After the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida many people used Facebook to check on their friends. Safety Check is a Facebook tool where someone can send a message to a friend asking them to respond informing of their status following an emergency.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has announced the Next-Generation Incident Command System (NICS), an information sharing tool for first responders, is now available worldwide.
Cristi Bramer, MPH, MCIR Epidemiologist, MDHHS Division of Immunization
The following discusses vaccinations in children under two years of age, the importance of vaccines, and how vaccine coverage has changed over the last 20+ years ago.
Via The Guardian of Public Health
A lot has happened in 2015 and healthcare officials have been kept pretty busy, to say the least. Great progress has been made, however and there is a lot we can appreciate from the previous year and look forward to in 2016. The following is a CDC perspective of what happened throughout 2015 and what they plan for this new year.
via The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 28 December, 2015
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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