Public health concerns have been sparked over two unrelated reports of possible measles outbreaks last week in New Mexico and Boston, MA. Although endemic measles was eliminated from this country over a decade ago, there are still dozens of cases of the highly contagious virus in the U.S annually, due to returning visitors or foreign travelers unwittingly bringing the disease back with them from other countries in which measles is more common.
Preparis, Inc., the leading web-based business preparedness company, announced today that Briggs and Morgan, P.A. has selected Preparis as its enterprise preparedness solutions provider.
Utility companies are not immune to the cold weather, as Texans soon discovered when they found themselves without power several times in the last couple of days. The rolling outages were conducted in an attempt to make up for the damaged equipment, which was caused by poor winterization.
As bad winter weather persists, some may believe staying at home is enough to avoid most hazards that come with cold weather. Yet, in 2007, over 118,000 people were treated for injuries that occurred while trying to shovel or remove ice. The lesson to be learned? You need to take extra precautions to safeguard your health against harsh winter weather.