Tag Archives: Preparedness

Hong Kong tests dengue preparedness

Dengue fever

Tweet The Hong Kong Department of Health’s Centre for Health Protection conducted a preparedness drill on Monday to determine how prepared the country was for community outbreaks of dengue fever. The simulated exercise, which was codenamed “Exercise Coral,” tested the … Read More »

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Pharmacists may be key to community preparedness against disease

Pharacist with Senior Woman

TweetPharmacists see more patients than any other vaccine provider group and may be the key to preparing the community against pandemics, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. The CDC said that the ubiquity of pharmacies, … Read More »

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UNICEF gives Liberian health workers newborn and child care training


TweetUNICEF said on Tuesday that more than 30 Liberian health workers, health directors, ministry officials and program staff attended a three-day workshop to test the new World Health Organization/UNICEF handbook on newborn and child care. The workshop taught health care … Read More »

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CDC releases it’s emergency preparedness report


TweetThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its 2013-2014 Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response report on Wednesday, stating emergency preparedness plans are critical for national health security. “CDC support for state emergency preparedness is vital to the … Read More »

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Health workers trained on malaria in Gambia


Tweet Gambia’s Central River Region health management team conducted a four-day training workshop last week on the community case management of malaria for village health workers in training funded by the Global Fund. The workshop trained health workers at two … Read More »

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New Hampshire receives highest state score for disease preparedness

Trust for America

TweetThe Trust for America’s Health recently assessed New Hampshire’s readiness to handle disease outbreaks at eight out of 10 indicators analyzed, the highest score in the country. TFAH completes the study, titled “Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases,” annually. The … Read More »

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Canada commits to global health security

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TweetCanada committed on Friday to being an active partner in preparedness and response efforts to address public health threats throughout the world. Canadian Minister of Health Rona Ambrose made the remarks on Friday during the 14th Global Health Security Initiative’s … Read More »

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EU passes legislature to address cross-border health threats


TweetThe European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control passed legislature on Oct. 22 that improves the European Union’s preparedness plan against communicable diseases and cross-border health threats. The decision, which went into effect on Nov. 6, was developed to increase … Read More »

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Animal health agencies extend flu vaccination information collaboration

Mylan continues its EpiPen4Schools program this school year

CIFOR releases new guidelines for foodborne illness incidents

HHS issues grants to improve preparedness

Hong Kong officials meet to discuss human influenza A H7N9 cases

New models to predict pandemic flu

Report: U.S. Schools not ready for next pandemic

Study: Many schools in U.S. unprepared for next pandemic

UT researchers develop pandemic toolkit

London 2012 Olympics puts U.K. at heightened risk for pandemic

U.S. lab deployed to Mexico for disease outbreak surveillance

Smartphones shown to boost disease surveillance capabilities

Lack of infection control cited in Conn. TB exposure

Challenge initiated to create rapid diagnostic tool

Emergency plans for major U.S. cities analyzed

Experts warn of growing antibiotic resistant bacteria

Rosalynn Carter calls for increased vaccinations

Vaccine coverage can be greatly improved, study says

West Nile virus spread linked to specific bird species

Twitter used to track vaccination attitudes

ResistanceMap will track global spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Facebook application to simulate spread of virus

U.S. man in Taiwan contracts tularemia

Washington, D.C. identifies West Nile mosquitoes