COCA Email Updates: August 25 – September 8, 2014
Available for download: September 8, 2014, COCA Email Update
COCA News and Announcements
Upcoming COCA Calls/Webinars:
Date:Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time:2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Dial in Number:888-831-8976 (U.S. Callers); 212-287-1673 (International Callers)
Influenza is the most common cause of vaccine-preventable morbidity and mortality in children each year. Before flu season arrives, healthcare organizations should consider approaches to optimize influenza prevention and control. Taking action to immunize children and their close contacts, and early and aggressive use of antiviral therapies can lessen the impact of influenza infection. During this COCA webinar, subject matter experts from CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics will discuss strategies to improve influenza prevention and control in children, and will describe ways to leverage seasonal influenza planning to improve pandemic preparedness.
Recent COCA Calls/Webinars:
Date:Tuesday, August 5, 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
CDC Travel Notice: Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo – August 29 (CDC)
Infographic: CDC in Action – August 29 (CDC)
Health Alert Network INFOService: CDC Ebola Response Update #4 – August 28 (CDC)
Questions and Answers on Ebola – August 28 (CDC)
Infographic: What is Contact Tracing? – August 26 (CDC)
Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points for Management of Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States – August 26 (CDC)
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
NEW: September is National Preparedness Month
Throughout September, CDC and more than 3000 organizations—national, regional, and local governments, as well as private and public organizations—will support emergency preparedness efforts and encourage Americans to take action. For more information, please see the following resources:
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.
August 29, 2014 / Vol. 63 / No. 34 Download .pdf document of this issue
- National, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19–35 Months — United States, 2013
- Assessment of Rabies Exposure Risk in a Group of U.S. Air Force Basic Trainees — Texas, January 2014
- Assessing and Mitigating the Risks for Polio Outbreaks in Polio-Free Countries — Africa, 2013–2014
Infectious, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Weekly Flu View – August 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 - September 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: September 30, 2014
- Page last updated: September 30, 2014
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