This photograph depicts three Pakistani Field Epidemiology Training Program (PFETP) residents trekking over some arduous terrain, as they made their way to the district of Barkhan, near Pakistan’s capital city of Islamabad, after an outbreak of acute watery diarrhea (AWD) occurred in the village in December, 2012. Dr. Ali Hashim, was the leader during this leg of the journey. “Acute watery diarrhea can be caused by many different infections, and may also occur following ingestion of chemicals, or food contaminated with pre-formed bacterial toxins.”
The FETP trains workers on the ground to help countries build sustainable capacity for detecting and responding to health threats. The program develops in-country expertise so that disease outbreaks can be detected locally and prevented from spreading. See the links below, for more on AWD, or the FETP.
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|Content Providers(s):||CDC/ Dr. Mirza Amir Baig, Pakistan|
|Photo Credit:||Dr. Mirza Amir Baig, Pakistan|
|Links:||CDC - Chapter 1. Watery Diarrhea - Differential Diagnosis: Outbreaks of Acute Watery Diarrhea|
CDC – Global Health; Global Health Protection & Security; Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP)
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