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Valentine's Week Round-Up

Happy Friday! Here are some articles, talks, and resources that caught the eye of MCN employees this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

“Lessons from the Ebola Crisis” Webinar: Informative, Highly-Rated, and Now Archived

Combatting Ebola: Dr. Ed Zuroweste Returns to West Africa

Editor’s Note: MCN’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ed Zuroweste is in West Africa to provide trainings to incoming clinicians on properly treating Ebola at Ebola treatment centers (ETCs).  This is Ed’s second journey to Africa to assist in training clinicians on emergency response. This time, he is stationed in Guinea and Sierra Leone, at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. His weeks there are sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), which has organized the trainings. This is Ed’s summary of the first week in the field, in Conakry, Guinea.

How Do We Avoid Another EHR Mishap? Part One

EDIT: MCN is saddened to hear Thomas Duncan has passed away. We offer our condolences to his family and friends.

On September 25, Thomas Eric Duncan went to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas, with an unspecified illness. During the intake interview with the nurse, he noted that he had recently returned from Liberia, the country at the epicenter of the Ebola virus, which has already claimed the lives of more than 3400 people in West Africa. 

Staying Safe from Ebola Infection

Ed leads Ebola training

MCN’s Chief Medical Director, Ed Zuroweste, was asked by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a lead trainer for an international effort to train primary care clinicians in Africa to handle the Ebola crisis.  Here is Ed’s update from Uganda, where the third day of training has just finished.

Critical outbreak of pertussis (whooping cough) in California

PHOTO: Young boy coughing from Pertussis also known as whooping coughThere is a critical outbreak of pertussis (whooping cough) in California: it is classified now as an epidemic. Five infants, all Latino, have died. This is due to unrecognized pertussis in older children and adults which then infects babies before they’ve had a chance to get their shots.

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operators at Greater Risk for H1N1?

Expanding Definitions of Emergency Preparedness

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