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From mumps and measles, to the plague and Ebola, it is critical EMS is aware of the outbreaks, syndromes and conditions on the radar of public health
As the Democratic Republic of the Congo reports another Ebola outbreak, is EMS prepared with proper protocols and PPE?
Contra Costa Health officials say water and swab samples from a Richmond spa contained high levels of legionella bacteria
A recent report by the agency found that Central Florida accounts for nearly 20% of all cases in the country
Some experts are concerned that the loss of virus information will make Americans more vulnerable
The World Health Organization said it’s time to transition to long-term management of the pandemic
The public health emergency is set to expire in a month
Tests have found polio virus in New York counties with low vaccination rates
A second wave is possible but not expected, said Michael Osterholm with the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota
Tamika Jones’s sister is seeking damages for wrongful death and gross negligence from two EMTs, Aston Township FD command personnel and others
The updated schedule also describes when additional doses of the MMR vaccine or a one-time polio vaccine booster would be recommended
“It’s a mixed story” in which some things could have gone better but others went well, said Dr. Tom Frieden, a former CDC director
Disease activity remains high in many states, and a second surge is possible, experts say
Much of the increase is driven by older people and those with existing health problems, CDC director says
Mpox was selected after some agencies had independently started using other names such as MPX or MPV
“COVID was the ultimate bully. It bullied every other virus for two years,” said Dr. Mark Griffiths. As COVID-19 rates go down, “they’re coming back full force”
“The safety equipment industry deserves high praise for your work during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said the physician-scientist
A person in Maryland died, another lost a pregnancy and at least 13 cases have required hospitalization
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the plan, which also includes training for EMS providers on helping sexual assault survivors
“People need to be smart about it when they’re in places where this rare amoeba actually lives,” said former public health epidemiologist Brian Labus
Nearly 400 people a day are dying from COVID-19, but the public psychological impact has become less profound
EV-D68 virus occasionally can cause experience limb weakness and a progressive form of paralysis in young children, and it appears to be increasing
The hope is that the bivalent shots will thwart another winter surge
Over 15,000 cases have been confirmed, and five pediatric cases have been reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Many changes were announced, but the full slate must be approved by the Department of Health and Human Services secretary to go forward
Federal money and other resources to fight the virus will be made available
The proclamations allow emergency medical personnel to administer vaccines to qualifying individuals
In his new book, he says the key ideas are the team, improving testing, speeding vaccine and treatment development, and shoring up health systems