Public health is often thought of as having 3 domains;
- health improvement,
- health protection and
- health services.
This month we have selected a range of papers relevant to health protection, specifically public health approaches to infectious diseases.
Please cast your vote for your preferred paper by Tuesday 19th March!
We will be discussing the paper with the most votes on Sunday 24th March at 8pm (GMT) and look forward to seeing you there. A summary of the ‘winning’ paper, plus discussion points will be posted on this blog on Wednesday 20th March. Links to each of the open-access papers are listed below the poll.
Murray et al (2012) Second hand smoke exposure and the risk of invasive meningococcal disease in children: systematic review and meta-analysis, BMC Public Health, 12:1062
Musheke et al (2013) A systematic review of qualitative findings on factors enabling and deterring uptake of HIV testing in sub-Saharan Africa, BMC Public Health, 13:220
Painter et al (2013) Attribution of Foodborne Illnesses, Hospitalizations, and Deaths to Food Commodities by using Outbreak Data, United States, 1998–2008, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol 19, No 3
Botelho-Nevers E, Gautret P (2013) Outbreaks associated to large open air festivals, including music festivals, 1980 to 2012, Euro Surveill. 2013;18(11)