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  1. Keeping Livestock and Workers Protected From Avian Flu

    Keeping Livestock and Workers Protected From Avian Flu

    No one can deny the dangers associated with influenza viruses. As viruses spread from wild animal populations to domesticated and farm animals, the risks of these diseases spreading from animals to humans (so-called zoonosis) becomes greater. Avian Influenza (bird flu) viruses are found in wild bird populations throughout the United States. Wild birds are hosts to the disease. The threat to people occurs when the disease affects poultry and spreads further because of contamination and human contact with the virus. 

    Two Groups of Avian Influenza Viruses

    Avian influenza viruses are divided into two groups. Those groups distinguish the severity of the disease.

    • Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza (LPAI) is the less severe form of the virus.
    • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) is far mor
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  2. Ebola Protective Clothing & PPE Guidance

    Ebola Protective Clothing & PPE Guidance

    In 2014, an Ebola outbreak hit the news cycle by storm. By the time the outbreak was contained in the spring of 2016, a total of 11,325 people had died in six countries, including one person in the United States. Additionally, there were a total of 15,261 confirmed cases spanning ten countries. 

    In response to the crisis, the CDC updated their personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for healthcare workers tasked with managing patients with confirmed or suspected diagnoses of the virus. T

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