- Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
Avian flu facts; travel precautions; links to Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
- Chikungunya Virus
Mosquito-borne viral disease originating in Africa. Causes fever & severe pain in multiple joints, sometimes for months to years. First cases of local transmission in Caribbean Dec. 2013. Over 750,000 cases reported in Caribbean area in less than a year.
- Cyclosporiasis (Cyclospora Infection)
An intestinal illness caused by the microscopic parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis.
- Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
Latest guidance from CDC for healthcare workers; prevention; signs & symptoms; transmission; risk of exposure; diagnosis; treatment; outbreaks, etc.
- Emerging Infectious Diseases
Free journal published by Centers for Disease Control.
- Enterovirus D68
Hospitals in Illinois are seeing more children than usual with severe respiratory illness caused by non-polio enterovirus D68.
- Hendra Virus Infection
A rare, often fatal zoonosis affecting horses and humans in Australia
- Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
Caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV, which can cause fever, cough, and shortness of breath. About 30% of those infected died.All cases have been linked to the Arabian Peninsula. First case in U.S,. reported in traveler to Chicago May 2, 2014.
- Nipah Virus Infection
Zoonosis originally hosted by fruit bats in south Asia, which causes severe illness in animals and humans
- Seasonal Influenza
Latest information from the CDC.
- Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness (STARI)
A lyme-like disease (also known as Masters disease) found mostly in the Southern U.S.
- Zika Virus
Mosquito-borne virus with usually mild symptoms. Birth defects such as microcephaly reported in babies of infected mothers.
- Zika Virus for Health Care Providers (CDC)
Includes interim guidelines for pregnant women, infants, & prevention of sexual transmission
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