Risk assessment of public health emergencies in Zhejiang Province,March 2021
WANG Xinyi WU Chen MIAO Ziping SUN Wanwan YU Zhao ZHOU Yang ZHU Yao WU Haocheng FENG Yan CHEN Yijuan LIN Junfen
Department of Public Health Surveillance and Advisory,Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention;
Objective To assess the risk of public health emergencies in Zhejiang Province,March 2021.Methods An expert counsel was conducted to assess the risk of coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19),enteritis due to norovirus,chicken pox and influenza by professionals in Zhejiang CDC,based on the information from infectious disease and public health emergency surveillance in Zhejiang Province,domestic health administrative departments,World Health Organization,and European CDC.Results In March 2021,the risk of imported COVID-19 epidemic will be high in Zhejiang Province,and the possibility of local spread could not be ruled out.The possibility of a large-scale outbreak of enteritis due to norovirus and a small-scale outbreak of chickenpox in schools and kindergartens could not be ruled out after the new term begins.An increased risk of influenza epidemic is predicted in collective units such as schools and kindergartens,yet the risk of a large-scale one will be low.Conclusion High attention should be paid to COVID-19 and enteritis due to norovirus,and general attention should be paid to chicken pox and influenza outbreak.
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