sábado, 22 de agosto de 2015

Public Health Emergency Weekly Report

Public Health Emergency Weekly Report

Public Health Emergency.  Resilient People. Healthy Communities.  A Nation Prepared.


From the ASPR Blog:  Get Ready to Respond.  Get Vaccinated

Capt. Tim Davis, Chief Medical Officer of the National Disaster Medical System, reminds us that staying up-to-date on vaccinations helps keep disaster responders, doctors and other healthcare providers from getting sick and spreading illness. Of course, vaccines also help keep moms, dads, kids, patients, and other people healthy when disaster strikes.  Learn More >>

Anthrax.  Image courtesy of the CDC Public Health Image Library

Development of new anthrax vaccine underway with HHS support

A new anthrax vaccine that could be easier and faster to produce than the existing licensed product will undergo initial clinical studies through an agreement between the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Pfenex, Inc. of San Diego. Learn More >>

Person experinencing homelessness

From the ASPR Blog:  Integrating the access and functional needs of individuals experiencing homelessness into pre-disaster planning and coordination

In 2014, on any given night in January, over half a million people in the United States experienced homelessness. A new toolkit could help your community better plan for their disaster health needs. Learn More >>

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#Prep4Moms Tip:  Breastfeeding helps keep babies healthy in disasters

Breastfeeding during disasters not only protects babies from contaminated water, but it also relieves stress for both mom and babies.  Join the #Prep4Moms twitter chat to learn more about ways that pregnant women, new moms, and families with small children can prepare for disasters. Learn More >>

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