public health emergency

For term searches and specialty glossaries, please try the new GBK glossaries
00:55 May 3, 2020
English to Japanese 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.

Example sentence(s):
  • 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
Glossary-building KudoZ

Question posted on behalf of translation team:
GBK medical and pharma specialists

This question will remain open until an answer receives the required level of agreement from peers. Submission is still possible.

Summary of translations provided
Mami Yamaguchi


Translations offered

8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5

Definition from 新型コロナウイルス関連肺炎:

Example sentence(s):
Mami Yamaguchi
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in category: 39
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.

KudoZ™ translation help

The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also:

Your current localization setting


Select a language

Term search
  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search