Jul 24, 2009 -The Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General yesterday released a report that dressed down the Federal Emergency Management Agency for its response to contaminated trailers given by the agency to victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.
Apr 30, 2009 -Speaking with ASIS International's CSO Roundtable this morning, a disaster epidemiologist discussed the swine flu scare while advising organizations how they can ready themselves if infections strike their employees.
Apr 29, 2009 -In light of the current flu outbreak, and with the first death in the U.S. now reported, it's worth taking a look at this September 2008 article on pandemic planning by Mario Possamai from the archives of Security Management.
Apr 28, 2009 -Public health officials have generally approved of the Obama administration's response to the swine flu outbreak. Many cite the Bush administration's investment in pandemic planning as a key behind the quick response.
Apr 27, 2009 -The European Union has urged its citizens to forego all nonessential travel to Mexico and the United States as Europe's first infection of swine flu was confirmed in a hospitalized man in eastern Spain, reports The New York Times.
Apr 26, 2009 -The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency April 26, 2009, after finding confirmed cases of Swine Influenza A (swH1N1) in California, Texas, Kansas, and New York.