EHS Spotlight: West Nile, Food Cooling, Wastewater Mgmt., eCardsCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 04/02/2013 03:22 PM EDT
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Environmental Health Services (EHS) for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
EHS Spotlight Features:
West Nile Virus Prevention Practices;
New Plain Language Summary: Food Cooling;
Wastewater Management Land Use Decisions;
Monitoring and Controlling West Nile Virus: Are Your Prevention Practices in Place? – Guest columnist Roger Nasci describes the 2012 WNV outbreaks in the United States and highlights community-based, integrated mosquito management programs as the best WNV prevention tool available. This article is published in the April 2013 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
EHS-Net Plain Language Summary on Restaurant Food Cooling Practices – No time to read journal articles detailing EHS-Net findings? The new summary of the 2013 food cooling study highlights the study findings and recommendations.
The Environmental Health Specialists Network (EHS-Net) works to identify and prevent environmental factors contributing to foodborne and waterborne illness outbreaks.
Wastewater Management – Land use decisions related to wastewater management may also affect water quality. If wastewater treatment systems are properly designed, constructed, operated, and maintained, they can help protect the environment, water quality, and public health. If they are not, they can put public health and the environment at risk.
Prevention eCards - Send electronic greeting cards on hand washing and cruises.
Federal Engineer of the Year - Richard Gelting PhD, PE (CAPT, USPHS) has been named the 2013 Federal Engineer of the Year by the National Society of Professional Engineers.