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- State Level Pediatric Emergency Preparedness (April 20)
- Podcast- Pediatric Emergency Preparedness: State Level Planning
- Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals (April 21)
Did You Know? – (May 20)
Many Americans living with chronic hepatitis infections, which can lead to liver cancer, don't know they're infected; increased screening and earlier detection can save lives.
Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse – (May 16)
Read the CDC Public Health Matters Blog that everyone is talking about. And be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling zombies.
Health and Safety Concerns for All Disasters – CDC
Illnesses, injuries, carbon monoxide poisoning, animals and insects, food, water, cleanup, mold, environmental concerns, mental effects of disasters and more are covered on this page.
Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week – CDC
The week before Memorial Day has been designated National Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week. RWII Prevention Week 2011 will take place May 23-29, 2011, marking the seventh anniversary of this observance.
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MMWR Weekly Reports
May 20, 2011 / Vol. 60 / No.19 Download .pdf of this issue
- Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week --- May 23--29, 2011
- Ten Great Public Health Achievements --- United States, 2001--2010
- Notifiable Diseases and Mortality Tables
May 13, 2011 / Vol. 60 / No. 18 Download .pdf of this Issue
- Progress Toward Interruption of Wild Poliovirus Transmission --- Worldwide, January 2010--March 2011
- Notifiable Disease and Mortality Tables
Ready America: Tornadoes – FEMA (May 23)
While tornadoes are more common in the Midwest, Southeast and Southwest, they can occur in any state and at any time of the year, making advance preparation vitally important.
May 22–28 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week – CDC/NOAA (May 20)
History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.
Hurricanes: Health and Safety – FDA (May 18)
Before and after weather emergencies, it is important to have a plan in place for emergency medication, food and water, and medical supplies for both humans and animals.
Returning Home after a Disaster: Be Healthy and Safe – CDC (May 16)
Hazard awareness, controlling mold, and animal contact are just a few of the concerns facing those returning to their homes after recent flooding of the Mississippi River and its tributaries.
Emergency Preparedness and Response: Floods – CDC
Learn about flood readiness and recovery, and the hazards that accompany flooding.
Guidance on Microbial Contamination in Previously Flooded Outdoor Areas – CDC
Microbial contamination—both bacterial and viral—of flood waters can cause great concern for use of previously flooded outdoor areas.
Weekly Flu View – CDC (May 20)
Flu activity continues to decrease and is at low levels across the country at this time.
Seasonal Flu: International Situation Update – CDC (May 17)
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.
HHS Unveils New Interactive Video to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections – HHS (May 13)
On May 13, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health released Partnering to Heal: Teaming Up Against Healthcare-Associated Infections, an interactive computer-based video-simulation training program.
FDA Licenses Fluzone Intradermal– CDC/FDA (May 11)
A new influenza vaccine option for people aged 18-64 years will be available for the 2011-2012 influenza season.
Current Travel Warnings – US Department of State (May 23)
Travel Warnings are in effect for 33 destinations. 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 – CDC (May 18)
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.
FDA Warns Not to Feed Simply Thick to Premature Infants – FDA (May 23)
This formula-thickening formula may cause a life-threatening condition if given to infants born before 37 weeks’ gestation.
Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts – FDA (May 23)
For information on recent FDA recalls, market recalls, and safety alerts.
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