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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:00:00 ESTNew: Public Health Matters Blog - On the Ground in Nigeria: Ebola Response
On the ground in Nigeria, CDC staffer Lisa talks about the hurdles of setting up an emergency operations center for the Ebola outbreak in a city nervous and scared about the spread of the disease.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:00:00 ESTNew: Emergency Preparedness & Response now available in Spanish
Emergency Preparedness and Response main page is now available in Spanish. This centralized resource offers highlights, tips, and links to Spanish content.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:00:00 ESTHealth Alert Network (HAN) No. 368 - CDC Ebola Response Update #4
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization, and other domestic and international partners in an international response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This document summarizes key messages about the outbreak and the response. It will be updated as new information becomes available and distributed regularly. Please share the document with others as appropriate.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:50:00 ESTNew: Public Health Matters Blog - 5 Days at Memorial: Q&A with author Sheri Fink
On the ninth anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, we chat with Dr. Sheri Fink, author of Five Days at Memorial, about how far we've come and how far we still have to go when it comes to preparedness.
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:30:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for August 25, 2014 - Emergency Food Supplies
Some kinds of foods are better than others for emergency food supplies. Learn more about what to put in your emergency food supply.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:30:00 ESTHealth Alert Network (HAN) No. 367 - CDC Ebola Response Update #3
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization, and other domestic and international partners in an international response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This document summarizes key messages about the outbreak and the response. It will be updated as new information becomes available and distributed regularly. Please share the document with others as appropriate.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:30:00 ESTHealth Alert Network (HAN) No. 366 - CDC Ebola Update #2
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization, and other domestic and international partners in an international response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This document summarizes key messages about the outbreak and the response. It will be updated as new information becomes available and distributed regularly. Please share the document with others as appropriate.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:00:00 ESTNew: Public Health Matters Blog - Ready CDC
While CDC encourages the public to be aware of personal and family preparedness, not all CDC staff practice what they preach. In an effort to increase personal preparedness as part of workforce culture, CDC created the Ready CDC initiative. Targeting the CDC workforce living in metropolitan Atlanta, this program recently completed a pilot within the organization and is evaluating improvements for personal preparedness actions.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:00:00 ESTNEW: Hurricane Health & Safety Tip - August 18, 2014 - Stay Safe During Hurricane Clean-up
Cleaning and sanitizing your home after a hurricane or emergency is important to help prevent the spread of illness and disease. Find out how much bleach to use to clean and sanitize surfaces around the home.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:00:00 ESTNew: Public Health Matters Blog - Mental Health and Recovery
After Joplin, MO was devastated by an F5 tornado in 2011, it was more than physical injuries that needed to be addressed. Read more about the importance of psychological first aid and coping with disasters in our latest blog post.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:00:00 ESTHealth Alert Network (HAN) No. 365 - CDC Ebola Update #1
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization, and other domestic and international partners in an international response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This document summarizes key messages about the outbreak and the response. It will be updated as new information becomes available and distributed regularly. Please share the document with others as appropriate.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for August 11, 2014 - Create an Emergency Water Supply
Keep at least a three-day water supply on hand for emergencies. If you're not using factory-sealed water containers, properly wash, sanitize, and rinse water storage containers before a disaster strikes.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:35:00 ESTClinicians and healthcare providers: CDC will host a Twitter chat TOMORROW Friday, August 8th from 2-3PM ET on what US hospitals need to know about Ebola and infection control. Follow @CDCgov on Twitter, and use the hashtag #CDCchat to participate in the chat.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:30:00 ESTUpcoming COCA Call/Webinar: What U.S. Hospitals Need to Know to Prepare for Ebola Virus Disease. Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 2PM (ET)
The recent Ebola virus disease (or Ebola hemorrhagic fever) outbreak in West Africa has increased the possibility of patients traveling from the impacted countries to U.S. hospitals. Additionally, two American citizens with Ebola virus disease are being medically evacuated to the United States to receive care in a U.S. hospital. During this COCA Call, clinicians will receive updates on the status of the outbreak in West Africa and guidance on what steps U.S. healthcare facilities can take to prepare for the possibility of caring for a patient with Ebola virus disease.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:45:00 ESTNEW: We know you have questions about #Ebola. Our CDC Disease Detectives will be available to answer them this afternoon in a special Twitter chat from 4:00-5:00pm ET. Follow @CDCgov on Twitter, and use the hashtag #CDCchat to participate in the chat.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 09:30:00 ESTNEW: Hurricane Health & Safety Tip - August 4, 2014 - Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Always use portable generators, camp stoves, barbecue and charcoal grills outside and at least 20 ft. away from windows, doors, and vents to prevent deadly CO poisoning.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:00:00 ESTHealth Alert Network (HAN) No. 364 - Guidelines for Evaluation of US Patients Suspected of Having Ebola Virus Disease
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to work closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners to better understand and manage the public health risks posed by Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). To date, no cases have been reported in the United States. The purpose of this health update is 1) to provide updated guidance to healthcare providers and state and local health departments regarding who should be suspected of having EVD, 2) to clarify which specimens should be obtained and how to submit for diagnostic testing, and 3) to provide hospital infection control guidelines. U.S. hospitals can safely manage a patient with EVD by following recommended isolation and infection control procedures. Please disseminate this information to infectious disease specialists, intensive care physicians, primary care physicians, hospital epidemiologists, infection control professionals, and hospital administration, as well as to emergency departments and microbiology laboratories.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Back-to-School Preparedness
It's back-to-school time. Parents, learn how to take a few extra steps to help children be prepared for emergencies. Get prepared and have a great school year.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:30:00 ESTHealth Alert Network (HAN) No. 363 - Ebola Virus Disease Confirmed in a Traveler to Nigeria, Two U.S. Healthcare Workers in Liberia
Nigerian health authorities have confirmed a diagnosis of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in a patient who died on Friday in a hospital in Lagos, Nigeria, after traveling from Liberia on July 20, 2014. The report marks the first Ebola case in Nigeria linked to the current outbreak in the West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Health authorities also reported this weekend that two U.S. citizens working in a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, have confirmed Ebola virus infection. These recent cases, together with the continued increase in the number of Ebola cases in West Africa, underscore the potential for travel-associated spread of the disease and the risks of EVD to healthcare workers. While the possibility of infected persons entering the U.S. remains very low, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that healthcare providers in the U.S. should consider EVD in the differential diagnosis of febrile illness, with compatible symptoms, in any person with recent (within 21 days) travel history in the affected countries and consider isolation of those patients meeting these criteria, pending diagnostic testing.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for July 28, 2014 - Keep Food Safe
During a power outage, keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed. More tips on food safety here.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:45:00 ESTNew: Public Health Matters Blog - ADA Anniversary: Including People With Disabilities in Public Health
Join us as we celebrate the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our newest blog post honors the intent of the ADA as a critical platform of inclusion for people with disabilities. Read more about how to include people with disabilities into mainstream public health.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:30:00 ESTNEW: Hurricane Health & Safety Tip - July 21, 2014 - Returning Home After a Disaster
There are often many hazards in a hurricane-damaged home. Learn how to stay safe when it's time to return home.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:30:00 ESTNEW: Unaccompanied Children at the Border
CDC understands that people may have concerns about issues related to unaccompanied children from Central America who are crossing into the United States. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are leading the humanitarian response, which includes housing, feeding, and providing necessary medical evaluation and treatment to protect public health. In support of HHS and DHS activities, CDC is providing consultation on medical screening, surveillance, and public health response when requested.
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:15:00 ESTNew: Public Health Matters Blog - Prep Check! Lockheed Martin
Introducing Prep Check! Our new video series explores disaster preparedness at places that you visit, work, and play. Our first webisode took us to Lockheed Martin, where we learned what the company does to protect its organization and employees in an emergency. Check it out!
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:45:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for July 9, 2014 - Be Prepared
Inform local authorities about your special needs before a hurricane strikes.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 08:30:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for July 9, 2014 - Be Prepared for an Emergency
Learn about your community's emergency plans, warning signals, evacuation routes, and locations of emergency shelters.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:00:00 ESTUpcoming COCA Call/Webinar: Love the Pets, Not the Germs: CDC Update on Enteric Zoonoses - Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 2PM (ET)
Enteric illnesses are common, costly, preventable, and increasingly attributable to animal contact. Animals provide many benefits to people; however, even clean and healthy animals may be responsible for spreading germs such as Salmonella, E.coli O157:H7, and Cryptosporidium, some of the frequent causes of diarrheal illness in children and adults. During this COCA call, clinicians will learn about enteric zoonoses, and the 'One Health' approach to helping patients prevent illness and maintain optimal health.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:00:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: June 16 - June 30, 2014
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for June 30, 2014
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:50:00 ESTNEW: CDC Blast Injury Mobile Application
This iPhone and iPad application supports pre-hospital and hospital healthcare providers and public health professionals in preparing for and responding to terrorist bombings and other mass casualty explosive events.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:15:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for June 30, 2014 - Prepare Your Car for Hurricane Season
Traveling this holiday? Now is a good time to make sure your car is ready for an emergency.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:15:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for June 26, 2014 - Do you live in a Wildfire Prone Area?
Learn how to protect your health during a wildfire with these tips: http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/wildfires/facts.asp.
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:00:00 ESTNew: Public Health Matters Blog - Prep Rally Brings Preparedness Spirit to Moore, Oklahoma
In May 2013, deadly tornadoes swept Moore, Oklahoma, destroying homes and the very foundation of community that families had come to know. At the heart of the destruction were children, whose schools, parks, and child care facilities were damaged beyond recognition, and in some cases, blown away along with children's sense of routine and normalcy. Save the Children has spent the year in Moore, facilitating child care reconstruction and emotional recovery for children and caregivers long after the media cameras left. But as the one-year anniversary approached, the organization teamed up with local child care providers and PTA's to raise the spirits of the kids who bravely endured the tragedy.
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:00:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: June 2 - June 16, 2014
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for June 16, 2014
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:30:00 ESTUpcoming COCA Call/Webinar: Record High US Measles Cases: Patient Vaccination, Clinical Assessment and Management - Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 2PM (ET)
In May 2014, the United States recorded the largest number of reported measles cases since 1994 and the number continues to rise. Most cases reported have been acquired in the U.S. and are associated with importations from countries where measles is still common. This highly contagious, acute viral illness spreads quickly in unvaccinated populations once reaching the U.S. The recent measles outbreaks highlight the importance of maintaining high vaccination coverage in the U.S. and ensuring age-appropriate vaccination for international travelers. During this COCA call, clinicians will learn the status of measles in the U.S. and CDC vaccination recommendations and guidelines for patient assessment and management.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:30:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for June 17, 2014 - Keep Important Documents in A Safe Place
Keep important papers together in a safe place. Take them with you if you need to evacuate.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:45:00 ESTNEW: Tsunamis Information in Spanish
Added a new Tsunamis resource in Spanish.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:20:00 ESTNew: Public Health Matters Blog - Goooal! How to Stay Safe When Traveling to the World Cup
Meta! That's Portuguese for goal, and it's a word you'll be hearing more often starting Thursday, June 12th, when the FIFA World Cup begins in Brazil. The World Cup is similar to the Olympics in regard to travel unknowns. If you make the trip, you'll be traveling to a foreign country where you might not be familiar with the language and have to deal with spread-out venues and large crowds. Although the spread of communicable diseases like flu are higher during events like this, the truth is that motor vehicle crashes are the number 1 killer of healthy U.S. citizens in foreign countries. Click for some last-minute tips and suggestions for having a safe World Cup.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for June 10, 2014 - Check Your Disaster Kit
Hurricane Season started June 1st. Remember to check your emergency kit from last season. Make sure that you have everything you need. Replace expired items such as food and medicine.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:00:00 ESTUpcoming COCA Call/Webinar: Healthy Swimming: Prevent and Treat Infections Caused by Brain-Eating Amebas and Chlorine-Tolerant Parasites - Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 2PM (ET)
Swimming and other water-related activities are popular during the summer. However, Naegleria fowleri, known as the brain-eating ameba, may be present in warm freshwater and can result in primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) - a rare disease that is almost always fatal. Additionally, the chlorine-tolerant parasite Cryptosporidium, is one of the most frequent causes of waterborne disease among humans in the United States. During this COCA call, clinicians will learn about PAM and diarrhea resulting from Cryptosporidium, how to prevent these diseases, and what to do if you suspect your patient has one of them.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:45:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for June 5, 2014 - Have a Hurricane Evacuation Plan
Decide ahead of time where you and your family will go if you have to evacuate. Know how to prepare your home and car before a hurricane arrives.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:15:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: May 19 - June 2, 2014
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for June 2, 2014
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:45:00 ESTHealth Alert Network (HAN) No. 362 - Guidance to US Clinicians Regarding New WHO Polio Vaccination Requirements for Travel by Residents of and Long-term Visitors to Countries with Active Polio Transmission
On 5 May 2014, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) accepted the recommendations of an Emergency Committee, declaring the international spread of polio to be a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) under the authority of the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) and issued vaccination requirements for travelers in order to prevent further spread of the disease. IHR is an international agreement among countries to prevent, protect or control the international spread of disease. All countries have agreed to be bound by recommended activities under IHR.
Thu, 29 May 2014 10:55:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: May 5 - May 19, 2014
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for May 19, 2014
Fri, 23 May 2014 17:10:00 ESTUpcoming COCA Call/Webinar: Interim Clinical Guidance and CDC Updates for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 2PM (ET)
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has caused severe respiratory illness and death in several countries. All cases have been linked, through residence or travel, to countries in and near the Arabian Peninsula. Epidemiologic investigations have demonstrated that this virus can spread from person to person during close contact, such as within families and healthcare facilities. Investigations of the two imported cases of MERS in the US are ongoing. During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about the latest situation, surveillance, travelers' health, and updates to CDC clinical guidance for testing, patient evaluation and infection control.
Wed, 21 May 2014 14:15:00 ESTNew: Public Health Matters Blog - Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Medical Reserve Corps volunteer Rosalia Parada talks about using her job experience to aid her community during a TB investigation in our new blog post.
Tue, 20 May 2014 09:30:00 ESTNEW: Lightning Information in Spanish (Los rayos)
Added a new resource for lightning readiness information in Spanish.
Wed, 14 May 2014 14:00:00 ESTNew: Public Health Matters Blog - An Unpredictable Spring
Spring came in like a lion and brought with it unpredictable weather. From strong storms to flooding, tornadoes, and wildfires, this spring has packed a punch. Because spring weather can be so unpredictable, it's a smart idea to be prepared now. Our new blog post has great tips for how you can be ready for spring weather.
Mon, 05 May 2014 22:15:00 ESTUpcoming COCA Call/Webinar: CDC Update for Clinicians on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 2PM (ET)
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a virus that has caused severe respiratory illness and death in the Middle East. Epidemiologic investigations have demonstrated that this virus spreads from person to person during close contact, such as within families and healthcare facilities. The first case of imported MERS-CoV was reported last week in the state of Indiana. Clinicians have a critical role in recognizing and managing suspected cases of MERS-CoV. During this COCA Call, CDC subject matter experts will discuss the epidemiology, clinical signs, and infection control recommendations for MERS-CoV.
Mon, 05 May 2014 09:45:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for May 5, 2014 - Avoid electrocution risks when using a generator to power your home.
Switch the main breaker or fuse on the service panel in your home to the "off" position before starting a gasoline or diesel generator. This will prevent supplying electricity to outside power lines from your generator, and help protect utility line workers from possible electrocution.
Sat, 03 May 2014 19:00:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) No. 361
Confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Case in Indiana, 2014
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:45:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for April 28, 2014 - Stay healthy and safe when cleaning up after a storm.
Always use portable generators, camp stoves, barbecue, and charcoal grills outside and 20 feet away from windows, doors, and vents to prevent deadly CO poisoning.
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:00:00 ESTNEW: Landslides and Mudslides Information in Spanish (Deslizamientos de tierra y aludes de barro)
Added a new resource for landslides and mudslides preparedness information in Spanish.
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:00:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: April 7 - April 21, 2014
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for April 21, 2014
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:20:00 ESTNew: Public Health Matters Blog - America's PrepareAthon: Preparing for Disasters One at a Time
According to a poll done by Kelton Research in 2012, 9 out of 10 Americans expect a world disaster to occur in the next quarter century and 56% said they aren't prepared for it. Getting prepared can be as easy as putting a kit together, making a plan, and being informed. But it's also essential to know what type of emergencies are likely to occur in your area and during what time of the year. On Wednesday, participate in America's PrepareAthon, which highlights simple, specific steps individuals and organizations should take to increase their preparedness for a potential disaster.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:00 ESTNEW: Wildfires Information in Spanish (Incendios forestales)
Added a new collection of wildfires preparedness information in Spanish.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:45:00 ESTNew: Public Health Matters Blog - Exercise! Exercise! Exercise!
You could say that those of us who work in preparedness are a little obsessed with making sure we've got our emergency kits stocked and ready, our emergency plans up to date, and our neighbors are ready too. So we've got a few households in Georgia ready for a public health emergency (and a few others around the country - don't forget about friends and family!), but how do we get the country ready? How do we get the government and other response organizations prepared? Check out our new Public Health Matters blog about how CDC participates in national exercises to assess and improve our preparedness.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:40:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for April 10, 2014 - Always follow local safety instructions during floods.
Pay attention to flood watches and warnings. Follow local safety instructions and take steps to protect you and your family.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:00:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: March 24 - April 7, 2014
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for April 7, 2014
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:15:00 ESTUpcoming COCA Call/Webinar: Tickborne Diseases: A Springtime Review of Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention. Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2PM (ET)
From May through July, people get tick bites and tickborne diseases more often than any other time of year in the United States. Tickborne diseases can cause symptoms that range from mild to life-threatening. Early recognition and treatment of tickborne diseases decreases the risk of serious complications. During this COCA call, CDC subject matter experts will describe the signs and symptoms, treatment, management, and prevention of tickborne diseases in the U.S., with an emphasis on Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:45:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for March 31, 2014 - Be Prepared
Do you have flood insurance? Call an insurance agent to ask about flood insurance.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:00:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: March 10 - March 24, 2014
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for March 24, 2014
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:45:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for March 24, 2014 - Prepare for Tsunamis
Do you live in a tsunami warning zone? Learn how to prepare for tsunamis and help your community become TsunamiReady. Learn more during National Tsunami Awareness Week.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:30:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Flood Safety Awareness Week 2014
Did you know flooding is the 2nd leading cause of weather related deaths in the U.S.? This week is Flood Safety Awareness week and we've got lots of great tips to keep you and your community safe. You can find more flood safety information on our latest blog post.
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for March 17, 2014 - Turn Around, Don't Drown!
March 16-22 is Flood Safety Awareness Week. Remind loved ones never to drive through flood waters. Flood waters can be deeper than they seem and you may lose control of your car or truck. Learn more about staying safe during floods.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:00:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: February 24 - March 10, 2014
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for March 10, 2014
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:15:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Rabies Scare Leads to Quick Public Health Action
The heebie-jeebies aren't the only thing bats can give you. Learn how one hospital acted fast to investigate and prevent a possible outbreak of rabies.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:30:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for March 10, 2014 - Are you ready for spring severe weather?
Stay tuned for storm watches and warnings. Find out if your area has a local warning system. Review your family emergency plan and restock supplies. Encourage friends and loved ones to take steps now to be prepared.
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:45:00 ESTNEW: Tornadoes Information in Spanish (Tornados)
Added a new collection of tornado preparedness information in Spanish.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:15:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - l'heure du spectacle: Film-based monkeypox outreach in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Starring in a PSA might not be your idea of fame, but using local actors can help drive a message home. Learn more about how CDC is working to educate people from the Democratic Republic of Congo on the dangers of monkeypox.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:45:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for March 3, 2014 - Be prepared for all natural disasters.
Winter weather is coming to an end. Take steps now to be prepared for all natural disasters.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:15:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - The Key to Community Preparedness: Pharmacists
Find out who the key player in community preparedness is based on new research from Emory University's Preparedness and Response Research Center.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:30:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: February 10 - February 24, 2014
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for February 24, 2014
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:30:00 ESTNEW: Public Service Announcements (PSAs) in Spanish (Anuncios de servicio público)
Created a collection of disaster-related PSAs in Spanish.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 09:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for February 24, 2014 - Do you have questions about winter weather?
Visit our winter weather FAQs to learn about hypothermia, frostbite, wind chill and more.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:50:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Giving Students First Hand Experience
Learn how public health students are making an impact in the field of emergency preparedness and response. Our latest blog post highlights the work of Emory SORT students.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:30:00 ESTUPDATED: Winter Weather Public Service Announcements (PSAs) in Spanish (Anuncios de servicio público sobre el invierno)
Updated the collection of Winter Weather PSAs in Spanish including newly translated scripts and audio resources.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for February 10, 2014 - Returning home after a winter storm?
Follow these tips to stay safe while cleaning up after a disaster.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Keeping Tabs on Deadly Diseases
Labs across the country handle deadly disease like Ebola virus every day. CDC plays a key role in regulating who handles these diseases and keeping the public safe. Learn how in our latest post on Public Health Matters.
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:15:00 ESTUPDATE: 2014 West Virginia Chemical Release
2014 West Virginia Chemical Release
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 11:40:00 ESTNEW: 2013-2014 National Preparedness Snapshot
CDC produces this annual report to present a snapshot of public health preparedness and response activities. This report presents activities that occurred during 2012 and 2013.
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:30:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: January 13 - January 27, 2014
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for January 27, 2014
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 09:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for February 3, 2014 - Avoid Electrocution Risks
When using gasoline and diesel generators to supply power to a building, switch the main breaker or fuse on the service panel to the "off" position before starting the generator. This will prevent supplying electricity to outside power lines from your generator, and help protect utility line workers from possible electrocution.
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Emergency Preparedness and You
Many people are concerned about the possibility of a public health emergency such as a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or disease outbreak. You can take steps now to help you prepare for an emergency and cope if an emergency happens.
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:30:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Lessons from Atlanta
Atlanta's thawing out, but what can we learn from this weeks snow disaster? Find out our top 5 lessons learned.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 08:45:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for January 27, 2014 - Avoid Frostbite
People who aren't dressed properly for extremely cold temperatures or who have reduced blood circulation are especially at risk for frostbite. Learn how to recognize frostbite and what to do about it.
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:30:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Coming (Back) to America? What 2013 Can Teach Us About Dengue in the United States
Did you think dengue fever was something you could only get in tropics? Think again, in 2013 dengue was linked to Florida, Texas, California, and NYC. So how do you protect yourself from "break-bone fever"?
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 09:45:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for January 22, 2014 - Learn How to Recognize Hypothermia
Did you know that hypothermia can occur even at temperatures above 40 degrees Fahrenheit if a person becomes chilled? Learn how to recognize hypothermia and what to do about it.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 09:30:00 ESTUpcoming COCA Call/Webinar: 2013-2014 Influenza Season: Updates and Recommendations for Clinicians - Thursday, January 23 at 2PM (ET)
This influenza season, CDC has received a number of reports of severe respiratory illness among young and middle-aged adults, many of whom were infected with influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 (pH1N1) virus. Multiple pH1N1-associated hospitalizations, including many requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission, and some fatalities have been reported. For the 2013-14 season, if pH1N1 virus continues to circulate widely, illness that disproportionately affects young and middle-aged adults may occur. Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons aged 6 months and older, and is the best way to prevent influenza.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:15:00 ESTNEW: 2014 West Virginia Chemical Release
2014 West Virginia Chemical Release
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:00:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) No. 360
Human Infection with Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:30:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: December 30, 2013 - January 13, 2014
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for January 13, 2014
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 09:10:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for January 13, 2014 - Take care of your Pets During Winter Weather
If you have pets, bring them indoors. When you're cold enough to go inside, they probably are too. If you cannot bring them inside, provide adequate shelter to keep them warm and make sure that they have access to unfrozen water.
Tue, 07 Jan 2014 22:30:00 ESTNEW: Winter Weather Public Service Announcements (PSAs) in Spanish
Four Winter Weather Public Service Announcements (PSAs) in Spanish including audio files for downloading.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 09:30:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for January 6, 2014 - Be Safe With Chainsaws
After a winter storm, you may have to remove fallen trees. If you use a chainsaw to cut them, be careful; chainsaws can be very dangerous. Follow the instructions in the manual to safely operate the chainsaw and wear protective gear.
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 09:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for December 30, 2013 - Avoid CO Poisoning
Always use portable generators, camp stoves, barbecue, and charcoal grills outside and 20 feet away from windows, doors, and vents to prevent deadly CO poisoning.
Tue, 24 Dec 2013 17:30:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) No. 359
Notice to Clinicians: Early Reports of pH1N1-Associated Illnesses for the 2013-14 Influenza Season
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:45:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Do 1 Thing: First Aid
All year we've been updating our blog with posts from the "Do 1 Thing" series. This month marks our last update, check it out and let us know if you managed to stay on task each month!
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 07:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for December 23, 2013 - Are you traveling for the holidays?
Now is a good time to make sure your car is ready for an emergency. To prepare for winter weather keep warm clothes, a shovel, a windshield scraper, food, flares, booster cables, maps, tools, a first aid kit, and a flashlight in your car.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for December 16, 2013 - Get Prepared!
Encourage your friends and family to get prepared for winter weather with an e-card. Include a personalized message encouraging them to stock up on emergency supplies.
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:45:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) No. 358
Notice to Public Health Officials and Clinicians: Recognizing, Managing, and Reporting Chikungunya Virus Infections in Travelers Returning from the Caribbean
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:45:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Outbreak of Meningitis Causing Health Officials to Look Overseas for Help
An outbreak of meningitis, more specifically meningococcal disease, has been appearing on a college campuses, causing officials to look overseas for help. Read more about how CDC proposes halting further spread of the disease.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 08:45:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for December 9, 2013 - Want to help keep people safe and healthy this winter?
Grab the Winter Weather widget for your website to share health and safety information from the CDC.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 09:15:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Winter is Coming... Be Ready
With winter bearing down on most of the country this week, it's a great time to make sure you're ready for cold weather.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 00:45:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for December 2, 2013 - Are You Prepared for Winter Weather?
Make sure you have a battery-powered and/or NOAA weather radio, at least a week's worth of food and safety supplies, a water supply, and a way to heat your home in case a winter storm hits.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:45:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) No. 357
Notice to Healthcare Providers: Recognizing and Reporting Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease Associated with Outbreaks at Princeton University and the University of California at Santa Barbara
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Do 1 Thing: Emergency Supplies
How's your emergency supply? Learn what you need to prepare in our lasted post, part of the Do 1 Thing blog series.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:30:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for November 25, 2013 - Be Prepared for All Natural Disasters
The 2013 Hurricane Season ends on November 30. Take steps to be prepared for all natural disasters!
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:30:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Flu Fighting Facts: How to stay healthy this flu season
True or false you can get the flu from the flu vaccination? Learn the answer to this and other flu fighting facts on our latest blog post.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:30:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for November 18, 2013 - Clean Up and Prevent Mold Growth
After a hurricane, if the building is stable, you can open doors and windows to help dry out the building.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:45:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Typhoon Haiyan: A look at public health’s role in disaster recovery
CDC's thoughts are with those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Our latest blog post considers the role of public health following a major disaster.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for November 12, 2013 - Hand Washing is Part of Hurricane Safety Too
Wash hands before handling food and whenever you stop working. Make sure you use a safe water source for washing.
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 08:15:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for November 04, 2013 - Be Safe After a Disaster
Stay away from damaged buildings or structures until they have been examined and certified as safe by a building inspector or other government authority. Leave immediately if you hear shifting or unusual noises that signal that the structure could fall.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:10:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Do 1 Thing: Power
If the power goes out, are you ready? This month for Do 1 Thing, we tackle small things you can do to be ready for a power outage - flashlights, car chargers, generator safety, food safety, and more. Learn more in our latest blog post.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for October 28, 2013 - Cleaning Up After a Disaster
Stay safe when cleaning up after a disaster. Make sure you have the right protective gear for the job.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:15:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - American Blackout
Sunday night the National Geographic Channel is debuting a movie chronicling what happens to five groups of people during a 10-day power outage. From blackouts to natural disasters, there have been over 60 wide-scale power outages since 2000, affecting hundreds of millions of people. To help viewers be ready for an emergency, CDC has teamed up with National Geographic to air preparedness message during the movie. Find out more in our latest blog.
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Just One Breath: How Voices of Valley Fever Were Heard Coast to Coast
One year ago, valley fever was a disease that few people had heard of outside of Arizona or Central California. But if you live in one of the 15 states required to report cases of the disease to the CDC, you have a greater chance of getting valley fever than you do AIDS, hepatitis, or Lyme disease. What is it? Find out more in our latest blog.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:45:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for October 21, 2013 - Power Outages
During a Hurricane Make sure that you have a battery-powered or hand-cranked radio available to receive official instructions and updates from local authorities if the power goes out.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:55:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for October 17, 2013 - Never Ignore an Evacuation Order
Make plans in advance to secure your home and keep your loved ones safe. Listen to local authorities for what to do in your area.
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:00:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) No. 356
Acute Hepatitis and Liver Failure Following the Use of a Dietary Supplement Intended for Weight Loss or Muscle Building
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for October 4, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:45:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for September 30, 2013 - Check Your First Aid Kit
Have you used any First Aid supplies this hurricane season? Make sure you have essential first aid items such as bandages, antibiotic ointment, scissors, etc. Don't forget to check expiration dates too!
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Do 1 Thing: Be Informed
Staying informed is critical to making safe decisions in an emergency. There are many ways to stay informed, from staying connected to information from local authorities to knowing how your community alerts residents of dangerous situations.
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 10:30:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: September 9-23, 2013
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for September 23, 2013
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:30:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for September 23, 2013 - Emergency Food Supplies
Some kinds of foods are better than others for emergency food supplies. Foods that don’t need cooking, water, or refrigeration are best. Learn more about what to put in YOUR emergency food supply.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:50:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for September 16, 2013 - Learn How to Properly Store Water During an Emergency
Keep at least a three-day water supply on hand for emergencies. If you're not using factory-sealed water containers, properly wash, sanitize, and rinse water storage containers before a hurricane comes.
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Helping Children Cope With a Disaster
It is difficult to deal with something that you don't understand. Children often become distressed after a disaster, especially if it has directly impacted them or someone they care about. They may also feel sad or sorry for others and want very much to help them.
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:30:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: August 26 - September 9, 2013
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for September 9, 2013
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 09:40:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for September 9, 2013 - Cleaning up after an Emergency?
Cleaning and sanitizing your home after a hurricane or emergency is important to help prevent the spread of illness and disease.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 10:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for September 6, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:00:00 ESTNEW: 2013 Hurricane Health and Safety Tips - September 5, 2013 - Prepare for Power Outages
Have a battery-powered or hand-cranked radio available to receive official instructions and updates from local authorities if the power goes out.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:00:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) #355
Recurrent Nationwide Shortage of Tuberculin Skin Test Antigen Solutions: CDC Recommendations for Patient Care and Public Health Practice
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 10:45:00 ESTUPDATE: 2013 Cyclosporiasis Investigation
Updated information related to CDC's participation in the 2013 Multistate Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Investigation.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Dobbins Air Reserve Base: Hurricane Katrina
After Hurricane Katrina, the National Medical Disaster System was activated for the first time. Evacuees were sent from the Gulf Coast to Dobbins Air Reserve Base via military transport.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 11:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for September 3, 2013 -Emergency Food Supplies
Some kinds of foods are better than others for emergency food supplies. Learn more about what to put in your emergency food supply.
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:00:00 ESTUPDATE: 2013 Cyclosporiasis Investigation
Updated information related to CDC's participation in the 2013 Multistate Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Investigation.
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 10:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for August 30, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:15:00 ESTNEW: 2013 Cyclosporiasis Investigation information now available in Spanish.
Added select information in Spanish from 2013 Cyclosporiasis Investigation (Investigacion de un brote de ciclosporosis en los Estados Unidos)
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 10:00:00 ESTNEW: 2013 Hurricane Health and Safety Tips - August 29, 2013 - Prepare Your Home Before a Hurricane
Make plans in advance to secure your home. Protect your windows by installing hurricane shutters or board up windows with plywood.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:00:00 ESTUPDATE: 2013 Cyclosporiasis Investigation - Laboratory Guidance
Updated information related to CDC's participation in the 2013 Multistate Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Investigation.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:30:00 ESTUPDATE: 2013 Cyclosporiasis Investigation
Updated information related to CDC's participation in the 2013 Multistate Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Investigation.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Do 1 Thing: Get Involved
Get involved and help make your community more disaster resilient!
Mon, 26 Aug 2013 10:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for August 26, 2013 - Create an Emergency Water Supply
Keep at least a three-day water supply on hand for emergencies. If you're not using factory-sealed water containers, properly wash, sanitize, and rinse water storage containers before a disaster strikes.
Mon, 26 Aug 2013 09:00:00 ESTUPDATE: 2013 Cyclosporiasis Investigation
Updated information related to CDC's participation in the 2013 Multistate Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Investigation.
Mon, 26 Aug 2013 04:15:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: August 12 to 26, 2013
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for August 26, 2013
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:30:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) #354
Investigational Drug Available Directly from CDC for the Treatment of Free-Living Ameba Infections
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for August 23, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 08:45:00 ESTUPDATE: 2013 Cyclosporiasis Investigation
Updated information related to CDC's participation in the 2013 Multistate Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Investigation.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:00:00 ESTUPDATE: 2013 Cyclosporiasis Investigation
Updated information related to CDC's participation in the 2013 Multistate Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Investigation.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:00:00 ESTNEW: 2013 Hurricane Health and Safety Tips - August 22, 2013 - Stay Safe During Hurricane Clean-up
Cleaning and sanitizing your home after a hurricane or emergency is important to help prevent the spread of illness and disease. Find out how much bleach to use to clean and sanitize surfaces around the home.
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 09:15:00 ESTUPDATE: 2013 Cyclosporiasis Investigation
Updated information related to CDC's participation in the 2013 Multistate Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Investigation.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:15:00 ESTUPDATE: 2013 Cyclosporiasis Investigation
Updated information related to CDC's participation in the 2013 Multistate Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Investigation.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for August 19, 2013 - Be prepared for a Disaster
Keep at least a 3 day supply of nonperishable food and clean drinking water for each household member, including pets.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:15:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for August 16, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 09:00:00 ESTUPDATE: 2013 Cyclosporiasis Investigation
Updated information related to CDC's participation in the 2013 Multistate Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Investigation.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:35:00 ESTNEW: Redesigned "Investigation of an Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis in the United States" website is now live.
Investigation of an Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis in the United States website
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:00:00 ESTNEW: 2013 Hurricane Health and Safety Tips - August 15, 2013 - Disinfecting Water
Learn how to correctly boil or disinfect water when hurricanes make the tap water unsafe.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - On the Scene: Wildfire Communication in Colorado
Do you know how to get in touch with your family in an emergency?Have you programmed your ICE numbers?
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:45:00 ESTUPDATE: 2013 Cyclosporiasis Investigation
Updated information related to CDC's participation in the 2013 Multistate Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Investigation.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:30:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: July 29 - August 12, 2013
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for August 12, 2013
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:00:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) #353
Nationwide Voluntary Recall of All Products for Sterile Use from Compounding Pharmacy located in Cedar Park, Texas
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:30:00 ESTUPDATE: 2013 Cyclosporiasis Investigation
Updated information related to CDC's participation in the 2013 Multistate Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Investigation.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:30:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - No New Cases Reported
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:30:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - No New Cases Reported
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 17:00:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) #352
Notice to Healthcare Providers and Public Health Officials: Updated Guidance for the Evaluation of Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 13:30:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - No New Cases Reported
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 08:30:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for August 12, 2013 - Prepare Your Home
Check your home for hazards before an emergency. Know how to safely turn off water, electricity, and gas if you need to.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 17:15:00 ESTUPDATE: CDCs Polio Eradication Efforts for August 9, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:45:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - No New Cases Reported
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:45:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - No New Cases Reported
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 11:00:00 ESTNEW: 2013 Hurricane Health and Safety Tips - August 8, 2013 -Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Always use portable generators, camp stoves, barbecue and charcoal grills outside and at least 20 ft. away from windows, doors, and vents to prevent deadly CO poisoning.
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 10:15:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Evacukids
What's an EvacuKid? In our latest blog post, find out how Evacuteer is bringing preparedness to a younger generation and the importance of talking to kids about their experience with emergencies.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:45:00 ESTUpcoming COCA Call: Improving the Health of Children and Adults through Vaccines: Updates and Recommendations for Clinicians - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 2:00 PM (ET)
Vaccines prevent children and adults from potentially harmful or deadly diseases. To promote health and prevent disease, CDC publishes written recommendations for vaccinating children and adults. These recommendations are based on information from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). It is important for pediatric and adult providers to stay up to date on the most recent ACIP recommendations. During this webinar, a CDC subject matter expert will address recent vaccine recommendations along with available immunization resources.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:45:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - No New Cases Reported
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 15:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS) Online Training Course
Educational offering to provide a recommended health monitoring and surveillance framework.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 14:45:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - No New Cases Reported
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 13:45:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - No New Cases Reported
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 09:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for August 5, 2013 - Stay healthy and safe during a Wildfire
Protect yourself from smoke.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:15:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for August 2, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 13:45:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - No New Cases Reported
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:15:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 08:15:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Do 1 Thing: Family Communication Plan
Do you know how to get in touch with your family in an emergency?Have you programmed your ICE numbers?
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 08:00:00 ESTNEW: 2013 Hurricane Health and Safety Tips - August 1, 2013 - When in Doubt, Throw it Out!
Throw away food that may have come in contact with flood or hurricane water. Learn about signs to look for to know whether food is safe.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:30:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - No New Cases Reported
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:30:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: July 15 - July 29, 2013
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for July 29, 2013
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:30:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - No New Cases Reported
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:45:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - No New Cases Reported
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for July 29, 2013 - Keep Food Safe
During a power outage, keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed. More tips on food safety here.
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:30:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - One new case and one new death reported.
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:30:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for July 26, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:30:00 ESTNEW: WHO travel advice for pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia
New travel notice: WHO travel advice for pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:00:00 ESTNEW: 2013 Hurricane Health and Safety Tips - July 25, 2013 - Returning Home After a Disaster
There are often many hazards in a hurricane-damaged home. Learn how to stay safe when it's time to return home.
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:30:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - No New Cases Reported
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 15:15:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Beat the Heat: Infographic
Summer is here and so are extreme temperatures. Get the facts on how to beat the heat with CDC's new infographic.
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - No New Cases Reported
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:30:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - No New Cases Reported
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - No New Cases Reported
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 09:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for July 22, 2013 - Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones During a Wildfire
Get tips to stay safe and healthy if you are exposed to smoke from a wildfire.
Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for July 19, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:00:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - 6 New Cases Reported
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 17:15:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - The Reality of Outbreak Investigations: Dengue in Angola
Although the work of CDC employees is frequently glamorized in movies like Outbreak and Contagion, we face the same challenges as any other large, complex organization.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 10:30:00 ESTNEW: 2013 Hurricane Health and Safety Tips - July 18, 2013 - Be Prepared
Inform local authorities about your special needs before a hurricane strikes.
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:00:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - Two new cases reported.
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 09:45:00 ESTUpcoming COCA Call: Understanding the Public's Response to a Possible Scenario Involving Inhalation Anthrax - Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM (ET)
In planning an effective response to a bioterrorism incident, it is critical to understand and anticipate the public's viewpoint, their perceptions of the threat and their intended behaviors. This includes their likelihood of taking recommended precautions and their likelihood of taking matters into their own hands. In particular, it is important to understand the perspective of racial/ethnic minority groups given that these communities may be disproportionately affected in a real attack. During this webinar, subject matter experts will discuss results from public opinion polls conducted between December 2012 to January 2013, which assessed how people would respond to a possible release of anthrax spores in an unidentified area.
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:30:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: July 1 - July 15, 2013
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for July 15, 2013
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 10:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Animal Rescue: Caring for Animals During Emergencies
After a devastating hurricane in 2008, Texas A&M's Veterinary School formed a deployable veterinary emergency team. Find out more about the team, what they do, and how they work alongside first responders to rescue and treat animals after a disaster.
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 09:15:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for July 15, 2013 - Be Prepared for an Emergency
Learn about your community's emergency plans, warning signals, evacuation routes, and locations of emergency shelters.
Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:30:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - NO NEW CASES TODAY
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:30:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - NO NEW CASES TODAY
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:30:00 ESTNEW: 2013 Hurricane Health and Safety Tips - July 10, 2013 - Make a Plan
By completing a disaster plan in advance, you can help ensure that you and your loved ones are prepared for hurricanes and other emergencies.
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:45:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - NO NEW CASES TODAY
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:45:00 ESTUpcoming COCA Call: Prevention and Treatment of Injuries Following Hurricanes and Tornadoes - Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM (ET)
Injuries following tornadoes and hurricanes result in significant morbidity and mortality. Both CDC and State Health Departments play important roles in providing assistance in disaster preparedness and response, including pre-hospital transport decision making, injury surveillance, and emergency risk communication. Following hurricanes and tornadoes, it is critical to have alternative treatment sites, appropriate wound management, injury data collection, and health messaging to reduce injuries. During this COCA call, subject matter experts will discuss the current state of science and epidemiology and state level response, with specific examples from Florida.
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 13:45:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 13:45:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health and Safety Tip for July 8, 2013 - Stay Healthy During and After a Wildfire
Protecting yourself and your loved ones from smoke and other health hazards is very important during a wildfire. So is safely securing the area after a fire. Only go into a damaged home or apartment if authorities say it is safe. Don't eat, drink, or breathe in anything that has been near the fire's flames, smoke, soot, or water used to put the fire out.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 10:00:00 ESTNEW: WHO guidelines for investigation of MERS-CoV cases
New guidelines: WHO guidelines for investigation of MERS-CoV cases
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 15:00:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) #351
Variant Influenza Virus (H3N2v) Infections
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - NO NEW CASES TODAY
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 10:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for July 5, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:30:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Wed, 03 Jul 2013 09:30:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Emergency Preparedness for Families with Special Needs
Coping with disasters is never easy; this can be especially true for families with special needs. Read our latest blog post where one mom talks about her experience and lessons learned during Hurricane Katrina.
Wed, 03 Jul 2013 09:00:00 ESTNEW: 2013 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - July 3, 2013 - Prepare Your Car for Hurricane Season
Traveling this holiday? Now is a good time to make sure your car is ready for an emergency.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:00:00 ESTNEW: Redesigned MERS Web Site Available Now
A new version of the MERS Web site is now available with improved organization and navigation.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:00:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - NO NEW CASES TODAY
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:00:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - NO NEW CASES TODAY
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 10:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health & Safety Tip for July 1, 2013 - Do you live in a Wildfire Prone Area?
Learn how to protect your health during a wildfire with these tips:
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:15:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - NO NEW CASES TODAY
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 10:30:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for June 28, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:30:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - NO NEW CASES TODAY
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 09:00:00 ESTNEW: 2013 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - June 27, 2013 - Keep Important Documents in A Safe Place
Keep important papers together in a safe place. Take them with you if you need to evacuate.
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:30:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - NO NEW CASES TODAY
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:30:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 09:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health & Safety Tip for June 24, 2013 - Keeping Food Safe
During a power outage, keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed. More tips on food safety here.
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:45:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for June 21, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:00:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:30:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) #350
Recommendations for Laboratory Testing for Acetyl Fentanyl and Patient Evaluation and Treatment for Overdose with Synthetic Opioids
Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:45:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - NO NEW CASES TODAY
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Thu, 20 Jun 2013 09:00:00 ESTNEW: 2013 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - June 20, 2013 - Be Prepared for an Emergency
Learn about your community's emergency plans, warning signals, evacuation routes, and locations of emergency shelters.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 13:45:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - NO NEW CASES TODAY
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:30:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths - NO NEW CASES TODAY
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:30:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Coping with Disasters
Coping with a disaster can be tough. Learn more about common distress symptoms and what signs to look for so you can help yourself and loved ones better cope.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:00:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: June 3 - June 17, 2013
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for June 17, 2013
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 07:30:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health & Safety Tip for June 17, 2013 - Stay Healthy During and After a Wildfire
Protecting yourself and your loved ones from smoke and other health hazards is very important during a wildfire. So is safely securing the area after a fire. Only go into a damaged home or apartment if authorities say it is safe. Don't eat, drink, or breathe in anything that has been near the fire's flames, smoke, soot, or water used to put the fire out.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:45:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for June 14, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:30:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:30:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:30:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 09:00:00 ESTNEW: 2013 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - June 13, 2013 - Have a Hurricane Evacuation Plan
Decide ahead of time where you and your family will go if you have to evacuate. Know how to prepare your home and car before a hurricane arrives.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:30:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) #349
Nationwide Shortage of Doxycycline: Resources for Providers and Recommendations for Patient Care
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:00:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:15:00 ESTUPDATE: MERS Cases and Deaths
Updated cases and deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:45:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health & Safety Tip for June 10, 2013 - Record Personal Belongings
Be prepared in case you need to file an insurance claim. Keep video, photo, or written records of your belongings.
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 22:45:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) #348
Notice to Health Care Providers: Updated Guidelines for Evaluation of Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 18:00:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) #347
Human Infections with Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Viruses
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:45:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for June 7, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:00:00 ESTNEW: 2013 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - June 6, 2013 - Check Your Disaster Kit
Hurricane Season started June 1st. Remember to check your emergency kit from last season. Make sure that you have everything you need. Replace expired items such as food and medicine.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 11:45:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health & Safety Tip for June 3, 2013 - Are You Prepared for a Wildfire?
Check out our infographic for tips to stay safe and healthy during wildfire season.
Mon, 03 Jun 2013 16:30:00 ESTUpcoming COCA Call: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV): Information and Guidance for Clinicians - Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 2:00 PM (ET)
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a newly identified virus that can cause severe acute respiratory illness and death. MERS cases have been linked to the Middle East, and there is documented spread of the virus internationally. So far, no cases of MERS have been reported in the United States. However, clinicians need to remain vigilant. Epidemiologic investigations have demonstrated that this unique virus spreads from person to person during close contact, such as within families and healthcare facilities. Clinicians have a critical role in recognizing and managing suspect cases of MERS. During this COCA call, a CDC subject matter expert will discuss the clinical signs, epidemiology and infection control recommendations for MERS-CoV.
Fri, 31 May 2013 10:15:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for May 31, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Wed, 29 May 2013 14:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Hurricane Sandy: What Have We Learned?
Last year Hurricane Sandy brought extreme devastation to the northeast. This year's hurricane season is predicted to bring more storms than we see on average, but will we be any more prepared? Our latest post on Public Health Matters explores what we've learned from last year.
Fri, 24 May 2013 18:00:00 ESTNEW: 2013 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - National Hurricane Preparedness Week May 26 - June 1, 2013
Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?
Fri, 24 May 2013 18:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for May 24, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 24 May 2013 16:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Shipping Instructions for Specimens Collected from People Who May Have Been Exposed to Chemical-Terrorism Agents
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Shipping Instructions for Specimens Collected from People Who May Have Been Exposed to Chemical-Terrorism Agents
Fri, 24 May 2013 07:15:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - The Next Monopoly? What "Pandemic" teaches us about public health
Explaining what we do in public health can sometimes be a challenge to put into words, but why not act it out in the form of a game? In the latest Public Health Matters post, CDC Epidemiologist Sherline Lee explains how the board game Pandemic mirrors her work and opened a door for conversation with her friends.
Thu, 23 May 2013 10:30:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: May 6 - May 20, 2013
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for May 20, 2013
Tue, 21 May 2013 10:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Do 1 Thing: Work, School, and Community
Disasters don't run on schedule, they can happen anywhere and at any time. Do you know what you would do if a disaster occurred while you were at work or school? This months Do 1 Thing tip is to focused on work, school and community. Read our latest blog post to learn what you can do to be ready.
Mon, 20 May 2013 14:45:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health & Safety Tip for May 20, 2013 - Make a List of Important Info
More severe weather is on the way. Make a list of important information to contact your family, neighbors, insurance agent, utility companies, and more. Keep your important documents in a fire and water proof safe.
Fri, 17 May 2013 08:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for May 17, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Mon, 13 May 2013 14:45:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health & Safety Tip for May 13, 2013 - Make a Plan
Complete a disaster plan in advance to help prepare you and your loved ones for emergencies and natural disasters.
Fri, 10 May 2013 07:45:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for May 10, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Tue, 07 May 2013 16:30:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: April 22 - May 6, 2013
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for May 6, 2013
Tue, 07 May 2013 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - From CDC to ABC: H7N9 from Hong Kong
Taking on the role of interim CDC director can be an intimidating task, but an impending pandemic can make the position exponentially more daunting. This is the situation Dr. Richard Besser faced in 2009 when he stepped into his new job. But Besser took the task head on and guided the country's premier health agency through the H1N1 outbreak with skill and confidence. Through this experience Besser saw first hand how important communication is to building the publics' trust and improving health behaviors.
Mon, 06 May 2013 08:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health & Safety Tip for May 6, 2013 - How to Clean Your Storm Cleanup Clothes
Wash all clothes worn during a flood cleanup in hot water and detergent. These clothes should be washed separately from uncontaminated clothes and linens.
Fri, 03 May 2013 12:15:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for May 3, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Thu, 02 May 2013 10:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - How do we balance being credible with rapidly sharing important health information during an outbreak?
An outbreak of salmonella in 2012 had Oregon public health officials considering this question.
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 07:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health & Safety Tip for April 29, 2013 - Avoid Electrocution When Using a Generator to Power Your Home
Switch the main breaker or fuse on the service panel in your home to the "off" position before starting a gasoline or diesel generator. This will prevent supplying electricity to outside power lines from your generator, and help protect utility line workers from possible electrocution.
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:30:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for April 26, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:00:00 ESTUPDATED: Ricin Information for Laboratories
Ricin Information for Laboratories.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:15:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Do 1 Thing: Food
This month, the Do 1 Thing topic is "food." CDC encourages storing enough food for at least three days if you have to evacuate, and a two week supply for your home. Check your food supply. Are you ready for an emergency?
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:00:00 ESTUPDATED: Ricin or Abrin Poisoning - Toxic Syndrome Description
Ricin or Abrin Poisoning - Toxic Syndrome Description
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:45:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: April 8 - April 22, 2013
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for April 22, 2013
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:00:00 ESTUPDATED: Laboratory Testing for Ricin - Fact Sheet
Laboratory Testing for Ricin - Fact Sheet
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:00:00 ESTUPDATED: Ricin: Diagnosis & Laboratory Guidance for Clinicians
Ricin: Diagnosis & Laboratory Guidance for Clinicians
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:00:00 ESTUPDATED: CDC's Laboratory Response to Suspicious Substances
CDC's Laboratory Response to Suspicious Substances
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:15:00 ESTUPDATED: Ricin Information for Health Professionals
Ricin Information for Health Professionals
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:15:00 ESTUPDATED: Case Definition: Ricin Inhalation
Case Definition: Ricin Inhalation
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:15:00 ESTUPDATED: Case Definition: Ricin Ingestion
Case Definition: Ricin Ingestion
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 08:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health & Safety Tip for April 22, 2013 - Prevent CO Poisoning
Always use portable generators, camp stoves, barbecue, and charcoal grills outside and 20 feet away from windows, doors, and vents to prevent deadly CO poisoning.
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for April 19, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:45:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) #346
Resources Available for Local and State Public Health Officials: Preparing for and Responding to Bombing Events
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:00:00 ESTUPDATED: Facts About Ricin
Learn more about this substance in the news.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:20:00 ESTUpcoming COCA Call: CDC Update for Clinicians on Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus - Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM (ET)
The World Health Organization and CDC China, along with U.S. CDC are working together to investigate the avian influenza A (H7N9) virus cases detected in China. At this time, no cases of human infection with avian influenza A (H7N9) viruses have been detected in the United States. During this COCA Conference Call, a CDC subject matter expert will provide an update on the current H7N9 situation in China, review interim avian influenza A (H7N9) recommendations for clinicians and state and local health departments related to case investigation, testing, infection control, and treatment, and discuss what CDC is doing to closely monitor the situation. Dial in Number: 1-888-233-9077; Passcode 2082221
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Plague Inc.
James Vaughan, the creative mastermind behind the new mobile app Plague Inc. spoke at CDC last month. Find out what Vaughan had to say, how he developed the Plague Inc, and what he has coming up next.
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 07:30:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health & Safety Tip for April 15, 2013 - When in Doubt, Throw it Out!
After flooding, identify and throw away food that may not be safe to eat. Throw away any food that may have come in contact with flood or storm water. Throw away food that has an unusual odor, color, or texture; If the power has been off for 4 hours or more, throw away foods in your refrigerator. Throw away any canned foods that are bulging, opened, or damaged. When in doubt, throw it out. Learn more about food safety following a flood.
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:30:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for April 12, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:00:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) #345
Nationwide Shortage of Tuberculin Skin Test Antigens: CDC Recommendations for Patient Care and Public Health Practice
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:15:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health & Safety Tip for April 8, 2013 - Follow Local Instructions as Flood Waters Rise
Pay attention to flood watches and warnings. Follow local safety instructions and take steps to protect you and your family.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:30:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: March 25 - April 8, 2013
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for April 8, 2013
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:15:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for April 5, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:00:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) #344
Human Infections with Novel Influenza A (H7N9) Viruses
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 08:54:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Emergency Kit Cook-Off: A Dash of Planning... Pinch of Preparedness... a World of Difference
Love to cook? Check out the Emergency Kit CookOff, a nationwide challenge that puts your creativity and emergency food supply to the test.
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health & Safety Tip for April 1, 2013 - Be Prepared
Do you have flood insurance? Call an insurance agent to ask about flood insurance.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:30:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for March 29, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:39:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Solving a Communication Gap with Partners in Preparedness
The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has instituted the Partners in Preparedness program designed to help organizations in the New York City metro area better prepare their employees, services, and facilities and develop a trusted communication system before disaster strikes.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:15:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: March 11 - March 25, 2013
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for March 25, 2013
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Health & Safety Tip for March 25, 2013 - Prepare for Tsunamis
Do you live in a tsunami warning zone? The National Weather Service has resources to help you prepare for tsunamis and for your community to become TsunamiReady. Learn more during National Tsunami Awareness Week.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for March 22, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for March 15, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:00:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: February 25 - March 11, 2013
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for March 11, 2013
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Advancing a City's Resilience, One Neighborhood at a Time
This San Francisco neighborhood is working to build community resilience, preparing itself to be able to respond to any disaster or unexpected situation.
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:20:00 ESTUpcoming CDC Clinical Call: Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis and Other Infections: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 5pm (ET)
"Save the date! Wednesday March 13 at 5pm ET. CDC has released updated recommendations for clinical management of patients involved in the outbreak of fungal meningitis and other infections. Join CDC expert Dr. Tom Chiller and Dr. Anu Malani from St. Joseph's Mercy Medical Center in Michigan to learn more about these new recommendations and ask questions of the leading experts. Additional details about the call can be found on CDC's website"
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 16:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for March 8, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:00:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) #343
Notice to Health Care Providers: Updated Guidelines for Evaluation of Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with a Novel Coronavirus
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Do 1 Thing March: Sheltering
Coinciding with National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, the Do 1 Thing topic for March is "sheltering." What threats impact your area? Are you ready to take shelter in an emergency?
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:30:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) #342
Notice to Clinicians: Continued Vigilance Urged for Fungal Infections among Patients Who Received Contaminated Steroid Injections
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 17:45:00 ESTUPDATED: Communicating in the First Hours and Primeras Horas Have Been Refreshed
The popular Web resource, Communicating in the First Hours, and its Spanish counterpart, Primeras Horas [http://emergency.cdc.gov/es/primerashoras/index.asp], have been significantly refreshed.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 17:15:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for March 1, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of 2012. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:00:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: February 11 - February 25, 2013
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for February 25, 2013
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:30:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Memories of Superstorm Sandy
Find out what a Long Island couple learned about preparedness thanks to Hurricane Sandy.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 09:00:00 ESTNEW: Winter Weather Health & Safety Tip for Feb. 25, 2013 - Do you Have Questions about Winter Weather?
Visit our winter weather FAQs to learn about hypothermia, frostbite, wind chill and more.
Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:45:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for February 22, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of 2012. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 10:30:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Do 1 Thing February: Water
Water is an essential element to survival and a necessary item in an emergency supplies kit. This February, we tackled "water" as part of the Do 1 Thing program, taking small steps to be prepared for an emergency.
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:15:00 ESTNEW: Winter Weather Health & Safety Tip for Feb. 19, 2013 - Returning Home After a Winter Storm?
Follow these tips to stay safe while cleaning up after a disaster.
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:45:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for February 15, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of 2012. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:15:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - From the Field: The New England Blizzard of 2013
A field assignee from CDC's Division of State and Local Readiness, John Peterson, gives an inside look at how many ways public health was impacted by the New England blizzard last weekend.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 10:30:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: January 28 - February 11, 2013
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for February 11, 2013
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:30:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) #341
New Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Warrant Additional Action by Healthcare Providers
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:30:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Public Art with Preparedness at Heart: The Evacuspot
What's an Evacuspot? Post-Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans enacted the City Assisted Evacuation Plan that designated 17 neighborhood pick-up points across the city. Find out how the Evacuteers are working to make these pick-up points more visible and memorable for the citizens of New Orleans.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:00:00 ESTUpcoming COCA Call for Feb 12, 2013
Upcoming COCA Call for Feb 12, 2013: Emergency Preparedness: Understanding Physicians' Concerns and Readiness to Respond
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 07:15:00 ESTNEW: Winter Weather Health & Safety Tip for Feb. 11, 2013 - Avoid Electrocution Risks
When using gasoline and diesel generators to supply power to a building, switch the main breaker or fuse on the service panel to the "off" position before starting the generator.
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:30:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Over 2.7 Million to Participate in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut
Over 2.7 million people are expected to participate in the Great Central U.S. Shakeout this Thursday, February 7 at 10:15 AM (CST). Join communities throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee who will participate in this event. Find out more about this great opportunity to practice earthquake safety.
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 09:00:00 ESTNEW: Winter Weather Health & Safety Tip for Feb. 4, 2013 - Avoid Frostbite
Dress for the weather, especially if you have poor circulation.
Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:30:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for February 1, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of 2012. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:30:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Extreme Weather, Extreme Outbreaks, and Extreme Science-based Preparedness and Response
Have you stumbled upon "Doomsday Preppers" on the National Geographic Channel? While the scenarios profiled on "Doomsday Preppers" are extreme, there are actual disasters that are much more likely to occur and for which personal preparedness is essential.
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:45:00 ESTUpcoming COCA Webinar: Evaluating and Responding to Chemical Emergencies: The Role of Poison Control Centers and Public Health Labs: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 2:00 PM (ET)
Chemical emergencies have the potential to cause widespread death and illness. Both CDC and Poison Control Centers play important roles in helping define the public health response to chemical emergencies, by providing rapid detection and accurate identification of chemical agents, toxicology information, education programs, and assistance with medical management of exposures. During this COCA call, subject matter experts will discuss biomedical testing for chemical agents, state level poison control center practices, and clinical resources for chemical emergencies. Earn free continuing education. Dial in Number: 1-888-790-6180, Passcode: 1281914
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:00:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) #340
Recommendations for Drug Allocation, Tuberculosis Prevention, and Patient Care During Isoniazid Shortages
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 07:15:00 ESTNEW: Winter Weather Health & Safety Tip for Jan. 28, 2013 - Learn How to Recognize Hypothermia
Did you know that hypothermia can occur even at cool temperatures above 40 degrees farenheit if a person becomes chilled?
Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:30:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for January 25, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of 2012. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:00:00 ESTNEW: Be Ready! Winter Weather Infographic
Be Ready! Winter Weather Infographic
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:45:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Extreme Weather, Extreme Outbreaks, and Extreme Science-based Preparedness and Response
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the news media has increased discussion and debate about what needs to be done in the future to better prepare our country for emergencies. Whether it's another superstorm or the next H1N1, disasters are inevitable.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:15:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Special Needs and Tornadoes: A Joplin Story
It's been almost two years since a devastating tornado ripped through the town of Joplin, Missouri, and the community continues to rebuild. Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to visit Joplin to learn more about The Independent Living Center -Joplin (TILC), one of seven programs chosen as a promising example of FEMA's Whole Community Approach to emergency management.
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:00:00 ESTNEW: Winter Weather Health & Safety Tip for Jan. 22, 2013 - Make Arrangements for Your Pets During Winter Weather
If you cannot bring pets inside, provide adequate shelter to keep them warm and make sure that they have access to unfrozen water.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:30:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for January 18, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of 2012. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:00:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) - HAN #339 Notice to Clinicians: Summary of CDC Recommendations for Influenza Antiviral Medications
Health Concerns about Misuse of Pesticides for Bed Bug Control Notice to Clinicians: Summary of CDC Recommendations for Influenza Antiviral Medications
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 10:15:00 ESTUpcoming CDC Webinar: Stopping Norovirus in its Tracks - What Every Clinician Should Know: Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 2:00 PM (ET)
Noroviruses are responsible for more than half of all reported outbreaks of gastroenteritis in the United States., and contribute to about 70,000 hospitalizations and 800 deaths each year. Clinicians have a critical role in the management and prevention of norovirus outbreaks. During this COCA call, a CDC subject matter expert will discuss the burden of norovirus outbreaks, review diagnostics and surveillance tools, and share resources to promote the prevention and control of norovirus infections. Earn free continuing education. Dial in Number: 1-888-790-6180, Passcode: 1281914
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:30:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: December 31, 2012 - January 14, 2013
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for January 14, 2013.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 09:00:00 ESTNEW: Winter Weather Health & Safety Tip for Jan. 14, 2013 - Be Safe With Chainsaws
After a winter storm, you may have to remove fallen trees. If you use a chainsaw to cut them, be careful, chainsaws can be very dangerous. Follow the instructions in the manual to safely operate the chainsaw. Wear protective equipment and never cut above your waist.
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:30:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for January 11, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of 2012. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 08:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Grand Rounds: People with Disabilities and Public Health
On December 18, 2012, CDC hosted a Public Health Grand Rounds promoting opportunities for the best quality of life for individuals with disabilities.
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 10:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Winter Weather Health & Safety Tip for Jan. 7, 2013 - Avoid CO Poisoning
Always use portable generators, camp stoves, barbecue, and charcoal grills outside and 20 feet away from windows, doors, and vents to prevent deadly CO poisoning.
Fri, 04 Jan 2013 16:30:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for January 4, 2013
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of 2012. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 07:15:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Do 1 Thing in 2013
This year, make a resolution you can keep. Commit to improving your preparedness skills and resources for emergency situations. Start small. Focus on one topic area each month for the year.
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 14:30:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: December 17 - December 31, 2012
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for December 31, 2012
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Winter Weather Health & Safety Tip for Dec. 31, 2012 - Reach out with a Winter Weather E-card
Encourage your friends and family to get prepared for winter weather with an e-card. Include a personalized message urging them to stock up on emergency supplies.
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 13:30:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for December 21, 2012
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of 2012. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:30:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) #338
Update: Multistate Outbreak of Fungal Infections among Persons Who Received Injections with Contaminated Medication
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:45:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Public Health Spotlight: Matt McDaniel
Meet Matt McDaniel, a public health hero devoted to making a healthier, more #prepared world. Matt has been recognized as an unsung hero of public health this year for his contribution to the readiness and response capabilities of the public health and healthcare sectors in the Greater Memphis, Tennessee area.
Tue, 18 Dec 2012 15:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Winter Weather Health & Safety Tip for Dec. 17, 2012
The CDC Winter Weather Health & Safety Tip widget provides weekly tips to help you stay safe and healthy throughout the winter weather season. In addition to the weekly tips, the widget provides you important, timely tips whenever winter storms happen.
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:30:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Counts - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections for Dec 17, 2012.
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:30:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: December 3 - 17, 2012
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) updates
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:00:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Winter Weather Health & Safety Tip widget
The CDC Winter Weather Health & Safety Tip widget provides weekly tips to help you stay safe and healthy throughout the winter weather season. In addition to the weekly tips, the widget provides you important, timely tips whenever winter storms happen.
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:00:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Winter Weather Health & Safety Tips - Prepare for Winter Weather
Make a list and check it twice! Download your winter weather checklist.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 16:55:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) - HAN #337 Update: Additional Contamination Identified in Medical Products from New England Compounding Center
Update: Additional Contamination Identified in Medical Products from New England Compounding Center
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 16:15:00 ESTUPDATED: Winter Weather Web Site
Learn to prepare and be safe and healthy when winter weather or extreme cold arrives.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:15:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog: Project Wildfire: A Community Approach to Surviving Wildfires
Following two devastating wildfires that burned in Bend, Oregon in 1990 and again in 1996, the Fire Chief of Deschutes County, Oregon, Gary Marshall, received a phone call from Safeco Insurance offering to contribute to the purchase of new firefighting equipment. Marshall politely declined Safeco's offer because he had a more effective, long-term solution in mind that involved educating the public about the risks of wildfires.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Counts - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections for Dec 3, 2012.
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for November 30, 2012
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 08:30:00 ESTUPDATED: What You Need to Know When the Power Goes Out Unexpectedly
Added important information about the dangers of gasoline siphoning.
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 10:30:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) - HAN #336 Health Concerns about Misuse of Pesticides for Bed Bug Control
Health Concerns about Misuse of Pesticides for Bed Bug Control
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 18:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog: Dragon*Con 2012 - From a Noob Perspective
The CDC staff who attended Dragon*Con 2012 over Labor Day weekend, went not to indulge in the art of costume craftsmanship and con festivities, but to share some insight into the world of public health preparedness and showcase what we do 24/7/365 to save lives and safeguard communities from public health threats.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:15:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts for November 23, 2012
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Counts - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections for Nov 26, 2012.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:00:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - Be Prepared for All Natural Disasters
The 2012 Hurricane Season ends on November 30th. Take steps to be prepared for all natural disasters!
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 15:00:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) - Update: Multistate Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis and Other Infections Associated with Contaminated Steroid Medication
Update: Multistate Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis and Other Infections Associated with Contaminated Steroid Medication
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:00:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: November 5 - November 19, 2012
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Updates for November 19, 2012
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 17:15:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Counts - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections for Nov 19, 2012.
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:00:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - Stay Safe After a Disaster
Stay away from damaged buildings or structures until they have been examined and certified as safe by a building inspector or other government authority.
Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:00:00 ESTNEW: Children's Preparedness website
Parents, teachers, doctors and nurses are just some of the people who can help children get ready for and cope with disasters.
Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:15:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 10:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog: How to Apply Your 5k Training to a Disease Outbreak
Casual observers may get the impression this is a public health response to an infectious disease outbreak, but it is not. The scenario is an annual 5 K run to raise funds to assist patients battling a tuberculosis infection
Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Counts - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections for Nov 14, 2012.
Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:30:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - Clean Up and Prevent Mold Growth
After a hurricane, if the building is stable, open doors and windows to dry the building.
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 18:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 16:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Rodent Control After a Disaster
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 16:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Questions and Answers About Immunization Recommendations Following a Disaster
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 16:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Interim Immunization Recommendations for Individuals Displaced by a Disaster
Wed, 07 Nov 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Counts - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections for Nov 7, 2012.
Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:30:00 ESTNEW: COCA Clinical Reminder: October 15, 2012
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Clinical Reminder: October 15, 2012
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 14:30:00 ESTUPDATE: Clinician Guidance
Added new link to Medscape Commentary: Clinician Guidance for Fungal Meningitis
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 17:30:00 ESTUPDATE: Patient Guidance - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
New links for information for patients.
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Counts - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections for Nov 5, 2012.
Fri, 02 Nov 2012 18:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 02 Nov 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Counts - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections for Nov 2, 2012.
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 19:30:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) - Contamination Identified in Additional Medical Products from New England Compounding Center
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 19:30:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) - CDC Disaster Epidemiology Resources for Hurricane Sandy Response
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 18:15:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) - Voluntary Recall of All Ameridose Medical Products
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 14:30:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Counts - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections for Nov 1, 2012.
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:00:00 ESTNEW: Laboratory Testing and Results from the Outbreak webpage
New Laboratory Testing and Results from the Outbreak webpage available for the Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Investigation website
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Counts - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections for Oct 31, 2012.
Tue, 30 Oct 2012 19:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Service Announcements Related to Floods
View the collection of flood-related PSAs and Podcasts.
Tue, 30 Oct 2012 18:30:00 ESTNEW: Receive Hurricane Sandy updates via Text or Social Media
Received important storm health updates.
Tue, 30 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Counts - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections for Oct 30, 2012.
Mon, 29 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Counts - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections for Oct 29, 2012.
Mon, 29 Oct 2012 08:15:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Always use portable generators, camp stoves, barbecue and charcoal grills outside and away from windows, doors, and vents to prevent deadly CO poisoning.
Sat, 27 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Counts - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections for Oct 27, 2012.
Sat, 27 Oct 2012 12:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 26 Oct 2012 22:00:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) - Cluster of Cases of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) Associated with Intravenous Nonmedical Use of Opana ER
Cluster of Cases of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) Associated with Intravenous Nonmedical Use of Opana ER
Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Counts - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections for Oct 26, 2012.
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 18:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) website - Clinician Resources
Addition of links related to the Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Investigation under Resources for Clinicians
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Counts - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections for Oct 25, 2012.
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:15:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog: Outbreak Investigation: Meningitis
CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating fungal infections among patients who received epidural steroid injections (medication injected into the spine) with contaminated medication. CDC believes that approximately 14,000 patients may have been exposed to this medication.
Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:30:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Definitions for Meningitis and Septic Arthritis
Updated Case Definitions for Meningitis and Septic Arthritis
Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:30:00 ESTUPDATED: Definitions for Infections under Investigation in Patients Exposed to NECC Products Other than the 3 Contaminated Lots of Methylprednisolone Acetate
Infections under Investigation in Patients Exposed to NECC Products Other than the 3 Contaminated Lots of Methylprednisolone Acetate
Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:15:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Counts - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections for Oct 24, 2012.
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 23:00:00 ESTNEW: Health Alert Network (HAN) - Issuance of Updated Guidance on Management of Asymptomatic Patients Who Received Epidural or Paraspinal Injections with Contaminated Steroid Products
Issuance of Updated Guidance on Management of Asymptomatic Patients Who Received Epidural or Paraspinal Injections with Contaminated Steroid Products
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 17:30:00 ESTNEW: COCA Email Updates: October 8 - October 22, 2012
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) updates
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:30:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Counts - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections for Oct 23, 2012.
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:30:00 ESTUPDATED: Interim Treatment Guidance for Central Nervous System (CNS) and Parameningeal Infections Associated with Injection of Contaminated Steroid Products
Outlined updated information and guidance.
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 08:30:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - Power Outages During a Hurricane
Make sure that you have a battery-powered or hand-cranked radio available to receive official instructions and updates from local authorities if the power goes out.
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:00:00 ESTNEW: What Should Patients Do? - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Guidance for patients.
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:00:00 ESTUPDATED: Frequently Asked Questions for Patients - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Frequently asked questions and answers for patients.
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:15:00 ESTUPDATED: Current Situation - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Updated information regarding FDA Expanded Facilities List.
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Counts - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections for Oct 22, 2012.
Sun, 21 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Counts - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections for Oct 21, 2012.
Sat, 20 Oct 2012 17:15:00 ESTUPDATE: Clinician Guidance
Added Selected Publications section and links to photos and footage related to CDC's Digital Press Kit.
Sat, 20 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Counts - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections for Oct 20, 2012.
Sat, 20 Oct 2012 11:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:15:00 ESTUPDATE: Clinician Guidance
Added an image of Cladosporium.
Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Counts - Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections
Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Current Case Count - Multi-State Meningitis Outbreak
Updated case counts for October 19, 2012.
Fri, 19 Oct 2012 10:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) October 16 Conference Call
Added conference call materials to the call webpage.
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 18:45:00 ESTUPDATE: Clinician Guidance
Added images of Exserohilum and Aspergillus.
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:30:00 ESTUPDATE: Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: Healthcare Facilities
Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: Healthcare Facilities
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Current Situation - CDC Responds to Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Current Situation - CDC Responds to Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Current Case Count - Multi-State Meningitis Outbreak
Updated case counts for October 18, 2012.
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Current Case Count - Multi-State Meningitis Outbreak
Updated case counts for October 17, 2012.
Tue, 16 Oct 2012 20:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Definitions for Meningitis and Septic Arthritis
Case Definitions for Meningitis and Septic Arthritis
Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:00:00 ESTNEW: Diagnostic Testing for Septic Arthritis and Specimen Submission to CDC - Outbreak Associated with Injection of Potentially Contaminated Steroid Products
Diagnostic Testing for Septic Arthritis and Specimen Submission to CDC - Outbreak Associated with Injection of Potentially Contaminated Steroid Products
Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Current Case Count - Multi-State Meningitis Outbreak
Updated case counts for October 16, 2012.
Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Clinician Guidance - added link to FDA Statement on Fungal Meningitis Outbreak and Advice to Physicians
Added a link to FDA Statement on Fungal Meningitis Outbreak and Advice to Physicians
Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: What Should Physicians Be Doing?
Added a link to FDA Statement on Fungal Meningitis Outbreak and Advice to Physicians
Tue, 16 Oct 2012 11:15:00 ESTUpdate: Interim Treatment Guidance for Central Nervous System (CNS) and/or Parameningeal Infections Associated with Injection of Potentially Contaminated Steroid Products
Added an additional link for FDA information on Voriconazole IV availability in the "For additional information on antifungal drugs" section
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Current Situation - Multi-State Meningitis Outbreak
Updated Current Situation.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 19:30:00 ESTUPDATE: Clinician Guidance - Meningitis Outbreak Investigation
Clinician Guidance has been updated.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 19:30:00 ESTUPDATED: Frequently Asked Questions for Clinicians
UPDATED: Frequently Asked Questions for Clinicians
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:15:00 ESTNEW: Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Investigation Update: Information and Guidance for Clinicians
Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Investigation Update: Information and Guidance for Clinicians
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Current Case Count - Multi-State Meningitis Outbreak
Updated case counts for October 15, 2012.
Sun, 14 Oct 2012 20:00:00 ESTUPDATED: Frequently Asked Questions for Clinicians
UPDATED: Frequently Asked Questions for Clinicians
Sun, 14 Oct 2012 20:00:00 ESTNEW: What Should Physicians Be Doing?
NEW: What Should Physicians Be Doing?
Sun, 14 Oct 2012 20:00:00 ESTUPDATED: Role of Antifungal Prophylaxis in Asymptomatic Patients
UPDATED: Role of Antifungal Prophylaxis in Asymptomatic Patients
Sun, 14 Oct 2012 18:00:00 ESTNEW: Interim Treatment Guidance for Central Nervous System (CNS) and/or Parameningeal Infections Associated with Injection of Potentially Contaminated Steroid Products
NEW: Interim Treatment Guidance for Central Nervous System (CNS) and/or Parameningeal Infections Associated with Injection of Potentially Contaminated Steroid Products
Sun, 14 Oct 2012 18:00:00 ESTNEW: Interim Treatment Options for Septic Arthritis Associated With Injection of Potentially Contaminated Steroid Products
NEW: Interim Treatment Options for Septic Arthritis Associated With Injection of Potentially Contaminated Steroid Products
Sun, 14 Oct 2012 18:00:00 ESTNEW: Interim Guidance for Management of Asymptomatic Persons Exposed to Potentially Contaminated Steroid Products
NEW: Interim Guidance for Management of Asymptomatic Persons Exposed to Potentially Contaminated Steroid Products
Sun, 14 Oct 2012 18:00:00 ESTUPDATED: Instructions for Clinicians Regarding Diagnostic Testing and Specimen Shipping for Central Nervous System and Parameningeal Infections
UPDATED: Instructions for Clinicians Regarding Diagnostic Testing and Specimen Shipping for Central Nervous System and Parameningeal Infections
Sun, 14 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Current Case Count - Multi-State Meningitis Outbreak
Updated case counts for October 14, 2012.
Sat, 13 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Current Case Count - Multi-State Meningitis Outbreak
Updated case counts for October 13, 2012.
Sat, 13 Oct 2012 10:00:00 ESTUPDATE: New Digital Press Kit to Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation Home Page
Added new Digital Press Kit to Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation home page.
Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:30:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Definitions for Meningitis and Septic Arthritis
Updated case definition information.
Fri, 12 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Current Case Count - Multi-State Meningitis Outbreak
Updated case counts for October 12, 2012.
Fri, 12 Oct 2012 09:15:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog: The Early Years of Life Set the Stage for Life-long Mental Health
Half of all lifetime cases of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders begin by age 14 and three-quarters by age 24 (Kessler, 2005; IOM, 2009). Intervening early at the individual, family and community level can delay or prevent the on-set of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders (IOM 2009).
Thu, 11 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Instructions for Clinical Teams Regarding Diagnostic Testing and Specimen Submission to CDC - Outbreak Associated With Injection of Potentially Contaminated Steroid Products
Instructions for Clinical Teams Regarding Diagnostic Testing and Specimen Submission to CDC - Outbreak Associated With Injection of Potentially Contaminated Steroid Products
Thu, 11 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Current Situation - Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation
Updated Current Situation bullets.
Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:30:00 ESTUPDATE: Current Case Count - Multi-State Meningitis Outbreak
Updated case counts for October 11, 2012.
Thu, 11 Oct 2012 04:30:00 ESTUPDATE: Current Situation - Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation
Updated Current Situation bullets.
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:45:00 ESTUPDATE: Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation
Added image of Exserohilum rostratum.
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:45:00 ESTUPDATE: Current Case Count - Multi-State Meningitis Outbreak
Updated case counts for October 10, 2012.
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:45:00 ESTUPDATE: Case Definitions for Meningitis and Septic Arthritis
Updated case definition information.
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:45:00 ESTUPDATE: Frequently Asked Questions For Patients: Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation
Updated with additional questions and answers.
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:30:00 ESTNEW: Spanish version of Frequently Asked Questions For Patients: Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation
Added a Spanish version of Frequently Asked Questions For Patients: Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation.
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 09:30:00 ESTNEW: Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Email Update
COCA Email Updates: September 24 - October 8, 2012
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 09:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Role of Antifungal Prophylaxis in Asymptomatic Patients
At this time, CDC does not recommend initiation of antifungal prophylaxis in exposed patients who are asymptomatic. These patients should be closely monitored for development of symptoms, with a low threshold for performing lumbar puncture should the patient become symptomatic. In addition, CDC does not recommend empiric antifungal therapy for symptomatic patients who have normal cerebrospinal fluid laboratory examination. These patients should be closely monitored and re-evaluated should their symptoms. Should the patient have progression of symptoms, a lumbar puncture should be repeated immediately.
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 08:45:00 ESTUPDATE: Meningitis Outbreak Investigation
Related links for specific audiences were added to the Meningitis Outbreak Investigation home page.
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 08:00:00 ESTUpcoming COCA Call - Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation: Information and Guidance for Clinicians (OCT 10) 2:00 - 3:00pm EST
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continue to work closely with state public health departments on a multistate investigation of fungal meningitis among patients who received an epidural steroid injection. These cases are associated with a potentially contaminated steroid medication prepared by New England Compounding Center (NECC), located in Framingham, Mass. During this COCA Call, CDC subject matter experts will review current epidemiology of the outbreak, describe clinical presentation and features of fungal meningitis, and review CDC's recommended treatment guidance.
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 18:45:00 ESTUPDATE: Meningitis Outbreak Investigation
Current Situation section has been updated.
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:30:00 ESTUPDATE: Clinician Guidance - Meningitis Outbreak Investigation
Clinician Guidance has been updated.
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) website - Clinician Resources
Addition of new link to CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) - Multistate Outbreak of Meningitis and Stroke Associated with Potentially Contaminated Steroid Medication
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Multi-State Meningitis Outbreak - Current Case Count
Persons with Meningitis Linked to Epidural Steroid Injections, by State
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 10:45:00 ESTUPDATE: Role of Antifungal Prophylaxis in Asymptomatic Patients
At this time, CDC does not recommend initiation of antifungal prophylaxis in exposed patients who are asymptomatic. These patients should be closely monitored for development of symptoms, with a low threshold for performing lumbar puncture should the patient become symptomatic. In addition, CDC does not recommend empiric antifungal therapy for symptomatic patients who have normal cerebrospinal fluid laboratory examination. These patients should be closely monitored and re-evaluated should their symptoms worsen.
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 09:00:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - Securing Your Home During A Hurricane
Make plans in advance to secure your home. Protect your windows by installing hurricane shutters or board up windows with plywood.
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 17:45:00 ESTUPDATE: Map of Healthcare Facilities which Received Three Lots of Methylprednisolone Acetate (PF) Recalled from New England Compounding Center on September 26, 2012
Added the following information: All vials of Methylprednisolone Acetate that were sent to Nevada were recalled prior to use.
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:30:00 ESTUPDATE: Instructions for Clinical Teams Regarding Diagnostic Testing and Specimen Submission to CDC - Outbreak Associated With Injection of Potentially Contaminated Steroid Products
Instructions for Clinical Teams Regarding Diagnostic Testing and Specimen Submission to CDC - utbreak Associated With Injection of Potentially Contaminated Steroid Products
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:30:00 ESTNew: CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) - Multistate Outbreak of Meningitis and Stroke Associated with Potentially Contaminated Steroid Medication
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continue to work closely with state public health departments on a multistate investigation of fungal meningitis among patients who received an epidural steroid injection. Some of these patients also suffered strokes that may have resulted from their infection. These cases are associated with a potentially contaminated steroid medication prepared by New England Compounding Center (NECC), located in Framingham, Mass. This HAN notice provides updated information about the investigation (including a change in the case definition*), laboratory findings, an expanded voluntary recall of products, and recommendations for clinicians.
Sun, 07 Oct 2012 20:15:00 ESTNEW: Frequently Asked Questions for Patients
FAQs for Patients: Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation
Sun, 07 Oct 2012 18:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation
CDC is coordinating a multistate investigation of meningitis among patients who received epidural steroid injections (medication injected into the spine). Several of these patients have had strokes related to the meningitis. In several patients, the meningitis was found to be caused by a fungus that is common in the environment but rarely causes meningitis. This form of meningitis is not contagious. The source of the fungus has not yet been identified, and the cause of infections in the other patients is still being assessed.
Sun, 07 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Multi-State Meningitis Outbreak - Current Case Count
Persons with Meningitis Linked to Epidural Steroid Injections, by State
Sat, 06 Oct 2012 20:00:00 ESTNEW: Instructions for Clinical Teams Regarding Diagnostic Testing and Specimen Submission to CDC - Outbreak Associated With Injection of Potentially Contaminated Steroid Products
Instructions for Clinical Teams Regarding Diagnostic Testing and Specimen Submission to CDC - Outbreak Associated With Injection of Potentially Contaminated Steroid Products
Sat, 06 Oct 2012 20:00:00 ESTNEW: Case Definitions: Multistate Outbreak Associated with Injection of Potentially Contaminated Steroid Products
Case Definitions: Multistate Outbreak Associated with Injection of Potentially Contaminated Steroid Products
Sat, 06 Oct 2012 20:00:00 ESTNEW: Frequently Asked Questions: Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation
Frequently Asked Questions: Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation
Sat, 06 Oct 2012 20:00:00 ESTNEW: Role of Antifungal Prophylaxis in Asymptomatic Patients
Role of Antifungal Prophylaxis in Asymptomatic Patients
Sat, 06 Oct 2012 20:00:00 ESTNEW: Lumbar Puncture in Asymptomatic Patients
Lumbar Puncture in Asymptomatic Patients
Sat, 06 Oct 2012 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Interim Treatment Guidance for Central Nervous System and/or Parameningeal Infections Associated with Injection of Potentially Contaminated Steroid Products
The pathogens involved in this cluster of infections are still under investigation. At present, there is culture and/or histopathologic evidence of fungal infection in at least nine patients; isolates have included Aspergillus spp. and Exserohilum spp.
Sat, 06 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Multi-State Meningitis Outbreak - Current Case Count
Persons with Meningitis Linked to Epidural Steroid Injections, by State
Fri, 05 Oct 2012 17:00:00 ESTNEW: Map of Healthcare Facilities which Received Lots of Methylprednisolone Acetate (PF) Recalled from New England Compounding Center on September 26, 2012
List of Healthcare Facilities which Received Lots of Methylprednisolone Acetate (PF) Recalled from New England Compounding Center on September 26, 2012
Fri, 05 Oct 2012 15:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 05 Oct 2012 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation
CDC is coordinating a multistate investigation of meningitis among patients who received epidural steroid injections (medication injected into the spine). Several of these patients have had strokes related to the meningitis. In several patients, the meningitis was found to be caused by a fungus that is common in the environment but rarely causes meningitis. This form of meningitis is not contagious. The source of the fungus has not yet been identified, and the cause of infections in the other patients is still being assessed.
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:05:00 ESTNew: CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) - Meningitis and Stroke Associated with Potentially Contaminated Product
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are coordinating a multi-state investigation of fungal meningitis among patients who received an epidural steroid injection. Several of these patients also suffered strokes that are believed to have resulted from their infection. As of October 4, 2012, five deaths have been reported. Fungal meningitis is not transmitted from person to person. These cases are associated with a potentially contaminated medication. Investigation into the exact source is ongoing; however, interim data show that all infected patients received injection with preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (80mg/ml) prepared by New England Compounding Center, located in Framingham, MA.
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 07:30:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - Inventory Your First Aid Kit
Have you used any 1st Aid supplies this hurricane season? Make sure you have essential first aid items such as bandages, antibiotic ointment, scissors, etc.
Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:30:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog: National Preparedness Month: A Spotlight on Children
Children are not just small adults; their growing minds and bodies have unique physical, physiological, developmental and mental health needs. These differences become especially apparent - and warrant increased attention and care - before, during and after a disaster strikes.
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog: Disease Detection: Laboratories on the front lines
You can't respond to threats if you don't know what they are, which is one reason that laboratories play such an important role in public health. Public health laboratories have helped detect all kinds of threats to the public's health; including anthrax, monkey pox, novel flu viruses, and foodborne disease outbreaks caused by germs like listeria.
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 08:15:00 ESTUpcoming COCA Call - Influenza Prevention and Control for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (SEP 27) 2:00 - 3:00pm EST
Children with underlying medical conditions, to include neurological disorders, are at higher risk for influenza-associated complications. During the 2009-2010 Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic, children with neurological disorders experienced a greater burden of morbidity and mortality. Influenza prevention and control strategies in this at-risk population should include coordinated care among clinicians and the children's families. During this COCA call, subject matter experts will discuss subspecialist and primary care pediatrician collaborations regarding influenza prevention and control strategies for improving care for high-risk children.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 07:30:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - Emergency Food Supplies
Know what kinds of foods are better to keep in your emergency food supply.
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 13:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog: Volunteering Throughout the Disaster Cycle: Insights from the Medical Reserve Corps
One of the strongest threads woven into the fabric of American culture is that of volunteer service. When someone is in need, we ask what can be done to help. This is never more evident than during a time of disaster.
Mon, 17 Sep 2012 09:30:00 ESTUpcoming COCA Call - Principles of Planning for Disaster Risk Reduction (SEP 18) 2:00 - 3:00pm EST
Public health emergencies often evolve rapidly and become too complex for effective improvisation; therefore, an effective response requires planning in advance of the event. Effective planning strategies should include Disaster Risk Reduction tactics to mitigate the health impact of disasters. CDC is working in partnership with the Medical Reserve Corps to provide public health, medical and other volunteers with an accurate understanding of the principles of Disaster Risk Reduction. These principles will assist volunteers to make decisions that support building community public health resiliency. Please join us for this COCA call where a subject matter expert will discuss the principles for effective, efficient and orderly processes for disaster planning.
Fri, 14 Sep 2012 15:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 14 Sep 2012 09:30:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog: Is Your Family Ready?
Planning for emergencies is important, especially since your family may not be together when disaster hits. Make sure to involve your children in the planning process, when you include children they're more likely to remember the plan and act on it.
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 12:00:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - Sanitizing After an Emergency
Cleaning and sanitizing your home after a hurricane or emergency is important to help prevent the spread of illness and disease.
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 18:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 18:30:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog: Emergencies and the Elderly: taking care of older adults during a disaster
September is National Preparedness Month, and during this time we encourage you to talk to your elderly neighbors and family members to make sure they have a plan in case of an emergency, big or small.
Tue, 04 Sep 2012 14:00:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips -Food & Water Supply During an Emergency
Be prepared and have at least a 3 day supply of nonperishable food and clean drinking water.
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 18:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:51:00 ESTNew: CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) - Notice to Health Care Providers: Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Cases Associated with Staying in Yosemite National Park, California
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with the National Park Service and the California Department of Public Health on an investigation of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in people who stayed at Yosemite National Park during June through August 2012. The purpose of this HAN Advisory is to inform state health departments and health care providers to be alert to the possibility of HPS in patients who may have had recent exposure to rodents or a history of travel to Yosemite National Park during this period.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:30:00 ESTUpcoming COCA Call - West Nile Virus: Information and Guidance for Clinicians (AUG 30) 2:00 - 3:00pm EST
Since 1999, more than 30,000 people in the United States have been reported with West Nile virus disease. Outbreaks occur each summer however, this year, some areas of the country are experiencing earlier and greater activity. People over 50 years of age and those with certain medical conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, and solid-organ transplants, are at greater risk for serious illness if they are infected. Understanding the epidemiology and clinical features of West Nile virus disease is valuable for clinicians. Join us for this COCA call where a subject matter expert will review epidemiology, modes of transmission, clinical features, appropriate use of diagnostics, and treatment and prevention options for West Nile virus infections.
Mon, 27 Aug 2012 19:00:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - Tune In For Local Information
Follow the advice of state & local authorities when a hurricane watch or warning is issued. Tune in to the radio or television for hurricane and evacuation information about your area.
Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:15:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog: The Hidden Dangers of Getting Inked
The practice of tattooing has been around for thousands of years. These days, 21% of adults in the United States report having at least one piece of permanent artwork on their bodies.One question few people may consider, however, is "What exactly went into that ink you're about to inject into my skin?"
Tue, 21 Aug 2012 07:30:00 ESTUpcoming COCA Call - Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction (AUG 21) 2:00 - 3:00pm EST
The overall approach to emergencies and disasters has recently shifted from post-impact activities to a more systematic and comprehensive process of risk management. Disaster risk management underlying goal is to reduce risk to both human life and systems important to livelihood, and includes both pre-impact disaster risk reduction and post-impact humanitarian and development action. During this call, a CDC subject matter expert will discuss the importance of disaster risk reduction for reducing adverse health effects of disasters and how application of the basic tenets of preventive medicine and public health can result in a more humane and cost-effective approach to emergency management. Participate by Phone: 1-800-619-2685 / Passcode: COCA and join us online.
Mon, 20 Aug 2012 07:30:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Always use portable generators, camp stoves, barbecue and charcoal grills outside and away from windows, doors, and vents to prevent deadly CO poisoning.
Fri, 17 Aug 2012 17:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Thu, 16 Aug 2012 17:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog: West Nile Virus: Recent Surge in Cases Sparks Concern in Texas
West Nile virus season is off to an early start this year, which doesn't bode well for what's to come. Most West Nile virus exposures in the United States occur from July through October, with a peak during the first two weeks of August.
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 07:45:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - When in Doubt, Throw it Out!
Throw away food that may have come in contact with flood or hurricane water. Learn other signs to look for to know whether food is safe.
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 17:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 12:45:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog: Getting Prepared, the College Years
Twelve years of school, countless numbers of standardized test, a tassel, a diploma, and a college acceptance letter and you are fully prepared for college, or are you? We've put together a few helpful tips on how to get ready for college.
Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Mon, 06 Aug 2012 07:45:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - Returning Home After a Disaster
There are often many hazards in a hurricane-damaged home. Learn how to stay safe when it's time to return home.
Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:00:00 ESTNew: CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) - Increase in Influenza A H3N2v Virus Infections in Three U.S. States
Multiple infections with variant* influenza A (H3N2v) viruses have been identified in 3 states in recent weeks. From July 12 through August 3, 2012, 16 cases of H3N2v were reported and confirmed by CDC. This virus was first detected in humans in July 2011. It has also been isolated in U.S.
Thu, 02 Aug 2012 18:30:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog: Disaster Recovery - India in the Dark: A Call For Preparedness
Power outages and traffic jams are not unusual for India. But never before has half the country lost power all at once.
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 08:00:00 ESTUPDATE: COCA Email Updates: July 16 - July 30, 2012
COCA Email Update: July 16 - July 30, 2012
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 07:30:00 ESTNEW: COCA Conference Call - Methadone for Pain Management: The Clinician's Role in Reducing the Risk for Overdose, August 1, 2:00 to 3:00pm (EST)
Join us for this COCA call where subject matter experts will review the epidemiology of methadone overdoses in the United States and discuss guidelines for appropriate opioid prescribing.
Mon, 30 Jul 2012 10:30:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - Conduct A Hazard Inspection at Home
Check your home for hazards before an emergency. Know how to safely turn off water, electric, and gas if you need to.
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:15:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:30:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog: Startling Facts You Should Know About Disaster Preparedness
A recent national poll by Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation surveyed 1,000 Americans about their personal preparedness behaviors and the results show that we're not ready.
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 08:30:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - Talk to Authorities Before A Hurricane Strikes
Be prepared, inform local authorities about your special needs before a hurricane strikes.
Fri, 20 Jul 2012 17:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:00:00 ESTNEW: COCA Partnerships - Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE) is a new COCA Partner
The Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE) provides a meeting ground for those committed to excellence in community and public health nursing education, research, and practice. ACHNE was established in 1978 and is run by elected volunteer leaders who guide the organization in providing networking through the quarterly newsletter and membership directory, and providing educational opportunities through publications and the annual Spring Institute. Learn more about ACHNE online.
Mon, 16 Jul 2012 09:30:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - Know Your Community's Emergency Plans
Before the hurricane comes, learn about your community's emergency plans, warning signals, evacuation routes, and locations of emergency shelters.
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:30:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog: Disaster Recovery - An Emotional Response
The effects of a disaster are not always physical. Houses and roads can be rebuilt and physical wounds will heal, but the emotional scars from a disaster can often be harder to fix.
Mon, 09 Jul 2012 11:45:00 ESTUPDATE: Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) Toolkit Update
The Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, Health Studies Branch (DEHHE/HSB) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed the Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) toolkit to assist personnel from any local, regional, state, or federal public health departments in conducting the CASPER during disaster.
Mon, 09 Jul 2012 10:15:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Mon, 09 Jul 2012 08:00:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - Hurricane Preparedness: Make a Plan
By completing a disaster plan in advance, you can ensure that you and your family are prepared for hurricanes and other emergencies.
Mon, 02 Jul 2012 17:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Mon, 02 Jul 2012 13:30:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - Prepare Your Car for Hurricane Season
Traveling this holiday? Now is a good time to make sure your car is ready for an emergency.
Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:45:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - Make Arrangements for Your Pets During a Hurricane
Pet-friendly shelters or hotels may not be available during an emergency, so make alternate housing arrangements for your pets in advance.
Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Mon, 18 Jun 2012 08:30:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - Tune in for Local Information
During hurricane season, tune in to the radio or television for hurricane information about your area. Follow the advice of state & local authorities.
Fri, 15 Jun 2012 18:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Tue, 12 Jun 2012 11:30:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog: Pertussis: A known villain. Are you protected?
If you've been reading the news the past few weeks, you may have heard about the recent outbreak of pertussis that has reached epidemic levels in Washington. Outbreaks reported in schools and communities as well as the beginning of summer camp season highlight the importance of public awareness. View the Pertussis Disease Villain's rap sheet to find out more about this public health nemesis.
Mon, 11 Jun 2012 11:15:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - Have a Plan to Evacuate
Plan ahead of time where you and your family will go if you have to evacuate. Know how to prepare your home and car before a hurricane arrives.
Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:30:00 ESTNEW: Multistate Outbreak of Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli O145 Infections
CDC is collaborating with public health officials in multiple states to investigate a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli serogroup O145 (STEC O145) infections. A total of 14 persons infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O145 infection have been identified in 6 states.
Fri, 08 Jun 2012 18:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC's Polio Eradication Efforts
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of early 2012, the world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of the year. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Mon, 04 Jun 2012 17:15:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - Inventory Your Disaster Kit
Remember to check your emergency kit from last season. Make sure that you have everything you need. Replace expired items such as food and medicine.
Mon, 28 May 2012 11:30:00 ESTNEW: 2012 Hurricane Health & Safety Tips - Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?
The 2012 Hurricane Season starts June 1st. Are you ready?
Tue, 22 May 2012 15:15:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog: Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease: A Mother's Perspective
Summer isn't just the season for beach vacations and backyard BBQ's it's also the season for Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. Not sure what that is? Check out our latest blog post written by a mom with first-hand experience and tips on treating a toddler with HFMD.
Mon, 21 May 2012 09:00:00 ESTUPDATE: The Laboratory Response Network - Presentation: Overview of LRN
The Laboratory Response Network is charged with the task of maintaining an integrated network of state and local public health, federal, military, and international laboratories that can respond to bioterrorism, chemical terrorism and other public health emergencies.
Tue, 15 May 2012 06:45:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog: Zombies Turning 1: Zombie Nation
Last year CDC told you how to prepare for a zombie apocalypse (along with more realistic disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes), this year we're featuring zombie preparedness stories from across the nation.
Tue, 08 May 2012 08:45:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog: Money Well Spent: Public Health Dollars Save Lives
This demonstrates how the funding CDC provides to states for public health preparedness and response is being used to protect the public's health every day. These dollars are an incredibly important way to connect the health care delivery system (e.g., hospitals and doctors offices) with public health and save on healthcare costs for everyone.
Fri, 04 May 2012 10:45:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog: Testing...1,2,3: How Does CDC Respond to Anthrax?
This week, CDC's Division of Strategic National Stockpile is practicing how it would respond to the release of anthrax in multiple locations across the nation. Four states - North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky - also are participating in this exercise so they, too, can test their abilities to respond.
Thu, 03 May 2012 17:00:00 ESTNew: Helmet and Tornado Statement
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to recommend, as its highest priority recommendation, that people in the path of a tornado find a shelter or a tornado-safe room. The safest place in the home is the interior part of a basement. If possible, get under something sturdy such as a heavy table or workbench. If outdoors, lie down in a gully or ditch.
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 12:30:00 ESTPublic Health Matters Blog: Be a Force of Nature
This time last year, storms ripped through the central and southern United States spawning more than 300 tornadoes and claiming hundreds of lives. This year we observed National Severe Weather Preparedness Week in memory of these tragic events and to encourage everyone to learn what to do when severe weather strikes.
Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:15:00 ESTPublic Health Matters Blog: Traveling to the Olympics this summer? Be careful what you bring back
With the 2012 Summer Olympics less than 100 days away, people around the world are preparing. Athletes are putting in their final weeks of training, London officials are getting the city ready for visitors, and spectators are making travel plans. In CDC's case, we're trying to make sure everyone's healthy for the big event.
Tue, 24 Apr 2012 08:45:00 ESTPublic Health Matters Blog: Meta-Leadership: Closing Preparedness Gaps to Safeguard America
One model approach for bringing communities together is the Meta-Leadership Summit for Preparedness. A "meta-leader" is a leader of leaders - someone who can mobilize people and organizations to collaborate in times of crisis.
Thu, 19 Apr 2012 19:30:00 ESTPublic Health Matters Blog: Creating and Strengthening Community-Based Disaster Coalitions
Located on the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida, Sarasota County is no stranger to extreme weather and natural disasters. But as Emergency Management Chief Ed McCrane says, "You don't have to be hit by a hurricane to be impacted by one."
Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:30:00 ESTPublic Health Matters Blog: Vaccines: Test Your Knowledge
Questions and answers about vaccines.
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 14:00:00 ESTUpdate: The Laboratory Response Network
The Laboratory Response Network is charged with the task of maintaining an integrated network of state and local public health, federal, military, and international laboratories that can respond to bioterrorism, chemical terrorism and other public health emergencies.
Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:00:00 ESTEmergency Preparedness for Older Adults
Information, tools, and resources to assist in multi-sector planning for older adults in all-hazard emergencies.
Fri, 09 Mar 2012 11:51:00 ESTPublic Health Matters Blog: Run for Your Lives
I joined 2500 runners, 500 zombies and many more spectators at the Run for Your Lives race held just outside of Atlanta in Union Point, Georgia. Proceeds from the race went to the American Red Cross and CDC set up a booth where we had the opportunity to talk with other zombie enthusiasts about how preparing for a zombie apocalypse would help them prepare for any disaster.
Thu, 01 Mar 2012 09:45:00 ESTNew: Preparedness Resources for Schools
Schools and education agencies cannot prevent natural disasters or even many man-made crises, but they can prepare for and plan to respond to such emergencies. Resources are available to help schools, education agencies, and institutions of higher education develop such plans, usually in collaboration with public health and first responder agencies.
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:00:00 ESTTornadoes: Being Prepared
When there are thunderstorms in your area, turn on your radio or TV to get the latest emergency information from local authorities. Listen for announcements of a tornado watch or tornado warning.
Tue, 21 Feb 2012 18:00:00 ESTNew: Blast Preparedness and Response Training and Continuing Education
This course focuses on the effects of explosive events and provides the latest clinical information regarding blast-related injuries from terrorism. It was developed to compliment all hazards disaster response training programs and also serve as an independent training source for emergency responders and hospital staff.
Tue, 21 Feb 2012 18:00:00 ESTUpdate: Blast and Bombing Injuries
In an instant, an explosion or blast can wreck havoc; producing numerous casualties with complex, technically challenging injuries not commonly seen after natural disasters such as floods or hurricanes.
Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:00:00 ESTPublic Health Matters Blog: The Great Flood of 2011, Thailand: A Firsthand Account
Thailand has a tropical climate with monsoon rains that come every summer. In 2011, the rains were unusually heavy, with a sequence of typhoons sweeping across southeast Asia. Regions of Thailand are now experiencing the worst floods in over fifty years, as water immerses villages, farms, and factories.
Thu, 09 Feb 2012 13:30:00 ESTNew: CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) - CDC Recommendations for Influenza Antiviral Medications Remain Unchanged
A recent review of randomized clinical trial data for the influenza neuraminidase inhibitor antiviral medications, and two related commentaries, raised questions about the value of antiviral medications for the prevention and treatment of influenza. On February 7, 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted a "Have You Heard?" piece in response. The CDC response states "After careful consideration of all available evidence, CDC guidance on the use of antiviral medications remains unchanged." CDC continues to recommend the use of neuraminidase inhibitor antiviral drugs (oral oseltamivir and inhaled zanamivir) as an important adjunct in the prevention and treatment of influenza.
Fri, 03 Feb 2012 14:46:00 ESTPublic Health Matters Blog: HANDI - A Handy App for Public Health
Using commonly available mobile devices (e.g., iPhone, iPod touch), HANDI is a prime example of how we can use mobile technology in public health and emergency preparedness.
Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:00:00 ESTNEW: Winter Weather Cool Tip of the Week - Hypothermia
When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Prolonged exposure to cold will eventually use up your body's stored energy.
Fri, 06 Jan 2012 11:00:00 ESTNEW: CDC Situation Awareness - CDC Polio Response
Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. There is no cure, but there are safe and effective vaccines.
Fri, 06 Jan 2012 11:00:00 ESTNEW: CDC Ramps up Support for Final Push in Global Polio Eradication Effort
On Wednesday, December 14, CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., charged the entire CDC community to become active participants in an intensified strategy to eradicate polio, worldwide. CDC's Emergency Operations Center has been activated for the agency's partnership engagement through the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). GPEI is committed to eradicating polio by the end of 2012.
Tue, 03 Jan 2012 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - New Year's Resolution: Be Ready
New Year's Resolution: Be Ready
Fri, 30 Dec 2011 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Real-life Contagion: Part 2
Ticket for Two - Real-life Contagion: Part 2 - by Tyler M. Sharp, PhD
Mon, 19 Dec 2011 17:00:00 ESTNEW: Winter Weather Cool Tip of the Week - Protect Infants During the Winter
Infants less than one year old should never sleep in a cold room because they lose body heat more easily than adults. Unlike adults, infants are unable to make enough body heat by shivering.
Sun, 18 Dec 2011 16:00:00 ESTNEW: CDC Polio website
Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. There is no cure, but there are safe and effective vaccines. Therefore, the strategy to eradicate polio is based on preventing infection by immunizing every child to stop transmission and ultimately make the world polio free.
Mon, 12 Dec 2011 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Ticket for Two - International travel during pregnancy
Ticket for Two - International travel during pregnancy - by Stacie Dunkle
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 17:00:00 ESTNEW: Winter Weather Cool Tip of the Week - Stay Warm This Winter
Shivering is an important first sign that the body is losing heat. Keep warm by dressing in wool, silk, or polypropylene inner layers - these fabrics hold in more body heat than cotton.
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 15:00:00 ESTNEW: CDC Situation Awareness - Foodborne Outbreak Syndication
CDC Situation Awareness - Foodborne Outbreak Syndication
Fri, 02 Dec 2011 17:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Tetanus Prevention After a Disaster
New message on the administering Tdap during pregnancy.
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Hurricane Health and Safety Tip - 2011 Hurricane Season End
Be Prepared For All Natural Disasters
Wed, 23 Nov 2011 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Winter Weather Preparedness Means More than Just Grabbing Your Coat
Winter Weather Preparedness Means More than Just Grabbing Your Coat - by Ali S. Khan
Mon, 21 Nov 2011 16:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Hurricane Health and Safety Tip - Chainsaw Safety After a Hurricane
Chainsaws can be very dangerous. Follow the instructions in the manual to safely operate the equipment. Wear protective equipment and never cut above your waist.
Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Hurricane Health and Safety Tip - Indoor Safety After a Hurricane
Always use portable generators, camp stoves, barbecue and charcoal grills outside and 25 feet away from windows, doors, and vents to prevent deadly CO poisoning.
Tue, 08 Nov 2011 15:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Don't Feed The Animals
Don't Feed The Animals - by Ali S. Khan
Mon, 07 Nov 2011 16:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Hurricane Health and Safety Tip - Power Outages During a Hurricane
Make sure that you have a battery-powered or hand-cranked radio available to receive official instructions and updates from local authorities if the power goes out.
Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Hurricane Health and Safety Tip - Securing Your Home During A Hurricane
Make plans in advance to secure your home. Protect your windows by installing storm shutters or board up windows with plywood.
Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:30:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC Earthquakes website
In MOST situations, you will reduce your chance of injury from falling objects (and even building collapse) if you immediately: Drop! Cover! Hold On!
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 16:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Hurricane Health and Safety Tip - Clean up Supplies You Will Need After a Hurricane
Bring rubber boots, rubber gloves and goggles with you when you evacuate. They will protect you from contaminated flood waters when you return after the storm.
Wed, 19 Oct 2011 17:30:00 ESTUPDATE: COCA Email Updates: September 12 - October 11, 2011
COCA Email Updates: September 12 - October 11, 2011
Tue, 18 Oct 2011 16:00:00 ESTNEW: "Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic" Novella
CDC has a fun new way of teaching the importance of emergency preparedness. Our new graphic novel, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic" demonstrates the importance of being prepared in an entertaining way that people of all ages will enjoy. Readers follow Todd, Julie, and their dog Max as a strange new disease begins spreading, turning ordinary people into zombies.
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 14:30:00 ESTUPDATE: Hurricane Health and Safety Tip - Learn How to Shut Off Utilities before a Hurricane Hits
If the power goes out, turn off major appliances to reduce power surge when electricity is restored.
Fri, 14 Oct 2011 14:30:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Dragon*Khan
DragonKhan. - by Blog Administrator
Fri, 30 Sep 2011 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Wildfires: What YOU Need to Know.
Wildfires: What YOU Need to Know. - by Blog Administrator
Fri, 09 Sep 2011 15:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - A Time to Remember
A Time to Remember - by Captain Tracee Treadwell
Fri, 02 Sep 2011 13:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Ten Years Later, What's Changed?
Tornado Survivors Battle Deadly Fungus Outbreak - by Ali S. Khan
Thu, 01 Sep 2011 15:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC Responds to Hurricane 2011 Season
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with state and local governments, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other federal agencies to help communities recover from Hurricane Irene. Irene made U.S. landfall along the East Coast on Saturday, August 27 and continued to move northeast as a tropical storm.
Wed, 31 Aug 2011 16:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Keep Food and Water Safe After a Disaster or Emergency
Food may not be safe to eat during and after an emergency. Safe water for drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene includes bottled, boiled, or treated water. Your state, local, or tribal health department can make specific recommendations for boiling or treating water in your area.
Tue, 30 Aug 2011 20:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC Responds to Hurricane 2011 Season
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with state and local governments, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other federal agencies to help communities recover from Hurricane Irene. Irene made U.S. landfall along the East Coast on Saturday, August 27 and continued to move northeast as a tropical storm.
Mon, 29 Aug 2011 20:00:00 ESTNEW: CDC Responds to Hurricane 2011 Season
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with state and local governments, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other federal agencies to help communities recover from Hurricane Irene. Irene made U.S. landfall along the East Coast on Saturday, August 27 and continued to move northeast as a tropical storm.
Mon, 01 Aug 2011 11:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Tornado Survivors Battle Deadly Fungus Outbreak
Tornado Survivors Battle Deadly Fungus Outbreak - by Ali S. Khan
Wed, 27 Jul 2011 17:00:00 ESTNEW: Version 2.0 of Public Health Emergency Response Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Public Health Directors
All-hazards reference tool for health professionals who are responsible for initiating the public health response during the first 24 hours (i.e., the acute phase) of an emergency or disaster.
Wed, 06 Jul 2011 11:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Borders, Budgets, and the Rising Risk of Disease
Borders, Budgets, and the Rising Risk of Disease - by Ali S. Khan
Wed, 29 Jun 2011 11:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - When Preparedness Hits Home
Vampire Diaries: When Preparedness Hits Home - by Cyndi Rilling
Mon, 20 Jun 2011 11:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Vampire Diaries: Getting Back to My Roots Through a Deadly Outbreak
Vampire Diaries: Getting Back to My Roots Through a Deadly Outbreak - by Lizette Durand
Thu, 09 Jun 2011 11:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog - Killer Strain: Anthrax
Killer Strain: Anthrax - by Ali S. Khan
Thu, 26 May 2011 12:19:00 ESTFirst there were Zombies; then came Hurricanes!
With June 1st only days away, FEMA, CDC and the rest of the team are busy preparing for the upcoming hurricane season. And now that you’ve taken the necessary precautions to prepare for a zombie apocalypse, you can take steps to prepare for hurricane season, too.
Mon, 16 May 2011 14:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog post
Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse - by Ali S. Khan
Mon, 16 May 2011 11:50:00 ESTFacebook page for Emergency Preparedness and Response
The CDC has launched a new Facebook page for Emergency Preparedness and Response. This page will keep you informed about how to be prepared for public health emergencies and disasters and provide information needed to protect and save lives during an event. Become a fan today! “Like” the page on www.facebook.com/cdcemergency to receive updates, participate in future conversations, and more.
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Japanese Translation of "Radiation Dictionary".
A - Z dictionary glossary.
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Japanese Translation of "Radiation Emergencies" homepage.
Radiation Emergencies homepage.
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Japanese Translation of "Radiation and Pregnancy: A Fact Sheet for the Public".
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has prepared this fact sheet to help you understand the possible health effects to your fetus from exposure to radiation.
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Japanese Translation of "Measuring Radiation".
When scientists measure radiation, they use different terms depending on whether they are discussing radiation coming from a radioactive source, the radiation dose absorbed by a person, or the risk that a person will suffer health effects (biological risk) from exposure to radiation. This fact sheet explains some of the terminology used to discuss radiation measurement.
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Japanese Translation of "Radioactive Contamination and Radiation Exposure".
Radioactive contamination and radiation exposure could occur if radioactive materials are released into the environment as the result of an accident, an event in nature, or an act of terrorism. Such a release could expose people and contaminate their surroundings and personal property.
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Japanese Translation of "Evacuation in a Radiation Emergency".
In the event of a radiation emergency, such as a nuclear power plant accident or the explosion of a radioactive dirty bomb, you may need to leave your home or the immediate area (evacuate).
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Japanese Translation of "Shelter-in-Place in a Radiation Emergency".
In the event of a radiation emergency, such as a nuclear power plant accident or the explosion of a dirty bomb, you may be asked to stay home and take shelter rather than try to evacuate. This action is called “sheltering in place.”
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Japanese Translation of "Frequently Asked Questions about a Radiation Emergency".
What Is Radiation? How Can Exposure Occur? What Happens When People Are Exposed to Radiation? What Types of Terrorist Events Might Involve Radiation? and more.
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Japanese Translation of "Radiation and Potassium Iodide (KI)".
This fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gives you some basic information about Radiation and Potassium Iodide (KI). It explains what you should think about before you or a family member takes KI.
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Japanese Translation of "Protecting Yourself and Your Family".
If a radiation emergency occurs, people can take actions to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their pets. Emergency workers and local officials are trained to respond to disaster situations and will provide specific actions to help keep people safe.
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Japanese Translation of "Tsunamis: Sanitation and Hygiene".
It is critical for you to remember to practice basic hygiene during the emergency period. Always wash your hands with soap and water that has been boiled or disinfected. Warm water is best.
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Japanese Translation of "Food Safety After a Tsunami".
To prevent foodborne diseases, wash your hands with clean water and soap before and after you eat or prepare food and after you use the latrine or bathroom. If you do not have clean water, use waterless hand sanitizers until clean water is available for washing.
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:00:00 ESTNEW: 12 New Japanese Translation Documents Are Now Available!
12 new documents on Radiation Health and Safety are now available in Japanese. Learn more about Radiation and Health at http://emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/.
Tue, 05 Apr 2011 20:00:00 ESTNEW: Frequently Asked Questions About Iodine-131 Found in Milk
Is it safe to drink milk? What are the levels that would start to affect my thyroid? How long will there be traces of iodine-131 from Japan in milk? and more.
Tue, 29 Mar 2011 22:00:00 ESTNEW: CDC Social Media for 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Tue, 29 Mar 2011 18:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Frequently Asked Questions about a Radiation Emergency
What Is Radiation? How Can Exposure Occur? What Happens When People Are Exposed to Radiation? What Types of Terrorist Events Might Involve Radiation? What Preparations Can I Make for a Radiation Emergency? How Can I Protect Myself During a Radiation Emergency? Should I Take Potassium Iodide During a Radiation Emergency? and more.
Tue, 29 Mar 2011 18:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Shelter-in-Place in a Radiation Emergency
What Is Radiation? How Can Exposure Occur? What Happens When People Are Exposed to Radiation? In the event of a radiation emergency, such as a nuclear power plant accident or the explosion of a dirty bomb, you may be asked to stay home and take shelter rather than try to evacuate. This action is called “sheltering in place.”
Tue, 29 Mar 2011 18:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Population Monitoring After a Release of Radioactive Material
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has prepared this fact sheet to help people understand how public health officials would monitor people following a radiological incident, and how this monitoring could be used to protect people’s health.
Tue, 29 Mar 2011 18:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Radiation and Pregnancy: A Fact Sheet for the Public
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has prepared this fact sheet to help you understand the possible health effects to your fetus from exposure to radiation.
Mon, 28 Mar 2011 17:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog post
The JIC Never Sleeps - by Clarice Conley
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 20:00:00 ESTNEW: Spanish translation of "Radiation and Potassium Iodide (KI)" for the 2011 Japan Earthquake/Tsunami.
This fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gives you some basic information about Radiation and Potassium Iodide (KI). It explains what you should think about before you or a family member takes KI.
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 20:00:00 ESTNEW: Spanish translation of "FACT SHEET: Prussian blue".
Prussian blue can remove certain radioactive materials from people’s bodies, but must be taken under the guidance of a doctor.
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 20:00:00 ESTNEW: Spanish translation of "Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS): A Fact Sheet for the Public".
Radiation sickness, known as acute radiation syndrome (ARS), is a serious illness that occurs when the entire body (or most of it) receives a high dose of radiation, usually over a short period of time. Many survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs in the 1940s and many of the firefighters who first responded after the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident in 1986 became ill with ARS.
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 20:00:00 ESTNEW: Spanish translation of "Frequently Asked Questions about a Radiation Emergency".
Answers to questions like: What is Radiation?, How Can Exposure Occur?, What Happens When People Are Exposed to Radiation?, What Types of Terrorist Events Might Involve Radiation?, and more.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 19:00:00 ESTNEW: CDC Situation Awareness Maps – 2011 Japan Earthquake
The Situation Awareness Section (SA) mission is to support CDC emergency response operations through strengthening public health information sharing between CDC, Federal, State, and local entities to monitor, collect, analyze, and develop critical information to support response actions and produce data, information, and geospatial information products supporting a User Definable Operating Picture (UDOP).
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:00:00 ESTNEW: Radiation and Potassium Iodide (KI)
This fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gives you some basic information about Radiation and Potassium Iodide (KI). It explains what you should think about before you or a family member takes KI.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 15:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog post
Haiti Cholera Response: Stories from the Field, Part 3 - by Molly McCollom
Fri, 25 Feb 2011 16:00:00 ESTNEW:CDC/ATSDR Guidance on the Interpretation and Use of Blood Laboratory Analyses for Volatile Organic Compounds
CDC/ATSDR Guidance on the Interpretation and Use of Blood Laboratory Analyses for Volatile Organic Compounds
Fri, 25 Feb 2011 16:00:00 ESTNEW: Community Fact Sheet: Volatile Organic Compounds and Your Health
Volatile Organic Compounds and Your Health Some people in the Gulf have had their blood tested for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) because they were worried about exposure to chemicals after the Gulf oil spill. CDC and ATSDR are working with Gulf residents and their doctors to help them understand what the results might mean
Fri, 11 Feb 2011 15:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog post
Battling Disease Outbreaks in the Big Apple - by Scott Harper
Wed, 26 Jan 2011 15:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog post
Haiti Cholera Response: Stories from the Field, Part 2 - by Araceli Rey
Wed, 19 Jan 2011 17:00:00 ESTNEW: National Public Health Radio Network (NPHRN)
The National Public Health Radio Network (NPHRN) is a collaborative initiative between CDC's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) and the Division of Emergency Operations (DEO).
Fri, 17 Dec 2010 14:14:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Matters Blog post
Haiti Cholera Response: Stories from the Field. Part 1 - by Emily McCormick
Sat, 23 Oct 2010 01:00:00 ESTNEW: Cholera Confirmed in Haiti
An outbreak of cholera was confirmed in Haiti on October 21, 2010. Cholera had not been documented in Haiti for decades so cholera outbreaks were considered unlikely in Haiti immediately following the earthquake in January, 2010.
Thu, 23 Sep 2010 10:30:00 ESTNEW: What's Coming Ashore from the Oil Spill
Fact sheet featuring information about what light crude oil does when it reaches shore.
Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:48:00 ESTNEW! CDC Releases New State-by-State Report on Public Health Preparedness
Newly released Public Health Preparedness: Strengthening the Nation's Emergency Response State by State (2010) Features national-level data and individual fact sheets on preparedness activities taking place in the 50 states and 4 localities supported by CDC's Public Health Emergency Preparedness cooperative agreement.
Fri, 03 Sep 2010 13:00:00 ESTUPDATED: Gulf Oil Spill 2010 Health Surveillance
The Gulf Coast Oil Spill has the potential to affect human health in addition to the effects already seen on animal and marine life. CDC, along with the affected Gulf Coast states, has developed a plan to track the potential short-term health effects related to the oil spill in the affected communities.
Tue, 31 Aug 2010 15:59:00 ESTNEW: CDC Response to the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognize the importance of responding to potential public health issues related to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) initiated the agency’s response on April 20th. CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on May 6th as part of the federal response to the environmental disaster.
Wed, 11 Aug 2010 17:00:00 ESTUPDATED: CDC Responds to the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognize the importance of anticipating, monitoring and responding to any potential public health hazards that may affect human health. Currently, 282 CDC and ATSDR staff members are involved in the response, including 14 staff members who are deployed to Gulf Coast states.
Thu, 29 Jul 2010 15:17:00 ESTNEW: Condensed Human Health Interim Clinical Guidance with Mental Health Guidance (PDF)
What Health Care Providers Should Know about Potential Health Hazards from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
Tue, 27 Jul 2010 08:33:00 ESTUPDATED: Gulf Oil Spill 2010 Health Surveillance
CDC, along with the affected Gulf Coast states, has developed a plan to track potential short-term health effects related to the oil spill. Surveillance systems track changes in the number and severity of illnesses and injuries in a population, alerting public health officials to trends that require further investigation.
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 18:30:00 ESTNEW: Earthquake Audio, Video, and Multimedia Resources
CDC Earthquake PSAs and Podcasts provide timely messages about what you can do to protect yourself and your family from earthquakes.
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 16:00:00 ESTUPDATED: CDC Responds to the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognize the importance of anticipating, monitoring and responding to any potential public health hazards that may affect human health. Currently, 384 CDC and ATSDR staff members are involved in the response, including 13 staff members who are deployed to Gulf Coast states.
Sun, 25 Jul 2010 09:33:00 ESTNEW: Key Points - Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Human Health Interim Clinical Guidance
Key Points regarding health effects and risks of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
Sun, 25 Jul 2010 09:30:00 ESTNEW: Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill Human Health Interim Clinical Guidance
What Health Care Providers should know about potential health hazards from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
Fri, 23 Jul 2010 21:28:00 ESTNEW: Protecting Yourself After a Hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico
CDC is monitoring potential health threats or conditions across the five Gulf States that may arise as a result of human exposure to the oil spill. In the case of a hurricane or tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico, here are quick facts that families can take to protect their health after the storm.
Wed, 21 Jul 2010 12:43:00 ESTNEW: 2010 Gulf Oil Spill: Information for Parents fact sheet (Spanish)
The Gulf Oil Spill 2010: Information for Parents fact sheet has been translated into Spanish.
Wed, 21 Jul 2010 12:34:00 ESTUPDATED: 2010 Gulf Oil Spill - Health Surveillance
CDC, along with the affected Gulf Coast states, has developed a plan to track potential short-term health effects related to the oil spill. Surveillance systems track changes in the number and severity of illnesses and injuries in a population, alerting public health officials to trends that require further investigation.
Fri, 16 Jul 2010 11:00:00 ESTSpecific Emergencies Information for Pregnant Women
Emergencies can be a scary and stressful time, especially for pregnant women or women with infants or children. Though you may feel it is impossible to be ready for unexpected events, being prepared can help you avoid stress and put you in a better position to handle emergencies.
Fri, 16 Jul 2010 11:00:00 ESTFact Sheet for Pregnant Women
If you are pregnant or someone with infants or young children, find out how to plan for an emergency or disaster. This fact sheet will help you prepare for emergency birth, prepare for an emergency or disaster, evacuate, stay in a shelter or place other than your home, be prepared during and just after a disaster, and recover after a disaster.
Mon, 12 Jul 2010 10:41:00 ESTNEW: Information for Health Professionals - Seafood Safety Following the Gulf Oil Spill
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention letter to Gulf Coast states regarding seafood safety due to the Gulf Oil Spill.
Thu, 08 Jul 2010 07:55:00 ESTNEW: Coping With a Disaster
New fact sheet featuring disaster mental health resources - including Mental Health Information for Individuals and Families, Physicians and First Responders and Relief Workers.
Tue, 06 Jul 2010 15:28:00 ESTNEW: Gulf Oil Spill Information for Parents
Frequently asked questions as well as State and Federal links geared towards parents.
Fri, 02 Jul 2010 18:00:00 ESTNEW PDF: Table of Chemical Constituents Commonly Found in Crude Oil
This information is for environmental exposures. These constituents are present to some degree in all crude oil. Different types of oil, like light sweet crude oil, have different levels of these chemicals. If reported data indicate specific public health risks, CDC will develop and publish recommended steps to stop or reduce exposure. Additional constituents may be added to this list as needed.
Mon, 28 Jun 2010 11:00:00 ESTUPDATED: CDC Responds to the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognize the importance of anticipating, monitoring and responding to any potential public health hazards that may affect human health. Currently, 260 CDC and ATSDR staff members are involved in the response, including 20 staff members who are deployed to Gulf Coast states.
Fri, 25 Jun 2010 18:00:00 ESTNEW: Interim Guidance for Protecting Deepwater Horizon Response Workers and Volunteers
The specific recommendations provided in this Interim Guidance focus on issues specific to the Deepwater Horizon Response and do not address issues common to all disaster response work activities.
Fri, 25 Jun 2010 11:00:00 ESTUPDATED: CDC Responds to the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognize the importance of anticipating, monitoring and responding to any potential public health hazards that may affect human health. Currently, 242 CDC and ATSDR staff members are involved in the response, including 21 staff members who are deployed to Gulf Coast states.
Tue, 15 Jun 2010 13:30:00 ESTUPDATED: CDC Responds to the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognize the importance of anticipating, monitoring and responding to any potential public health hazards that may affect human health. Updated content includes categories "Surveillance for Health Threats", "Worker Safety" and "Data Analysis".
Fri, 11 Jun 2010 17:30:00 ESTUPDATE: 2010 Gulf Oil Spill - Health Surveillance
CDC, along with the affected Gulf Coast states, has developed a plan to track potential short-term health effects related to the oil spill. Surveillance systems track changes in the number and severity of illnesses and injuries in a population, alerting public health officials to trends that require further investigation.
Fri, 11 Jun 2010 17:30:00 ESTNEW: 2010 Gulf Oil Spill - Health Surveillance
CDC, along with the affected Gulf Coast states, has developed a plan to track potential short-term health effects related to the oil spill. Surveillance systems track changes in the number and severity of illnesses and injuries in a population, alerting public health officials to trends that require further investigation.
Mon, 07 Jun 2010 18:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC Responds to the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognize the importance of anticipating, monitoring and responding to any potential public health hazards that may affect human health.
Fri, 28 May 2010 14:00:00 ESTNEW: Rabies: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Rabies: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Tue, 25 May 2010 16:00:00 ESTNEW: National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2010
Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 23 - 29.
Fri, 21 May 2010 13:18:00 ESTNEW: Factsheet - What to Expect from the Oil Spill and How to Protect Your Health
People can be exposed to hazardous substances related to the spill by breathing them (air), by swallowing them (food, water), or by touching them (skin).
Wed, 19 May 2010 12:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Diphtheria: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Diphtheria: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Mon, 10 May 2010 18:48:00 EST2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
An explosion aboard the Deep Water Horizon sinks the drilling rig, causing oil to spill into the Gulf of Mexico.
Fri, 23 Apr 2010 13:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Malaria: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Malaria: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:30:00 ESTNEW: Iceland Volcano Erupts
The Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupts in Iceland creating floods in the area and producing high levels of volcanic ash prompting health concerns.
Mon, 19 Apr 2010 15:30:00 ESTFunding Opportunity Announcement: Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers (PERLC)
CDC's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) has published Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) #CDC-RFA-TP10-1001: Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers (PERLC). U.S. accredited Schools of Public Health are eligible to apply. FAQ are linked from the Training home page.
Tue, 13 Apr 2010 17:00:00 ESTNEW PDF: Coordinating Pediatric Medical Care During an Influenza Pandemic
Coordinating Pediatric Medical Care During an Influenza Pandemic
Fri, 26 Mar 2010 17:15:00 ESTNEW PDF: Hospital 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Influenza Readiness Review Checklist
Hospital 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Influenza Readiness Review Checklist
Tue, 16 Mar 2010 20:00:00 ESTNEW: Diphtheria: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Diphtheria: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Tue, 16 Mar 2010 20:00:00 ESTNEW: Leptospirosis: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Leptospirosis: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Tue, 16 Mar 2010 20:00:00 ESTNEW: Tetanus and Neonatal Tetanus: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Tetanus and Neonatal Tetanus: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Tue, 16 Mar 2010 20:00:00 ESTNEW: Tuberculosis: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Tuberculosis: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Wed, 03 Mar 2010 12:00:00 ESTNEW PDF: Pandemic Influenza Pediatric Office Plan Template
Product of a Pediatric Healthcare Response to Pandemic H1N1 Influenza Stakeholder Meeting
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 18:00:00 ESTNEW: Bloody Diarrhea (Dysentery): Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Bloody Diarrhea (Dysentery): Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 18:00:00 ESTUPDATED: Malaria: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Malaria: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 18:00:00 ESTNEW: Dengue: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Dengue: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 18:00:00 ESTNEW: Measles: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Measles: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 18:00:00 ESTNEW: Meningococcal Disease: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Meningococcal Disease: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 18:00:00 ESTNEW: Typhoid and Paratyphoid: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Typhoid and Paratyphoid: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 18:00:00 ESTNEW: Acute Watery Diarrhea and Cholera: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Acute Watery Diarrhea and Cholera: Haiti Pre-decision Brief for Public Health Action
Tue, 23 Feb 2010 14:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC Responds to the Haiti Earthquake
CDC is working with others in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), various branches of the U.S. military, and other federal and international agencies to help communities in Haiti recover from the powerful earthquake that struck the country on January 12, 2010. CDC's current response focuses on collaborating with national and international partners to meet urgent public health needs and establishing liaisons and coordination needed for successful, long range public health programs in response to the earthquake. As of February 23, 2010, 323 CDC staff are currently engaged in response activities, of these 23 CDC staff are deployed to Haiti and other response agencies.
Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:30:00 ESTUPDATED: Fact Sheet for Patients after Amputations or Other Surgeries
Added link to CDC Podcast "Take Care of Yourself After an Amputation or Other Surgery".
Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:30:00 ESTUPDATED: How can I take care of my new arm or leg?
Added link to CDC Podcast "Taking Care of Your New Arm or Leg After an Amputation".
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:21:00 ESTPDF - General Resources
Haitian Creole
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:20:00 ESTPDF - General Resources
French
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:17:00 ESTPDF - Mental Health Info for the Public
Haitian Creole
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:16:00 ESTPDF - Mental Health Info for the Public
French
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:15:00 ESTPDF - Mental Health Info for Professionals
Haitian
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:14:00 ESTPDF - Mental Health Info for Professionals
French
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:11:00 ESTPDF - After An Earthquake
Haitian Creole
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:09:00 ESTPDF - Mental health advisory for health professionals providing care for survivors of the 2010 Haitian earthquake
French
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:09:00 ESTPDF - After An Earthquake
French
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:07:00 ESTDOC - Mental health advisory for health professionals providing care for survivors of the 2010 Haitian earthquake
French
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:03:00 ESTDOC - Mental health advisory for health professionals providing care for survivors of the 2010 Haitian earthquake
Espanol
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:01:00 ESTPDF - Mental health advisory for health professionals providing care for survivors of the 2010 Haitian earthquake
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Wed, 10 Feb 2010 15:44:00 ESTNEW: Fact Sheet for Patients after Amputations or Other Surgeries
Health information for amputees in Haiti on taking care of yourself after an amputation or other surgeries.
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 15:44:00 ESTNEW: How can I take care of my new arm or leg?
Health information for amputees in Haiti on taking care of your new arm or leg after an amputation.
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 14:12:00 ESTDOC - How can I take care of my new arm or leg?
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Wed, 10 Feb 2010 14:10:00 ESTPDF - How can I take care of my new arm or leg?
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Wed, 10 Feb 2010 14:08:00 ESTDOC - Fact Sheet for Patients after Amputations or Other Surgeries
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Wed, 10 Feb 2010 14:04:00 ESTPDF - Fact Sheet for Patients after Amputations or Other Surgeries
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Wed, 10 Feb 2010 14:02:00 ESTDOC - How can I take care of my new arm or leg?
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Wed, 10 Feb 2010 14:00:00 ESTPDF - How can I take care of my new arm or leg?
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Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:57:00 ESTDOC - Fact Sheet for Patients after Amputations or Other Surgeries
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Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:53:00 ESTPDF - Fact Sheet for Patients after Amputations or Other Surgeries
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Wed, 10 Feb 2010 12:40:00 ESTNEW: Haiti Earthquake Response - Mental Health Information for Professionals and the Public
This new page includes mental health information for the public (in French, Haitian-Creole and English); information for health professionals including the most recent mental health advisory for professionals providing care for earthquake survivors; coping resources for first-responders; and general information on accessing mental health services in the U.S. by state.
Wed, 03 Feb 2010 15:00:00 ESTUPDATED: Earthquake Information for Clinicians
The "Interim Recommendations for Initial Domestic Medical Screening of Haitian Orphan Parolees" document, provides medical screening recommendations for diseases of public health importance in orphaned children entering the United States from Haiti under humanitarian parole status.
Mon, 01 Feb 2010 13:00:00 ESTNEW: Emergency Wound Care after an Earthquake
This new page provides links that you can use for immediate action in regards to Emergency Wound Care after an Earthquake.
Sat, 30 Jan 2010 20:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC Responds to the Haiti Earthquake
CDC is working with others in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), various branches of the U.S. military, and other federal and international agencies to help communities in Haiti recover from the powerful earthquake that struck the country on January 12, 2010. CDC's current response focuses on collaborating with national and international partners to meet urgent public health needs and establishing liaisons and coordination needed for successful, long range public health programs in response to the earthquake. As of January 30, 2010, 330 CDC staff are currently engaged in response activities, of these 24 CDC staff are deployed to Haiti and other response agencies.
Fri, 29 Jan 2010 17:00:00 ESTNEW: Thermal Injuries
Updated information about thermal injuries including information on pre-hospital and hospital management and care.
Thu, 21 Jan 2010 20:30:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC Responds to the Haiti Earthquake
CDC is working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), various branches of the U.S. military, and other federal and international agencies to help communities in Haiti recover from the powerful earthquake that struck the country on January 12, 2010. CDC's current response focuses on collaborating with national and international partners to meet urgent public health needs and establishing liaisons and coordination needed for successful, long range public health programs in response to the earthquake. One hundred eighty-five CDC staff are currently involved in the response.
Thu, 21 Jan 2010 15:00:00 ESTUPDATE: Fact Sheet: Landslides and Mudslides
Updated information about what causes landslides and debris flows and what you can do to protect yourself from the health threats that they cause.
Thu, 21 Jan 2010 13:00:00 ESTNEW: Translated Earthquake Home Page (French)
Translations for French pages were added.
Thu, 21 Jan 2010 13:00:00 ESTNEW: Translated Earthquake Home Page (Haitian Creole)
Translations for Haitian Creole pages were added.
Tue, 19 Jan 2010 20:00:00 ESTUPDATE: CDC Responds to the Haiti Earthquake
CDC is working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), various branches of the U.S. military, and other federal and international agencies to help communities in Haiti recover from the powerful earthquake that struck the country on January 12, 2010.
Mon, 18 Jan 2010 20:00:00 ESTNEW: CDC Responds to the Haiti Earthquake
CDC is working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), various branches of the U.S. military, and other federal and international agencies to help communities in Haiti recover from the powerful earthquake that struck the country on January 12, 2010.
Sat, 16 Jan 2010 15:30:00 ESTUPDATED: Guidance for Relief Workers and Others Traveling to Haiti for Earthquake Response
This notice is to advise relief workers and other personnel traveling to Haiti to assist with the humanitarian response following the January 12 earthquake near Port-au-Prince. Conditions in the area remain hazardous, including extensive damage to buildings, roads, and other infrastructure.
Fri, 15 Jan 2010 13:00:00 ESTUPDATED: Emergency Wound Management for Healthcare Professionals
These principles can assist with wound management and aid in the prevention of amputations. In the wake of a flood disaster resources are limited. Following these basic wound management steps can help prevent further medical problems.
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 13:00:00 ESTNEW: Guidance for Relief Workers and Others Traveling to Haiti for Earthquake Response
This notice is to advise relief workers and other personnel traveling to Haiti to assist with the humanitarian response following the January 12 earthquake near Port-au-Prince. Conditions in the area remain hazardous, including extensive damage to buildings, roads, and other infrastructure.
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 13:00:00 ESTNEW: Public Health Issues and Priorities for the Haiti Earthquake
Based on previous experience with disasters in Haiti and earthquakes in other countries, CDC has a general understanding of what the public health needs will be in Haiti following the January 12th earthquake. The following projections and recommendations take into account Haiti's socio-economic and demographic situation, and the health of its people prior to the earthquake.
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 13:00:00 ESTNEW: Travel Health Warning to Haiti
At this time, CDC recommends that U.S. travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Haiti.
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 13:00:00 ESTNEW: Guidance for U.S. Residents in Haiti
The US Department of State has issued guidance to US residents in Haiti.
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 13:00:00 ESTUPDATED: Health Recommendations for Relief Workers Responding to Disasters
This notice provides advice specific to the needs of relief workers responding to disasters internationally or domestically.
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 13:00:00 ESTUPDATED: After an Earthquake: Management of Crush Injuries & Crush Syndrome
Crush injury and crush syndrome may result from structural collapse during an earthquake. Crush injury is defined as compression of extremities or other parts of the body that causes muscle swelling and/or neurological disturbances in the affected areas of the body.
Wed, 13 Jan 2010 09:16:00 ESTNEW: Q & A: Gastrointestinal (GI) Anthrax
New questions and answers on gastrointestinal (GI) anthrax
Wed, 06 Jan 2010 14:30:00 ESTUPDATED: Q & A: Anthrax and Animal Hide Drums
More updated questions and answers on Anthrax and Animal Hide Drums
Thu, 31 Dec 2009 11:00:00 ESTUPDATED: Q & A: Anthrax and Animal Hide Drums
Updated questions and answers for Anthrax and Animal Hide Drums. Know the facts. Stay safe!
Thu, 02 Jul 2009 17:35:00 ESTMedCon:Pre-Event - A Tool to Estimate the Pre-Event Population at Risk of Medical Consequences in a Disaster
The MedCon:Pre-Event has been designed to estimate the baseline medical care requirements (i.e., the number of persons that would require medical care) of a displaced population following a disaster due to pre-existing medical conditions. Users of MedCon:PreEvent should note that the MedCon:Pre-Event has not been designed for estimating the medical care requirements due to direct impact of the event (e.g., injuries and illness) or additional medical care requirements resulting from the aggravation of the existing medical condition. The intended users of the MedCon:Pre-Event model are public health preparedness planners at local, state, and federal levels involved in addressing the large scale medical care requirements resulting from man-made and natural disasters.
Thu, 02 Jul 2009 17:23:00 ESTVacStockpile: A Tool to Estimate the Potential Impacts for Stockpiling Vaccines for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases of Children
The VacStockpile has been designed to help planners and policy makers evaluate the potential health and cost impacts of stockpile decisions for each type of pediatric vaccine for an array of scenarios regarding possible vaccine shortages. The consequences of a vaccine shortage evaluated include potential doses of vaccine shortage, replenishment costs to replace stockpile doses that are used for shortages or discarded because of expiry of shelf life, and a number of potential health consequences (e.g., number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths) that may occur under various vaccine shortage scenarios. Although VacStockpile has been designed for use in the United States, it can be applied to other situations or locations where vaccine stockpiles are being maintained or considered.
Thu, 25 Jun 2009 17:30:00 ESTEmergency Use Authorization Online Course
An EUA online course developed by the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide public health officials, emergency managers, or Strategic National Stockpile coordinators with an introduction to the Emergency Use Authorization of medical products.
Mon, 01 Jun 2009 16:30:00 ESTNew RSS Feed: CDC Hurricane Health and Safety Tips
Get weekly hurricane health and safety tips from CDC by RSS. In addition to the weekly tips, CDC will also provide you important, timely tips relevant to storms making landfall throughout the season. (These tips also available by email, mobile phone text message, and Twitter.)
Fri, 29 May 2009 16:30:00 ESTNational Hurricane Preparedness Week
Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 24-30. If you live in coastal areas at risk, CDC encourages you to begin preparing yourself for hurricane season. CDC and other agencies offer many resources to help you stay safe and healthy throughout the 2009 season from June 1 through November 30.
Fri, 24 Apr 2009 20:48:00 ESTCDC Investigates Human Cases of Swine Flu
CDC is investigating human cases of swine flu in the United States. Keep up with updates on the investigation and find out what you can do to protect yourself from getting sick by visiting the CDC Swine Flu website.
Tue, 07 Apr 2009 18:24:00 ESTTraining Opportunity: Disaster Medicine 201: Post-Earthquake Medical Challenges in the New Madrid Seismic Zone
May 7-8, 2009, Memphis, TN. This class is a big-picture overview of medical issues related to the earthquake threat in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. It was developed through the cooperation of CUSEC and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The class is presented with the invaluable assistance of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The primary instructors are doctors with extensive backgrounds in emergency and disaster medicine. The class is intended for all medical personnel, including EMTs, paramedics, nurses, and doctors concerned with medical issues and operational concerns following an earthquake.
Tue, 07 Apr 2009 18:06:00 ESTInformation About the April 6 Earthquake in Central Italy
CDC has provided links on its Earthquake website to Red Cross, Red Crescent, and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) information about the April 6 earthquake in central Italy. CDC also encourages you to learn how you can take steps to protect your health and safety during and after an earthquake.
Mon, 06 Apr 2009 13:11:00 ESTG-M Detectors Job Aid
A downloadable graphic illustration of the procedure for performing a radiological survey with a handheld Geiger Mueller detector.
Thu, 02 Apr 2009 12:19:00 ESTNew Public Service Announcements for the Floods
Flood PSAs for "Preventing Trench Foot or Immersion Foot" and "Identification and Treatment of Hypothermia Related to Exposure in Cold Water"
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 14:49:00 ESTCold Weather Flood Safety
During a flood and its aftermath, know how protect your personal health and safety. In winter and early spring, it is especially important to understand the health threats associated with exposure to cold weather and cold water.
Fri, 20 Mar 2009 16:21:00 ESTScreening People for External Contamination: How to Use Hand-held Radiation Survey Equipment
An 18 minute skills training video that demonstrates how to screen people for external contamination using a hand held Geiger Mueller Detector. The program is designed for individuals assigned to conduct mass screening for contamination from radioactive materials following a large scale incident. The program may be used as pre-incident training or intra-incident just in time training. Supplementary training material on utilization of ion chambers and alpha scintillation detectors is provided
Wed, 18 Mar 2009 16:00:00 ESTReactions to Smallpox Vaccination: Guidance for Healthcare Professionals
Updated information on medications used to treat reactions to the smallpox vaccine.
Tue, 17 Mar 2009 10:00:00 ESTSmallpox: An Overview for Clinicians
New updates on smallpox questions and answers, including infection control and isolation of smallpox patients, and infection control issues for vaccinated healthcare workers.
Fri, 13 Mar 2009 15:06:00 ESTSmallpox Question and Answers: Vaccine Basics
New updates on smallpox vaccine questions and answers, including information on vaccination before and after exposure to smallpox, contraindications and screening, vaccination while pregnant or breastfeeding, and vaccine storage and distribution.
Tue, 03 Mar 2009 10:53:00 ESTKey Findings -- Public Health Preparedness: Strengthening CDC's Emergency Response -- A CDC Report on Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response (TPER)-Funded Activities
Key findings from the CDC report, Public Health Preparedness: Strengthening CDC’s Emergency Response. The key findings summarize FY 2007 TPER-funded public health preparedness accomplishments and priorities as CDC continues to strive toward its preparedness goal.
Mon, 02 Mar 2009 11:45:00 ESTTwitter Feed for CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response
Now you can follow emergency.CDC.gov on Twitter. The CDCemergency Twitter feed provides frequent updates related to both preparedness for future emergencies and response to current emergencies.
Tue, 24 Feb 2009 10:03:00 ESTSend a Winter Weather Preparedness E-Card to Friends and Family
Send a message to encourage others to take steps to prepare for winter storms and protect themselves from cold-related problems such as frostbite and hypothermia.
Fri, 20 Feb 2009 12:25:00 ESTTwo New Emergency-Related RSS Feeds Available From CDC
CDC has just launched RSS feeds for two of the most popular sections of the emergency.CDC.gov website: 1) Recent Outbreaks and Incidents, which provides information on selected public health emergency topics of recent public interest, ranging from Salmonella outbreaks to hurricanes to terrorism, and 2) Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA), which reaches out to the nation's clinicians with weekly updates and monthly conference calls.
Thu, 19 Feb 2009 11:36:00 ESTPreparedness Resources for Healthcare Facilities
This new webpage provides all-hazards resources intended for individuals at healthcare facilities tasked with ensuring that their facility is as prepared as possible for an emergency. The healthcare facilities targeted by this page include hospitals, long-term acute and chronic care facilities, outpatient clinics and urgent care facilities, physicians' offices, and pediatric offices and hospitals.
Thu, 05 Feb 2009 16:21:00 ESTProtect Yourself and Your Family from the Dangers of a Volcanic Eruption
The level of seismic activity at Mount Redoubt Volcano, about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska, has increased and an eruption is possible within days to weeks. Updated information on how to stay safe during and after a volcano eruption.
Mon, 02 Feb 2009 15:18:00 ESTAnthrax Question and Answers: Vaccination
New updates on Anthrax Questions and Answers.
Fri, 30 Jan 2009 12:53:00 ESTPublic Health Preparedness: Strengthening CDC's Emergency Response -- A CDC Report on Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response (TPER)-Funded Activities
CDC's Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response (COTPER) has released its inaugural report on CDC activities in public health emergency preparedness. The report, Public Health Preparedness: Strengthening CDC's Emergency Response, explains the key role CDC plays in preparing the public health infrastructure to respond effectively to all types of hazards, and provides an overview of the broad range of preparedness activities receiving Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response (TPER) funding. CDC accomplishments in preparedness are described. The report also details how CDC is addressing challenges to achieve its overarching public health preparedness goal: People prepared for emerging health threats - people in all communities will be protected from infectious, occupational, environmental, and terrorist threats.
Thu, 22 Jan 2009 14:34:00 ESTSearch for Peanut Butter Product Recalls Related to Salmonella Outbreak
In order to make it easier for consumers to determine whether any of the peanut butter-containing products they have at home are subject to recall, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has created and posted an expanded, searchable database that will be updated as new information becomes available. For information on products containing peanut butter from companies not reporting recalls, consumers may wish to consult the company's website or call the toll-free number listed on most packaging. Please note that information consumers may receive from the companies has not been verified by FDA.
Wed, 14 Jan 2009 14:30:00 ESTCDC Interim Guidance for Revaccination of Eligible Persons who Participated in the US Civilian Smallpox Preparedness and Response October 2008
The purpose of this document is to propose a recommendation for an appropriate time-interval for revaccination of public health and health care volunteers who were vaccinated as responders in the US Civilian Smallpox Preparedness and Response Program. This document addresses only the revaccination of public health and healthcare volunteers and does not address routine revaccination guidance for laboratory workers or primary vaccination of emergency responders.
Wed, 31 Dec 2008 16:30:00 ESTLaunch of 'SNAPS: Snap Shots of State Population Data'
CDC is pleased to announce the public launch of SNAPS: Snap Shots of State Population Data. SNAPS is a free service to the public that provides local-level community profile information nationwide. It can be browsed by county and state and searched by zip code. SNAPS serves as a valuable tool when responding to public health emergency events at the state, Tribal, and local levels. It provides a snap shot of key variables for consideration in guiding and tailoring health education and communication efforts to ensure diverse audiences receive critical public health messages that are accessible, understandable, and timely.
Tue, 30 Dec 2008 10:30:00 ESTMedical Record Abstraction Form for Domestic Bombing Events
This one-page form allows public health personnel to quickly extract basic medical information from hospital and emergency medical services' records to advise officials on the immediate impact of the event and the potential need for special resources.
Mon, 15 Dec 2008 21:15:00 ESTOur New Site!
Find out about the many improvements to CDC's Emergency Preparedness and Response Web site.
Mon, 15 Dec 2008 21:00:00 ESTSevere Winter Weather: Learn How to Stay Warm and Safe
When winter temperatures drop significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can become a challenge. Extremely cold temperatures often accompany a winter storm. You may have to cope with power failures, icy roads, and other dangerous conditions.
Fri, 17 Oct 2008 13:00:00 ESTCalifornia Wildfires: Protect Yourself and Others
Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. Know whether you are at risk and protect yourself.
Tue, 07 Oct 2008 18:00:00 ESTFAQ: Melamine in Food Products Manufactured in China
News reports and the World Health Organization (WHO) state that tens of thousands of infants in China who consumed infant formula contaminated with melamine are suffering from urinary tract stones, kidney damage, and kidney failure.
Wed, 10 Sep 2008 08:12:00 ESTCDC Responds to Hurricane Season 2008
Learn what you can do to be prepared before a hurricane, what to do during the storm, and how to stay safe in the aftermath.
Thu, 21 Aug 2008 16:25:00 ESTBlast Injury Fact Sheets — seven new fact sheets added.
Fact sheets for health care providers on the treatment of blast injuries.
Thu, 07 Aug 2008 14:19:00 ESTRecommendations to Protect Persons Wounded During Bombings and Other Mass Casualty Events
New recommendations were published jointly this week in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR) and the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness journal
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