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Threat Information Resources

As part of its mission, CEPAR monitors developing and potential threats so that it can anticipate management challenges of a new emergency. CEPAR has compiled a list of reliable resources to assist the Johns Hopkins community and others monitor threats in the local area, nation and the world.

International:

World Health Organization: Outbreak Alerts
The World Health Organization through its The Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network tracks disease outbreaks around the globe. Visit the site here

WHO: Field Guide for Aid Workers
WHO has compiled a psychological guide for aid workers. Read the document here (pdf)

State Department: Travel Warnings
The U.S. State Department provides timely travel threat alerts when conditions make another country dangerous or unstable for Americans, as well as other detailed country-specific information for preparedness when traveling abroad. Visit the site here

Homeland Security: Terrorism Advisories
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Terrorism Advisory System provides threat alerts that may affect the U.S. You can sign up for alerts via email, Facebook and Twitter. Visit the site here

CNN: World News
CNN provides updated global news 24 hours a day. Visit the site here

National:

FEMA: Disaster Alerts
The Federal Emergency Management Administration provides information on declared disasters and emergencies, as well as additional disaster and emergency tracking resources. Visit the site here

CDC: Emerging Diseases
The Centers for Disease Control provide information on emerging diseases in the U.S. and abroad. Visit the site here

CDC: Flu View
The CDC also provides tracks flu activity and issues a weekly report from October through May. Visit the site here

HHS: Public Health Sit Reps
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides public health emergency situation reports, or "sit reps," when appropriate. Visit the site here

State of Maryland:

MEMA: Emergency Advisories
The Maryland Emergency Management Agency provides advisories on threats and emergencies that may affect the state. Visit the site here

Baltimore City:

Mayor's Office: Emergency Notices
The Mayor’s Office of Emergency management provides information about current or potential emergencies. Visit the site here