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News archive: Aug

Thursday, August 20, 2015

EMS Advisory Council Meeting September 8, 2015

Next EMS Advisory Council Meeting will be on September 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Medical Coordination Center (MCC) located at 89 Richard D. Minnich Drive, Sutton, WV.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Marked Increase in Reported Human Lyme Disease Cases

As of August 7, 2015, West Virginia has reported 119 confirmed and probable cases of Lyme disease. Only 77 confirmed and probable cases were reported during the same time period in 2014. Additionally, 29 counties have reported confirmed and/or probable cases this year (up from 22 and 23 counties for all of 2013 and 2014, respectively). Eighty-four (84) cases (70.6%) were reported from Lyme disease "endemic" counties of Berkeley, Hampshire, Hancock, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, and Wood. For more information please click on the above title.

County Medical Examiner Shortage

Don Raynes, Administrator for the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, has asked that WVOEMS let the EMS community know that there are looking for County Medical Examiner. Click title for more information

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