Infectious Diseases


News & Articles

  • Big Tech Companies are Helping Employers Test Workers

    As businesses continue to grapple with the question of how to reopen safely, a number of big tech names are stepping up and offering testing and contact tracing COVID services to employers.

  • A Mask User Guide: Which Protects You Best?

    Face coverings are recommended across the country and required in many places. But how do you know what type of mask, or fabric, is best? Here’s a user guide to understanding your options.

  • Las Vegas Workers Sue Casinos over COVID-19

    Earlier this week, casino workers sued Las Vegas casinos after reports that many workers fell ill to COVID-19. The lawsuit complains that the casinos did not require workers to wear face masks.

  • Healthcare Workers Face Online Threats for Advising the Public

    Hospitals and healthcare facilities are working overtime to keep up with the increasing numbers of coronavirus patients coming in, and in some areas, hospitals are at near full capacity. While healthcare workers are trying to do their jobs and stay healthy with limited staff and PPE, many are facing threats and fearing for their own safety.

  • To Test or Not the Test? That is the Employer Question

    With little federal guidance on how to reopen and operate workplaces during and post-pandemic, employers are questioning their responsibility to test or not test employees for coronavirus.

  • 5 Tips for Using Bleach at Home and at Work

    As we begin to think more seriously about disinfecting and cleaning our work and home spaces, it’s important to remember that many cleaning products—especially bleach—pose some serious health hazards. Understand how to safely use bleach with these five tips.


Whitepapers

  • Flu Checklist: Preparedness for the Seasonal Virus

    In the United States, there is a flu season that begins every fall and ends every spring. The type of flu people get during this season is called seasonal flu.

  • Pandemic Influenza

    Public health experts warn pandemic influenza poses a significant risk to the United States and the world—only its timing, severity, and exact strain remain uncertain. International, Federal, State, local, and tribal government agencies are diligently planning for the public health response to this potential pandemic. The disease could be severe and could affect our critical infrastructure and our nation’s economic and social security. It is important that you take action.

  • Safety Doesn’t Cost: It Pays

    According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), since 1970, 75,000 lives have been saved and millions of injuries and illnesses have been prevented through effective occupational safety and health management systems.1 But you don’t need a statistician to know that safety is good for business.


Videos

  • WHO: Zika Virus Questions and Answers

    What is Zika virus? What are the symptoms? Should I avoid traveling? How can I protect myself and my family from Zika virus? This 2016 WHO video features Erika Garcia, a Pandemic & Epidemic Diseases epidemiologist with WHO, answering questions about the Zika virus.

  • Zika Virus

    Rear Admiral Stephen Pachuta, the Medical Officer of the U.S. Marine Corps, delivers a public service announcement in this 2016 video about the Zika virus. The PSA is intended to introduce Department of Defense personnel to the Zika Virus, its threats, and precautions that can be taken against it.

  • WHO: Survivors in Limbo

    Sierra Leone has more than 2,000 known Ebola survivors, who have been celebrated as heroes all over the country. But once back in the community, they face the harsh reality of stigmatization. As a young boy and orphan, Sherrie Bangura used to live with his uncle, until he was discharged from the Ebola treatment center and he found that he wasn't welcome back in his own home. Inspired by strength and courage, he and a few other survivors have created "the Rescue Team," an association of Ebola survivors. The association already has more than 90 survivors from Port Loko district alone, the majority of whom are young adults.


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