Preparedness The City’s efforts to be prepared for health emergencies. Services Volunteer for the Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) How to volunteer for the Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). Protect yourself from West Nile virus and Lyme disease Learn how to protect yourself from West Nile virus and Lyme disease. Zika virus Information about Zika in Philadelphia, and how the City is working to prevent the emergence and spread of the disease. Carbon monoxide poisoning Information on what to do if you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning, and some carbon monoxide safety tips. Programs Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness Program Preparing Philadelphia for public health emergencies. Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Supporting the City's first responders during public health emergencies and selected community events.