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News archive: May

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

EMS Advisory Council (EMSAC) June 14, 2016

The regularly scheduled statutory meeting of the EMS Advisory Council (EMSAC) will be held on June 14, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Medical Coordination Center, 89 Richard D. Minnich Drive, Sutton, WV 26601.

Friday, May 06, 2016

HEALTH ALERT 117 2016 Tickborne Disease Season Advisory

Tickborne diseases occur annually in West Virginia with most cases developing symptoms between April and September. Lyme disease is the most commonly reported tickborne disease in West Virginia. Laboratory testing is important for diagnosing tickborne diseases. Please work with your local health department to provide timely reporting of tickborne disease cases and patient information necessary for surveillance. To read and/or download the full text of HEALTH ALERT #117, click the title above

HEALTH ALERT 118 Mosquito-borne Disease Season Alert

Mosquito-borne diseases occur annually in West Virginia beginning in early spring and peaking in August and September, coinciding with mosquito activity. Arboviral infections, particularly La Crosse encephalitis (LAC) and West Nile virus (WNV), are the most common mosquito-borne diseases identified in West Virginia.Free diagnostic testing for arboviral diseases is available at the West Virginia Office of Laboratory Services (OLS).Local health departments conduct environmental assessments at the homes of patients to identify mosquito breeding sites for abatement (prevention of disease clusters) and provide education on mosquito-borne disease prevention. Please be vigilant in identifying such cases, and ensure that all hospitalized patients with encephalitis undergo appropriate arboviral disease testing during mosquito season.To read and/or download the full text of HEALTH ALERT #118, click on the title above.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

NAEMSE Instructor Course Part II

The following schedule has been set the NEMSEC exam will be held Thursday July 14th, the Instructor II class will be held Friday July 15th and Saturday July 16th, both days will begin at 8am. The test and course will be held at the Winchester Medical Center Conference Room. The address is 188 Amherst Street Winchester, Virginia 22601. For more information click on the title above.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Veterans Parade Thursday, May 19, 2016

Date: May 19, 2016 Time: 10:00 am (Line-up 9:00) Place: Charleston, WV Call Ron at (740) 446-1795 Or Dave at (304) 248-8488 All groups are invited to participate: VVA, VFW, AL, MCL, DAV, PVA, High Schools, ROTC, Scouts, etc. For more information and to download the application to participate, click on the title above.

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