In medical emergencies, attention is not usually given to what happens to the body fluid samples taken during the course of the outbreak, and what is left behind has implications for global biosecurity.
The CUBE is a significant improvement in rapid response to disease outbreaks. Each requires only three hours set-up, costs 18,000 dollars, weighs 250kg packed into three bags, and is re-usable.
Emergency medical services personnel report lacking training or disaster exercises related to influenza pandemics, and a fair percentage are unwilling to work during a future event.
Japan's Health Ministry said that antidote auto-injections by non-medical professionals will be permitted should toxic agents be dispersed in a terrorist attack. This is in preparation for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Security measures for staff helping to fight health emergencies need to be stepped up urgently, a World Health Organization(WHO) agency official has said.
The report summarizes the results of the first Global Healtth Security Index, including findings about the state of national health security capacity across each of the six GHS Index categories, as well as additional findings specific to functional areas of epidemic and pandemic preparedness.
This report offers an overview and operational checklist for health emergency preparedness for imported cases of high consequence infectious diseases.
Planning for a reemergent epidemic of smallpox requires surge capacity of space, resources, and personnel within health systems.
Responding to a chemical emergency has unique challenges. First responders need to be prepared to convince people that disrobing, listening, and following instructions could help save their lives.
This second edition of the guidance, called Primary Response Incident Scene Management (PRISM), incorporates new scientific evidence exit disclaimer icon on emergency self-decontamination, hair decontamination, the interactions of chemicals with hair, and the effects of a combined decontamination strategy referred to as the “triple protocol.”