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Once Rare, Enterovirus D68 Sickens Nearly 700 across U.S. — Mostly Children

The United States is currently seeing the largest outbreak of EV-D68 ever recorded. Learn more about recent developments.

 

 

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Second Ebola Case Confirmed. Texas Health Worker Wore ‘Full’ Protective Gear.

A nurse who provided care for the first Ebola patient in Texas has been stricken with the virus. She had been self-monitoring, including taking her temperature twice a day. She notified the hospital after discovering she had a fever and was quickly admitted to an isolation room. Read more.

 

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Opportunity for Improvement Presents Itself during NYC Emergency Preparedness Exercise

NYC Office of Emergency Management hosted a catastrophic heat wave simulation exercise in which approximately 75 people representing about 35 agencies participated—including Mayor Bill de Blasio. The exercise gave participants an opportunity to think creatively about the challenges a real-life even would present, but also provided an eye-opener to the gaps that exist in the response plan. Read the full article.

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