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Mar

27

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The Ebola Vaccine: A Race Against Time

Posted by on March 27th, 2020 0 comments

In 1976, near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, the disease known as Ebola was first described. For years afterward, scientists fought a largely fruitless uphill battle toward development of an effective and sustainable vaccine for this disease. After sporadically plaguing parts of Africa for decades, a 2014 widespread… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Disaster, Public Health, Research

Mar

18

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ICYMI Webinar Recap: Are you Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources

Posted by on March 18th, 2020 0 comments

Over the next several weeks, we will be recapping some of the exceptional webinars that the NNLM SCR has hosted over the course of 2019 and early 2020. If you would like to access an archived version of this webinar and the others we have hosted, please click here. In January of this year, our… Read More »

Posted in: Aging, Classes, Disaster, Electronic Resources, Emergency Preparedness, Fitness, Grants and Funding, Public Health, Social Media, Training, Webinars

Sep

04

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It’s National Preparedness Month

Posted by on September 4th, 2018 0 comments

September is National Preparedness month.  Disasters can be devastating and our region has certainly experienced this firsthand.  What can you do to prepare? FEMA has offered the following tips: Make and practice your family’s preparedness plan so your family knows how to reconnect and reunite when an emergency strikes. Learn life safety skills. Neighbors and coworkers are… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, Blog, Disaster, Electronic Resources, Emergency Preparedness, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Resources, SCR Regional Highlight, Texas

Jul

19

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Free Crisis Counseling Available for Harvey Survivors

Posted by on July 19th, 2018 0 comments

Living through a traumatic event such as a hurricane can result in damage to structures, belongings, and even your mental health.  Studies after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy examined the mental impact of experiencing a natural disaster traumatic event.  In addition to short term distress, some survivors even experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is… Read More »

Posted in: Advocacy, Blog, Community Engagement, Disaster, Mental Health, Resources, Texas

May

29

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NIH Starts Human Trials on Possible Ebola Treatment

Posted by on May 29th, 2018 0 comments

The National Institute of Health has started human trials on a possible Ebola treatment.  Researchers have been working hard to find a cure for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) since the fatality rate for those who contract the disease averages nearly 50% Ebola first appeared in 1976 in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. … Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Clinical Trials, Disaster, Emergency Preparedness, NIH, Public Health, Research

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