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According to a new study, timely implementation of an approach combining use of antivirals and social distancing could substantially lower the infection rate during an influenza pandemic.
On March 6 and 7, 2008, MRC GEM board members Sherwin and Judee Levinson attended the Georgia Statewide MRC Meeting,
Per XFN-ASIA, a new bird flu outbreak has been reported in Tibet a day after a 22-year-old man was confirmed to have died of bird flu in Hunan. He was China's 18th confirmed human bird flu fatality. Source: http://www.forbes.com/afxnewslimited/feeds/afx/2008/02/19/afx4668281.html
The first discussion of the free Health System Transformation and Policy Lecture Series will be held Wednesday, Jan. 30, 4-6 p.m. at the Robert W. Woodruff Library, Joseph W. Jones Room, third floor, main Emory University campus.
Without consulting any officials of the Medical Reserve Corps program, Trust For America's Health (TFAH) has released a report specifying the minimum MRC strength needed for community resiliency.
The National Nurse Emergency Preparedness Initiative (NNEPI) recently launched the online course Nurses on the Front Line: Preparing for and Responding to Emergencies and Disasters.
Dear MRC Leaders and Volunteers,
With temperatures dropping, holiday plans in full swing, and thoughts turning towards the New Year, I send you season's greetings from the Office of the Surgeon General. While this past year was an exciting year for me as I assumed the role of acting Surgeon General; it was certainly an equally eventful period for the Medical Reserve Corps.
A recent report from Trust for America's Health gave Georgia high marks for their public health disease, disaster, and bioterrorism preparedness. However, seven states scored better.
Several recent stories about H5N1 influenza are cause for limited optimism.