public health emergency

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00:54 May 3, 2020
English to Catalan translations [PRO]
COVID-19 - Medical - Medical (general)
Additional field(s): Government / Politics, Medical: Health Care, Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc., Journalism
English term or phrase: public health emergency
Definition from World Health Organization:
A public health emergency (the condition that requires the governor to declare a state of public health emergency) is defined as "an occurrence or imminent threat of an illness or health condition, caused by bio terrorism, epidemic or pandemic disease, or (a) novel and highly fatal infectious agent or biological toxin, that poses a substantial risk of a significant number of human facilities or incidents or permanent or long-term disability (WHO/DCD, 2001). The declaration of a state of public health emergency permits the governor to suspend state regulations, change the functions of state agencies.

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  • Gov. Kemp extends Georgia’s public health emergency to May 13 13WMAZ
  • The court said a previous ruling from a federal judge blocking the ban ignored the state’s ability to restrict rights during a public health emergency. Dallas News
  • WHO should declare climate change a public health emergency The BMJ
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5emergència de salut pública
Maria Rosich Andreu


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emergència de salut pública

Definition from Organització Mundial de la Salut:
Esdeveniment extraordinari que constitueix un risc per a la salut pública a través de la propagació de la malaltia i que potencialment requereix una resposta coordinada.

Example sentence(s):
  • La vigilància de la salut pública és el conjunt d’actuacions destinades a recollir, analitzar, interpretar i difondre la informació relacionada amb la salut de la població i els factors que la condicionen, amb l’objectiu de fonamentar actuacions de control i millora de la salut. També s’ocupa dels sistemes de reposta ràpida a alertes i emergències de salut pública. - Generalitat de Catalunya  
Maria Rosich Andreu
Local time: 02:42
Native speaker of: Native in CatalanCatalan, Native in SpanishSpanish
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