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Public Health Matters Blog - Partner, Train, Respond: Increasing Global Emergency Management Capacity

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 08:00
Countries in Africa are no strangers to major disease outbreaks that can result in illness and death of millions of people. In the past two years alone the continent has experienced infectious disease outbreaks of cholera, meningitis, Ebola Virus Disease, Lassa fever, and Yellow fever, and other public health emergencies such as drought and famine.
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Public Health Matters Blog - Halloween Rules of the Road

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 08:00
Halloween is an exciting time for kids and adults – the delight of dressing up in a fun costume, all of the spooky decorations, and of course let’s not forget the candy. Traditionally, kids trick-or-treat at night – going house-to-house in their costumes. On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Children are at Trick-or-Treat Checklist: first aid kit, warm clothes, water, cell phone, emergency contact card, trick-or-treat route, reflective strips or tape, well-fitting costume, comfy shoes, flashlight or glow sticks, trick-or-treat baggreater risk of injury than adults because they are small, have trouble judging distances and speeds, and have little to no experience with traffic rules.
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