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Contact Tracing

The process of closely monitoring those who are exposed to an infected person. It includes identifying contacts of the infected person, listing and informing those contacts of the infected person, and following up to check up on contacts’ infection and symptoms.

contact tracing
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Get to Know Your Words: Referral

Referal

A direction from a more general professional, like a primary care physician, to a specialist for further action

The COVID-19 testing sites in Philadelphia want a referral from your doctor, which is why people who have symptoms are directed to call their primary care physician first. Some have a process for people without a referral, but it takes more time. 

referral - a direction from a more general professional, like a primary care physician, to a specialist for further action
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Get to know your words: Some Coronavirus Terminology

some coronavirus terminology
COVID-19: an infectious disease in the coronavirus family. It is called "new" or "novel" because it is recently discovered.COVID-19 causes mild to severe respiratory symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath.There are clinical trials currently evaluating the effectiveness of possible treatments
COVID-19: an infectious disease in the coronavirus family. It is called “new” or “novel” because it is recently discovered.COVID-19 causes mild to severe respiratory symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath.There are clinical trials currently evaluating the effectiveness of possible treatments
 Asymptomatic: Someone who is not showing the symptoms of COVID-19. It is currently thought that people who are asymptomatic and do not know, but are infected can still spread COVID-19 to others.
Asymptomatic: Someone who is not showing the symptoms of COVID-19. It is currently thought that people who are asymptomatic and do not know, but are infected can still spread COVID-19 to others.
Isolation: A public health tactic to prevent a disease from spreading. Isolation involves separating people who are sick from those who are not
Isolation: A public health tactic to prevent a disease from spreading. Isolation involves separating people who are sick from those who are not
Quarantine: A public health tactic to prevent a disease from spreading. Quarantine involves isolating those who are ASYMPTOMATIC, but possibly exposed to the disease
Quarantine: A public health tactic to prevent a disease from spreading. Quarantine involves isolating those who are ASYMPTOMATIC, but possibly exposed to the disease
Community Spread: The spread of a disease when the source of infection is unknown. For example, someone who has not traveled recently or knowingly been near someone who is sick, but still becomes ill has obtained the virus from community spread
Community Spread: The spread of a disease when the source of infection is unknown. For example, someone who has not traveled recently or knowingly been near someone who is sick, but still becomes ill has obtained the virus from community spread
Flattening the curve: A phrase to describe slowing the spread of COVID-19. Hospitals can only treat so many patients at a single time. If we slow the spread of COVID-19, or flatten the curve, hospitals will not exceed their capacity
Flattening the curve: A phrase to describe slowing the spread of COVID-19. Hospitals can only treat so many patients at a single time. If we slow the spread of COVID-19, or flatten the curve, hospitals will not exceed their capacity
Stay at home order: An order by Philadelphia Mayor Kenney for people to stay in their homes except for essential activities (detailed in the link below) that include obtaining food or health care, working if your job is considered essential (as decided by the Mayor's Office), or exercising while 6 feet away from others (social distancing). This order started enforcement Monday, March 23 at 8 am
Stay at home order: An order by Philadelphia Mayor Kenney for people to stay in their homes except for essential activities (detailed in the link below) that include obtaining food or health care, working if your job is considered essential (as decided by the Mayor’s Office), or exercising while 6 feet away from others (social distancing). This order started enforcement Monday, March 23 at 8 am
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Get to know your words: Antibody

Antibody

A protein produced by the immune system to recognize a foreign threat, attach to it, and begin the necessary process for neutralizing or killing it

Antibody
A protein produced by the immune system to recognize a foreign threat, attach to it, and begin the necessary process for neutralizing or killing it
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Spotlight On

Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring.

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Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development and mentorship. In 2019 he received the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Award for Innovations in Healthcare.


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