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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is forwarding this health advisory from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) to remind health care facilities to review their emergency response and disaster preparedness plans before this weekend.
The 118th annual Army versus Navy football game is scheduled to occur on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Those attending the event will begin to arrive in the Philadelphia area on Friday, December 8. Given the very public nature of this game and the military profile of those in attendance, federal, state, and local agencies are collaborating to ensure adequate safety and security of both those attending the game and the general public. At this time, the City of Philadelphia has received no information regarding threats specific to this event. The PDPH recommends that health care facilities review their emergency response and disaster preparedness plans before this weekend because of the heightened potential for terrorism.
Specific recommendations include:
PDPH reviews data daily from multiple sources to facilitate the recognition of disease outbreaks. However, PDPH relies on clinicians to report by telephone conditions that require immediate notification, including any outbreak, unusual presentation, or cluster of disease. Indicators of naturally-occurring outbreaks or possible biological terrorism are:
Because of the size of the event, the proximity to Delaware, and the current threat climate, Delaware facilities need to prepare for the possibility that they may see patients from this event.
Call the DPH Office of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness to report conditions requiring immediate notification, or to obtain public health consultation. DPH will also facilitate diagnostic testing requiring public health laboratory services.
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