COCA Email Updates: September 22 – October 6, 2014
Available for download: October 06, 2014, COCA Email Update
COCA News and Announcements
Recent COCA Calls/Webinars:
Date:Friday, October 3, 2014
Free continuing education credits (CME, CNE, ACPE, CEU, CECH, and AAVSB/RACE) are available for most calls. More information about free CE.
CDC Emergency Response – 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed, through laboratory tests, the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States in a person who traveled to Dallas, TX, from Liberia.
Please disseminate this information to infectious disease specialists, intensive care physicians, primary care physicians, and infection control specialists, as well as to emergency departments, urgent care centers, and microbiology laboratories.
NEW: CDC Ebola Microsite for healthcare workers now available
CDC has created an Ebola microsite specifically for U.S. healthcare workers featuring the most current Ebola content, guidance and resources for healthcare practitioners. The embed code for this microsite is available in CDC’s new syndication site, the Public Health Media Library. Please contact IMTech@cdc.gov for technical support.
Clinical Care in U.S. Healthcare Settings:
Emergency Medical Services Systems:
Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States
CDC News and Announcements
Each week select science clips are shared with the public health community to enhance awareness of emerging scientific knowledge. The focus is applied public health research and prevention science that has the capacity to improve health now.
Public Health Preparedness
Find preparedness resources for all hazards.
Find online and in-person training resources.
Natural Disasters and Severe Weather
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
MMWR publications are prepared by CDC. Electronically Subscribe.
October 3, 2014 / Vol. 63 / No. 39 Download .pdf document of this issue
- Typhoid Fever Surveillance and Vaccine Use — South-East Asia and Western Pacific Regions, 2009–2013
- Update: Influenza Activity — United States and Worldwide, May 18–September 20, 2014
- Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak — West Africa, September 2014
- Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak — Nigeria, July–September 2014
- Importation and Containment of Ebola Virus Disease — Senegal, August–September 2014
Infectious, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working closely with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Children’s Hospital Colorado to investigate a cluster of nine pediatric patients hospitalized with acute neurologic illness of undetermined etiology.
Weekly Flu View – September 29 (CDC)
Flu View is a weekly influenza surveillance report prepared by CDC Influenza Division. All data are preliminary and may change as CDC receives more reports.
Health care providers play an important role during flu season. The following guidance and information will assist health care providers and service organizations to plan and respond to seasonal flu.
Current Travel Warnings - October 3 (US Department of State)
The U.S. Department of State issues Travel Warnings when long-term, protracted conditions make a country dangerous or unstable. Travel Warnings recommend that Americans avoid or carefully consider the risk of travel to that country. The State Department also issues Travel Warnings when the U.S. Government's ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate, or because of a drawdown of State Department staff.
Food, Drug and Device Safety
MedWatch is your Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gateway for clinically important safety information and reporting serious problems with human medical products.
FoodSafety.gov Reports FDA and USDA Food Recalls, Alerts, Reporting & Resources – (HHS/USDA/FDA/CDC/NIH)
Foodsafety.gov lists notices of recalls and alerts from both FDA and USDA. Visitors to the site can report a problem or make inquiries.
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Links to non-Federal organizations are provided solely as a service to our users. Links do not constitute an endorsement of any organization by CDC or the Federal Government, and none should be inferred. The CDC is not responsible for the content of the individual organizations.
- Page last reviewed: October 9, 2014
- Page last updated: October 9, 2014
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