July 11th News Round-up

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Responder News: Mutual Aid Resource Planning Tool Improves Community Preparedness


CDC: West Nile Virus

With a burgeoning tick and mosquito population this summer, the potential for the spreading of tick and mosquito borne illnesses is significantly increased. Here is an overview of Insect Repellent Use and Safety. 

Additionally, HERE is a map and statistics on West Nile Virus in the United States.


NPR: Crime Labs Struggle To Identify Opioids In Race To Stop Epidemic

Opioids are changing rapidly on the street and crime labs are finding it harder to determine what ingredients are in these drugs to better inform treatment and prosecution of dealers. Read more...


NPR: Trump Administration Appoints Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald As New CDC Director

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald has been appointed as the new CDC Director. She comes from a background in Obstetrics and Gynecology and has led the state of Georgia's health department for the past 6 years. Read more...