Emergency and disaster management briefing for July 12, 2017: Emergency management officials confirm 16 deaths in C-130 military crash, measles outbreak and more news.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for July 7, 2017: A New Jersey Transit train derails in the Hudson River Tunnel, Montana and surrounding states are rocked by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake - and other news.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for June 30, 2017: California fire fighters are now battling two more wildfires, a teenager in Pennsylvania was shot and killed during a road rage incident - and other news.
If the media only emphasizes one issue — such the Ebola virus — and neglects others, it gives a distorted impression of what public health looks like.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for November 4, 2016: Kentucky wildfires rage out of control; scientists make an important discovery about the 2013-2016 Ebola outbreak; the parent treaty for the Paris Climate Change Agreement goes into effect today; Alabama officials declare drought emergencies in 18 more counties; the suspect in two police killings in Iowa is arrested and charged; another earthquake shakes central Italy; and November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (CISR) Month.
Late last week, the CDC announced $60 million in funding that will serve to help U.S. states and territories combat Zika virus.
Climate change is altering weather patterns around the globe, many of which cause extreme events that pose a risk to the health and safety of individuals regardless if they live in rural, urban, or coastal island locations.
A voluntary recall of frozen fruits and vegetables expands to 42 brands in all 50 states, Nepal prepares to begin a major reconstruction project, Fort McMurray continues to burn, and cyber security analysts discover a massive hacking incident involving millions of email accounts.
An outbreak of listeria in frozen vegetables recently worsened, and the list of recalled products expanded to include 42 brands and 358 consumer products.