The first step to an effective emergency plan in regards to public health is education. Environmental diseases can affect the general health of the populace. Please take the time to educate yourself about these diseases.
Mold Many people consider mold an inconvenience in a wet basement or poorly ventilated bathroom. But molds can be much more than just an inconvenience - they can affect the health of you and your house. Frequently asked quesetions and their answers.
Animals looking to reestablish or aggressively defend their territory after floodwaters recede may contract the deadly but preventable disease from other animals during fights.
Rabies is a viral disease that inflames the brain and is typically spread through animals bites and exposure to open wounds.
Symptoms can include headaches, fever, malaise, sensory changes, excitability, spasms and paralysis, but they may not appear for up to seven days. Symptoms can last up to six days in humans before death.
Dealing with rabies
> Immunize all animals you have contact with.
> Stay away from feral dogs, cats and wild animals.
> If a wild animal is exhibiting bizarre behavior, call law enforcement. Call the vet if the animal is domestic.
> Bitten individuals should immediately wash the wound with soap and water and seek medical care.
> If you are exposed to rabies, you need to get a five-shot series for rabies protection