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Acta Neuropsychiatrica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.421, h-index: 23)
Acta Numerica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 8.044, h-index: 35)
Advances in Animal Biosciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.74, h-index: 14)
Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.02, h-index: 28)
African Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.532, h-index: 13)
Ageing & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 0.87, h-index: 55)
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.326, h-index: 19)
AI EDAM     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.438, h-index: 40)
AJS Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.203, h-index: 4)
American Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 248, SJR: 6.112, h-index: 127)
Anatolian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.482, h-index: 10)
Ancient Mesoamerica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.507, h-index: 29)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.144, h-index: 12)
animal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.098, h-index: 43)
Animal Health Research Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.838, h-index: 41)
Animal Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Annals of Actuarial Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Annual of the British School at Athens     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.101, h-index: 9)
Annual Review of Applied Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 0.753, h-index: 22)
Antarctic Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.728, h-index: 55)
Antichthon     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.126, h-index: 2)
Antiquaries J., The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.156, h-index: 3)
Antiquity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.133, h-index: 54)
ANZIAM J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.151, h-index: 17)
Applied Psycholinguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.005, h-index: 59)
APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.339, h-index: 4)
Arabic Sciences and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.138, h-index: 13)
Arbor Clinical Nutrition Updates     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Archaeological Dialogues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.67, h-index: 17)
Archaeological Reports     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.101, h-index: 1)
arq: Architectural Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, h-index: 3)
Asian J. of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.127, h-index: 5)
Asian J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.218, h-index: 5)
Asian J. of Law and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.179, h-index: 3)
Astin Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.979, h-index: 19)
Australasian J. of Organisational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Australasian J. of Special Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.199, h-index: 6)
Australian J. of Environmental Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.299, h-index: 5)
Australian J. of Indigenous Education, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.293, h-index: 4)
Australian J. of Rehabilitation Counseling     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.114, h-index: 1)
Austrian History Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.127, h-index: 3)
Behavioral and Brain Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.826, h-index: 127)
Behaviour Change     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.362, h-index: 27)
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 133, SJR: 0.831, h-index: 47)
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 1.359, h-index: 33)
Biofilms     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Bird Conservation Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.831, h-index: 29)
BJPsych Advances     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 51)
Brain Impairment     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.31, h-index: 13)
Breast Cancer Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Britannia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.112, h-index: 0)
British Actuarial J.     Full-text available via subscription  
British Catholic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
British J. for the History of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.804, h-index: 21)
British J. of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
British J. of Music Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.391, h-index: 8)
British J. Of Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73, SJR: 1.587, h-index: 139)
British J. of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 157, SJR: 2.505, h-index: 63)
British J. of Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 177, SJR: 2.674, h-index: 178)
Bulletin of Entomological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.918, h-index: 54)
Bulletin of Symbolic Logic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.405, h-index: 26)
Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.488, h-index: 30)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.122, h-index: 11)
Business and Human Rights J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Business Ethics Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.534, h-index: 46)
Business History Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.291, h-index: 20)
Cambridge Archaeological J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 120, SJR: 0.743, h-index: 32)
Cambridge Classical J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.101, h-index: 6)
Cambridge J. of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cambridge Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 152, SJR: 0.173, h-index: 3)
Cambridge Opera J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.227, h-index: 9)
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 25)
Camden Fifth Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Entomologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.388, h-index: 34)
Canadian J. of Emergency Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.532, h-index: 32)
Canadian J. of Law & Jurisprudence     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Canadian J. of Law and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.247, h-index: 6)
Canadian J. of Neurological Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.477, h-index: 53)
Canadian J. of Political Science/Revue canadienne de science politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.161, h-index: 23)
Canadian J. on Aging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.292, h-index: 29)
Canadian Yearbook of Intl. Law / Annuaire canadien de droit international     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiology in the Young     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.312, h-index: 40)
Central European History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.201, h-index: 14)
Children Australia     Partially Free   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.191, h-index: 2)
China Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 1.058, h-index: 54)
Chinese J. of Agricultural Biotechnology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 72, SJR: 0.113, h-index: 16)
Classical Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.151, h-index: 24)
Classical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
CNS Spectrums     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.885, h-index: 60)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Combinatorics, Probability and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.013, h-index: 35)
Communications in Computational Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.198, h-index: 34)
Comparative Studies in Society and History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45, SJR: 0.725, h-index: 36)
Compositio Mathematica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 2.965, h-index: 37)
Contemporary European History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.369, h-index: 16)
Continuity and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.266, h-index: 19)
Dance Research J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.144, h-index: 5)
Development and Psychopathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 2.342, h-index: 131)
Dialogue Canadian Philosophical Review/Revue canadienne de philosophie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.126, h-index: 7)
Diamond Light Source Proceedings     Full-text available via subscription  
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.274, h-index: 24)
Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.307, h-index: 5)
Early China     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Early Music History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.164, h-index: 8)
Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.325, h-index: 41)
East Asian J. on Applied Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.424, h-index: 6)
Ecclesiastical Law J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 2)
Econometric Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 2.219, h-index: 52)
Economics and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.624, h-index: 19)
Edinburgh J. of Botany     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.324, h-index: 20)
Eighteenth-Century Music     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 4)
English Language and Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.387, h-index: 18)
English Profile J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
English Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.302, h-index: 4)
Enterprise & Society : The Intl. J. of Business History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.452, h-index: 17)
Environment and Development Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.617, h-index: 43)
Environmental Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 1.09, h-index: 66)
Environmental Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.304, h-index: 15)
Epidemiology & Infection     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.32, h-index: 85)
Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.699, h-index: 28)
Episteme     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.678, h-index: 2)
Equine and Comparative Exercise Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.456, h-index: 43)
Ethics & Intl. Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.464, h-index: 6)
European Constitutional Law Review (EuConst)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.269, h-index: 15)
European J. of Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.939, h-index: 34)
European J. of Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.241, h-index: 26)
European Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.524, h-index: 5)
European Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.119, h-index: 17)
Experimental Agriculture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.486, h-index: 31)
Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.776, h-index: 60)
Fetal and Maternal Medicine Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.178, h-index: 14)
Financial History Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.342, h-index: 11)
Foreign Policy Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Forum of Mathematics, Pi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Forum of Mathematics, Sigma     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Genetics Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.52, h-index: 59)
Geological Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.119, h-index: 64)
Glasgow Mathematical J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.748, h-index: 25)
Global Constitutionalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Global Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Government and Opposition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.611, h-index: 32)
Greece & Rome     Partially Free   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.136, h-index: 15)
Hague J. on the Rule of Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.12, h-index: 11)
Harvard Theological Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 63, SJR: 0.237, h-index: 17)
Health Economics, Policy and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.441, h-index: 21)
Hegel Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
High Power Laser Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Historical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.337, h-index: 23)
History in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Horizons     Partially Free   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.112, h-index: 3)
Industrial and Organizational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.47, h-index: 18)
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34, SJR: 1.985, h-index: 108)
Intl. & Comparative Law Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 163, SJR: 0.324, h-index: 25)
Intl. J. of Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.107, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Astrobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.384, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Cultural Property     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.154, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Disability Management Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.179, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Law in Context     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.236, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Microwave and Wireless Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.232, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Middle East Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64, SJR: 0.501, h-index: 28)
Intl. J. of Technology Assessment in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.854, h-index: 54)
Intl. J. of Tropical Insect Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.299, h-index: 20)
Intl. Labor and Working-Class History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.262, h-index: 14)
Intl. Organization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 86, SJR: 3.67, h-index: 106)
Intl. Psychogeriatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.068, h-index: 68)
Intl. Review of Social History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.185, h-index: 16)
Intl. Review of the Red Cross     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.275, h-index: 10)
Intl. Theory: A J. of Intl. Politics, Law and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.774, h-index: 4)
Iraq     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Irish Historical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.101, h-index: 8)
Irish J. of Psychological Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.107, h-index: 14)
Israel Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.12, h-index: 2)
Itinerario     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.195, h-index: 4)
J. of African History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.381, h-index: 25)
J. of African Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.125, h-index: 6)
J. of Agricultural and Applied Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
J. of Agricultural Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.56, h-index: 51)
J. of American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.133, h-index: 9)
J. of Anglican Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.101, h-index: 1)
J. of Applied Animal Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Asian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36, SJR: 0.331, h-index: 31)
J. of Benefit-Cost Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Biosocial Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.561, h-index: 41)
J. of British Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.306, h-index: 23)
J. of Child Language     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.787, h-index: 55)
J. of Dairy Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.682, h-index: 60)
J. of Demographic Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.74, h-index: 11)
J. of Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
J. of Ecclesiastical History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.123, h-index: 14)
J. of Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45, SJR: 1.224, h-index: 44)
J. of Experimental Political Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Financial and Quantitative Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33, SJR: 2.998, h-index: 80)
J. of Fluid Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 135, SJR: 1.45, h-index: 155)
J. of French Language Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.158, h-index: 8)
J. of Functional Programming     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.917, h-index: 39)
J. of Germanic Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.219, h-index: 4)

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Journal Cover Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
  [SJR: 0.274]   [H-I: 24]   [11 followers]  Follow
    
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   ISSN (Print) 1935-7893 - ISSN (Online) 1938-744X
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  • DMP volume 12 issue 1 Cover and Front matter
    • PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2018.32
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • DMP volume 12 issue 1 Cover and Back matter
    • PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2018.33
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Editorial
    • Authors: James J James
      Pages: 1 - 1
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2018.29
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • China’s Public Safety Events: A Call to Action
    • Authors: Jianan Hu; Ruixue Huang
      Pages: 2 - 3
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.34
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Changing Tradition in the Humanitarian Sector: The Business Model Approach
           of the Kenya Red Cross
    • Authors: Tara Rava Zolnikov; Tessa Zolnikov
      Pages: 3 - 4
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.51
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Zika Virus and Neurological Disease: Investing in Prevention
    • Authors: Valentina Chiesa; Pietro Ragni
      Pages: 4 - 5
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.53
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Zika-Virus-Related Photo Sharing
    • Authors: Sora Yasri; Viroj Wiwanitkit
      Pages: 5 - 6
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.81
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Appraisal of the Preparedness of Midwives and Nurses in Bahrain to Conduct
           Early Screening for Zika Virus Infection in Pregnant Women
    • Authors: Asokan G. V.; Mariam Mohammed Baqer Nama, Feryal Juma Salman, Zainab Habib Ali AlGhareeb, Ali Moosa Almoosawi, Ridha Abdulla Al Hammam, Muyssar Sabri Awadhalla
      Pages: 7 - 13
      Abstract: Objective To appraise the awareness and knowledge levels of midwives and nurses concerning early screening for Zika virus (ZIKV) infection among pregnant women attending health care facilities in Bahrain. Methods This was a cross-sectional, purposely chosen study of Bahraini and expatriate midwives, nurses, and supervisors employed in gynecology/obstetrics and labor wards of Salmanya hospital, a maternity hospital, 4 private hospitals, and health centers in Bahrain. The chosen individuals were invited to participate in a survey on awareness and knowledge of early screening for ZIKV infection. Results Of 266 midwives and nurses employed in the study sites, 170 (64%) consented to participate in the study. Of those who agreed to participate, 76 were midwives and 94 were nurses. Admittedly, 39% of midwives and nurses were unaware of ZIKV infection. The grand mean knowledge score in the study was 39%. Expatriate midwives and nurses scored better than did Bahrainis (P
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.26
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • “We expect seniors to be able to prepare and recover from a cyclone as
           well as younger members of this community”: Emergency Management’s
           Expectations of Older Adults Residing in Aging, Remote Hamlets on
           Australia’s Cyclone-Prone Coastline
    • Authors: Sandra Astill; Evonne Miller
      Pages: 14 - 18
      Abstract: Objective To investigate the extent to which older residents feel they can remain “self-reliant” during future natural disasters and to compare the findings with the viewpoints of local policy-makers and with those charged with caring for the elderly both on a day-to-day basis and in times of crisis. Methods This study used an array of non-probability snowballing techniques to seek the participation of senior citizens over the age of 65 years, emergency services officers, community health carers, and local government disaster managers located in aging, remote, coastal Australian communities vulnerable to cyclones and storm surges. All respondents participated in either a face-to-face personal interview or a focus group, with senior citizens also completing a self-administered questionnaire. Results This research found a discrepancy between policy expectations and the experiences of both the elderly and those who care for them, as well as a lack of understanding with regard to the term “self-reliant.” Conclusions These results highlight the inability of older adults in aging, remote, coastal Australian communities to remain “self-reliant” in the future, impacting both disaster management policies and the future capacity of these communities to remain resilient. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2018;12:14–18)
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.33
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Rapid Triage of Mental Health Risk in Emergency Medical Workers: Findings
           From Typhoon Haiyan
    • Authors: Lauren Sylwanowicz; Merritt Schreiber, Craig Anderson, Carlos Primero D. Gundran, Emelie Santamaria, Jaifred Christian F. Lopez
      Pages: 19 - 22
      Abstract: Objective To determine the ability of a novel responder mental health self-triage system to predict post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in emergency medical responders after a disaster. Methods Participants in this study responded to Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines in November 2013. They completed the Psychological Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment (PsySTART) responder triage tool, the PTSD Checklist (PCL-5) and the Patient Health Questionnaire-8 (PHQ-8) shortly after responding to this disaster. The relationships between these 3 tools were compared to determine the association between different risk exposures while providing disaster medical care and subsequent levels of PTSD or depression. Results The total number of PsySTART responder risk factors was closely related to PCL-5 scores ≥38, the threshold for clinical PTSD. Several of the PsySTART risk factors were predictive of clinical levels of PTSD as measured by the PCL-5 in this sample of deployed emergency medical responders. Conclusions The presence of a critical number and type of PsySTART responder self-triage risk factors predicted clinical levels of PTSD and subclinical depression in this sample of emergency medical workers. The ability to identify these disorders early can help categorize an at-risk subset for further timely “stepped care” interventions with the goals of both mitigating the long-term consequences and maximizing the return to resilience. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2018;12:19–22)
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.37
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • The Ongoing Syrian Arab Republic Health Care Crisis
    • Authors: Steven J. Phillips
      Pages: 23 - 25
      Abstract: Prior to the Syrian civil war, access and delivery of health care and health care information over the past 4 decades had steadily improved. The life expectancy of the average Syrian in 2012 was 75.7 years, compared to 56 years in 1970. As a result of the civil war, this trend has reversed, with the life expectancy reduced by 20 years from the 2012 level. The Syrian government and its allies have specifically targeted the health care infrastructure not under government control. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2018;12:23–25)
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.55
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Quantifying Network Dynamics and Information Flow Across Chinese Social
           Media During the African Ebola Outbreak
    • Authors: Shihui Feng; Liaquat Hossain, John W. Crawford, Terry Bossomaier
      Pages: 26 - 37
      Abstract: Objective Social media provides us with a new platform on which to explore how the public responds to disasters and, of particular importance, how they respond to the emergence of infectious diseases such as Ebola. Provided it is appropriately informed, social media offers a potentially powerful means of supporting both early detection and effective containment of communicable diseases, which is essential for improving disaster medicine and public health preparedness. Methods The 2014 West African Ebola outbreak is a particularly relevant contemporary case study on account of the large number of annual arrivals from Africa, including Chinese employees engaged in projects in Africa. Weibo (Weibo Corp, Beijing, China) is China’s most popular social media platform, with more than 2 billion users and over 300 million daily posts, and offers great opportunity to monitor early detection and promotion of public health awareness. Results We present a proof-of-concept study of a subset of Weibo posts during the outbreak demonstrating potential and identifying priorities for improving the efficacy and accuracy of information dissemination. We quantify the evolution of the social network topology within Weibo relating to the efficacy of information sharing. Conclusions We show how relatively few nodes in the network can have a dominant influence over both the quality and quantity of the information shared. These findings make an important contribution to disaster medicine and public health preparedness from theoretical and methodological perspectives for dealing with epidemics. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2018;12:26–37)
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.29
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Epidemiological Effectiveness and Cost of a Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
           Response in New River Valley, Virginia: Local Health Department and
           Clinical Perspectives
    • Authors: Nargesalsadat Dorratoltaj; Margaret L. O’Dell, Paige Bordwine, Thomas M. Kerkering, Kerry J. Redican, Kaja M. Abbas
      Pages: 38 - 46
      Abstract: Objective We evaluated the effectiveness and cost of a fungal meningitis outbreak response in the New River Valley of Virginia during 2012-2013 from the perspective of the local public health department and clinical facilities. The fungal meningitis outbreak affected 23 states in the United States with 751 cases and 64 deaths in 20 states; there were 56 cases and 5 deaths in Virginia. Methods We conducted a partial economic evaluation of the fungal meningitis outbreak response in New River Valley. We collected costs associated with the local health department and clinical facilities in the outbreak response and estimated the epidemiological effectiveness by using disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) averted. Results We estimated the epidemiological effectiveness of this outbreak response to be 153 DALYs averted among the patients, and the costs incurred by the local health department and clinical facilities to be $30,413 and $39,580, respectively. Conclusions We estimated the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of $198 per DALY averted and $258 per DALY averted from the local health department and clinical perspectives, respectively, thereby assisting in impact evaluation of the outbreak response by the local health department and clinical facilities. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2018;12:38–46)
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.32
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Application of a Theoretical Model Toward Understanding Continued Food
           Insecurity Post Hurricane Katrina
    • Authors: Lauren A. Clay; Mia A. Papas, Kimberly Gill, David M. Abramson
      Pages: 47 - 56
      Abstract: Objective Disaster recovery efforts focus on restoring basic needs to survivors, such as food, water, and shelter. However, long after the immediate recovery phase is over, some individuals will continue to experience unmet needs. Ongoing food insecurity has been identified as a post-disaster problem. There is a paucity of information regarding the factors that might place an individual at risk for continued food insecurity post disaster. Methods Using data from a sample (n=737) of households severely impacted by Hurricane Katrina, we estimated the associations between food insecurity and structural, physical and mental health, and psychosocial factors 5 years after Hurricane Katrina. Logistic regression models were fit and odds ratios (OR) and 95% CI estimated. Results Nearly one-quarter of respondents (23%) reported food insecurity 5 years post Katrina. Marital/partner status (OR: 0.7, CI: 0.42, 0.99), self-efficacy (OR: 0.56, CI: 0.37, 0.84), sense of community (OR: 0.7, CI: 0.44, 0.98), and social support (OR: 0.59, CI: 0.39, 0.89) lowered the odds of food insecurity and explained most of the effects of mental health distress on food insecurity. Social support, self-efficacy, and being partnered were protective against food insecurity. Conclusions Recovery efforts should focus on fostering social-support networks and increased self-efficacy to improve food insecurity post disaster. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2018;12:47–56)
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.35
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Facilitating Partnerships With Community- and Faith-Based Organizations
           for Disaster Preparedness and Response: Results of a National Survey of
           Public Health Departments
    • Authors: Rachel M. Adams; Michael L. Prelip, Deborah C. Glik, Ian Donatello, David P. Eisenman
      Pages: 57 - 66
      Abstract: Objective We identify characteristics of local health departments, which enhance collaborations with community- and faith-based organizations (CFBOs) for emergency preparedness and response. Methods Online survey data were collected from a sample of 273 disaster preparedness coordinators working at local health departments across the United States between August and December 2011. Results Using multiple linear regression models, we found that perceptions of CFBO trust were associated with more successful partnership planning (β=0.63; P=0.02) and capacity building (β=0.61; P=0.01). Employee layoffs in the past 3 years (β=0.41; P=0.001) and urban location (β=0.41; P=0.005) were positively associated with higher ratings of resource sharing between health agencies and CFBOs. Having 1-3 full-time employees increased the ratings of success in communication and outreach activities compared with health departments having less than 1 full-time employee (β=0.33; P=0.05). Positive attitudes toward CFBOs also enhanced communication and outreach (β=0.16; P=0.03). Conclusions Staff-capacity factors are important for quick dissemination of information and resources needed to address emerging threats. Building the trust of CFBOs can help address large-scale disasters by improving the success of more involved activities that integrate the CFBO into emergency plans and operations of the health department and that better align with federal-funding performance measures. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2018;12:57–66)
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.36
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • The Role of Victimization in Shaping Households’ Preparedness for
           Armed Conflicts in Israel
    • Authors: Moran Bodas; Maya Siman-Tov, Shulamith Kreitler, Kobi Peleg
      Pages: 67 - 75
      Abstract: Objectives One of the most prominent threats to the Israeli population is the risk from armed conflicts. Yet, promoting preparedness behavior proves to be highly difficult. Arguably, this is partially due to the chronic exposure of the Israeli public to this threat, a.k.a. “Victimization.” The purpose of this study was to examine whether victimization plays a prominent role in shaping preparedness behavior toward armed conflicts in Israel. Methods An online survey of 502 participants representing the adult Jewish population in Israel was carried out. A set of questionnaires designed to assess public perception of preparedness-affecting factors was used. The list of preparedness-affecting factors was conceptualized by an expert panel before the survey. Results The results suggest that low prioritization and ignoring of civil-defense instructions during routine times are leading causes for non-compliance with preparedness recommendations. Ignoring instructions is also negatively correlated with reported preparedness. Misunderstanding the threat and fearing it also seem to be important factors. Conclusions The results of this study support the hypothesis that victimization plays an important role in shaping preparedness behavior toward armed conflicts among Jews in Israel. The findings demonstrate the complexity of the socio-psychological perspective of preparedness behavior in victimized populations. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2018;12:67–75)
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.38
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Triage and the Lost Art of Decoding Vital Signs: Restoring Physiologically
           Based Triage Skills in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
    • Authors: Frederick M. Burkle
      Pages: 76 - 85
      Abstract: Triage management remains a major challenge, especially in resource-poor settings such as war, complex humanitarian emergencies, and public health emergencies in developing countries. In triage it is often the disruption of physiology, not anatomy, that is critical, supporting triage methodology based on clinician-assessed physiological parameters as well as anatomy and mechanism of injury. In recent times, too many clinicians from developed countries have deployed to humanitarian emergencies without the physical exam skills needed to assess patients without the benefit of remotely fed electronic monitoring, laboratory, and imaging studies. In triage, inclusion of the once-widely accepted and collectively taught “art of decoding vital signs” with attention to their character and meaning may provide clues to a patient’s physiological state, improving triage sensitivity. Attention to decoding vital signs is not a triage methodology of its own or a scoring system, but rather a skill set that supports existing triage methodologies. With unique triage management challenges being raised by an ever-changing variety of humanitarian crises, these once useful skill sets need to be revisited, understood, taught, and utilized by triage planners, triage officers, and teams as a necessary adjunct to physiologically based triage decision-making. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2018;12:76–85)
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.40
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Emergency Preparedness in Elderly Care in Sweden: A Study of Staff
           Perspectives
    • Authors: Carin Björngren Cuadra
      Pages: 86 - 93
      Abstract: Objective The aim was to investigate the interface between elderly care and emergency preparedness from the elderly care staff’s perspective. Methods A web-based questionnaire was sent to elderly care staff in 4 Swedish municipalities. The questions involved experiences of extraordinary events, education and exercises, and risk and vulnerability analyses, evaluations of main risks and emergency preparedness, and familiarity with preparedness plans. In total, 568 elderly care staff responded. Results Between 15% and 25% of the respondents claimed experiences of extraordinary events, exercises and education, and risk and vulnerability analyses. The same number claimed familiarity with the organization’s preparedness plan, whereas ~85% answered that they need more education and exercises. Emergency preparedness was evaluated as important. The experiences and risks referred to pertained to both official categories used within emergency preparedness and issues such as work conditions, seniors’ fall accidents. Conclusion Elderly care staff, though highly motivated, do not seem to be involved in emergency preparedness and are not targeted to a large extent when education and training are organized. A development of the interface between emergency preparedness and elderly care could require a clarification of the scope and context of emergency preparedness and of differing understandings of central concepts. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2018;12:86–93)
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.41
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Prehospital Response Time Delays for Emergency Patients in Events of
           Concurrent Mass Casualty Incidents
    • Authors: Jungeun Kim; Chu Hyun Kim, Sang Do Shin, Ju Ok Park
      Pages: 94 - 100
      Abstract: Objective We investigated the extent of delays in the response time of emergency medical services (EMS) as an impact of mass casualty incidences (MCIs) in the same area. Methods We defined an MCI case as an event that resulted in 6 or more patients being transported by EMS, and prehospital response time as the time from the call to arrival at the scene. We matched patients before and after MCIs by dividing them into categories of 3 hours before, 0-1 hour after, 1-2 hours after, and 2-3 hours after the MCIs. We compared prehospital response times using multiple linear regression. Results A total of 33,276 EMS-treated patients were matched. The prehospital response time for the category of 3 hours before the MCIs was 8.8 minutes (SD: 8.2), treated as the reference, whereas that for the category of 0-1 hour after the MCI was 11.3 minutes (P
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.42
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Identifying Factors That May Influence Decision-Making Related to the
           Distribution of Patients During a Mass Casualty Incident
    • Authors: Trevor NT Hall; Andrew McDonald, Kobi Peleg
      Pages: 101 - 108
      Abstract: Objective We aimed to identify and seek agreement on factors that may influence decision-making related to the distribution of patients during a mass casualty incident. Methods A qualitative thematic analysis of a literature review identified 56 unique factors related to the distribution of patients in a mass casualty incident. A modified Delphi study was conducted and used purposive sampling to identify peer reviewers that had either (1) a peer-reviewed publication within the area of disaster management or (2) disaster management experience. In round one, peer reviewers ranked the 56 factors and identified an additional 8 factors that resulted in 64 factors being ranked during the two-round Delphi study. The criteria for agreement were defined as a median score greater than or equal to 7 (on a 9-point Likert scale) and a percentage distribution of 75% or greater of ratings being in the highest tertile. Results Fifty-four disaster management peer reviewers, with hospital and prehospital practice settings most represented, assessed a total of 64 factors, of which 29 factors (45%) met the criteria for agreement. Conclusions Agreement from this formative study suggests that certain factors are influential to decision-making related to the distribution of patients during a mass casualty incident. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2018;12:101–108)
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.43
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Challenges of Treating Adenovirus Infection: Application of a Deployable
           Rapid-Assembly Shelter Hospital
    • Authors: Song Bai; Bao-guo Yu, Yong-Zhong Zhang, Hui Ding, Zhou-wei Wu, Bin Fan, Hao-jun Fan, Shi-ke Hou, Feng Chen
      Pages: 109 - 114
      Abstract: This article outlines the evolution of a rescue team in responding to adenovirus prevention with a deployable field hospital. The local governments mobilized a shelter hospital and a rescue team consisting of 59 members to assist with rescue and response efforts after an epidemic outbreak of adenovirus. We describe and evaluate the challenges of preparing for deployment, field hospital maintenance, treatment mode, and primary treatment methods. The field hospital established at the rescue scene consisted of a medical command vehicle, a computed tomography shelter, an X-ray shelter, a special laboratory shelter, an oxygen and electricity supply vehicle, and epidemic prevention and protection equipment. The rescue team comprised paramedics, physicians, X-ray technicians, respiratory therapists, and logistical personnel. In 22 days, more than 3000 patients with suspected adenovirus infection underwent initial examinations. All patients were properly treated, and no deaths occurred. After emergency measures were implemented, the spread of adenovirus was eventually controlled. An emergency involving infectious diseases in less-developed regions demands the rapid development of a field facility with specialized medical personnel when local hospital facilities are either unavailable or unusable. An appropriate and detailed prearranged action plan is important for infectious diseases prevention. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2018;12:109–114)
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2016.187
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Reflection on Lessons Learned: An Analysis of the Adverse Outcomes
           Observed During the Hurricane Rita Evacuation
    • Authors: Karen Baker
      Pages: 115 - 120
      Abstract: In September 2005, nearly 3.7 million people evacuated the Texas coastline in advance of Hurricane Rita’s landfall, making the event the largest emergency evacuation in US history. The Rita evacuation underscored the importance of planning for domestic mass-evacuation events, as the evacuation itself led to over 100 of the at least 119 deaths attributed to the storm. In the days preceding Rita’s landfall, several cascading, interrelated circumstances precipitated such adverse outcomes. This article explores the series of events leading up to the evacuation’s poor outcomes, the response following Rita to amend evacuation plans, and how Texas successfully implemented these changes during later storms to achieve better outcomes. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2018;12:115–120)
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.27
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Preparing for the Surge: A Half-Day Emergency Preparedness Training Course
           for the “Second Front”
    • Authors: Lancer A. Scott; Layne A. Madden, Amy E. Wahlquist, Daniel W. Fisher
      Pages: 121 - 126
      Abstract: Purpose Clinical disaster medicine requires providers working collaboratively to care for multiple patients, yet many clinicians lack competency-based training. A 5-hour emergency preparedness training (EPT) curriculum was created using didactics, small group discussion, and scenario-based learning. The goal was to evaluate the effect of a short course on improving clinical-provider knowledge, confidence and skill. Methods Participants were enrolled in a medical university between 2011 and 2014. The course consisted of didactic lectures, small group exercises, and live mass-casualty training scenarios. Core competencies and performance objectives were developed by a task force and assessed via facilitator observation, pre- and posttesting, and a course evaluation. Results A total of 708 participants were trained, including 49.9% physicians, 31.9% medical students, 7.2% nurses, and 11% allied health personnel. The average percentage of correct answers increased from 39% to 60% (P
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.30
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • COPEWELL: A Conceptual Framework and System Dynamics Model for Predicting
           Community Functioning and Resilience After Disasters
    • Authors: Jonathan M. Links; Brian S. Schwartz, Sen Lin, Norma Kanarek, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Tara Kirk Sell, Crystal R. Watson, Doug Ward, Cathy Slemp, Robert Burhans, Kimberly Gill, Tak Igusa, Xilei Zhao, Benigno Aguirre, Joseph Trainor, Joanne Nigg, Thomas Inglesby, Eric Carbone, James M. Kendra
      Pages: 127 - 137
      Abstract: Objective Policy-makers and practitioners have a need to assess community resilience in disasters. Prior efforts conflated resilience with community functioning, combined resistance and recovery (the components of resilience), and relied on a static model for what is inherently a dynamic process. We sought to develop linked conceptual and computational models of community functioning and resilience after a disaster. Methods We developed a system dynamics computational model that predicts community functioning after a disaster. The computational model outputted the time course of community functioning before, during, and after a disaster, which was used to calculate resistance, recovery, and resilience for all US counties. Results The conceptual model explicitly separated resilience from community functioning and identified all key components for each, which were translated into a system dynamics computational model with connections and feedbacks. The components were represented by publicly available measures at the county level. Baseline community functioning, resistance, recovery, and resilience evidenced a range of values and geographic clustering, consistent with hypotheses based on the disaster literature. Conclusions The work is transparent, motivates ongoing refinements, and identifies areas for improved measurements. After validation, such a model can be used to identify effective investments to enhance community resilience. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2018;12:127–137)
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.39
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Mass Casualty Incidents in the Underground Mining Industry: Applying the
           Haddon Matrix on an Integrative Literature Review
    • Authors: Karl Gunnar Engström; John Angrén, Ulf Björnstig, Britt-Inger Saveman
      Pages: 138 - 146
      Abstract: Objective Underground mining is associated with obvious risks that can lead to mass casualty incidents. Information about such incidents was analyzed in an integrated literature review. Methods A literature search (1980-2015) identified 564 modern-era underground mining reports from countries sharing similar occupational health legislation. These reports were condensed to 31 reports after consideration of quality grading and appropriateness to the aim. The Haddon matrix was used for structure, separating human factors from technical and environmental details, and timing. Results Most of the reports were descriptive regarding injury-creating technical and environmental factors. The influence of rock characteristics was an important pre-event environmental factor. The organic nature of coal adds risks not shared in hard-rock mines. A sequence of mechanisms is commonly described, often initiated by a human factor in interaction with technology and step-wise escalation to involve environmental circumstances. Socioeconomic factors introduce heterogeneity. In the Haddon matrix, emergency medical services are mainly a post-event environmental issue, which were not well described in the available literature. The US Quecreek Coal Mine incident of 2002 stands out as a well-planned rescue mission. Conclusion Evaluation of the preparedness to handle underground mining incidents deserves further scientific attention. Preparedness must include the medical aspects of rescue operations. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2018;12:138–146)
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.31
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Rapid Risk Assessment Report for Schistosomiasis Epidemic in Jianli County
           Caused by the Sunk “Oriental Star” Cruise Ship
    • Authors: Ziling Ni; Xiaodong Tan, Bei Liu, Zhaoyu Ying, Xudong Gao, Fen Yang
      Pages: 147 - 153
      Abstract: Background At 9:28 pm on June 1, 2015, the cruise ship “Oriental Star” sank into Yangtze River in Jianli County, with 422 people killed. When the accident occurred, the Chinese government took immediate action and dispatched more than 9000 rescuers. The risk for outbreak of schistosomiasis was increased because of the shipwreck. Obviously it is critical to carry out risk assessment as soon as possible. Methods By means of the Delphi method, the situation was analyzed so that the government could fathom the severity of the accident. Then, through matrix and sigma-plotting (3-dimensional graphics) methods, related authorities performed risk assessment after site investigation. Results The latest news reported that more than 9000 people were involved in the rescue. The affected river was analyzed and mapped using SigmaPlot software, according to which the possibility, harmfulness, and controllability of the accident were determined to be medium (6), medium (6), and poor (7), respectively. Conclusion The site of the accident where the cruise ship sank and rescue operations were carried out is a schistosomiasis epidemic area with high mortality and morbidity. The chance of an outbreak of the schistosomiasis epidemic in Jianli County is quite high. To protect people in this county from the epidemic, relevant logistic services should be arranged and all remains should be cleared up carefully. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2018;12:147–153)
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.28
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Be The Help
    • Authors: David W. Callaway; E. Reed Smith, Geoff Shapiro
      Pages: 155 - 156
      PubDate: 2018-02-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2018.30
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
 
 
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