Catastrophic Flooding: Environmental Health Risks & Morbidity and Mortality Surveillance

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Length:40 minutes
Description:These presentations by William Service, MSPH, NC Division of Public Health Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response gives you an overview of widespread catastrophic flooding in eastern North Carolina and its effects on environmental health, biological building contamination, Public Health, and morbidity and mortality surveillance.
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Training Personnel

Author and Narrator:

William Service, MSPH

Reviewer:

Jennifer Horney, MPH

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions as noted below. (Please note: The following training does not provide comprehensive or in-depth treatment of specified competencies or capability functions, it provides basic knowledge of the competencies or capability functions listed below.)

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals
2) Describes the characteristics of a population-based health problem (e.g. equity, social determinants, environment) (1: Analytic/Assessment Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 1, Function 1: Determine risks to the health of the jurisdiction
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
3.2. Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans.

Continuing Education Credit:

The UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness offers the following continuing education credit/s on this training. Eligibility for all continuing education credit is determined on an annual basis.

  • none

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References

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Tropical Storm Allison Rapid Needs Assessment---Houston, Texas, June, 2001. MMWR. May 3, 2002/ 51(17); 365-369.

Personal Communication. Mike Bell. NCDENR, Division of Water Quality, Public Water Supply Section, Washington Regional Office.

Needs Assessment Following Hurricane Georges-Dominican Republic, 1998. MMWR. February 12, 1999/ 48(05); 93-95.

Tropical Storm Allison Rapid Needs Assessment---Houston, Texas, June, 2001. MMWR. May 3, 2002/ 51(17); 365-369.

Public Health Consequences of a Flood Disaster---Iowa, 1993. MMWR. September 3, 1993/ 42(34);653-656.

US Department of Commerce. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency. http://www.csc.noaa.gov/nchaz/htm

Update: Pulmonary Hemorrhage/HemosiderosisAmong Infants --Cleveland, Ohio, 1993-1996 Vol46, No 02;33 01/17/1997 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm4602.pdf

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Update: Pulmonary Hemorrhage/HemosiderosisAmong Infants ---Cleveland, Ohio, 1993-1996 Vol49, No 09;180 03/10/2000 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm4909.pdf

http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/docs/hurricanesafe.htm

Bioaersols: Assessment and Control of the Indoor Environment. American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. 1999.

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MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Associated With Hurricane Floyd-North Carolina, September - October 1999. May 05, 2000/49(17); 369-372.

MMWR. Morbidity Surveillance Following the Midwest Flood -Missouri, 1993. October 22,993/42(41); 797 -798.

Longmire AW, Burch J, Broom LA. Morbidity of Hurricane Elena.So Med J. 1988; 81: 1343 -1346.

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MMWR. Preliminary Report: Medical Examiner Reports of Deaths Associated with Hurricane Andrew -- Florida, August 1992 September 04, 1992 / 41(35); 641-644

Press Release NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Environmental Health. October 6, 1999. http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/pressrel/10-6-99a.htm

MMWR. Emergency Mosquito Control Associated with Hurricane Andrew -- Florida and Louisiana, 1992. April 09, 1993 / 42(13); 240-242.

NC Animal Response Team. http://www.ncsart.org/aboutsart.asp

http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/docs/hurricane.htm

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