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  1. Source:World Health Organization (WHO)
    Date Published:07/21/2016
    Format:PDF (8 pages)
    Annotation:This eight-page document provides an update (as of July 21, 2016) on the Zika virus outbreak. It reports on the cumulative number of countries, territories, and areas by World Health Organization region reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission in years, 2007-2014, and monthly from January 1, 2015, to July 20, 2016; provides a map of the global spread of Zika virus, 2013-2016; and includes tables detailing the countries, territories, and areas reporting microcephaly and/or central nervous system malformation cases, and Guillain-Barre cases potentially associated with Zika virus infection. It provides a table summary of key response interventions.
    ID:13081. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  2. Source:Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law
    Date Published:07/20/2016
    Format:PDF (16 pages)
    Annotation:This 16-page report provides an overview of the factual context and allegations surrounding the Flint water crisis, and an introduction to some of the major legal and policy challenges that surfaced during the crisis and its aftermath, including an increase in lead exposure among children exposed to Flint's water. In addition to providing a surface level understanding of what happened, the legal and policy challenges discussed in this brief may also apply to other communities facing lead contamination in water or other human-caused environmental disasters.
    Authors:Lamoste, Elizabeth; Healy, Colleen; Jacobson, Peter; et al.
    ID:13083. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  3. Source:U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    Date Published:07/19/2016
    Format:PDF (4 pages)
    Annotation:This four-page document provides information about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s issuing of an Emergency Use Authorization to authorize the use of the Viracor-IBT Laboratories, Inc.'s Zika Virus Real-time RT-PCR test for the in vitro qualitative detection of Zika virus RNA in human serum, plasma, and urine (collected alongside a patient matched serum or plasma specimen) with specified instruments. Testing should be conducted only on specimens from individuals meeting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Zika clinical and/or epidemiological criteria for testing.
    Type:Guideline/Assessment Tool
    ID:13080. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  4. Source:U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC)
    Date Published:07/15/2016
    Format:PDF (69 pages)
    Annotation:This 69-page report summarizes information on technologies to survey and decontaminate wide-area radiological contamination and manage the subsequent radioactive waste. This information was reported by several Japanese government agencies such as the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, the Japanese Ministry of the Environment, and the National Institute for Environmental Science, together with academic institutions and industry, following the radiation release at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in 2011. The report compares technologies to recently developed, deployed, and available technologies in the United States.
    Authors:Lee, Sang Don
    ID:13085. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  5. Source:U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
    Date Published:07/14/2016
    Format:Video or Multimedia
    Annotation:This one-hour, two-minute webinar, sponsored by the TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, Information Exchange) program, discusses the role of healthcare coalitions in mass gatherings. Speakers describe a mass gathering, the ways in which a healthcare coalition should be involved in a mass gathering, and how to identify planning considerations. They discuss how the Hospital Preparedness Program is moving toward making healthcare coalition response coordination a grant requirement.
    Authors:Harvey, Melissa; Hick, John L.; Lamana, Joe; et al.
    Type:Instructional/Training Material
    Access Notes:Site requires free registration.
    ID:13070. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  6. Source:World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
    Date Published:07/14/2016
    Annotation:This report provides a regional update (as of July 14, 2016) on the incidence and trends of the Zika virus outbreak in the Americas. It reports on countries and territories in the Americas with confirmed autochthonous (vector-borne) Zika virus cases, 2015-2016; chikungunya, dengue, and Zika cases by epidemiological week; congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus infection; and Guillain-Barré syndrome and other neurological disorders.
    ID:13068. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  7. Source:U.S. Senate, Committee on Foreign Relations
    Date Published:07/13/2016
    Format:Video or Multimedia
    Annotation:This two-hour Congressional hearing describes the seriousness of the Zika virus outbreak and discusses what more can be done in the Western Hemisphere to help fight it. Witnesses discuss the international Zika virus outbreak response and the U.S. Department of State's contribution to those efforts; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) efforts to prepare for and respond to the Zika virus outbreak; and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)'s response to the Zika virus outbreak.
    Authors:Garber, Judith; Frieden, Thomas; Koek, Irene
    ID:13084. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  8. Source:U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce
    Date Published:07/12/2016
    Format:Video or Multimedia
    Annotation:This two-hour, 34-minute Congressional hearing discusses the findings of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) report on A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. Witnesses also discuss legislation focused on strengthening national trauma and emergency care systems.
    Authors:Klein, Jorie; Manifold, Craig; Marcozzi, David; et al.
    ID:13067. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  9. Source:Committee on Climate Change (CCC)
    Date Published:07/12/2016
    Annotation:These eight documents are the technical chapters of the United Kingdom (UK) Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017. Topics are the Introduction; Approach and Context; Natural Environment and Natural Assets; Infrastructure; People and the Built Environment, including sections on human health effects and risks to health; Business and Industry; International Dimensions; and Cross-Cutting Issues.
    Authors:Humphrey, Kathryn; Murphy, James; Harris, Glen; et al.
    Access Notes:Link to entire risk assessment document:
    ID:13055. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  10. Source:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Date Published:07/12/2016
    Format:Video or Multimedia (20 pages)
    Annotation:These presentation slides are from a teleconference about effective infectious disease communication and the use of principles of risk communication, the nine steps of crisis response, and the importance of surviving the first 48 hours. It describes communication staff responsibilities, and four things to anticipate.
    Authors:Daigle, David
    Type:Instructional/Training Material
    ID:13078. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

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