Presents a review of best practices, collates available evidence and identifies areas that require further investigation. The document is relevant to senior incident responders (e.g., Incident Commanders) and those responsible for emergency planning and civil contingencies, as it describes the supporting technical information that underpins the rationale for each stage of disrobe and decontamination and highlights potential issues or challenges.
The new strategy outlines four goals: preventing food safety problems in the foreign supply chain prior to entry into the U.S.; effectively detecting and refusing entry of unsafe foods at U.S. borders; responding quickly when the FDA learns of unsafe imported foods; and measuring our progress to ensure that our imported food safety program remains effective and efficient.
This report examines the United States' level of public health emergency preparedness on a state-by-state basis using 10 priority indicators. Taken together, the indicators are a checklist of priority aspects of states’ readiness for public health emergencies.
This report of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) presents the results of zoonoses monitoring activities carried out in 2017 in 37 European countries: 28 European Union (EU) Member States and nine non-Member States.
This report presents a culture-based approach to the preparedness goals laid out in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) 2018–2022 Strategic Plan. It lays out four Guiding Principles for building Cultures of Preparedness, followed by practical strategies and examples that demonstrate successful outcomes in real-world settings.
This National Ebola Training and Education Center course discusses the assessment, management, and placement of persons suspected to have Ebola and Other Special Pathogens.
.This course facilitates learners to describe pathogen-related factors that may warrant treatment in a biocontainment unit and to distinguish between concepts of infectious, communicable, and hazardous as they relate to Ebola and other special pathogens of concern. Participants will also be able to describe the clinical presentation of selected special pathogens from the two broad categories: viral hemorrhagic fevers and the highly pathogenic respiratory viruses.
This resource provides links to legislation and regulations related to medical countermeasures.