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Strategies for Radioactive Decontamination of Livestock

Date: Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Source: Colorado State University Extension

Access this link to watch an online webinar or PowerPoint to learn more about the proper process of radioactive decontamination in livestock.


Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv)

Date: Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Source:  Texas Animal Health Commission, National Disaster Education Network

Although PEDv was diagnosed in the United States in July of 2013 for the first time, it has not made an appearance in Texas.  PEDv is not transmittable to humans and is not a threat to food safety.

PEDv causes rapid dehydration in young piglets resulting in a high percentage of deaths. PEDv is a production-related disease that currently has no treatment, so emphasis should be placed on prevention and control.

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Texas Animal Health Commission – Animal Health News

Date: Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

View updates and information about emerging Animal Health issues in Texas such as Vesicular Stomatitis (VS), Anthrax, Biosecurity for Swine Validation and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv).



MERS Coronavirus – Updates & Information

Date: Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Learn more about the MERS-CoV virus.  View information about the recent cases in the US, MERS symptoms and how to protect yourself from MERS.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

National Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN):

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Mosquito Control Videos

Date: Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Source:  Dr. Merchant, citybugs.tamu.edu

Learn how to control mosquitoes at home.  These videos discuss the different mosquito control options including best mosquito repellents, mosquito foggers and natural mosquito control.


West Nile Virus in Texas – Fight the Bite!

Date: Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Source:  National Extension Disaster Education Network

West Nile virus mostly infects birds, but it can be transmitted to humans and other animals by mosquitoes.  West Nile Virus symptoms vary from no visible effect to flu-like symptoms, paralysis, or even death.

View all Texas EDEN West Nile Virus Resources »


eBooks for Hurricane Preparedness & Recovery

Date: Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Download these eBooks to your mobile device, tablet or eReader before a hurricane approaches.


Hurricane Evacuation Kits & Lists

Date: Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Be ready for the 2014 Hurricane Season in Texas.  Use the resources listed below to build your Hurricane Evacuation Kit.

Emergency Food and Water Supplies (eBook)

Preparing Your Evacuation  “Grab and Go” Box (.pdf) (eBook)

Links for Hurricane News, Alerts and Help

Date: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Check these websites and social media accounts often for updated Hurricane news and alerts.

1.  National Hurricane Center

Website: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Twitter:  @NHC_Atlantic

2. Texas Department of Transportation

Hurricane Information

3.  Texas Department of Public Safety

Hurricane Preparedness Information

Situation Reports

Twitter:  @TxDPS

4.  211 Texas

Website:  https://www.211texas.org/


5.  FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance

Website:  http://www.fema.gov/disaster-survivor-assistance

6.  Texas Department of Insurance

Disaster Preparedness Resource Pages (StormLink)

See the Texas EDEN Hurricane & Disaster Recovery Resources for fact sheets, guides and more.

Protecting Your Home from Storm Wind Damage

Date: Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

During severe thunderstorms or hurricanes, homes may be damaged or destroyed by high winds. Debris flying through the air can easily break through unprotected doors or windows. Learn how to protect your home.

Protecting Your Home from Wind Damage (pdf)

View more Texas EDEN Hurricane and Severe Weather resources