Category: Communicable Diseases

Bioterrorism

The Critical Role of Clinicians in Bioterrorism Response For clinicians, responding to a bioterrorism attack is similar in many ways to responding to naturally occurring communicable disease outbreaks. Both situations typically require early identification of ill or exposed persons, rapid implementation of preventive therapy, special infection control considerations and collaboration or communication with the public […]

Influenza

Seasonal Flu Vaccine in Anne Arundel County Influenza Sentinel Provider Surveillance Employee Influenza Vaccination Policy  Pandemic Influenza Pandemic Influenza Pandemic Influenza Frequently Asked Questions General Instructions for Disposable Respirators -CDC- Video

HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS Services Available in Anne Arundel County and Maryland Partner Counseling and Referral Services HIV/AIDS Reporting and Maryland Law HB991 legislation regarding HIV Testing – Informed Consent and Treatment Maryland HIV/AIDS Reporting HIV/AIDS Information on Treatment and Medical Management U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Johns Hopkins HIV Guide The American Academy of HIV […]

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis Services Available in Anne Arundel County Tuberculosis Reporting Reporting of Tuberculosis – Confirmed or Suspected Tuberculosis Information on Treatment MD DHMH Guidelines for Prevention & Treatment of Tuberculosis CDC, Latent Tuberculosis Infection CDC, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination Latent Tuberculosis Infection Diagnosis and Treatment Mobile Application Patient Education Materials Anne Arundel County Department of Health […]

Sexual Health and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexual Health and Your Patients: A Provider’s Guide can help health care providers better integrate sexual health conversations and preventive services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention into routine visits with adolescents and adults.  By using this guide, providers can: Streamline their sexual history taking. Increase […]

Tickborne Diseases Toolkit

The Maryland Department of Health’s Center for Zoonotic and Vector-borne Diseases (CZVBD) is encouraging the use of the new Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (and Other Tickborne Diseases) Toolkit for Healthcare Providers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This resource is intended to provide healthcare providers, epidemiologists and public health practitioners with relevant […]

Disease-Specific Information

Leading Reportable Diseases Chlamydia Meningococcal Disease Chemoprophylaxis Regimens for People with Invasive Meningococcal Disease (PDF) Tickborne Diseases Toolkit Lyme Disease Diseases of Local Interest Vibrio Infections Information for Health Care Providers Recommendations for Reducing Transmission of Staphylococcus aureus Hepatitis C Virus Infections From a Contaminated Radiopharmaceutical Used in Myocardian Perfusion Studies (JAMA, Oct. 25, 2006) For […]

STD Reporting

Reporting of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) – Not Including HIV For reports of STDs, please complete both the general section of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 1140 morbidity report and the STD specific section below it. https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Pages/what-to-report.aspx Maryland law and regulation require reporting of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia by both laboratories and health care […]