2011 JOPLIN, MISSOURI TORNADO EXPERIENCE, MENTAL HEALTH REACTIONS, AND SERVICE UTILIZATION: CROSS-SECTIONAL ASSESSMENTS AT APPROXIMATELY 6 MONTHS AND 2.5 YEARS POST-EVENT
Via The Guardian of Public Health
In PLoS Currents-Disasters, researchers examined the mental health effects following the tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011. They performed two surveys, one six months post disaster and a second 2.5 years post disaster.
The BOL and Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) collaborate to ensure adequate allocation and support for LRN‐C activities. The Bureau of Laboratories (BOL) provides rapid diagnostic and analytical testing services for biological agents in human and environmental samples and rapid analytical testing for chemical agents in human samples due to an accidental, intentional, or natural disaster. Laboratory services are coordinated with local health departments, MDHHS Bureau of Disease Control, Prevention, and Epidemiology, MI Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and/or MI Department of Environmental Quality, as appropriate. BOL's network of partners and areas of research makes the bureau an invaluable information source for DEPR's operations.
On November 23, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the new use of a vaccine called BioThrax. It is to be used in conjunction with an antibiotic to treat persons between 18 and 65 years old who have been infected by anthrax.
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