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Do 1 Thing in 2013

Date: Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Start small. Focus on one topic area each month for the year. The Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response has recognized the Do 1 ThingExternal Web Site Icon project as a community effort that reflects and embodies the Whole Community approach to emergency management. Do 1 Thing, a web-based preparedness program, encourages participants to become better prepared by tackling one topic each month.

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The Great Flood of 2011, Thailand: A Firsthand Account

Date: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thailand has a tropical climate with monsoon rains that come every summer. In 2011, the rains were unusually heavy, with a sequence of typhoons sweeping across southeast Asia. Regions of Thailand are now experiencing the worst floods in over fifty years, as water immerses villages, farms, and factories. The volume of water is so vast that more than half the country has already been flooded.

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Disaster Movies: Lessons Learned

Date: Monday, March 26th, 2012

Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Disaster movies come in all kinds of flavors: deadly viruses, tornadoes, earthquakes, and, yes, even snakes on a plane.  We can use disaster films to consider how the characters could have been more prepared or how they should have reacted if the situation they faced was real.  Check out some of these disaster movies and the lessons we can learn from them.

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Fraudulent emails referencing CDC-sponsored State Vaccination Program

Date: Friday, January 29th, 2010

Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC has received reports of fraudulent emails (phishing) referencing a CDC sponsored State Vaccination Program. The messages request that users must create a personal H1N1 (swine flu) Vaccination Profile on the cdc.gov website. The message then  states that anyone that has reached the age of 18 has to have his/her personal Vaccination Profile on the cdc.gov site.

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Flu.gov has a new face and so much more!

Date: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Source:  Flu.gov and CDC

It is the “one stop” for flu information featuring critical, current information on seasonal and H1N1 flu.

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West Nile Virus

Date: Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

A single mosquito bite can give you West Nile virus. Improve your odds of avoiding it, use repellent.

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Texas H1N1 (Swine Flu) Information and Updates

Date: Monday, April 27th, 2009

4/27/2009 – H1N1 (Swine Flu) Information and Updates

Source:  Texas Department of State Health Services

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health officials are investigating H1N1 (swine influenza) cases in people in several U.S. states, including Texas. Investigations are ongoing to determine the source of the infection and whether additional people have been infected with H1N1 (swine influenza) viruses.

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Highlights:

- DSHS News Releases
- CDC Information
- Personal & Family Preparedness
- Information for Professionals

4/26/2009 – H1N1 (Swine Influenza) Information

Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

View H1N1 (Swine Flu) Information from CDC

Highlights:

- More on the Situation
- General Info on H1N1 (Swine Flu)
- What You Can Do to Stay Healthy
- Related Links

4/25/2009 – Gov. Perry Takes Precautionary Measures to Address H1N1 (Swine Flu) in Texas

Source:  Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Rick Perry today in a precautionary measure requested the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide 37,430 courses of antiviral medications from the Strategic National Stockpile to Texas to prevent the spread of H1N1 (swine flu).  Currently, three cases of swine flu have been confirmed in Texas.

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H1N1 (Swine Flu) Confirmed in Texas

Date: Friday, April 24th, 2009

Source:  Texas Department of State Health Services

The Texas Department of State Health Services today announced that H1N1 (swine flu) has been confirmed in two 16-year-old boys from Guadalupe County near San Antonio.

One became ill on April 10, the other on April 14. Their illnesses were relatively mild. Neither was hospitalized. Both have recovered. Though the boys are friends, it has not been determined how either became infected.

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More about H1N1 (Swine Flu) from the CDC


Flood Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Date: Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Flood PSAs for “Preventing Trench Foot or Immersion Foot” and “Identification and Treatment of Hypothermia Related to Exposure in Cold Water”

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Wildfires: Emergency Preparedness & Response

Date: Friday, April 17th, 2009

Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Wildfires in Oklahoma and north Texas have burned more than 100,000 acres and destroyed dozens of homes. Find out more about the current situation, and learn how to stay safe from wildfires and wildfire smoke.

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