Infectious Diseases & Pandemic Influenza

  • CDC Botulism Resources

    What is Botulism? Botulism is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin that is produced by…

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  • Plague: From Natural Disease to Bioterrorism

    Stefan Riedel, MD, PhD Abstract Yersinia pestis is the causative agent of plague, an enzootic vectorborne disease usually infecting rodents…

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  • Plague as a Biological Weapon: Risk of Person-to-Person Transmission

    Kool JL Abstract Plague has received much attention because it may be used as a weapon by terrorists. Intentionally released…

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  • Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act

    The Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) authorizes the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services…

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  • U.S. Multi-state Measles Outbreak

    Measles is a highly contagious, acute viral illness. It begins with a prodrome of fever, cough, coryza (runny nose), conjunctivitis…

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  • Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA)

    In December 2006, Congress passed and the President signed the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA), Public Law No. 109-417,…

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  • Pandemic and All Hazards Reauthorization Act (PAHPRA)

    In March 2013 Congress passed and the President signed the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (PAHPRA), Public Law No. 113-5.…

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  • National Health Security Strategy and Implementation Plan

    Before disaster strikes, people and their communities need to be prepared for the threats to health that come with disasters…

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  • Preventing Influenza

    Take time to get a flu vaccine CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step…

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  • Flu Vaccination and Safety

    Everyone 6 months of age and older should get the flu vaccine. Seasonal flu vaccines have a very good safety track record and is…

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