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Jul 26, 2018
NPIC Enfermedad de Lyme

http://npic.orst.edu/pest/tick/lyme.es.html

La enfermedad de Lyme es una infección bacteriana transmitida por las garrapatas a las personas y los animales. La enfermedad de Lyme es ahora la enfermedad de transmisión vectorial más frecuentemente reportada en los Estados Unidos.

Source: NPIC

Jul 26, 2018
NPIC Lyme Disease

http://npic.orst.edu/pest/tick/lyme.html

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that ticks transmit to people and animals. Lyme disease is now the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States. The National Pesticide Information Center provides information on how to prevent exposure to lyme disease and other related information.

Source: NPIC

Oct 05, 2017
OSHA Fact Sheet: Preventing and Managing Laboratory Worker Exposure to Zika Virus

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3917.pdf

This guidance provides employers and workers with information to prevent and manage occupational exposure to Zika virus. The guidance may be updated as more information becomes available.

Source: OSHA

Apr 19, 2017
Occupational Health Safety Network

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/ohsn/

The Occupational Health Safety Network (OHSN) is a free, innovative, web-based injury and exposure monitoring system created for healthcare facilities. This secure system enables participating facilities to analyze worker injury and exposure data that they already collect.

Source: NIOSH

Apr 05, 2017
The Zika Virus Outbreak Infographic

http://mphdegree.usc.edu/resources/infographics/the-zika-virus-outbreak/

For those aspiring to or working toward an MPH degree online the circumstances of the Zika virus outbreak provide unique insights into the progression of an international public health emergency. See what we know so far about the virus in our latest infographic:

Source: USC

Jan 27, 2017
Providing Mass Medical Care with Scarce Resources: A Community Planning Guide

http://archive.ahrq.gov/research/mce/

The purpose of this guide is to provide community planners with valuable information and insights that will help them in their efforts to plan for and respond to a mass casualty event (MCE)

Source: AHRQ

Jan 23, 2017
Columbia University Lyme Disease Research Studies

http://www.columbia-lyme.org/

The Lyme Disease Research Program of the New York State Psychiatric Institute is the first in the United States to focus research efforts on the neuropsychiatric aspects of Chronic Lyme Disease in adults and children.

Source: Columbia University

Jan 21, 2017
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: MRSA and the Workplace

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/mrsa/

Workers who are in frequent contact with MRSA and staph-infected people and animals are at risk of infection. These included those in hospitals and healthcare facilities, correctional facilities, daycare facilities, livestock settings, and veterinary clinics.

Source: NIOSH

Oct 01, 2016
Healthcare E Tool: Needlestick/Sharps Injuries

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/hazards/sharps/sharps.html

This e-tool provides information on prevention of needlestick injuries including the use of safer needle devices.

Source: OSHA