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Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)

March 3, 2010

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a deadly disease from rodents. Humans can contract the disease when they come into contact with infected rodents or their urine and droppings. HPS was first recognized in 1993 and has since been identified throughout the United States. Although rare, …

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Podcast – How to Use N95 Respirators

November 16, 2009

N95 respirators are designed to protect you from breathing in very small particles that may contain viruses. These types of respirators fit tightly to the face so that air is inhaled through the filter material. N95 respirators should be worn only once and then thrown …

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School District (K-12) Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist

September 15, 2009

Local educational agencies (LEAs) play an integral role in protecting the health and safety of their district’s staff, students and their families. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed the following checklist to …

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Questions & Answers – 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine

September 8, 2009

What are the plans for developing 2009 H1N1 vaccine?Vaccines are the most powerful public health tool for control of influenza, and the U.S. government is working closely with manufacturers to take steps in the process to manufacture a 2009 H1N1 vaccine. Working together with scientists …

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Why are Bacteria Becoming Resistant to Antibiotics?

July 23, 2009

Antibiotics kill or inhibit the growth of susceptible bacteria. Sometimes one of the bacteria survives because it has the ability to neutralize or evade the effect of the antibiotic; that one bacteria can then multiply and replace all the bacteria that were killed off. Exposure …

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Interim CDC Guidance for Mitigation in Response to Human Infections with Swine Influenza (H1N1) Virus

April 27, 2009

This document provides interim planning guidance that focuses on several nonpharmaceutical measures that might be useful during this outbreak of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus aimed at reducing disease transmission and associated morbidity and mortality. Human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection have …

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Swine Flu: Taking Care of a Sick Person in Your Home

April 27, 2009

Swine flu presents a real and present danger to public health. KaiScience is pleased to provide this information from the CDC.   Swine influenza A virus infection (swine flu) can cause a wide range of symptoms, including fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills …