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  1. Source:National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NIOSH)
    Date Published:05/24/2017
    Annotation:This toolkit provides informational resources and tools associated with dermal exposures to chemicals. The resources and tools are intended to be used to assist in assessing the hazards associated with dermal contact with chemicals during emergency response activities. The toolkit is organized by incident phase, information categories, and resource types. Using the toolkit, emergency responders in the field would be able to quickly access critical information on their phones or tablets about health effects, exposure assessment, selection of control measures, and medical management.
    Type:Guideline/Assessment Tool
    ID:14969. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  2. Source:U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
    Date Published:05/23/2017
    Format:PDF
    Annotation:This 15-page document provides testimony before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, that summarizes the findings of the Government Accountability Office's May 2017 report on progress made and challenges faced by federal agencies in responding to the Zika virus outbreak in the United States. The report made five recommendations to the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including that CDC establish a transparent process for providing test manufacturers access to diagnostic tests for comparison purposes.
    Authors:Persons, Timothy
    Type:Hearing/Testimony
    Access Notes:Direct link to document: http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/684838.pdf
    ID:14955. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  3. Source:U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
    Date Published:05/23/2017
    Format:PDF
    Annotation:This 103-page report summarizes a study to evaluate progress made and challenges faced by federal agencies in responding to the Zika virus outbreak in the United States. It makes five recommendations to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including that CDC establish a transparent process for providing test manufacturers access to diagnostic tests, and FDA and CDC provide information to help ensure that users of diagnostic tests can compare performance.
    Authors:Persons, Timothy
    Type:Report
    Access Notes:Direct link to document: http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/684835.pdf
    ID:14956. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  4. Source:U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce
    Date Published:05/23/2017
    Format:Video or Multimedia
    Annotation:This two-hour, 45-minute Congressional hearing examines the findings and recommendations from a Government Accountability Office report, Emerging Infectious Diseases; Actions Needed to Address the Challenges of Responding to Zika Virus Disease Outbreaks. It also reviews lessons learned from the federal government's response to the initial spread of the Zika virus last year, and features federal officials who discuss advancements made in the past year, including in vaccine and diagnostic test development.
    Authors:Borio, Luciana; Bright, Rick; Fauci, Anthony S.; et al.
    Type:Hearing/Testimony
    ID:14960. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  5. Source:Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness
    Date Published:05/23/2017
    Format:Video or Multimedia
    Annotation:This one-hour, 23-minute seminar features several presentations and a panel discussion about emerging data, uncertainty, and response regarding the Zika virus. Presentations discuss the state health department perspective, public health surveillance, public health response with emerging data, and entomologic surveillance and tailored community response.
    Authors:Brooks, Richard; Castillo-Salgado, Carlos; Leontsini, Elli; et al.
    Type:Instructional/Training Material
    ID:14974. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  6. Source:European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    Date Published:05/17/2017
    Format:PDF
    Annotation:This four-page rapid risk assessment reviews the following risks regarding the current Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Bas Uele province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Risk of further spread of the outbreak in DRC; risk to European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) citizens living or traveling in DRC; and risk of introduction and further spread within the EU/EEA. It includes a map of the Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
    Type:Report
    ID:14945. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  7. Source:National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Date Published:05/16/2017
    Format:Video or Multimedia
    Annotation:This one-hour, 25-minute presentation discusses infectious disease challenges in 2017: established infectious diseases, newly emerging diseases, and re-emerging diseases. It provides examples of established infectious diseases of global health importance, and global examples of newly emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, including chikungunya, dengue, and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). It includes a detailed discussion of the Zika virus, yellow fever, Ebola, and pandemic influenza.
    Authors:Morens, David
    Type:Instructional/Training Material
    ID:14944. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  8. Source:B20 Germany
    Date Published:05/16/2017
    Format:PDF
    Annotation:This 59-page report details the need to improve resilience and sustainability of health systems; ensure a more sustainable, pro-innovation environment; and establish a more collaborative culture among all stakeholders. It discusses Germany's placement of health high on the agenda of this year's G20 summit. It provides five recommendations with related policy actions, on topics that include Combating Antimicrobial Resistance, Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases, and Improving Pandemic Preparedness and Response.
    Type:Report
    ID:14958. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  9. Source:American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
    Date Published:05/12/2017
    Format:Video or Multimedia
    Annotation:This one-hour webinar presents key issues in preparing to respond to a disaster that affects the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and presents case studies and best practices that can help healthcare providers to prepare. The webinar is presented in concert with the release of the report on Disaster Preparedness in Neonatal Intensive Care Units, authored by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Fetus and Newborn and the Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council.
    Authors:Barfield, Wanda; Carbine, Douglas; Krug, Steven E.
    Type:Instructional/Training Material
    Access Notes:Link to background information: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/meetingArchive?eventId=g8pof5ulywye
    ID:14950. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  10. Source:Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
    Date Published:05/11/2017
    Format:PDF
    Annotation:This 32-page report details the massive forced migration flow into Mexico from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, known as the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA). The findings of this report are based on violence assessment surveys and medical and psychosocial consultations, and reveal a pattern of violent displacement, persecution, sexual violence, and forced repatriation. Chapter topics include Caring for Refugees and Migrants, Barriers to Health Care, and Access to Protection in Mexico and the United States.
    Type:Report
    ID:14947. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     

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