Ebola Virus Awareness
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
IEMA & Image Gently® Campaign Expands to Dentistry: Urges Dental Professionals to Child-Size Radiation Dose
IEMA, National Weather Service, Local EMAs Encourage People to Prepare for Winter Weather
IEMA Joins NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Initiative
What is Ebola hemorrhagic fever?
Ebola hemorrhagic fever, also called Ebola virus disease, is caused by a virus of the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus. Discovered in 1976, Ebola virus was named for a river in Zaire, Africa, where it was first detected. Read more...
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SPRINGFIELD – Thanks to smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, the Internet is almost always at our fingertips. Combined with computers and laptops in homes, schools and workplaces, it’s easy to see how Americans reportedly spend an average of 23 hours per week online. While the Internet provides almost limitless opportunities, it also creates risks that can range from mere inconveniences to serious threats such as identity theft, harassment and child endangerment.Read more about Cyber Security
The Image Gently® campaign has developed online educational and scientific materials to help dental professionals optimize radiation dose used in imaging exams performed on children. Image Gently has also produced downloadable materials to help parents ask more informed questions of their dental providers whenever scans are recommended for their children.
SPRINGFIELD - The winter of 2013-14 is one Illinois residents won't soon forget. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the frigid temperatures and snowy weather experienced statewide made for the worst winter conditions in nearly 40 years. Chicago recorded the coldest December through March in its history, and temperatures statewide were the fourth coldest on record.
Winter Preparedness Guide
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) this week joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Initiative. Through the initiative, NOAA formally recognizes partners who are improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness and overall resilience against extreme weather, water and climate events.