CDC airs results for new public health ‘no fly’ list

first_img Shoring up air travel restrictionsThree months after the CDC developed the DNB list, majority members of the US House Committee on Homeland Security released a report that criticized how US health officials handled the case of Andrew Speaker, a man with drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) who caused an international health scare in May 2007 when he traveled overseas despite warnings from health officials. likely contagious with a communicable disease that presents a serious public health threat Of the 9 people who weren’t added to the list, 4 were subject to other local public health actions such as isolation orders, 3 agreed not to fly, and 2 were determined to be noncontagious. Sep 13, 2007, CIDRAP News story “House panel sees CDC errors in case of traveling TB patient” Data from the first year of the program, from June 2008 to May 2008, appear today in the Sep 19 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). See also: How the list worksAccording to the provisions of the DNB list, state and local health officials must contact their local CDC quarantine station to place a person on the DNB list. Then the CDC determines if the person is The CDC also pointed out another tool that can be used to restrict travel across borders. The CDC, with DHS Customs and Border Protection, can issue a border lookout that can prevent a person with a communicable disease from entering the country by sea, air, or land. “Backup measures such as border lookout records are important adjuncts to the public health DNB list,” the authors wrote. Drug susceptibility test results were known from 27 of the people on the list, 19 of whom were susceptible to first-line antibiotics used for treating TB. Among the others, 7 had MDR TB and 1 had XDR TB. Fifteen of the people on the list were citizens of what the WHO designated as TB high-burden countries. When to use the toolIn an editorial note that accompanied the report, the CDC said judicious use of the DNB list could help avoid the human and economic burdens of contact investigations that result when people with communicable diseases fly. Once public health officials determine a patient is noncontagious, the CDC and DHS remove the person from the list, usually within 24 hours. The CDC also said it reviews the list each month to determine if anyone on the list is eligible for removal. Speaker was traveling internationally when he was thought to have extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR TB). He was later found to have multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB. The committee said the delay was a violation of International Health Regulations. After the House committee issued its report, the CDC said it was clear that the incident provided useful lessons, and though the agency was in the process of reviewing its own performance, it had already taken steps to prevent future problems. First-year tallyAccording to the MMWR report, the CDC received 42 requests to add persons to the DNB list, all of whom had suspected or confirmed pulmonary TB. The agency approved 33 (79%) of the requests. likely to try boarding a commercial aircraft The CDC said it has several criteria for deciding when to add or remove people from the DNB list. More stringent rules are in place for patients who have suspected or confirmed MDR TB. Of the 33 people who were added to the list, 28 were placed by public health departments in the United States. Fourteen of the 33 were placed on the list while they were outside of the country. Among its findings, the committee said federal officials failed to take early, aggressive action to prevent Speaker from traveling and that it took several hours for the DHS to place Speaker on Transportation Security Administration’s “no fly” list because of confusion over the fact that the man wasn’t considered a terrorism threat. Sep 18, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released a report detailing the first year of its public health “do not board” (DNB) list, a new tool designed to prohibit those with serious communicable diseases from flying into or out of the country. Two of the 33 people who were placed on the DNB list attempted to evade the air travel restriction, and both were detained by border officials and were taken to local hospitals for evaluation and treatment of TB. The CDC said it developed the DNB list in June 2007. The list is managed by the CDC and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), though it said the DHS defers public health decisions and actions to the CDC. “State and local health departments in the United States and other countries should be aware of this new public health tool,” the CDC said in the report, adding that the list is designed to provide a backup measure when local public health efforts aren’t strong enough to keep certain people who are contagious from boarding commercial flights. CDC. Federal air travel restrictions for public health purposes—United States, June 2007-May 2008. MMWR 2008 Sep 19;57(37):1009-12 [Full text] unaware of or likely to not comply with public health recommendations and medical treatment The list is not limited to the communicable diseases that are covered under quarantine and isolation laws, the CDC noted, though it has so far been used only in instances when people have suspected or confirmed TB.last_img read more

Dajuan Coleman plays season-high 21 minutes in improved performance against 49ers

first_img Published on November 25, 2015 at 6:33 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse explodes for 14 3-pointers in 83-70 win over CharlotteGallery: Syracuse basketball improves to 4-0 by beating CharlotteStorify: Syracuse community reacts to 83-70 win over Charlotte in Battle 4 AtlantisFast reaction: 3 quick takeaways from Syracuse’s 13-point win over Charlottecenter_img PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Dajuan Coleman walked off the court to a rousing ovation. More than eight minutes had come off the clock before his first substitution. His stat sheet was littered with two points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal. He’d only played 10 minutes against Elon on Saturday. He’d averaged just 12 through Syracuse’s first three games.On Wednesday, he was aggressive. After a steal, he drew a foul. After a block, he collected a rebound.“I thought Dajuan was good,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “It’s the most active he’s been. He had a good start, good opportunity … a lot of minutes down and I think he was very productive.”Coleman’s night was cut short by foul trouble, but he had his best game since returning from a knee injury that kept him out for the better part of two seasons. He played 21 minutes, seven more than his previous season-high, and had seven rebounds, three assists and three blocks.He helped provide defense in a 17-0 run that spanned nearly seven minutes early in the first half as the Orange (4-0) went on to win 83-70 over Charlotte (1-3) at the Imperial Arena.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It felt good. It felt like I definitely had my legs,” Coleman said. “Maybe it’s the heat or something. I just felt real good out there.”On the first play of the second half, he blocked a Bernard Sullivan shot in the lane and immediately picked up the ball to get Syracuse possession. His defense sagged a bit to start the second half and he picked up the ticky-tack fouls that he said he’s trying to eliminate from his game.He was called for his fourth with 14:25 left in the game. But with Syracuse in control and a lengthy afternoon already logged, the big man wasn’t needed.After the game, he sat in SU’s makeshift locker room, content with how SU’s opening game in the Bahamas had gone.“I feel good,” Coleman said. “I think there’s still some things I need to work on, but I definitely feel like I’m on pace.” Commentslast_img read more

Gallery: Syracuse cruises past Eastern Washington on opening night, 66-34

first_img Comments Published on November 6, 2018 at 10:47 pm Contact Alexandra: amoreo@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Syracuse (1-0) won its 15th-straight opening night contest on Tuesday in the Carrier Dome, defeating Eastern Washington (0-1), 66-34. The Orange were led by 20 points and eight rebounds from sophomore forward Oshae Brissett. The 34 points allowed were the fewest Syracuse had given up in the Carrier Dome, and much could be attributed to an effective full-court press which shut down the Eagles and got SU 33 points off turnovers.last_img