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
Summit to Help Workplaces, Schools, Campuses and Government Facilities Prevent Violence
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 – A behavioral threat assessment summit to be held Nov. 5 in Addison will help employers, school and campus officials, and government agencies develop tools to assess threats or concerning behavior and form behavioral threat assessment teams to help prevent violence.
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.