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Terrorism Alert: Behead Threat at N E Schools

Three New England Schools Districts received letters threatening to behead students at schools. Connecticut Warwick Police Chief Stephen M. McCartney told the Providence Journal that schools in Warwick, Cranston and Johnston beefed up security in response to the threat. “While the words are very chilling, I certainly would want to emphasize that the safest place right now is in school,” McCartney told the paper. “I’ve got a police officer in every school…
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Flyer Awareness: Great Risk of Disease Entering Through Airports

Airports are unprepared for diseases entering the States as flyer awareness increases.  Isolation quarantine in planned airport room for arriving passengers could occur in the event someone on the airplane has symptoms. Additional precautions to come.
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AIRPORT HEALTH HEIGHTENED ALERT ebola

Untrained and unprepared airport workers have pointed out lack of training and protective health equipment to control ebola.  Airports are initiating additional health protocols to reduce ebola contamination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security's Customs & Border Protection (CBP) this week will begin new layers of entry screening at five airports that receive over 94 percent of travelers from the Ebola-affected nations of…
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Health ALERT: Enterovirus D68 in 43 United States

Hamilton, NJ: 4 Year old preschooler Eli Waller of the Yardville section of Hamilton Township is the first confirmed US Enterovirus D68 victim. Eli died in his sleep showing no symptoms of the virus. Enterovirus D68 has spread to 43 states. Hamilton borders east of the State Capitol Trenton.
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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…
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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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