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Oct. 24: Zika Topic of the Week
Mosquitoes can remain active during the fall & into winter. Protect yourself! more
Oct. 17: Zika Topic of the Week
Moms-to-be, learn when to talk to your doctor about Zika. more
Oct. 10: Zika Topic of the Week
Prevent the spread of Zika after international travel. more
Oct. 3: Zika Topic of the Week
Guillain-Barré syndrome, an uncommon illness of the nervous system, is strongly associated with more
Sept. 26: Zika Topic of the Week
Prepare Yourself for Zika. You can take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones from Zika. more
Sept. 19: Zika Topic of the Week
Test Your Zika Knowledge more
Sept. 12: Zika Topic of the Week
Is Your State Prepared for Zika? more
National Preparedness Month 2016
Don't Wait. Communicate. Make you Communications Plan Today! more
Sept. 5: Zika Topic of the Week
Keep Your Workplace Safe! Employers and workers share responsibility for keeping your workplace safe from Zika. more
August 29 Zika Topic of the Week
Back to School: Get Books Not Bites! more
August 22: Zika Topic of the Week
Moms-To-Be: Protect Your Pregnancy from Zika! more
August 15: Zika Topic of the Week
August 15: Zika Topic of the more
ASTHO Zika Website
ASTHO has launched the webpage, Zika Virus: Information for States and Territories more
August 8: Zika Topic of the Week
Protect your partner from Zika! more
WVFLOOD Website Created to Help Assist Recovery Efforts
#WVFlood was created by volunteers for volunteers wishing to help our communities get back on their feet after the devastating floods that swept through West Virginia this more
Governor Tomblin Issues Statement on Flooding Response Effort
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said today that state and local emergency officials are working to ensure the safety of residents across the state. more
DHHR Press Release -- Tetanus Vaccine May Be Needed for Flood Clean-Up Effort
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health is reminding residents to check their immunization status to ensure they are protected against tetanus, in addition to protecting existing wounds from infection. more
State Health Officer Provides Food Safety Reminders Following Flooding
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health is urging residents to use caution when using food following power outages or after being exposed to flood waters. more
Flood Clean Up Precautions Reduce Illness
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health is encouraging residents to take precautions while returning to their homes to begin clean up to reduce injury and illness. more
WVCDHH Developes Video to Help Explain June Flooding Event
The following link will lead you to a video prepared by the WV Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing that details (in ASL) the importance of flood safety. more
Zika Topic of the Week - Travel Smart, Protect Yourself
"Zika Topic of the Week" will be a coordinated communication approach to highlight a simple prevention message each more
State of Health June Show Focuses on Zika Virus, HIV, and Immunizations
DHHR Cabinet Secretary Karen Bowling and Dr. Rahul Gupta, Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health and State Health Officer,discuss the threat of the Zika virus in West Virginia, what people need to know about the disease and those summer more
TRACIE - The Express: June 2016 Updates
Read about the June 2016 updates more
VIDEO: WVCDHH Educates about Zika Virus Disease (Zika)
WVCDHH gets out in front with a message on Zika to educate the deaf and hard-of-hearing more
PHEP Communications Toolkit
The public health preparedness community must speak with one voice to raise awareness about the preparedness accomplishments that the PHEP program and its dedicated champions have achievedover the past 15 years. more
NIMS Refresh Engagement Update
This refresh retains key concepts and principles from earlier NIMS versions while incorporating new Presidential directives, legislative changes, and lessons learned from exercises, actual incidents, and planned more
FEMA's 2016 PrepareAthon!
National PrepareAthon! Day – Saturday, April 30 – provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities to take action to prepare for specific hazards through group discussions, drills, and exercises. more
Wildfire Toolkit
Wildland fires are a significant threat to lives and property in the U.S and deserve your attention and preparedness more
May Toolkit
Hurricanes can cause loss of life and catastrophic damage to property along coastlines and can extend several hundred miles inland. more
PrepareAthon! and Spring's Digital Engagement Toolkit
Americans have been moving from awareness into action to prepare for disasters and save lives with America’s PrepareAthon! more
Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training
MERRTT Course: Free, two-day radiological transportation training offered at Monongalia County Health more
Red Flag Warning in Northern Panhandle
A red flag warning is in effect until 8 p.m. this evening for Hancock, Brooke, Ohio and Marhall counties. more
Community Preparedness - March Tag Lines and Do It Yourself (DIY) Tips
Spring is a time of transition, when late-season snowstorms can impact the East Coast and the Northern Plains, thunderstorms rip across the South and Midwest, rivers overflow their banks and heat waves begin in the Southwest. more
Zika Prevention Tips
Click here for CDC preventive tips. Note: All resources and materials are developed by the Centers for Disease Control and more
CDC Zika Fact Sheets and Posters
Click here to view printable Zika fact sheets and posters from the CDC. Note: All resources and materials are developed by the Centers for Disease Control and more
Health Command's Important Role During Winter Storm Jonas
Health Command augments the State Emergency Operations Center by acting as the health and medical component of Homeland more
Flood Safety Awareness
Even though we are in the middle of winter, it’s about time to begin preparing for spring more
January 2016 State of Emergency
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced tonight that he has declared a state of emergency for the entire state of West Virginia in the wake of this evening's powerful more
WVCDHH's ASL Video re Winter Storm Jonas
WVCDHH helps explain the risks and winter conditions during Winter Storm Jonas. more
State of Preparedness - January 2016
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued a statewide State of Preparedness, mobilizing state resources to help keep West Virginians safe during the severe winter weather predicted to be part of Winter Storm more
January 2016 Winter Health Advisory
Carbon Monoxide is a serious public health concern during winter storms and can be deadly. more
FEMA -- Winter Fire Safety Outreach Materials
Help increase community awareness about preventing home more
FEMA's 2016 National Seasonal Preparedness Calendar
Graphic: Ready 2016 National Seasonal Preparedness Messaging Calendar more
FEMA's 2016 Winter Preparedness Tips and Outreach Tools
January's DIY tips can be posted on bulletin boards and more
Charleston NWS Winter Precipitation Prediction Page
Check out the area's new Winter Weather Precipitation Page! more
Key Facts About Flood Readiness
Click here to review CDC guidance on flood more
2015-2016 LHD SOW and Guidance Training webinar
View the training webinar with voiceover recording here. more
VOAD-Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 4
​​​Read about how WV VOAD was awarded the 2015 WV Governor’s Service Award in the category of Disaster Services on October 14th at the Charleston Civic more
Disaster Awareness Trainings - December
Read more here about upcoming disaster awareness trainings offered by WV Homeland Security State Administrative Agency/ more
WV VOAD Disaster Checklist
Family supplies, pet supplies checklist for more
Hurricane Preparedness - Watches & Warnings
Understanding the difference between National Weather Service watches and warnings is critical to being prepared for any dangerous weather hazard, including more
Live Process Trainings
Click here to access WV Live Process more
VOAD Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 2
Read about VOAD being awarded the Governor's Service Award, preparedness tips and recovery efforts in Wood County, WV. more
DHHR Continuing to Monitor Blue-Green Algal Blooms on the Ohio River; Residents Advised to Adhere to Public Health Advisory
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health (BPH) is issuing this Public Health Advisory as efforts continue to observe and monitor the movement of blue-green algae on the Ohio River and some of its tributaries. more
WV VOAD August Newsletter is Now Available
Click here to view this more
Preparedness and Response Trainings for Congregations and Non-Profits
In the aftermath of disaster community leaders are called to step up and be ready. more
Upcoming Training Opportunities in August
Upcoming trainings for Individual CISM, Group CISM, Emotional and Spiritual Care, and Grief Following Trauma offered in Charleston, more
Epi-Ready Team Training
Free training opportunity on foodborne illness investigations. more
WV Vulnerable Populaitons Webinar
The West Virginia Center for Threat Preparedness would like to invite you to participate in a vulnerable populations webinar on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 from 1:00 –2:00 p.m. more
August 2015: Radiological Training Opportunities
Monongalia County Health Department is hosting the following Radiological Training courses August 3-7 at our Facility in Morgantown, more
June 2015: Foodborne Outbreak Trainings
The West Virginia Rapid Response Team for Food and Feed Emergencies is sponsoring the course PER-298 Team Approach to Foodborne Outbreak more
WMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness and Responder Operations Courses offered this April
Two radiological courses are being offered in late April 2015. more
Keeping you Emergency Kit Nutritous
March is National Nutrition Month and a great time to review the food in your emergency kit and makes sure it is healthy and not more
FACT SHEET - Progress in Our Ebola Response at Home and Abroad
Today, approximately 10 months since the first U.S. personnel deployed to West Africa to fight Ebola, we mark important milestones in our response to the epidemic and chart the way more
Medical Office Telephone Evaluation of Patients with Possible Influenza
The flowchart below is designed to be used when influenza is circulating in the community. This tool may help medical office staff triage calls from patients with flu-like more
The Flu: What to Do If You Get Sick
How do I know if I have the flu? more
WEBINAR: Radiation Emergencies - Expectations for Public Health
Join our webinar to learn about radiation threats and the role of public health in West more
CDC Blog: A New Year to Prepare
It is that time of year again, a time to reflect on another year gone by and prepare for the new year to come. It is time to dust off last year’s resolutions and come up with a new list of things to accomplish in more
Health Risk Assessment Earns National Honors
The West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, Center for Threat Preparedness Health Risk Assessment (HRA) has been recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) more
CDC Emergency Partners Update 2014 Ebola Response
CDC has activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to respond to Ebola. Below, please find resources and guidance that we hope will be useful to you and your organization. Please share with your colleagues and more
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Interim Guidance for Managers and Workers Handling Untreated Sewage from Suspected or Confirmed Individuals with Ebola in the U.S.
A sanitary sewer is a system of underground pipes that carries sewage and wastes from homes and other buildings to a wastewater treatment plant for more
Procedures for Safe Handling and Management of Ebola-Associated Waste
Who this if for: Hospital infection control, occupational health systems, and facility medical waste managers and more
Interim Guidance for U.S. Hospital Preparedness for Patients with Possible or Confirmed Ebola Virus Disease: A Framework for a Tiered Approach
Who this is for: State and local health departments, acute care hospitals, and other emergency care settings, including urgent care more
Interim Guidance for Preparing Frontline Healthcare Facilities for Patients with Possible Ebola Virus Disease
Who this is for: State and local health departments and frontline healthcare facilities (acute care hospitals, and other emergency care settings including urgent care clinics, and critical access hospitals) more
Interim Guidance for Preparing Ebola Assessment Hospitals
Who this is for: State and local health departments and acute care hospitals that may serve as Ebola assessment more
Information on the Survivability of the Ebola Virus in Medical Waste
Audience: U.S. hospital leadership and those responsible for waste more
Interim Guidance for Managers and Workers Handling Untreated Sewage from Individuals with Ebola in the United States
Who this is for: Workers who handle untreated sewage that comes from hospitals, medical facilities, and other facilities with confirmed individuals with more
Best Practices for Procuring Personal Protective Equipment for Ebola Response
On October 20, 2014, CDC issued new guidance for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). HHS has been working closely with PPE manufacturers and distributors in order to maintain visibility on availability of more
2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa - Case Counts
Case counts updated in conjunction with the World Health Organization updates and are based on information reported by the Ministries of Health. As of November 11, 2014 (Updated November 14, 2014). more
Information on Cleaning and Decontaminating Ebola
Interim Guidance for the Residence Decontamination for Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) and Removal of Contaminated more
Guidance for Contacts of Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) Patients
This guidance is to help you closely monitor your health for up to 21 days because you have been potentially exposed to an Ebola patient. more
Ebola: New CDC-approved Guidance for PPE and Healthcare Workers
The following procedures provide detailed guidance on the types of personal protective equipment (PPE) to be more
Enhanced Ebola Screening to Start at Five U.S. Airports and New Tracking Program for all People Entering U.S. from Ebola-affected Countries
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security's Customs & Border Protection (CBP) this week will begin new layers of entry screening at five U.S. more
Ebola Update: Follow the most recent information on the Ebola situation at CDC's Ebola page
On September 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed, through laboratory tests, the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States in a person who had traveled to Dallas, TX from more
CDC Video: Ebola and Contact Tracing
Video: Watch CDC experts explain their systematic approach to fighting Ebola with contact more
CDC confirms 4 cases of Enterovirus EV-D68 in 3 West Virginia counties
Health officials with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed four cases of Enterovirus EV-D68 in West more
New Vulnerable and At-Risk Populations Resource Guide Released
With support and funding from CDC, the North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (NCPERRC) at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health developed and introduced an online Vulnerable & At-Risk Populations Resource more
September is National Preparedness Month
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Center for Threat Preparedness is urging the public to plan for health threats with a personal preparedness kit. more
CTP Plays Role in Statewide Preparedness Workshop for Regional Staff
The state’s Senior Advisory Committee, composed of state leadership from homeland security and public health and medical preparedness, is happy to announce the launch of the State Homeland Security more
Emergency Health and Responder Safety Training and Materials
The nation depends on emergency responders to preserve the public’s safety and health when disasters strike. To successfully meet this challenge, emergency responders must be more
Online Crisis Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) training
CTP recieved news of updated Risk Communication training via our DSLR Friday Update. The CDC unveiled its updated, online training course for Crisis Emergency Risk Communication (CERC). more
Presentations and Materials from the 2014 Preparedness Conference
Here at CTP, we would like to take a minute to thank all of our presenters and all of those who were in attendance at the 2014 Preparedness more
FEMA Unveils First Annual PrepareAthon
Charleston, WVa.—This month, FEMA will begin to unveil its new PrepareAthon campaign, a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience. more
WV Center for Threat Preparedness and Disaster Summit Conference
WV Center for Threat Preparedness and Disaster Summit Conference. Save the more
Winter Storm Expected: Be Prepared
Winter Storm Expected: Be Prepared. State Health Officer stresses the importance of more
Carbon Monoxide Detector Use Encouraged; Saves Lives
Press Release Carbon Monoxide Detector Use Encouraged; Saves more
Normal Saline IV Solution supply situation.
For information about the Normal Saline IV Solution supply please read more
2013 West Virginia Public Health & Medical Preparedness Conference
Tuesday, May 21 - Thursday, May 23, more
Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment To Be Used by Healthcare Workers During Management of Patients with Ebola Virus D

The following procedures provide detailed guidance on the types of personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used and on the processes for more

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