COCA Email Updates: April 25 – May 09, 2011
If you have any questions on these or other clinical issues, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
COCA Webinars Available Online – CE Credit Available
Archived COCA Conference Calls are available on the COCA website. Free CE credit/contact hours (CME, CNE, ACPE, CEU, and CECH) are available for most COCA calls. Download the slides and follow along with the audio file, both of which are posted on the COCA website after a call.
- State Level Pediatric Emergency Preparedness Call Date: April 20
- Podcast- Pediatric Emergency Preparedness: State Level Planning
- Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals Call Date: April 21
May is Asthma Awareness Month – CDC
Asthma is one of the most common lifelong chronic diseases. There are about 25 million Americans living with asthma. This page addresses environmental triggers, public health measures to successfully fight asthma, and includes patient teaching materials and clinician resources.
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month – CDC
One of the main findings from last year’s Institute of Medicine (IOM) report was the public and health care professionals lacked knowledge and awareness about viral hepatitis.
CDC Crisis and Emergency Risk Communications (CERC)
Dates: May 10 – 11
Location: New Orleans, LA
CDC’s CERC course serves those who will perform crisis and risk communication and media relations in the event of a public health emergency, when health-related decisions must be made under time constraints, and the timely and planned exchange of information is critical.
CDC Science Clips – (May 2)
Emergency preparedness and response highlights:
- Reduced mortality in injured adults transported by helicopter emergency medical services
- Requirements for radiation emergency urine bioassay techniques for the public and first responders
- Training healthcare personnel for mass-casualty incidents in a virtual emergency department: VED II
Majority of U.S. hospitals meet all-hazards preparedness measures – HHS (May 5)
From Hospitals to Healthcare Coalitions: Transforming Health Preparedness and Response in Our Communities, the program’s first state-by-state report, identifies the advances that states have made in preparing hospitals for all types of disasters.
Health and Safety Concerns for All Disasters – CDC
Illnesses, injuries, carbon monoxide poisoning, animals and insects, food, water, cleanup, mold, environmental concerns, mental effects of disasters and more are covered on this page.
MMWR publications are prepared by the CDC. To electronically subscribe to the MMWR, go to MMWR Subscriptions and enter your email address in the box entitled Get email updates.
MMWR Weekly Reports
May 6, 2011 / Vol. 60 / No. 17 Download .pdf of this Issue
- Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Adolescents and Young Adults — Massachusetts, 2002–2009
- Notifiable Diseases and Mortality Tables
April 29, 2001 / Vol. 60 / No. 16 Download .pdf of this Issue
MMWR Recommendations and Reports
May 6, 2011 / Vol. 60 / No. RR-4 Download pdf of this Issue
Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings, 2011: National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, Inc.
MMWR Surveillance Summaries
May 6, 2011 / Vol. 60 / No. SS–5 Download pdf of this Issue
Surveillance for Traumatic Brain Injury–Related Deaths — United States,1997–2007
MMWR SupplementsApril 15, 2011 / Vol. 60 / Supplement Download pdf of this Issue
Guidelines for Biosafety Laboratory Competency --- CDC and the Association of Public Health Laboratories
May 22 - 28 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week – CDC/NOAA
History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.
Wildfires – CDC
Information about preparation, smoke and burn injuries, and emotional well-being, as well as contending with the aftermath of a wildfire.
218 Cases of Salmonella Typhimurium Associated with Pet Frogs – CDC (April 28)
CDC is collaborating with public health officials in many states to investigate a multistate outbreak of human Salmonella Typhimurium infections associated with African dwarf frogs, a type of water frog. African dwarf frogs commonly live in habitats containing water such as aquariums or fish tanks.
Seasonal Flu: International Situation Update – CDC (May 4)
This report is a summary of key influenza-related updates created from regional World Health Organization (WHO) reports, country reports, CDC field staff updates, and other sources. Updates are listed by region.
Weekly Flu View – CDC (May 6)Flu activity continues to decrease and is at low levels across the country at this time.
NIOSH eNews Volume 9 Number 1 May 2011 – CDC (May 5)
May marks the 40th anniversary of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health.
Current Travel Warnings – US Department of State (May 9)
Travel Warnings are in effect for 34 destinations. Warnings are issued when long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable lead the State Department to recommend that Americans avoid or consider the risk of travel to that country, or when the U.S. Government's ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate or because of a drawdown of its staff.
Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts – FDA (May 5)
Information on recent FDA recalls, market recalls, and safety alerts.
Return to Top of Page
The CDC and HHS logos are the exclusive property of the Department of Health and Human Services and may not be used for any purpose without prior express written permission. Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Links to non-Federal organizations are provided solely as a service to our users. Links do not constitute an endorsement of any organization by CDC or the Federal Government, and none should be inferred. The CDC is not responsible for the content of the individual organizations.
Get email updates
To receive email updates about this page, enter your email address:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30333
TTY: (888) 232-6348
- Contact CDC-INFO