Created on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 13:12
Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network
May 3, 2014, 16:30 (4:30 PM ET)
Confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus
(MERS-CoV) Case in Indiana, 2014
The first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in the United States, identified in a traveler, was reported to CDC by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) on May 1, 2014, and confirmed by CDC on May 2. The patient is in a hospital in Indiana after having flown from Saudi Arabia to Chicago via London. The purpose of this HAN is to alert clinicians, health officials, and others to increase their index of suspicion to consider MERS-CoV infection in travelers from the Arabian Peninsula and neighboring countries. Please disseminate this information to infectious disease specialists, intensive care physicians, primary care physicians, and infection preventionists, as well as to emergency departments and microbiology laboratories.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 13:13Read more: CDC Health Advisory MERS-CoV
Created on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 16:48
The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins June 1
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
With the devastation to Moore, Oklahoma caused by a gigantic tornado that touched down on Tuesday May 20 still a major focus of attention, and the memory of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in September 2012 still fresh in people’s minds, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging people to prepare for the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins on June 1. In addition, the week of May 26 through June 1 is officially designated as National Hurricane Preparedness Week.
Therefore, the feature story for this issue of the Forum Newsletter is given over to preparedness tips and suggestions from FEMA.
FEMA’s ready.gov website provides information on how to prepare for hurricanes. They provide the following tips and suggestions:
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 16:47Read more: Hurricane Season Began June 1st
Created on Friday, 19 April 2013 15:38
Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2013 18:14
Created on Friday, 24 May 2013 17:45
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 17:49Read more: Essex County Public Health Conducts Emergency Preparedness Exercise
Created on Friday, 04 January 2013 19:56
Medical Professionals and Lay People are needed for Essex County's Medical Reserve Corp Units.
Find out more here:
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 16:46
Health Alert Network (HAN) No. 362 - Guidance to US Clinicians Regarding New WHO Polio Vaccination Requirements for Travel by Residents of and Long-term Visitors to Countries with Active Polio Transmission
Health Alert Network (HAN) No. 357 - Notice to Healthcare Providers: Recognizing and Reporting Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease Associated with Outbreaks at Princeton University and the University of California at Santa Barbara
Health Alert Network (HAN) No. 352 - Notice to Healthcare Providers and Public Health Officials: Updated Guidance for the Evaluation of Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)