EDWARDS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
622 West 8th Street, Kinsley, Kansas (620)659-3102
Monday & Friday 8:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 5:00 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 5:00 Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 - 5:00
PUBLIC HEALTH is the science and art of promoting the health and well-being of the public, and preventing premature death and unnecessary disease and disability.
Our department is working very hard on our plan to protect our community in the event of a Pandemic Breakout. With many hours of training and preparation we will have the ability to provide our community with all that is needed during a public health disaster!!!
Here is some information about Pandemic Flu
Pandemic influenza is a worldwide outbreak of disease that occurs when a new influenza “A” virus, to which people have little or no immunity, appears in humans and then spreads easily from person to person. The ways to avoid spreading such a virus would be the same as for the seasonal flu: wash your hands, cover your coughs and sneezes, and stay home if you are sick.
Three major influenza pandemics swept the globe during the 20th century, and no one knows when the next pandemic may strike.
For more information click here.
ARE YOU READY???
Everyone should have a plan!
The likelihood of you and your family surviving a house fire depends as much on having a working smoke detector and an exit strategy, as on a well-trained fire department. The same is true for surviving a terrorist attack or other emergency. We must have the tools and plans in place to make it on our own, at least for a period of time, no matter where we are when disaster strikes. Just like having a working smoke detector, preparing for the unexpected makes sense. Get ready now.
READ THIS FOR INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN BE PREPARED!
Here is an EMERGENCY SUPPLY CHECKLIST
To report suspected acts of bioterrorism, call:
Here is some helpful information.
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Wednesday April 18, 2012
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