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New Resource for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Prevention

By | August 7th, 2015|Preparedness|

Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), a disease spread by the bite of an infected tick, was first identified in Arizona in 2003 and continues to be public health threat. Since 2003, there have been over 330 human RMSF cases identified in Arizona with 20 fatalities. For several years, we’ve been coordinating with Arizona’s tribal communities, [...]

AZ Aces Latest CDC Public Health Preparedness Report Card

By | February 3rd, 2014|Preparedness|

Arizona continues to score high marks on preparedness according to a CDC report released this week.  We got a perfect score this year for biological laboratory testing, and we’ve kept our excellent performance measures for incident management, public information, and medical countermeasures.  Our response times for activating our emergency operation center have been well above [...]