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The NETEC, as part of its ongoing collaboration with ASPR and CDC, has developed a comprehensive suite of Ebola exercise resources that is now entirely updated and available at http://netec.org/exercise-materials/.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the publication of reports on the lessons learned during the 2014-2016 Ebola response. The Secretary of HHS asked a nonprofit research organization, CNA, to review the Department’s international and domestic responses to the Ebola Response. It convened an independent panel of subject matter experts to identify strengths and opportunities to improve the Department’s preparedness and response efforts.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today will release a detailed account of the agency’s work on the largest, longest outbreak response in the agency’s history: the Ebola epidemic of 2014-2016. The series of articles, in a special supplement to CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), comes on the second anniversary of the official activation of the agency’s emergency response to Ebola.
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
Michigan Region 8 Epidiemiologist, Scott Schreiber recently submitted the report, Ebola: Traveler Health Monitoring, to The Guardian of Public Health. In the report he discusses collaborations and requirements by MDHHS and local health departments in Michigan in an effort to successfully implement Ebola Preparedness and the Traveler Evaluation and Monitoring program.
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