Saturday, August 2, 2014

Situational Awareness: Public Heath Infections in the U.S.

As emergency managers many individuals in your community are having concerns regarding the Ebola pandemic affecting West Africa (WA), and with the recent transport of infected U.S. citizens transported to the U.S. from the African continent.

In order to address the fear, and rumor control of those returning individuals and the West African outbreak.  Deadly diseases and infections are prevalent in the U.S. and have infected groups within America, but in not as large a number of individuals infected and unable to recover from infection in WA.

Annually public school districts, college and university campuses in the U.S. and internationally address endemic virus and bacterial outbreaks on their campuses and have plans to address these issues and in some cases result in the closing of campuses after monitoring and treatment of those infected is completed.

Pre-planning, preparation, and recovery planning are key factors in addressing small, medium, and large numbers of infected individuals within any community by public health, clinic, laboratory detection, hospitals, and infection control organizations worldwide.  Each entity working together to address local and national public health issues.

1.     Rare Seawater ‘Flesh-Eating’ bacteria kills 35 a year.
2.     Flesh eating bacteria infects Washington, D.C. area man.

Recommend a good visual ‘Hollywood’ film from the 1950’s.
            -Panic in the Street (1950). 
A doctor and a policeman in New Orleans have only 48 hours to locate a killer infected with pneumonic plague

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“Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” ― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

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