A step-by-step look at Biometrics

A step-by-step look at Biometrics

If you are traveling to Canada and need a visa, permit or are applying for permanent residence, you may be required to give your biometrics: fingerprints and a photo. When you give your biometrics, it takes just a few minutes to have your fingerprints scanned and a photo taken to establish and confirm your identity.

Snowden’s New App Turns Your Phone Into a Home Security System

Snowden’s New App Turns Your Phone Into a Home Security System

Snowden’s New App Turns Your Phone Into a Home Security System Your digital security, any sufficiently paranoid person will remind you, is only as good as your physical security. The worlds most sensitive users of technology, like dissidents, activists, or journalists in repressive regimes, have to fear not just hacking and online surveillance, but the

Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

♪>>>HELLO. I’M ANNE SCHUCHAT, DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR IMMUNIZATION AND RESPIRATORY DISEASES. I’M DELIGHTED TO WELCOME YOU TO THE 2011 EDITION OF “SURVEILLANCE OF VACCINE-PREVENTABLE DISEASES.” DISEASE SURVEILLANCE IS A CRITICAL ELEMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH.SURVEILLANCE PROVIDES US WITH INFORMATION ABOUT WHERE AND WHEN VACCINE-PREVENTABLE DISEASES ARE OCCURRING. THESE DATA ALSO HELP US TO

Why Surveillance Matters

Why Surveillance Matters

Disease knows no borders. They travel quickly, broadly, and quietly. Creating a perfect storm of vulnerability. CDC works around the world 24/7 as our nation’s front line of defense from health threats. Counted on to identify outbreaks and stop them, to find out what works to protect health, and put science into action. Americas next

Animal health surveillance in WA | Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Animal health surveillance in WA | Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Western Australia has a well-deserved reputation for producing healthy livestock free from major diseases and residues that could harm human health or damage our ability to sell livestock within Australia or overseas. This reputation is based on a rigorous biosecurity system within a national framework that demonstrates to a scientific standard that our livestock are

Conversations on Public Health Surveillance with Peter A. Briss, MD, MPH and Jason Bonander

Conversations on Public Health Surveillance with Peter A. Briss, MD, MPH and Jason Bonander

[ Music ] Hello. I’m Chesley Richards, CDC’s Deputy Director for Public Health Scientific Services and thank you for joining us for this installment of Conversations on Public Health Surveillance. Today we’re joined by Peter Briss and Jason Bonander. Welcome. Peter, what do you do at CDC and how did you get to CDC?>>Good morning,

Conversations on Public Health Surveillance with Michael A. Coletta, MPH

[ Music ] Hello, and thank you for joining us for another installment of “Conversations on Public Health Surveillance”. I’m Chesley Richards, CDC’s Deputy Director for Public Health Scientific Services, and I’m joined today by Michael Coletta. Welcome Michael.>>Thank you.>>Michael, what do you do at CDC?>>I’m the program manager for the National Syndromic Surveillance Program.>>Wow.