Despite some progress, one new outbreak or cluster a day
November 24, 2014
The effort to contain the Ebola epidemic in Liberia is showing preliminary signs of progress in some counties, but maintaining and extending these trends will require sustained efforts, according to three early-release articles in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on November 14.
On November 3, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council of the National Academies convened a workshop of distinguished representatives from the public and private sectors. The participants were asked to suggest priorities for research that will “provide public health officials, healthcare providers, and the general public with the most up-to-date information about transmission, health risks, and measures that should be taken to prevent spread of [Ebola virus disease] in the U.S."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ordered $2.7 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) to increase Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) supplies to assist U.S. hospitals caring for Ebola patients.
Industrial lighting options, a new dust collector to capture dust and fumes generated by CNC lasers and plasma cutters and Ebola information posters to put up in your workplace were among the top EHS-related products featured on ISHN.com this week.
Accuform Signs, North America’s leading manufacturer of facility identification solutions, announced today that they’ve created two informative Ebola posters warning of the dangers that Ebola may present to the industrial manufacturing sector and where you can access further information.
While most workers in the U.S. are unlikely to be exposed to the Ebola virus or come into contact with people who are ill with Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF), many employers across a variety of industries are concerned about protecting their personnel from the virus.
Deb Group has donated more than 18,000 bottles of Deb InstantFOAM hand sanitizer to the World Health Organization (WHO) to assist efforts in combatting the spread of Ebola virus in West African countries.
CDC says strategies used by Firestone might work elsewhere
October 22, 2014
Innovative measures have limited the spread of Ebola in a part of Liberia where Firestone Liberia Inc. had established an effective health care infrastructure, according to a report in this week’s CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Similar measures may be helpful in slowing the Ebola epidemic in other parts of West Africa.