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How to Recognise & Report Epidemics - Notes for Community Health Workers

What is an epidemic?

An epidemic is more than the usual number of cases of a disease. A disease outbreak is a small epidemic at a particular time and place.

How do you know if there is an epidemic?
  • You see an unusual large number of patients with the same symptons OR
  • You see a few cases of unusual diesease OR
  • You see one case of an urgently notifiable condition (see more of this later on) OR
  • You hear about a lot of people very sick or dying in another place.

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1 Suspect an epidemic

You may be the first person to suspect an epidemic. Always think about epidemics if you see unusual diseases or large numbers of patients with the same disease.

2. Report your suspicions

If you suspect an epidemic you must report it immediately. You do not have to be sure that there is a real epidemic, or what the diagnois is, before you report.

REPORT BY THE FASTEST METHOD

Report to the [b]OIC of your health centre if possible. Otherwise you can report directly to the District of Provincial Health Office.

Help control the epidemic

You should be ready to help control the epidemic. your supervisor may ask you to do one or more okf the following:
  • Prepare for a visiting medical team
  • Check other members of the patients' families for early signs of the disease
  • Join a patrol for an urgent immunisation campaign
  • Talk to the community. Explain to them what is happening, how to protect themselves from the disease, and what to do if they get sick.
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