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CDC report on "Pregnant Women with Any Laboratory Evidence of Possible Zika Virus Infection in the United States and Territories, 2016"
http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/pregwomen-uscases.html   Read more .
Join USGS Online Lecture on 5/26/16: Forecasting Ashfall Impacts from a Yellowstone Supereruptiion
Emily C. Wild at the U.S. Geological Survey, Denver Library shares an announcement for an upcoming online lecture on supereruptions and ashfall impacts. Thursday, May 26th, 2016, 7:00 p.m. PDT [ 8:00 pm Mountain Time ] To watch live online: http://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/live.html The recorded lecture will be available at: http://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/archives.html   Read more .
Points of Distribution for Those with Access & Functional Needs Webinar - 6/9/16 1PM EDT
On June 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT, The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) will host Points of Dispensing for Those with Access and Functional Needs, presented by Glenda Ford-Lee, MHR, from the Emergency Preparedness and Response Service Division of the Oklahoma State Department of Health.   Read more .
WHO (World Health Organization) Response in Severe, Large-Scale Emergencies: Report of the Director-General 05/13/2016 09:01 AM EDT
World Health Organization. 05/06/2016 This 16-page report provides information on all World Health Organization (WHO) Grade 3 and United Nations Inter-Agency Standing Committee Level 3 emergencies in which WHO took action between January 1 and 31 December 2015, and reports on the ninth meeting of the Emergency Committee convened on March 29, 2016, by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) regarding the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. (PDF)   Read more .
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 03/2016 --Topic Collection: Virtual Medical Care (e.g., Telemedicine, Nurse Triage Lines)
Topic Collection: Virtual Medical Care (e.g., Telemedicine, Nurse Triage Lines) 05/12/2016 09:01 AM EDT U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 03/2016 This Topic Collection from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, Information Exchange) provides resources that highlight lessons learned from recent events and strategies for implementing virtual medical care during a disaster. Resources are categorized in topics that include Applications for Telemedicine, Call Centers and Triage Lines, Event-Specific Lessons Learned, and Plans, Tools, and Templates. (Text) See http://disasterlit.nlm.nih.gov/record/12637   Read more .
SIGN UP FOR APRIL 1ST WEBCAST - ZIKA ACTION PLAN (ZAP) SUMMMIT -CDC (ATLANTA, GEORGIA)
(Message from CDC) Last month, The White House announced it would partner with the National Governors Association (NGA) and the nation’s Governors to combat the Zika virus. The goal of the partnership is to coordinate federal, state and local response and prevention efforts through a coordinated attack on the mosquito and the spread of the virus. To that end, the Zika Action Plan (ZAP) Summit will be held on April 1, 2016 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.   Read more .
WHO releases a Zika app!
The WHO has created a Zika App and is now available. The app gathers all of WHO's guidance for agencies and individuals involved in the response to Zika Virus Disease and its suspected complications such as microcephaly, and for health care workers such as doctors, nurses and community health workers.   Read more .
Webinar Opportunity ro Address Children with Special Healthcare Needs During a Disaster -- March 31, 2016--1 PM EST
The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) is pleased to host Children with Special Healthcare Needs and Disaster Preparedness, presented by Rita Burke, PhD, MPH, of Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.   Read more .

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