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Infectious Diseases


General Resources for Workers:

Bloodborne Infectious Diseases – NIOSH
Protecting Workers during a Pandemic – OSHA
Health Alert Network – CDC
Infection Control Guidelines for Cabin Crew Members on Commercial Aircraft – CDC
Guidance for Airlines on Reporting Onboard Deaths or Illnesses to CDC
Guidance for managing ill onboard passengers – ICAO
Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), 5th Edition – CDC
Biosafety Laboratory Competency Guidelines – CDC
Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) – CDC

Monitoring and Surveillance:

National Bioforensic Analysis and Countermeasures Center – DHS
U.S. Quarantine Stations – CDC
Division of Global Migration and Quarantine – CDC

Zika Related Resources:

Zika – CDC
About Zika – CDC
Zika Symptoms – CDC
Zika Prevention – CDC
Areas with Zika – CDC
Information for Pregnant Women – CDC
Zika Communication Resources – CDC
Zika Virus – WHO
Zika Fact Sheets – WHO
Zika Virus and Complications – WHO


Ebola Related Resources:

Ebola Virus Disease Update – WHO
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever – CDC
Ebola and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases – CDC
Questions and Answers on Ebola – CDC
Ebola Virus Disease – WHO
Frequently Asked Questions on Ebola Virus Disease – WHO
Information Resources on Ebola Virus Diseases – WHO
Blog post-Eradicating Ebola: In U.S. Biomedical Research, We Trust – NIH
Workplace Safety & Health Topics – Ebola -NIOSH
Cleaning and Decontamination of Ebola on Surfaces – OSHA
Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in US Hospitals – CDC
Safe Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals – CDC
Guidance on Air Medical Transport for Patients with Ebola Virus Disease – CDC
Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola – CDC
Interim Guidance about Ebola Virus Infection for Airline Flight Crews, Cleaning Personnel, and Cargo Personnel – CDC
Guidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in U. S. Hospitals and Mortuaries – CDC
Interim Guidance for Specimen Collection, Transport, Testing, and Submission for Persons Under Investigation for Ebola Virus Disease in the United States – CDC
Managing Potential Laboratory Exposure to Ebola Virus by Using a Patient Biocontainment Care Unit – CDC
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Workplace Environment

Workplace Health Hazard Evaluations – NIOSH
Workplace Safety and Health Topics – NIOSH


Workplace Violence

Active Shooter Event Response Training and Video – FBI – DOJ
Active Shooter Event Response Quick Reference Guide – FBI – DOJ
Workplace Violence – OSHA
Workplace Violence Prevention Programs – OSHA
Workplace Violence Training and other Resources – OSHA
Workplace Violence Enforcement – OSHA
Workplace Violence Risk Factors – OSHA
Fact Sheet for Workplace Violence – OSHA
Occupational Violence – NIOSH
Violence Prevention and the Social Media – CDC
Violence in the Workplace – NIOSH

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Other Resources

Many unions, agencies and organizations offer fact sheets, checklists and other helpful information on the smallpox vaccination. Here is a sample of resource sites:

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
American Medical Association
International Association of Fire Fighters
New England Journal of Medicine
Medical and Public Health Law website
U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health
Immunization Action Coalition


New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health (NYCOSH)
American Postal Workers Union; and  United States Postal Service, security of the mail
Emergency and Terrorism Preparedness for Environmental Health Practitioners
CDC Bioterrorism Emergency Preparedness and Response
Anthrax—Centers for Disease Control
CDC Agents and Threats
Radiological Destructive Devices- “Dirty Bombs”
This webpage provides useful information on radiological destructive devices (dirty bombs)

Centers for Disease Control
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Violence


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