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Zika Virus Information on how to evaluate infants who may have been exposed to the Zika virus. Hurricane Response and Recovery Information to help ensure children's needs are taken care of during and after a hurricane. Anthrax The AAP offers information on anthrax recommendations, including countermeasures for children. Biological Terrorism and Agents Information on bioterrorism, including specific biological agents, how they affect children, and the role of the pediatrician in the event of a biological disaster. Blast Terrorism and Explosions Learn about blast trauma and the possible resulting injuries, as well as notes on treatment. Decontamination Each hospital must have its own system or plan in place for decontamination of toxic substances, with protocols specific to children. Chemical Terrorism and Agents The AAP offers information on chemical terrorism and specific chemical agents, as well as their effect on children and the role of the pediatrician. Disaster Phases The AAP offers information on the phases of a disaster and various types of disasters. Ebola FAQs Find the answers to many Ebola-related questions as well as resources on the disease. Earthquakes View information about earthquakes and resources to help families prepare for and respond to an earthquake. National Assessment of Pediatric Readiness of Emergency Departments Report on emergency department compliance with national guidelines for pediatric readiness. Enterovirus D68 The AAP is monitoring an increase in children with severe respiratory illness, possibly due to Enterovirus D68. What clinicians need to know… Extreme Temperatures: Heat and Cold The public health consequences of cold and heat extremes are substantial. Although adults can actively seek help, children cannot. Financial Crisis The AAP offers tips for parents and caregivers and guidance for pediatricians to support families during this challenging economic time. Flash Floods/Flood Recovery The AAP offers information on floods, one of the most common hazards in the United States, including information on flash floods, flood recovery, clean-up efforts, etc. Hurricanes Tornadoes and Storms An above-average hurricane season is predicted, with the possibility of being very active. The AAP offers resources here. Influenza/Pandemics The AAP has developed a centralized page to help health care professionals stay abreast of the latest guidance for the influenza season. Promoting Adjustment and Helping Children Cope The AAP offers strategies to help children adjust and cope with the psychological effects of a disaster. Radiologic or Nuclear Terrorism and Agents View information on radiologic and nuclear terrorism, including its effect on children and tips for pediatricians. Smallpox Clinical Guidance Recommendations for persons at risk for smallpox infection after an intentional or accidental release of the virus, including children and other at-risk groups Talking to Children About Disasters View tips and instructions for how to talk to children of different ages about disasters. Terrorism and Agents The AAP provides information on terrorism in general as well as lists links to information on specific types of terrorism. Wildfires View resources on the hazards of wildfires on children and measures to protect them. RESOURCES BY AUDIENCE View a list of resources organized by profession or setting.