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This section covers hot topics in public health, whether it's disaster response and risk communications or certain diseases and conditions causing harm to Sailors and Marines.

 

*Latest Updates* Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Information regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) can be found on our website https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcphc/program-and-policy-support/Pages/Novel-Coronavirus.aspx.

 
New U.S. Invasive Species Alert

A new invasive tick species has been found in the United States first reported in New Jersey in 2017 and then Virginia, West Virginia and Arkansas in 2018. Click HERE to read the full alert and learn more about the East Asian or Long-horned tick. 

 

Yellow Fever: What You Need to Know
There is a large, ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in multiple states of Brazil. In response to the outbreak that began in early 2017, the World Health Organization has expanded the list of areas where yellow fever vaccination is recommended for international travelers to Brazil. Check out this Quick Hit on Yellow Fever to learn more about this disease.
Powassan Virus

Recent warmer winters have led to an increased tick population, which can increase the likelihood of tick-borne infections such as Powassan virus.  Reducing exposure to ticks is key to preventing these infections.  Check out our fact sheet on Powassan virus to learn more: https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcphc/Documents/program-and-policy-support/Powassan_Info_Sheet.pdf

Zika Virus

Visit NMCPHC's Zika virus web page for up-to-date information on Zika virus infection, including its symptoms and prevention, guidelines on surveillance and reporting, and information for vector control programs.  NMCPHC has also produced a Zika Information Sheet and a Zika Brochure as general Zika references for all Navy and Marine Corps beneficiaries."

 

Syphilis Reporting Guidance

​On May 26th, join us for this month's webinar on Syphilis Reporting Guidance at 0900, 1500 or 1700 ET.

Learning Objectives:

1. Explain the different lab interpretations for reporting syphilis.

2. Describe reporting guidelines for confirmed and probable case definitions for each stage of syphilis.

3. Evaluating AF reporting compliance for syphilis for CY 2018 and CY 2019 to understand common reporting errors.​

CME/CNE credits are available!

For more information, visit us at http://go.usa.gov/3K5kz or contact our helpdesk at:

usn.hampton-roads.navmcpubhlthcenpors.list.nmcphc-ndrs@mail.mil​.

The 2020 NMCPHC Conference is being postponed until Spring 2021

The 2020 NMCPHC Conference is being postponed until Spring 2021.  Please visit our conference webpage for updates.

FDA Warning: Sports Products Containing SARMs

A new warning was released 31 October about selective androgen receptor modulators. SARMs in dietary supplements from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and health hazards is hot off the press. Navy Fitness has been disseminating the warning via social media channels. NAVSUP received over 6,000 hits in a few hours! Read more about it here.