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How close do you live to an airport

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 […]

Example of E. Coli infection control

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 […]

Becoming complacent with disaster preparedness

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.

Mexicos response to the swine flu

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 […]

Mexico officials ask citizens to close nonessential businesses

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 […]

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