How close do you live to an airportPlease Rate This Article Food for thought – What shipping ports were to cities in the middle ages, airports are to the new age. This means that airports are the point of delivery for new infections. During the middle ages, fear of the plague was so great that […]
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Example of E. Coli infection controlPlease Rate This Article There is an interesting example of E. Coli infection control by a Health Department in Washington State. Instead of closing the day care, and telling the parents not to take their children elsewhere – in other words, quarantine the children – the children are allowed to […]
As Hurricane Rita was making its way through the Gulf of Mexico in 2005, the projected path was towards the Houston and Galveston, Texas area. An evacuation was called for parts of Harris and Galveston counties. Which is where the cities of Houston and Galveston are located.
The way evacuations are “supposed” to work, the areas that are nearest the Gulf of Mexico are evacuated first. Which is Galveston, and lower Harris county. That is how its supposed to work in theory. In reality, how does one of the largest cities in the USA evacuate? They dont. There were stories of people spending 18+ hours on the highway and not even going 10 miles.
There are 2 major highways going north out of Houston – HWY 59 and HWY 45. Going east and west, there is Interstate 10, 1960, old HWY 90 and 105. HWY 105 is north of the Houston area. It goes from Beaumont, through Cleveland, Conroe and finally hits HWY 6.
Swine Flu causes rush of ER rooms in TexasPlease Rate This Article The Texas Department of State Health Services has stated that people should use some kind of caution when going to the Emergency Room (ER). Please do not go to the ER unless you are experiencing at least one of the following symptoms: * […]
Mexicos response to the swine fluPlease Rate This Article Health officials in Mexico first noticed unusual cases of flu and pneumonia in mid – late March, 2009. The World Health Organization in notified in late March, and again on April 9th. But the WHO did not take action until late April. Here is the article […]
Swine Flu reported in Hong KongPlease Rate This Article Hong Kong has reported its first case of swine flu. Police were quick to quarantine the entire hotel and all 300 guest inside. The quarantine is supposed to last for 1 week. There is no information whether that is a business week, which is 5 days. […]
WHO may have dropped ball with Swine FluPlease Rate This Article On Yahoo News an article has been posted stating that the World Health Organization was slow to respond to notifications about alarming occurrences of flu and pneumonia in Mexico. Cases in Mexico may have started as early as late March. The World Health Organization […]
Mexico officials ask citizens to close nonessential businessesPlease Rate This Article Officials in Mexico have asked citizens to close all nonessential businesses for 5 days. Besides the closing of businesses, citizens have been asked not to leave their homes unless its necessary. Yahoo news posted the article that is being referred to – Mexico shuts […]
Pandemic flu alert level reaches phase 5Please Rate This Article The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised its pandemic flu alert level to phase 5. Source – Yahoo News. Here is a link to the WHO website and press release – WHO goes to phase 5 on swine flu. What does this mean? It […]
Swine Flu updates April 25- 27Please Rate This Article The past few days have been a whirlwind of “Swine Flu” events. April 25 – Texas closes the high school where the students tested posivite for swine flu. Around 75 – 100 people are dead in Mexico. The 75 – 100 varies because different news sites […]
World Health Organization releases information on Swine FluPlease Rate This Article The World Health Organization has posted a Swine Flu questions and answers PDF file on their website. Some of the information that the file covers – What is swine influenza, What are the implications for human health, Where have human cases occurred,,, and several […]
Texas Health Officials close school in an effort to stop swine fluPlease Rate This Article In an effort to contain the outbreak of Swine Flu, health officials in the State of Texas have temporarily closed Byron Steele High School in Cibolo. This is effective immediately. To read the whole article, see this School to Close […]
Center for Disease Control Podcast on the Swine FluPlease Rate This Article The Center for Disease Control has released an MP3 podcast with information about the Swine Flu. This audio file is about 4 megs. On dial up, it might take about 15 to download. In this podcast, Dr. Joe Bresee – who is with […]
Cases of Swine Flu reported in Texas California and MexicoPlease Rate This Article The Texas Department Of State Health Services has posted a bulletin that 2 confirmed cases of Swine flu have been reported in Texas. This is from the Texas DSHS website: Laboratory test results received today from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control […]