Indianapolis Scooter Data

A new trend in in communities across the country is the rise of electronic scooters. These personal transportation scooters have only been around for about a year, but they have brought about various headaches for emergency services, policy makers, and even some unlucky riders.

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Hospitals as Soft Targets

Soft targets are facilities or locations which have little to no security and are highly vulnerable to sudden attack. This type of target is often chosen as a means of psychological warfare, in that there is a high probability of mass casualties.

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Motor Vehicle Safety in Cold Weather

Temperatures are constantly changing and fluctuating, and this results in many injuries and health risks. In 2017, accidents were found to be the third leading causes of deaths in the United States and was even estimated that about 90 people die of motor-related accidents each day.

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Working In The Cold

As cold weather continues to emerge, public administrators (police officers, firefighters, etc.) and other outside-working personnel are at high risk of cold stress that can lead up to Hypothermia, Frostbite and Trench Foot.

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Daily Brief: 2017.4.19

An April 14, 2017 report, released by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), has revealed 9,552 new suspected, confirmed, and imported cases of chikungunya. The total number of chikungunya cases for 2017 is now said to be 29,841.

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Daily Brief: 2017.4.14

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is investigating multiple outbreaks of mumps throughout the state. The outbreaks have resulted in Texas experiencing the highest incidence of mumps in 22 years. So far, 221 mumps cases have been reported this year. This is the largest total since there were 234 cases in 1994.

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Daily Brief: 2017.4.12

A new report released by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has reported 7,342 new suspected, confirmed, and imported cases of chikungunya and 5 new related deaths. The total number of chikungunya cases for 2017 is now said to be 20,319.

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Daily Brief: 2017.4.9

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity in the United States is continuing to slow. Despite this decline, the CDC reported seven additional flu-associated pediatric deaths for the 2016-2017 season. The total number of pediatric deaths, as a result of the flu, now sits at 68 for the season. 

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Daily Brief: 2017.4.7

A 13-year-old boy died and 14 other people were hospitalized after guests at a southern Michigan hotel were found unconscious around an indoor pool. Fire officials reportedly stated that they believed the cause was carbon monoxide poisoning. Of the 14-people hospitalized, eight children were taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana.

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Daily Brief: 2017.4.5

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories has developed a smartphone-controlled battery-operated diagnostic device that can detect Zika, dengue and chikungunya within 30 minutes. The device reportedly weighs under a pound and costs as little as $100.

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Daily Brief: 2017.3.31

A new study, published in the journal, Vaccine, has revealed that mothers would choose to vaccinate their child against the flu if there was a recommendation from a health care provider (HCP), an HCP was seen in the past year, positive attitude about the vaccine were present, and being of a minority race were all.

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Daily Brief: 2017.3.29

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity in the United States is continuing to slow. During the week ending March 18 flu was geographically widespread in 36 states, including Indiana. Most notably, the CDC reported two additional flu-associated pediatric deaths for the 2016-2017 season. The total number of pediatric deaths, as a result of the flu, now sits at 55 for the season. 

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Daily Brief: 2017.3.27

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that seven more babies have been born in the United States with Zika-related birth defects. The total of number of babies born with Zika related birth defects now sits at 54. According to the CDC US Zika Pregnancy Registry, 1,617 pregnant women with Zika infections have been under monitoring, and 1,228 of them have completed their pregnancies.

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Daily Brief: 2017.3.24

The drug, U-4770, which is also known as Pink, is continuing to be linked to deadly overdoses across the country. Reports from 2016 suggested that 80 deaths occurred nationwide as a result of the drug. In Indiana, the drug is believed to have killed two Bloomington residents.

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Daily Brief: 2017.3.22

Authorities are continuing to ask individuals not to buy or use prescription painkillers unless they're from a doctor or a pharmacist. In 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration released an intelligence brief regarding this topic, warning individuals that drug traffickers were flooding the drug market with counterfeit prescription drugs containing fentanyl.

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