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On November 14, 2014  OCHIA is hosting an event free and open to the public from 8am – 1pm at 1040 Grand Concourse  Bronx, NY 10456.  For more information call 929-221-6793 or click flyer below.

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MHHC Presents a Family Planning Fun Fair!

MHHC invites all of you to join us on October 31, from noon-5pm for a fun fair! Free health screenings and more. It will be held at 57 West Burnside Avenue. Please click below for more information. We hope to see you all!

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MHHC Town Hall on Ebola

We want all of you to join us on at 4:30pm on Thursday, October 23 for a Town Hall Meeting on Ebola (Click the photo below for more details). We have top industry professionals who will be there to answer your questions and give you the facts on how the disease relates to your health, your community, and the Bronx. Dinner will be served.

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Ebola: The Facts from MHHC

FACTS ABOUT EBOLA…..

What we know:

  • The Ebola virus has been identified in Africa since 1976 with outbreaks appearing sporadically in Africa since then
  • The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history affecting multiple countries in West Africa
  • On 9/30/2014 the CDC confirmed the first travel-associated case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States
  • CDC is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other domestic and international partners to prevent the spread of Ebola within the United States
  • Ebola virus is spread by

o    direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, or mouth) with blood or body fluids(including but not limited to feces, saliva, urine, vomit and semen) of a person who is sick with Ebola

o    objects (like needles and syringes) that have been contaminated with the virus

o    infected animals

  • Ebola is not spread through the air or by water, or in general, by food.
  • A person infected with Ebola is not contagious until symptoms appear; symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to the Ebola virus but the average is 8 to 10 days
  • Signs and symptoms of Ebola typically include

o   Fever (greater than 101.5°F or 38.6°C

o   Severe headache

o   Muscle pain

o   Vomiting

o   Diarrhea

o   Stomach pain

o   Unexplained bleeding or bruising

What can we do:

  • In the healthcare setting it is vital for healthcare workers to recognize a potential case of Ebola and be ready to use appropriate infection control measures to avoid contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected patient
  • Appropriate procedures include (see Checklist for Patients Being Evaluated for Ebla Virus Disease in the United States)

o   Inquire about a history of travel to an Ebola-affected country (currently Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea) in the 21 days before onset of symptoms for any patient presenting with fever or other symptoms consistent with Ebola virus

o   Isolation of patients presenting with symptoms highly suspicious for Ebola with a history of recent travel to an Ebola-affected country or direct contact with a person infected with Ebola virus

o   Compliance with universal precautions including wearing of protective clothing, PPE, including masks, gloves, impermeable gowns, and googles or face shield by persons caring for a potentially infectious patient and hand hygiene, either hand washing or the use of alcohol-based gel sanitizers (preferred)

o   Timely communication within the organization and notification to the local health department

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Kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Please join us today as we kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

 

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