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News archive: Jul

Monday, July 17, 2017

HEALTH ADVISORY 137 Legionnaire’s Disease in West Virginia

During the months of May and June 2017, West Virginia experienced more cases than expected of Legionnaire’s Disease (Legionella pneumonia). Clinical features of Legionnaire’s Disease generally include radiographic evidence of pneumonia with cough, fever, myalgia, and chest pain; hospitalization is common. Additional information on Legionnaire’s Disease can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/legionella/clinicians.html or click the title above.

HEALTH ADVISORY 138 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree

This Health Advisory serves as a reminder to all healthcare providers and laboratorians to report outbreaks, communicable diseases, and unusual conditions or emerging infectious diseases during the National Boy Scout Jamboree as required by the West Virginia Legislative Rule for Reportable Diseases, Events and Conditions (64CSR7). West Virginia will host the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree from July 19-28, 2017 at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in Mount Hope, West Virginia. The 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree is anticipated to be the largest mass gathering in the State’s history with over 40,000 scouts and staff from all over the United States and nearly 1,000 international scouts from over 80 different countries. The event is expected to bring an increased number of visitors to Fayette County and the surrounding areas. Additionally, scouts and thousands of additional youth and volunteers will be performing an estimated 500,000 hours of community service in all 55 West Virginia counties. For more information, click on the title above.

Jeffrey Allen Pittman received his final call on July 14, 2017

Fire Chief and Paramedic Jeffrey Allen Pittman, 54 of Sophia received his final call on Friday July 14, 2017. Born June 28, 1963 he was the son of Charles J. and Lois Pittman. He was preceded in death by his sister Terri Rae Clay, and his brother Charles Glenn Pittman. For more information, click on the title above.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Medical Policy Care Committee (MPCC) Friday, July 21, 2017 9:00 AM

The regularly scheduled statutory meeting of the Medical Policy Care Committee (MPCC) will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM at the Medical Coordination Center, 89 Richard D. Minnich Drive, Sutton, WV 26601.

Friday, July 07, 2017

ABCs of Infant Safety Training September 8 9:30 - 3:00 pm Camden Clark Hospital

ABCs of Infant Safety Training for Home Visitation and Early Childhood Staff and Partners Friday, September 8, 2017 9:30 am - 3:00 pm Camden Clark Hospital, Parkersburg WV. For more information click on the title above.

Fentanyl Guide Public Fire EMS June2017

Contact with a small amount can cause serious health problems or death. For more information click on the title above.

EMS Grant Writing 101 Institute July 11, 18 and 25.

EMS Grant Writing 101 Institute July 11, 18 and 25. NOSORH is offering a 3-part EMS Grant Writing 101 Institute starting on July 11th! Rural EMS agencies and other interested partners will learn how to write and submit a complete grant proposal, understand rural relevant data important to EMS and identify funding opportunities.

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