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1. Latest Ebola Outbreak: What Has Changed in the International and U.S. Response Since 2014?
Source: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Date Published: 8/13/2018
Format: Text
Annotation: This issue brief examines what has changed in the larger international Ebola response landscape since 2014, and the current status of the U.S. Government engagement, including comparing the U.S. response now to a similar point in the trajectory of the 2014 outbreak. It details how the Democratic Republic of the Congo has experience with Ebola outbreaks, the World Health Organization has addressed important shortcomings, and an effective Ebola vaccine is available and being used. The report was initially published May 2018, and was updated August 13, 2018....[more] [less]
Authors: Michaud, Josh; Kates, Jennifer
Type: Report
ID: 17235. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
2. Healthcare Coalition Recovery Plan Template
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (ASPR)
Date Published: 8/10/2018
Format: PDF
Annotation: This 17-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) is a template to help healthcare coalitions (HCCs) develop/organize their recovery plan after a disaster. It provides general headers and descriptions for a sample pre-disaster HCC Recovery Plan that can be modified after an incident to become a disaster-specific plan. A sample plan outline is provided in Appendix A....[more] [less]
Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
ID: 17683. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
3. Topic Collection: Bioterrorism and High Consequence Biological Threats
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (ASPR)
Date Published: 8/10/2018
Format: Text
Annotation: This Topic Collection from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) provides resources that contain information on potential high consequence threats from bioterrorism, emerging diseases, accidental releases, and scientific advances, such as dual use research and synthetic biology. Categories are Biodefense Policy and Strategy; Clinical Management; Education and Training; Guidance and Guidelines; Lessons Learned; Pediatric and Maternal Health Issues; Plans, Tools, and Templates; and Specific Threats: Anthrax, Botulism, Dual Use Research, Other (VHF, Category B and C Agents), Plague, Smallpox, and Tularemia....[more] [less]
Type: Bibliography/Resource List
ID: 17684. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
4. National Plan for the Response to the Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic in North Kivu Province
Source: World Health Organization (WHO)
Date Published: 8/10/2018
Format: PDF
Annotation: This 20-page document, published with the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, provides information about the epidemiological situation of the Ebola outbreak in the North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo; operational context; response plan, objectives, and strategy; and surveillance, reporting, and evaluation....[more] [less]
Type: Report
ID: 17690. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
5. Rapid Risk Assessment: Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Date Published: 8/9/2018
Format: PDF
Annotation: This eight-page risk assessment details the tenth Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since the discovery of the virus in 1976. Genetic analysis of the viral strains showed that there is no link between this outbreak in the Provinces of North Kivu and Ituri and the recent outbreak in Equateur province. The probability that European Union/European Economic Area citizens who live or travel in EVD-affected areas of DRC are exposed to the disease is low, provided they adhere to the precautionary measures recommended in the document....[more] [less]
Type: Report
ID: 17692. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
6. Evaluation of Commercial Wet Vacuums for Bacillus Spore Sampling on Surfaces
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC)
Date Published: 8/8/2018
Format: PDF
Annotation: This 80-page report provides information about research to assess an alternative cost-effective, reliable, commercially available (or built with off-the-shelf materials) wet vacuum cleaner that could be used for sampling Bacillus spores (i.e., surrogates of B. anthracis) on both porous and nonporous surfaces. It was composed of two phases: Phase I, Evaluation of Wet Vacuum Cleaner Operational Parameters, and Phase II, Evaluation of Commercially Available Wet Vacuum Cleaners....[more] [less]
Authors: Lee, Sang Don; Calfee, M. Worth; Mickelsen, Leroy
Type: Report
ID: 17674. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
7. Buprenorphine and the Opioid Crisis: A Primer for Congress
Source: Congressional Research Service [Library of Congress] (CRS)
Date Published: 8/3/2018
Format: PDF
Annotation: This 29-page report addresses questions policymakers may have about the effectiveness of buprenorphine, a medication used to treat adults addicted to opioids and to treat pain. It discusses the demand for buprenorphine, access to buprenorphine, and how striking a balance between providing access to buprenorphine and maintaining quality standards for those who prescribe or dispense it may prove challenging....[more] [less]
Authors: Duff, Johnathan
Type: Report
ID: 17685. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
8. WHO (World Health Organization) MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) Global Summary and Assessment of Risk: August 2018
Source: World Health Organization (WHO)
Date Published: 8/2018
Format: PDF
Annotation: This eight-page report details the laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection that were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) between 2012 and June 30, 2018. It provides a global summary, a list of WHO guidances and activities, a risk assessment, and recommendations. A table depicts the number of cases of MERS-CoV by country since 2012, as of July 30, 2018....[more] [less]
Type: Report
ID: 17664. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
9. Zika 101 informational Guide for Tribes
Source: National Indian Health Board (NIHB)
Date Published: 8/2018
Format: PDF
Annotation: This 27-page guide provides basic information and resources about the Zika virus as a starting place for Tribes wanting to learn more and work to address this issue in their communities. Because of the potential effect Zika can have on the next generation of children, it is important for Tribal communities to be aware of Zika so that individual people and Tribes can be prepared to take action to prevent Zika and, if necessary, respond to any Zika cases that arise....[more] [less]
Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
ID: 17679. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
10. Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Disaster Recovery
Source: Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)
Date Published: 8/2018
Format: PDF
Annotation: This 32-page Guidance Note aims to provide action-oriented guidance to local and national government officials and key decision makers who face post-disaster challenges, and to assist them in incorporating gender-responsive recovery and reconstruction efforts across all sectors through robust gender assessments that lead to concrete needs identification and gender-specific recovery strategies and frameworks. It also addresses the different challenges that women face in
post-disaster recovery and reconstruction caused by underlying issues of inequality and marginalization.
...[more] [less]
Authors: Robles, Cindy Patricia; Benavidez, Cindy
Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
ID: 17691. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
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