Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine Journal Articles

 
 
  • Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak -- Nigeria, July-September 2014 Nigeria, unlike other affected countries, has successfully contained a potentially serious Ebola outbreak, with no new cases since August 31. How did they do it?
  • Control of Ebola Virus Disease: Firestone District, Liberia Read about the innovative measures taken by Firestone Liberia, Inc., to successfully limit the spread of Ebola in an area where they had already established an effective health care infrastructure.
  • Social Media Use in Emergencies by People With Disabilities How often do people with disabilities turn to social media for information during a public emergency?
  • Exposure to the WTC Disaster and Obstructive Airway Disease The World Trade Center disaster presents a unique opportunity to describe the latency period for obstructive airway disease diagnoses in rescue workers following a major environmental catastrophe.
  • Despite Progress, Gaps Still Remain in US Preparedness Are U.S. states ready to protect residents against infectious disease outbreaks and other public health disasters? Maybe not, according to a recent study.
  • The Long View Growing numbers of hospitalists are contributing to global health efforts through new nonprofit and collaborative models. How can you get involved?
  • Clinical Equipment Needed for a Mass Casualties Incident Which essential items, and how many, are needed to appropriately respond to a mass casualty event?
  • Effective Public Health Program Implementation How can clinicians work together to ensure that effective public health programs are in place to best serve patients?
  • Low-Resource Communities Cope With Influenza Pandemic In the event of a severe influenza pandemic, how prepared are we to help low-resource communities?
  • Modern Cholera in the Americas What are the most recent cholera epidemics that have occurred in the last century, and what have public health clinicians learned from these epidemics?
  • Simply Amazing: A Hospital Defies Destruction On May 20th, Oklahoma's Moore Medical Center was completely destroyed by a tornado -- but miraculously, no lives were lost.
  • When Duty Calls Hospitalists from around the Boston area recount their reactions and actions in the immediate aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.
  • Deaths Associated With Hurricane Sandy, 2012 This new report examines data from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. What was the most common causes of death in this natural disaster?
  • Vertical Hospital Evacuations This article describes a novel method using readily available materials to effect a rapid, safe vertical hospital evacuation in the event of a disaster.
  • Ethical and Legal Challenges in Disaster Medicine Hurricane Katrina taught us many valuable lessons in disaster planning, and some improvements have been made. But are you and your hospital prepared for the next big one?
  • Asthma Interventions in Post-Katrina New Orleans Did the environmental effects of Hurricane Katrina cause the asthma rates to rise in children in the New Orleans area and, if so, what types of public health programs were put into place to treat these young patients?
  • Primary Care for Vulnerable People in Disaster Recovery What types of long-term health problems could present in people and communities following disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina? This new study examines some of the healthcare needs and the responses by clinicians in these extreme settings.
  • Carbon Monoxide Exposures Reported During Hurricane Sandy This new report takes a look at recent 2012 cases of carbon monoxide exposure during Hurricane Sandy, and makes suggestions for how exposure could potentially be prevented in the future.
  • Integrating Primary Care and Public Health During Emergencies This new article outlines the effectiveness of a public health response system that was in place during the H1N1 influenza pandemic in 2009. How did clinicians work together to respond to the health crisis?
  • Household Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies How prepared are most Americans to deal with large-scale public health emergencies that could affect them and their families? This new report takes a look.
 
 
 
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