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Ebola Outbreak ! First US Death Confirmed. No Treatment

Symptoms of Ebola are treated as they appear. The following basic interventions, when used early, can significantly improve the chances of survival: Providing intravenous fluids (IV)and balancing electrolytes (body salts) Maintaining oxygen status and blood pressure Treating other infections if they occur Experimental vaccines and treatments for Ebola are under development, but they have not yet been fully tested for safety or effectiveness. Recovery from Ebola depends on good supportive care and the patient’s immune response. People who recover from Ebola infection develop antibodies that last for at least 10 years, possibly longer. It isn’t known if people who recover are immune for life or if they can become infected with a different species of Ebola. Some people who have…
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Reduce Enterovirus Risk

  Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of more than 100 non-polio enteroviruses. This virus was first identified in California in 1962. What are the symptoms of EV-D68 infection? EV-D68 can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. Mild symptoms may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and body and muscle aches. Severe symptoms may include wheezing and difficulty breathing. See EV-D68 in the , 2014 for details about infections occurring this year. Anyone with respiratory illness should contact their doctor if they are having difficulty breathing or if their symptoms are getting worse. How does the virus spread? Since EV-D68 causes respiratory illness, the virus can be found in an infected person’s respiratory secretions, such as saliva, nasal mucus, or sputum.…
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CDC Confirms Enterovirus D68 in Hamilton PreSchooler’s Death

Hamilton, NJ: The Center For Disease CDC confirmed 10/3/2014 that a 4 year old Yardville Pre - School boy from middle west central New Jersey died from Enterovirus D68. Notice from Hamilton Township, NJ Regarding Child’s Death Linked to Unexplained Respiratory Illness We were saddened to report that Hamilton Township experienced the death of a four year old child linked to an unexplained respiratory illness on Thursday, September 25th.  It has been reported by the CDC that the specimens sent to them from this child on Monday, September 29th have tested positive for Enterovirus D68  (EV-D68).  These results will be forwarded to the Mercer County Medical Examiner for appropriate additional testing as deemed necessary by the Medical Examiner. As you may be aware, generally infants, children…
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First Ebola Case in US as Virus Spreads In Europe

What is Ebola? Ebola (Ebola virus disease or EVD) is a severe, often fatal, illness that can infect humans. There is currently an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that began in Guinea and has affected Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. How is Ebola spread? Ebola is spread to people when they touch a sick person’s body fluids (blood, breast milk, urine, saliva, sweat, semen, urine, or stool). Objects and surfaces that are wet with infected body fluids may spread Ebola, including but not limited to clothing and bed sheets. Ebola is not spread through the air or through water. Ebola is also not usually spread through eating food, but may be spread through handling or eating infected animals (bushmeat) from areas with an Ebola outbreak.…
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Do You Take Evacuation Orders Seriously ?

Nearly half of the drowning deaths from 2012 Hurricane Superstorm Sandy were people in mandatory evacuation zones who died in their homes. “A lot of the drowning occurred in the evacuation zones, and so that just reminds us how important it is to listen to these (evacuation) messages, whether it’s for a hurricane, tornado or any severe event,” says Amy Wolkin, Team Lead for CDC’s Disaster and Epidemiological Response Team. According to wiki, 286 Total Fatalities, 61% males. Of the 286, 148 deaths were as a direct result of drowning, impalement, and crushing. Many of the 138 indirect deaths were caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. Use of a gas generator inside a structure will kill you.
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NJ Emergency Management Officials Tout Hurricane Preparedness Planning

TRENTON – New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP) Director Edward Dickson and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Rick Fuentes announced today that state officials will be increasing individual preparedness messaging in advance of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which begins on June 1, 2012 and runs through November 30, 2012. They also said the increased awareness messages will coincide with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Hurricane Preparedness Week, which began May 27.    
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