Navigation Links
Red Cross, CDC Ready Country for Emergency Threats
Date:6/16/2009

People Encouraged to Take Basic Preparedness Steps for Hurricane and Flu Seasons

WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last year in the Americas, more people were affected by disaster than any year in the previous decade, according to the 2009 World Disasters Report. Over the next six months, as the United States and the Caribbean face the prospect of simultaneous responses to hurricanes and the H1N1 flu, response organizations are preparing for the possibility of an even higher number.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO)

"Disaster response always has an element of uncertainty," says Joe Becker, Senior Vice President of Disaster Services for the American Red Cross. "However, by strategically acting in advance, we can profoundly impact the number of lives we save and livelihoods we preserve."

The official hurricane season started two weeks ago on June 1. Experts predict that there will be between four and seven hurricanes in the Atlantic this year, of which one to three will likely have a major impact.

In response, organizations are undertaking extensive preparedness efforts to ensure that supplies, trained personnel and detailed plans are in place to minimize the impact of any emergency. For instance, the American Red Cross is prepared to shelter and feed 500,000 people, four times more clients than the organization had to shelter during its busiest night after Hurricane Katrina.

"There are plausible response situations that would be larger than any one organization could handle on its own," says Becker. "A flu outbreak - alone or coupled with another disaster - would be one scenario where we would look to our partners in government, the private sector and the non profit sector to join forces to help America."


'/>"/>

SOURCE American Red Cross
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Insurance Department to Hold Statewide Meetings on Proposed Consolidation of Independence Blue Cross, Highmark
2. Independence Blue Cross, Jefferson Health System Reach Agreement on New Three-Year Contracts
3. S.C. BlueCross, BlueChoice HealthPlan Expand Global Offerings to Include Dental Services
4. First Batch of Swine Flu Vaccine Already Here: Company
5. Fast pandemic detection tool ready to fight flu
6. Bear Naked Launches Its First Ready-to-Eat Cereal
7. Swine Flu Vaccine Wont Be Ready Until October: CDC
8. SMOS ready to ship to launch site
9. County and City Leaders Coordinate to Just Be Ready
10. Ready or Not - Flu Pandemic Has Arrived
11. New Botox(R) Alternative Dysport(TM) FDA Approved, Ready to Rumble
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have developed ... could potentially change the way the blood infection sepsis ... Biologically Inspired Engineering said their device works outside the ... bacteria, fungi and toxins out of patients, blood. ... dying in intensive care units at least 30 percent ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... and dieters who turn to artificial sweeteners to soothe ... favors, a new Israeli study suggests. Artificial sweeteners ... no calories, researchers found in human and mouse studies. ... alter the bacteria residing in the intestines in ways ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... In an analysis of genetic information among more than ... has found 23 new genetic variants common differences ... risk for prostate cancer. The so-called "meta-analysis," believed to ... hidden mutations among men in a broad array of ... Latino ancestry. , The meta-analysis combined information from smaller ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Mercy “topped out” the world’s first ... beam into place. Sister of Mercy Claudia Ward also ... and video of the event, including footage from an ... http://bit.ly/MercyVirtual .) , “The topping out means we are ... thousands of patients regardless of the hour or location,” ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... California (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 ... access connectivity solutions, today announced that it will ... in October 2014. This new offering will provide ... and other Software-as-a-Service applications to enable secure single ... the rise of cloud computing, there has been ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:'Biospleen' Suggests New Way to Treat Blood Infection 2Health News:Artificial Sweeteners May Raise Blood Sugar Levels: Study 2Health News:Artificial Sweeteners May Raise Blood Sugar Levels: Study 3Health News:Large study reveals new genetic variants that raise risk for prostate cancer 2Health News:Mercy Tops Out World's First Virtual Care Center 2Health News:Celestix Announces Availability of ADFS Bridge Appliance in October 2014 to Simplify the Configuration of Office 365 with Active Directory 2
... a research news published says, in people with mild ... and about halve the dose of preventer inhaler//. ... breathing techniques on symptoms, lung function, use of medication ... asthma. ,One technique focused on shallow, nasal ...
... of Australia(COSA), which conducted a review of country hospitals ... little or no training, to administer chemotherapy to ... posed a risk to these patients. ... that the patient (might) be under-dosed, so they have ...
... researchers from The Institute for Genomic Research, (TIGR), in Maryland, ... in the GI system, stated that we may not be ... by studying the bacteria that are always present in our ... and as to how certain drugs could work on certain ...
... survey conducted by UNAIDS has put India on par with ... have the highest estimated number of HIV infected people//. ... the UNAIDS 2006 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic is ... adults above 49 years of age whereupon the Indian HIV ...
... the second highest success rate in heart surgeries, ensuring that ... success stories, the group's chairman Prathap C Reddy said here ... celebration, he said while the hospital that had the highest ... more cost effective as it charged less than 4,000 dollars. ...
... Making an about-turn, Delhi's Apollo Hospital today disclosed that traces ... sample of Rahul Mahajan//, a day after its doctors had ... tested negative for all known drugs. ,'Traces of ... Since its cocktail of drugs, we cannot conclusively say which ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Humans, A Symbiotic Organisms Dependent On Other Life Forms For Existence 2
(Date:9/17/2014)... Women everywhere know how frustrating a vaginal ... they,re often also embarrassing and have a way of ... ( http://ph-defense.com ) is a new, over-the-counter product designed ... product. Odor, discharge, and discomfort or ... In many cases, the cause of such problems can ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... N.J. , Sept. 17, 2014   ... details how to implement GS1 Standards to support ... and enhance patient safety and security in the ... Applying GS1 Standards to U.S. Pharmaceutical Supply Chain ... Security Act , was developed in collaboration ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... MILL VALLEY, Calif. , Sept. 17, ... announced a partnership in the fight against sarcoma. ... Sarcoma Alliance Suzanne Renee Leider Memorial Assistance Fund. ... assistance to reimburse sarcoma patients for expenses directly ... sarcoma specialist. Scientific literature reinforces the importance of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Product from Vireo Systems: pH-D Feminine Health Support 2New Healthcare Industry Guideline Delineates How to Implement GS1 Standards to Support Requirements of the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act 2New Healthcare Industry Guideline Delineates How to Implement GS1 Standards to Support Requirements of the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act 3New Healthcare Industry Guideline Delineates How to Implement GS1 Standards to Support Requirements of the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act 4Champions Oncology Partners with Sarcoma Alliance to Bring Personalized Treatment Options to Sarcoma Patients 2Champions Oncology Partners with Sarcoma Alliance to Bring Personalized Treatment Options to Sarcoma Patients 3
... Inc., the global leader in cold chain visibility ... (IATA) has deemed Sensitech,s full range of temperature ... with the 53rd edition of the IATA Dangerous ... the United Nations.   The size and lithium metal ...
...  Online news publication in-PharmaTechnologist.com ... news in key biopharma manufacturing niches. Using the ... of four microsites - Ingredients , Processing , ... - each of which delivers highly targeted news. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sensitech Inc. Products Receive Regulatory Compliance Approval from IATA 2Industry Leading Pharmaceutical News Website in-Pharmatechnologist.com Refocused and Relaunched 2
The Snap-In Snap-Out-II Tip Inserts offer a large variety of configurations....
This dissector offers dual-action jaws, which are long, tapered, and angled 30 to simplify even difficult laparoscopic dissection....
Smooth, rounded working end manipulates organs less traumatically. Used as a general manipulative instrument....
The Optima III line of laparoscopic hand instruments provides a well-crafted set of instruments designed for strength and durability....
Medicine Products: