Biomedical Hazard Information

Powered by DisasterAWARE®

Your source for biomedical information

Our DisasterAWARE platform, including Disaster Alert™, provides information about biomedical hazards happening around the world. Information is derived from a variety of scientific monitoring agencies.

Reporting Threshold

A qualified health source has issued an advisory

Manual Processing

√ Global

SmartAlert™
Early Warning
for Biomedical Hazards

DisasterAWARE now includes PDC’s proprietary SmartAlert technology. You select the areas and hazards to monitor and we’ll alert you to threats within or approaching those areas automatically.

Offering the following alert severity levels:

Severity levels are designated by the authoritative reporting agency.

Information

A biomedical hazard has occurred with potential impacts to the population.

Advisory

Cautionary phase where a single or multiple country event has occurred with public health consequences potentially requiring a response. Provides updated information regarding an incident or situation. Unlikely to require immediate action.

Watch

A single- or multiple-country event with moderate public health consequences that requires a response has occurred.

Warning

A single or multiple country event has occurred with high morbidity and mortality and substantial public health consequences requiring an international response. Characterized by severe health infrastructure strain and depletion of local response capacity with long term consequences. Highest level of alerting warranting immediate attention or action.

Available Formats

Professional versions: SMS Text | Email | App Alerts
Public version: App Alerts Only

Be Aware and Prepare

Always heed instructions from local authorities and receive alerts about major hazards from PDC’s DisasterAlert app or on the DisasterAlert website.

 

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Act now

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
  • Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Practice other good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Plan ahead

  • Store a two week supply of water and food. Periodically check your regular prescription drugs to ensure a continuous supply in your home.
  • Have any nonprescription drugs and other health supplies on hand, including pain relievers, stomach remedies, cough and cold medicines, fluids with electrolytes, and vitamins.
  • Get copies and maintain electronic versions of health records from doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and other sources and store them for personal reference. Get help accessing electronic health records.
  • Talk with family members and loved ones about how they would be cared for if they got sick, or what will be needed to care for them in your home.

Hazard Brief

Real-Time Impact and Needs Assessment

Through DisasterAWARE  and DisasterAlert you get access to PDC’s unique exposure modeling capabilities—providing accurate assessments of exposure and need for hazards in any part of the world.

How to access Hazard Brief (available for all hazards)

Helpful Features and Layers

Apps powered by DisasterAWARE provide layers of information to help assess the impacts of volcanoes. These include but are not limited to: • HealthMap incidents* • OIE WAHID news* • CDC travel notices* • WHO disease outbreak news* • CDC health alert network* * = For disaster management practitioners only

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Specialized Biomedical Products

for Disaster Management Practitioners

DisasterAWARE provides specialized situational analysis reports for use by disaster management practitioners. Some of these are generated automatically with every advisory, while others are custom created by PDC as needed to support hazard response.

COVID-19 Planning Indonesia

Critical Care Bed Capacity

Health Capacity

Vulnerable health status and WASH