NLM Announces Resource Guides on Recent Public Health Incidents: Zika Virus, California Gas Leak, and Flint, Michigan Water System
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently developed resource lists for three public health emergencies affecting both local and global communities. An incident Web page was created to gather resources on the emerging health issues arising from the Zika Virus. Two PDF documents on recent chemical incidents have been updated. Links to these lists are included below and also can be found on our NLM Disaster Health home page. https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov
- Zika Virus Health Information Resources: https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/zikavirus.html
- Aliso Canyon/Porter Ranch Gas Leak: https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/aliso_canyon_gas_leak.pdf
- Lead in Flint, Michigan Water System: https://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/FlintLeadWater.pdf
These resource lists link to a variety of sources such as:
- Local, state, federal and international agencies and organizations
- Database searches for the health information issues around the incidents
- Social media resources for situational awareness
Please share these resources freely!
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