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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 .
Scientists detail how Zika virus can attack fetal brain.
U.S. researchers say they have discovered how the Zika virus can cause microcephaly, a rare birth defect in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and brain problems. (Florida State University)   Read more .
National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) announces its newest training program, "Public Health System Training in Disaster Recovery (PHSTriDR)!
The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) presents its newest training program, Public Health System Training in Disaster Recovery (PH STriDR) designed for local public health agency workers, which focuses on individual and organizational contributions to disaster recovery.   Read more .
CDC website for Zika Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
CDC website provides information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for Zika virus infected individuals. See following website for more details. http://www.cdc.gov/zika/symptoms/   Read more .
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) develops resource lists for three public health emergencies affecting both local and global communities.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently developed resource lists for three public health emergencies affecting both local and global communities. An incident Web page was created to gather resources on the emerging health issues arising from the Zika Virus.   Read more .
SAVE THE DATE! Disaster Health Education Symposium: Innovations for Tomorrow, September 8, 2016
The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) will hold its Disaster Health Education Symposium: Innovations for Tomorrow on September 8, 2016, at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Md.   Read more .

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Disaster Life Support
Since 2008, Pacific EMPRINTS has been designated as the National Disaster Life Support Training Center-Pacific, one of only 35 regional centers in the U.S. Course offerings include AMA-approved Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS), Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS), and Advanced Disaster Life Support - Instructor (ADLS - Instructor) taught by Hawaii-based, NDLS-certified instructors. 
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