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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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)…
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