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EMS-specific Information on Emerging Health Issues

This page was last updated on October 30, 2018.

OVERDOSES / OPIOIDS

Contains resources related to awareness and mitigation of opioids & overdoses in response to this nationwide but often local crisis.

IN THE NEWS

A quick briefing on outbreaks and other public health-related items in the news or reported via public health outlets.

SEASONAL INFLUENZA (FLU)

Provides info on upcoming & current seasonal flu(s) & reported influenza-like illness (ILI), using reports from various public health, government & other resources.

OUTBREAKS/EMERGING DISEASES

A listing & description of outbreaks of disease, novel viruses, epidemics, or other infections that
are making humans sick, even in small numbers. There may be overlap with In the News & Pandemics.

PANDEMICS

Info & Resources related to the threat or presence of a Pandemic. Pandemics pose a risk to the entire world.

KEEPING YOUR EMPLOYEES SAFE

Contains info & resources to assist in providing for employee safety whether during standard operations or in planning for or responding to disasters.

Join Our Regional Influenza Network

The FirstWatch Regional Influenza Network (or simply, RIN) uses FirstWatch Real-Time surveillance software to automatically monitor live data in 911 (EMS, Fire and Police) computer-aided dispatch (CAD) systems, watching for increases in complaints or symptoms that are consistent with the flu, including respiratory problems, abdominal pain, headache, fever, and other indicators associated with the flu, whether they appear in geographic clusters or across the entire population being monitored.

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