Sichuan earthquake, People's Republic of China
Communicable disease risk assessment and interventions
Communicable disease risk assessments are written and produced rapidly in response to acute humanitarian emergencies resulting from natural disasters, sudden conflict or civil strife. Risk assessments identify the communicable disease threats faced by the emergency-affected populations, prioritize interventions and provide policy guidance and information sources for the control of communicable diseases relevant to the emergency context. The target audience are health professionals involved in communicable disease prevention and control response activities for the affected populations.