COCA Email Updates: May 26, 2015 – June 9, 2015
Available for download: June 9, 2015, COCA Email Update
COCA News and Announcements
Upcoming COCA Calls/Webinars:
Date:Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time:2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT)
Dial In Number:888-810-4792 (U.S. Callers); 630-395-0368 (International Callers)
On May 20, 2015, the Republic of Korea (Korea) reported to the World Health Organization an initial case of laboratory-confirmed MERS-CoV infection, the first case in what is now the largest single outbreak of MERS-CoV outside of the Arabian Peninsula. During today’s call, clinicians will be provided information about the global situation and the current status of the MERS-CoV outbreak in the Republic of Korea, updated guidance to healthcare providers and state and local health departments regarding who should be evaluated and tested for MERS-CoV infection, and further guidance on “Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Possible MERS-CoV.
Recent COCA Calls/Webinars:
Date:Thursday, May 28, 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
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Natural Disasters and Severe Weather
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
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June 5, 2015 / Vol. 64 / No. 21 Download .pdf document of this issue
- Hepatitis Awareness Month and National Hepatitis Testing Day — May 2015
- Influenza Activity — United States, 2014–15 Season and Composition of the 2015–16 Influenza Vaccine
- Notes from the Field: Outbreaks of Shigella sonnei Infection with Decreased Susceptibility to Azithromycin Among Men Who Have Sex with Men — Chicago and Metropolitan Minneapolis-St. Paul, 2014
Infectious, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Weekly Flu View – June 8 (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 5 (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)
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