martes, 6 de septiembre de 2016

Tips to help you get ready for emergencies | Research update for N95 Day | Zika EUA | September events

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September 6, 2016  |  FDA Medical Countermeasures Initiative Update

National Preparedness Month - It's important to have a plan

September is National Preparedness Month

While FDA and other agencies work hard every day to help prepare the nation for potential threats, everyone can be involved in disaster readiness. Learn what you can do now, including precautions for storing water and ensuring the safety of food and medical supplies for your family and pets during and after heavy rain, possible flooding and power outages.
Related Information from FDA

    N95 face mask respirators

    Today is N95 Day

    September 6, 2016, is N95 day! Regulatory science can help ensure adequate supplies of protective equipment during emergencies. Learn about N95 Day, from CDC/NIOSH
    Related FDA MCMi extramural research projects:
    Image: N95 face mask respirators. These respirators protect people who wear them by removing contaminants from the air. (CDC/Debora Cartagena)

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    Zika Emergency Use Authorization

    On August 26, 2016, FDA issued an EUA for emergency use of Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.'s LightMix® Zika rRT-PCR Test for the qualitative detection of RNA from Zika virus in human serum and EDTA plasma.
    An EUA is a tool FDA can use to allow the use of certain medical products for emergencies based on scientific data. FDA has issued 10 EUAs for Zika diagnostic tests, as of September 6, 2016.

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    In case you missed it

    • As a further safety measure against the emerging Zika virus outbreak, FDA issued a revised guidance recommending universal testing of donated whole blood and blood components for Zika virus in the U.S. and its territories. (August 26, 2016)
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