2017. January 6, 2016. Public Health Emergency Weekly Report
From the ASPR
Blog: Do you know who in your community is most at-risk in a
disasters strike, some people have a harder time making it through the
disaster or bouncing back. Does your community-based
organization know who is most at-risk in your community and do you
have a plan to help when disaster strikes? Here are six critical challenges
that many at-risk populations face in a disaster. Learn
weather, ice and snow are coming to many parts of the country this weekend
- including some areas that tend to be warm and sunny. If it has been
a while since you've had to worry about cold weather preparedness, take a
few minutes to brush up on the basics, get a few supplies, and touch base
with friends or neighbors who might need some help. Learn
Avoid, Spot and
Treat: Frostbite and Hypothermia
cold weather, the body starts to loose heat faster than it can be produced,
which can lead to frostbite and hypothermia. Remembering some basics can
help keep you healthy when temperatures drop. If you are an older
adult, work outside, or have a small child, take extra precautions.
Don't drink alcohol or use illicit drugs. Learn how to help someone
with hypothermia or frostbite. Learn
Planning to travel
in 2017? Pack to protect yourself from Zika!
beginning of the year is a great time to plan for travel. Wherever
your travels take you, plan to take care of your health and protect
yourself from Zika. Finding out whether or not Zika is an issue at your
destination is easy. If it is, pack a few items to protect yourself
and your family and take a few additional precautions to stay safe and
PHEMCE Strategy and
U.S. faces a range of serious threats to its national health security
from the deliberate use or accidental release of chemical, biological,
radiological, and nuclear agents, as well as from naturally occurring and
emerging infectious diseases. The Public Health Emergency Medical
Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) Strategy and Implementation Plan
provides the blueprint for the PHEMCE to enhance national health security
through the development, procurement and planning for effective use
of critical medical countermeasures. Learn
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