIVE Asbestos is an established human carcinogen and has been identified at 16 of 26 Jamaican hospitals surveyed. We sought to determine if hospital employees are exposed and if current asbestos exposure in Jamaican hospitals differed by job category. METHOD At two of the largest hospitals with more than 10 permanent maintenance workers and where(More)
Asbestos is an established human carcinogen. Asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM) are used in surfacing materials, thermal system insulation (TSI), and miscellaneous materials, and they have been used in buildings in Jamaica in the past. The objective of the study described here was to identify ACBM, its characteristics, and its determinants in(More)
The Jamaican food safety regulatory framework is embodied in the Public Health Act of 1974 with public health inspectors/ environmental health officers (PHIs/EHOs) empowered with its enforcement. The North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) has consistently faced challenges in achieving national certification targets for food-handling establishments(More)
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