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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.


Child Blood Lead Program
On October 30th, join us for this month's webinar on Child Blood Lead Program at 0900, 1500 or 1700 ET.

Learn to:
(1) Understand sources of lead exposure and its adverse medical effects to educate base population and prevent further cases.

(2) Interpret blood lead labs and ensure cases above CDC reference value are reported appropriately.

(3) Identify improvements in patient assessment for blood lead exposures.

CME/CNE credits are available! For more information, visit us at or contact our helpdesk at:

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.
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.

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:

Diabetes Webinar
Web Alert:
Our friends at the Air Force Diabetes Center of Excellence will be hosting their Prevention ECHO webinar "Epigenetics" presented by MAJ Erin Keyser, MD, OB/GYN Associate Program Director, SAMMC. This webinar is free and will be held on Friday 24 Feb from 1200-1300 Central time.
Click here to register.
DCoE Webinar Promotion Verbiage
Our friends at The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) will be hosting their free monthly webinar series on February 23, 2017 from 1- 2:30 p.m. (ET)! This webinar, "Transforming Anger: Proven Strategies," provides continuing education credit for various medical professionals and will facilitate discussions on the newest medical research. We hope that you will be able to attend and invite any colleagues who may benefit from its content as well.
To register, please visit
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."


Seasonal Influenza Surveillance Advisory
NMCPHC has updated it's influenza advisory providing outpatient and inpatient medical units with a single document that outlines guidance on influenza reporting in DRSi, ESSENCE surveillance and DandI resources.  To view the advisory click here.
Influenza Surveillance Webinar Sept 29 2015
As part of our monthly Disease Surveillance training series, NMCPHC, along with our sister Service surveillance hubs will be hosting "Influenza Surveillance" training via DCS on Tuesday September 29th.  Trainings are 30 minutes in length and are offered at 0900ET, 1500ET, and 1700ET.   You'll learn about influenza vaccine, influenza reporting, the DOD laboratory-based sentinal surveillance program, and Service specific surveillance programs and strategies.  CMEs and CNEs are available!  For more information, click here or contact the DRSi helpdesk at: