Emerging and Re-emerging Infections in Children COVID/ MIS-C, Zika, Ebola, Measles, Varicella, Pertussis ... Immunizations
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.emc.2021.04.002
The role of the emergency provider lies at the forefront of recognition and treatment of novel and re-emerging infectious diseases in children. Familiarity with disease presentations that might be considered rare, such as vaccine-preventable and non-endemic illnesses, is essential in identifying and controlling outbreaks. As we have seen thus far in the novel coronavirus pandemic, susceptibility, severity, transmission, and disease presentation can all have unique patterns in children. Emergency providers also have the potential to play a public health role by using lessons learned from the phenomena of vaccine hesitancy and refusal.