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CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: What's New
CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: What''s New
  • Health Alert Network (HAN) No, 412 - Outbreak of Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) Infections among Persons Who Use Drugs and Persons Experiencing Homelessness
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments are investigating hepatitis A outbreaks in multiple states among persons reporting drug use and/or homelessness and their contacts. This Health Alert Network (HAN) Advisory alerts public health departments, healthcare facilities, and programs providing services to affected populations about these outbreaks of hepatitis A infections and provides guidance to assist in identifying and preventing new infections.

  • Health Alert Network (HAN) No. 411 - Update - CDC Recommendations for Managing and Reporting Shigella Infections with Possible Reduced Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin
    This Health Alert Network (HAN) Update provides current recommendations on management and reporting of Shigella infections that have been treated with ciprofloxacin or azithromycin and resulted in possible clinical treatment failure. This is a follow-up to HAN 401: CDC Recommendations for Diagnosing and Managing Shigella Strains with Possible Reduced Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin (https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00401.asp).

  • Public Health Matters Blog - 5 Communication Lessons Learned from Hurricane Maria
    When Category 4 Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, CDC assembled a team of experienced communicators who were flexible, bilingual, and culturally sensitive communicators. This group of experts prepared to deploy to Puerto Rico on short notice to support the communication needs of the Puerto Rico Health Department. I was asked to lead content development, and as a native Puerto Rican I did not hesitate to go home and help in any way I could.

  • Health Alert Network (HAN) No. 410 - Outbreak of Life-threatening Coagulopathy Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoids Use
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing information on: 1) the current status of a multistate outbreak of coagulopathy from exposure to synthetic cannabinoid products containing a vitamin K-dependent antagonist agent, such as brodifacoum; 2) signs and symptoms of presenting patients from this outbreak and which patients are at risk; 3) laboratory testing options that are available to help identify and classify cases; 4) available resources that may help clinicians make decisions; and 5) to whom to report possible cases.

  • EPIC Insider - May 17, 2018: Family Communication Plans
    Family Communication Plans

  • CDC Emergency Partners is now EPIC!
    CDC's Emergency Partners has recently undergone some exciting changes and as our priorities have evolved, so has our name. We are EPIC- Emergency Partners Information Connection (https://emergency.cdc.gov/epic). Our new name reflects our goal of sharing information with and through partners to help people stay safer and healthier during a public health emergency. We hope you'll enjoy the new look of our newsletters and join us for upcoming webinars, including our webinar on May 22, Travelers' Health, Summer, 2018 (https://emergency.cdc.gov/epic/learn/index.asp).

  • Public Health Matters Blog - 4 Tips to Stay Healthy Around Your Pet
    Pets, whether covered in fur, feathers, or scales, are an important part of our lives-most American households own at least one pet. Many people see their pet as a member of the family that brings joy and amusement to their life. But did you know that having a pet can even help improve your health? Having a pet can decrease your blood pressure, cholesterol, triglyceride levels, and feelings of loneliness. Pets can also encourage you to be active and get outside, and provide opportunities to socialize.

  • Travelers' Health Webinar on May 22 at 1 PM ET
    Please join us online on May 22, 2018, at 1 PM ET for a webinar on traveler safety. CDC's Division of Global Migration and Quarantine is joining the CDC EPIC team to explain how to prepare for the summer travel season, including diseases to look out for in different parts of the world, suggested vaccinations, and other health considerations.

  • CERC Webinar TODAY at 2PM ET
    Don't keep this great resource to yourself! Please share it with your colleagues and networks. If you would like more information on Emergency Preparedness and Response, visit CDC's Emergency Preparedness & Response website: https://emergency.cdc.gov/

  • CERC Webinar TOMORROW at 2PM EST
    Join us on May 1, 2018, 2:00-3:00 PM EST for the "Introduction to CERC" webinar.