DCHHS Health Advisory: Pertussis
The Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a
health alert in view of ongoing high rates of pertussis
statewide this year, which will likely result in the greatest
of annual pertussis cases experienced in over 50 years. View
Pertussis Profile for 2013 YTD.
Journal of Medical Entomology: Impact
of Aerial Spraying of Pyrethrin
Insecticide on Culex
pipiens and Culex tarsalis (Diptera:Culicidae) Abundance and West
Nile Virus Infection Rates
in an Urban/ Suburban Area of Sacramento County, California (Pages
Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association: Evaluation
of Efficacy and Human Health Risk of Aerial Ultra-Low Volume Applications
of Pyrethrins and Piperonyl Butoxide for Adult Mosquito Management
in Response to West Nile Virus Activity in Sacramento County, Calif.
In a disaster or public health emergency, coordination among local
public health departments, the medical community, and emergency
management is vital. When a disaster or public health emergency
strikes Dallas County, hospitals, physicians, and other health care
agencies coordinate their responses through the Dallas Medical Operations
Center (DMOC). DMOC is the official centralized coordinator of all
medical responses in the event of a regional emergency. DMOC enables
all responding agencies at the regional, state, and federal levels
to report and share information regarding resources, supplies, volunteers
and critical needs. By coordinating communications with all Dallas
area physicians, DCMS is a key participant in DMOC by distributing
up-to-date and accurate details of the emergency through web site,
faxes, email, and phone. DCMS also assists the local Medical Reserve
Corps in recruiting and scheduling physician volunteers to be deployed
at emergency shelters.
DCMS needs your help to build our team of volunteer physicians
that will respond during a disaster or public health emergency.
Only physicians who have signed up to volunteer with DCMS/Medical
Reserve Corps will be allowed to volunteer at non-hospital official
sites set up to assist those in need.
If you are interested in serving as a emergency response physician
this form and fax back to 214-946-5805 or contact Connie Webster,
senior vice president of operations at email@example.com
DCMS and our community leaders greatly appreciate your willingness
to serve in this vital capacity.
To contact us:
DCMS Senior V.P. of Operations