Doctors on Health Audio Newsletter Doctors answers to viewer questions | vol. #5

Hurricane Disaster: Should Volunteers Worry About Their Own Health?

Listen now to Dr. Shiel's thank you and personal note regarding Hurricane Volunteers.(MP3 0:52min 421KB)

Dr. William C. Shiel Jr., Chief Medical Editor of MedicineNet.com discusses Hurricane Disaster: Should Volunteers Worry About Their Own Health?

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Listen now to Dr. Shiel:  Reporters, volunteers, national guard, and those that lived in the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina are currently subject to health risks, including many infectious diseases.  Listen to Dr. Shiel discuss precautions for everyone that has been exposed to Hurricane Katrina.(MP3 4:08min 1.96MB)

"Dr. Shiel, regarding Hurricane Katrina, there are so many people that want to volunteer their time in New Orleans, what health issues do they need to be concerned about?  It would be reasonable for those who are in contact with potentially contaminated water and in dealing with people who have been in these areas to take certain precautions.  Those precautions ahead of time, would optimally be to take hepatitis vaccinations, tetanus vaccinations, to make sure your overall health status going into this big effort is optimized..."

Listen to the entire audio segment: Hurricane Disaster: Should Volunteers Worry About Their Own Health? in this edition of / Checking Your Pulse/.

Read More Read Medicinenet article: After a Hurricane: Key Facts About Infectious Diseases on MedicineNet.com.

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