CDC issues newsletter to emergency partners
The newsletter focuses on updates to the website on the Ebola 2014 West Africa Outbreak, information on grief during an emergency and CDC Ebola resources.
The CDC has added a page for survivors of the outbreak, providing information on health risks associated after infection of the virus. Complications following infection can include headaches, joint pain, eye problems and other issues. The CDC also reports the tendency of the virus to survive in isolated fluids within the body that do not interact with the immune system, including spinal column, ocular fluid, breast milk and semen.
The resources section includes items such as updated case counts, outbreak news from the World Health Organization (WHO) and kits for multimedia uses, which include press kits, radio health messages, community education tools and the Getting to Zero press kit.
The section on grief and mourning in an emergency states that public communicators in a disaster or emergency situation should use sensitive language in order to aid those individuals who may have lost loved ones, property and possessions. The CDC also states that responders should be familiar with cultural grieving practices from multiple perspectives.