COCA Email Updates: June 9, 2015 – June 22, 2015
Available for download: June 22, 2015, COCA Email Update
COCA News and Announcements
Recent COCA Calls/Webinars:
Date:Thursday, June 18, 2015
Date:Thursday, June 17, 2015
Date:Thursday, June 11, 2015
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 – CDC Response to 2014 Ebola in the United States and West Africa
CDC recommends that healthcare providers consider not only Ebola virus disease (EVD), but also other much more likely infectious diseases, including malaria, when evaluating ill travelers from Liberia to the United States. Signs and symptoms of EVD are non-specific and overlap with many other more prevalent infectious diseases in West Africa. For any patient returning from West Africa and presenting with non-specific signs and symptoms consistent with EVD, providers should use clinical judgment, taking into account the patient’s epidemiologic history for management, diagnostic testing, and treatment and coordinate healthcare as needed with the state or local health department to ensure that these patients get appropriate care without delay. The rapid identification of the cause of an acute illness in a person under Investigation (PUI) enables rapid treatment and resolution of symptoms.
CDC News and Announcements
NEW: 2016 CDC Health Information for International Travel now available
CDC is pleased to announce the release of the new 2016 CDC Health Information for International Travel (more commonly known as the Yellow Book). The Yellow Book is written primarily for health professionals and offers the U.S. government’s most current health recommendations for international travel. The latest edition features comprehensive updates, new sections, and expanded disease maps (including country-level yellow fever vaccine recommendation maps). The Yellow Book is available for sale from Oxford University Press, and will soon be available online and as an app for iOS and Android devices.
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Public Health Preparedness
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Natural Disasters and Severe Weather
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
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June 19, 2015 / Vol. 64 / No. 23 Download .pdf document of this issue
- Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs Providing Naloxone to Laypersons — United States, 2014
- Coccidioidomycosis in a State Where It Is Not Known To Be Endemic — Missouri, 2004–2013
- Update on Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses — Worldwide, January 2014–March 2015
- Yellow Fever Vaccine Booster Doses: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, 2015
- Notes from the Field: Tickborne Relapsing Fever Outbreak at an Outdoor Education Camp — Arizona, 2014
Infectious, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Weekly Flu View – June 22 (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 – June 22 (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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