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  1. Source:National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
    Date Published:02/09/2016
    Annotation:This resource provides complete study data that formed the basis for the summarized findings reported in earlier 5-day rat toxicogenomic studies about the chemical spill into the Elk River in West Virginia in January 2014. Data are provided for 5-Day Rat Toxicogenomic Studies: In Vivo Micronucleus Assay Component; 5-Day Rat Toxicogenomic Studies: Toxicity Studies Component; and 5-Day Rat Toxicogenomic Studies: Microarray and Benchmark Dose Analysis Components.
    Type:Report
    ID:12021. From Disaster LitSM, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  2. Source:European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    Date Published:02/08/2016
    Format:PDF (792 KB)
    Annotation:This 16-page document assesses the risks associated with the Zika virus epidemic currently affecting countries in the Americas (as of February 8, 2016). It assesses the association between Zika virus infection and congenital central nervous system malformations, including microcephaly, as well as the association between Zika virus infection and the Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS).
    Authors:Aaslav, Kaja; Abrahamsson, Ninnie; Coulombier, Denis; et al.
    Type:Report
    ID:12035. From Disaster LitSM, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  3. Source:U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
    Date Published:02/05/2016
    Format:PDF (4.9 MB)
    Annotation:This 59-page report reviews aspects of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s disaster response programs. It addresses FEMA's efforts to implement, assess, and improve selected disaster response programs for urban search and rescue (US&R), Incident Management Assistance Teams (IMAT), and evacuation tracking. It recommends that FEMA develop a plan to prioritize and fund the replacement of US&R task force equipment, a plan to ensure that IMAT teams receive required training, and a workforce strategy for retention of IMAT staff.
    Authors:Currie, Chris
    Type:Report
    Access Notes:Direct link to document: http://gao.gov/assets/680/674986.pdf
    ID:12038. From Disaster LitSM, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  4. Source:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Date Published:02/05/2016
    Annotation:This resource provides questions and answers about sexual transmission of Zika virus. It also provides a list of facts about what is and isn't known about sexual transmission. This Web page includes the link to the February 5, 2016, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR): Interim Guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus-United States, 2016: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6505e1er.htm?s_cid=mm6505e1er_w.htm.
    Type:Factsheet
    ID:12022. From Disaster LitSM, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  5. Source:United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    Date Published:02/05/2016
    Format:PDF (885 KB)
    Annotation:This 144-page guide, published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and Reporters Without Borders, offers essential information and practical advice for journalists to assist them before, during, and after an assignment in dangerous areas. The guide is useful for all those who work in news and information and who report from hostile environments, such as natural disasters, epidemics, conflict zones, violent demonstrations, riots, and terrorist attacks.
    Type:Guideline/Assessment Tool
    ID:12037. From Disaster LitSM, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  6. Source:Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law
    Date Published:02/04/2016
    Format:PDF (3MB)
    Annotation:This 24-page primer outlines public health concerns related to the Zika virus, and lays out current and anticipated legal preparedness and response issues internationally and in the United States, including travel restrictions, testing and screening, and research and treatment. It provides an overview of the virus, and information about case distribution, international emergency declarations, and travel advisories.
    Authors:Hodge, James G.
    Type:Report
    ID:12009. From Disaster LitSM, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  7. Source:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Date Published:02/03/2016
    Annotation:This resource provides information about how Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientists in the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases used advanced molecular detection (AMD) to sequence the genomes of several Western Hemisphere viruses during the Zika outbreak in Brazil in May 2015. They used AMD to rapidly develop, validate, and distribute a molecular diagnostic assay protocol to detect emerging strains of the Zika virus.
    Type:Factsheet
    Access Notes:Link to fact sheet as a PDF file: http://www.cdc.gov/amd/pdf/factsheets/amd-projects-zika-v1.pdf
    ID:12017. From Disaster LitSM, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  8. Source:Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    Date Published:02/02/2016
    Format:PDF (697 KB)
    Annotation:This 10-page document contains an overview of the National Planning System, which provides a unified approach and common terminology to plan for all threats and hazards, and across all mission areas of Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery. These plans, whether strategic, operational, or tactical, enable the whole community to build, sustain, and deliver the core capabilities identified in the National Preparedness Goal. The document focuses on the planning architecture and the planning process.
    Type:Report
    ID:11994. From Disaster LitSM, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  9. Source:U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
    Date Published:02/01/2016
    Annotation:This Web site provides information about how the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service provides nutrition assistance to those most affected by a disaster or emergency. The service coordinates with state, local, and voluntary organizations to provide food for shelters and other mass feeding sites, distribute food packages directly to households in need in limited situations, and issue Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) benefits. This Web site provides fact sheets, information for state agencies and partners, contacts, and quick references.
    Type:Web Site
    ID:11989. From Disaster LitSM, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  10. Source:U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB)
    Date Published:02/01/2016
    Format:PDF (8.9 MB)
    Annotation:This 267-page document reports on the U.S. Chemical Safety Board's investigation of the fire and explosion on April 17, 2013, at the West Fertilizer Company, a fertilizer blending, retail, and distribution facility in West, Texas. It addresses key issues of Regulatory Oversight, Hazard Awareness, Emergency Planning and Response, Fertilizer Grade Ammonium Nitrate Storage Practices, and Land Use Planning and Zoning. It provides recommendations for federal, state, local, and private agencies and organizations.
    Type:Report
    ID:11970. From Disaster LitSM, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     

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