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Saskia v. Popescu, MPH, MA, CIC, is a hospital epidemiologist and infection preventionist with Phoenix Children's Hospital. During her work as an infection preventionist she performed surveillance for infectious diseases, preparedness, and Ebola-response practices. She is currently a PhD candidate in Biodefense at George Mason University where her research focuses on the role of infection prevention in facilitating global health security efforts. She is certified in Infection Control.
Was the situation in Flint, Michigan an outlier or an ominous warning of what’s to come?
At one of the worst times, as hospitals are already over capacity with more influenza patients than ever before, the United States is battling an IV bag shortage.
As this season’s flu continues to drive patients to hospitals in droves, an IV bag shortage and tapped out staffing makes infection control particularly difficult.
The publication of a new study poses novel questions for dual-use research of concern and if such work should have been published.
An uncommon disease, tularemia, can pose unique challenges for health security and response efforts.
Preparing for biothreats, regardless of origin, requires that we strengthen the most basic surveillance and response systems within public health and health care.
Saskia Popescu, MPH, MA, CIC, breaks down why an unlikely presence at the BWC highlights the growing importance of civil society involvement in global health safety and security.
In the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Emerging Infectious Disease journal, investigators have written several articles focused on these 2 components, that, if done poorly, can truly hinder or hasten an outbreak.
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