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Upcoming COCA Call
Recreational Water Illness: What Every Clinician Needs to Know
Date/Time: June 28, 3:00-4:00 pm (Eastern Daylight Savings Time)
Call Number: 888-673-9802
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Swimming is the second most popular sport activity in the U.S. Disease outbreak reports associated with pools, hot tubs, and other recreational water venues have increased in recent years. In 2007, 2.4 million cases of acute otitis externa (AOE), or swimmer’s ear, were diagnosed in the U.S. During this COCA call, CDC subject matter experts will review updated recommendations for interventions to reduce the risk of AOE and other recreational water illnesses.
CDC Health Partners Outreach Facebook page
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COCA Webinars Available Online – CE Credit Available
Archived COCA Conference Calls are available on the COCA Web site. Free CE credit/contact hours (CME, CNE, ACPE, CEU, and CECH) are available for most COCA calls.
Science Clips – June 14
This week’s top scientific articles, selected on the basis of potential for population impact and practical implementation, include: Findings from a household randomized controlled trial of hand washing and face masks to reduce influenza transmission in Bangkok, Thailand, and Reduced importation of tuberculosis after the implementation of an enhanced pre-immigration screening protocol.
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MMWR Weekly Reports
June 17, 2011 / Vol. 60 / No. 23 Download .pdf of this Issue
- Place of Influenza Vaccination Among Adults --- United States, 2010--11 Influenza Season
- Notifiable Diseases and Mortality Tables
June 10, 2011 / Vol. 60 / No. 22 Download .pdf of this Issue
- Vital Signs: Incidence and Trends of Infection with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food --- Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 10 U.S. Sites, 1996--2010
Information About Mucormycosis Following the Joplin, MO Tornado (CDC) June 16
CDC is assisting the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS) with an investigation into reports of a life-threatening fungal infection in people who were injured during the tornado that struck Joplin, MO in May.
Fatalities associated with mucormycosis in injured persons following the May 22 tornado in Joplin, MO have called attention to this fungal disease of the sinuses, brain, or lungs that occurs mostly in people with weakened immune systems.
Health and Safety Concerns for Natural Disasters and Severe Weather (CDC)
“Information for Specific Groups” on this page provides guidance for human and veterinary response workers, volunteers, and evacuation center personnel about Illnesses, injuries, carbon monoxide poisoning, animals and insects, food, water, cleanup, mold, environmental concerns, mental effects of disasters, and other consequences of these events.
Hurricane Information for Health Care Professionals (CDC)
Clinical guidance for Carbon Monoxide poisoning and environmental health and toxicology, infection control, and reopening healthcare facilities are among the features on this page.
Tornado Cleanup and Response Web Page Features Preventive Measures for Occupational Hazards (CDC)
This page includes CDC immunization recommendations for disaster responders, health recommendations for relief workers, and interim assessment tools for occupational safety and health in various healthcare settings, as well as guidance for hazards and disaster site management.
Guidance on Microbial Contamination in Previously Flooded Outdoor Areas (CDC)
Bacterial and viral microbial contamination of flood waters can cause great concern for use of previously flooded outdoor areas; harmful organisms can persist in the environment up to 6 months. Risk assessment of such conditions is discussed.
Guidelines for Fire Service Operations in a Hurricane Response (CDC)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides the following guidelines for preventing injury, illness, and death among fire fighters during responses to hurricanes, floods, and other large scale natural disasters.
The Wildfires page includes links to guidance for responders, evacuation center personnel, veterinary evacuation centers, and relevant health care topics.
Weekly Flu View – June 17 (CDC)
During week 23, 7.2% of all deaths reported through the 122-Cities Mortality Reporting System were due to pneumonia and influenza. This percentage was above the epidemic threshold of 7.0% for week 23.
Seasonal Flu: International Situation Update – June 8 (CDC)
This report is a summary of key influenza-related updates created from regional World Health Organization (WHO) reports, country reports, CDC field staff updates, and other sources. Updates are listed by region.
Current Travel Warnings – June 16 (US Department of State)
Travel warnings for Cote D’Ivoire and Philippines were issued in June. A total of 34 warnings are in effect. Warnings are issued when long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable lead the State Department to recommend that Americans avoid or consider the risk of travel to that country, or 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 its staff.
Outbreak Updates for International Cruise Ships – June 15 (CDC)
Cruise ships participating in the Vessel Sanitation Program are required to report the total number of gastrointestinal (GI) illness cases (including zero cases) evaluated by the medical staff before the ship arrives at a U.S. port, when sailing from a foreign port.
Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts – June 17 (FDA)
For information on recent FDA recalls, market recalls, and safety alerts:
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