Emerging Infections & Flu


Date Added Resource Source
Feb 2015

NFPA: First Responder Protective Clothing and Equipment Lessons Learned from Ebola Patient Response


The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) journal recently interviewed Bill Haskell of NIOSH regarding the planned revisions to NFPA 1999, Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations.

Jan 2015

Preventing Worker Fatigue Among Ebola Healthcare Workers and Responders (PDF)


These guideslines, provided by The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, address potential fatigue issues affecting healthcare workers and responders involved with cases related to Ebola in the United States.

Jan 2015

Communicating Uncertainty — Ebola, Public Health, and the Scientific Process


This article by Lisa Rosenbaum, MD, appears in the January 2015 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Oct 2014

Infographic: Is it Flu or Ebola? (PDF)


This infographic visually points out both differences and likeliness of acquiring flu versus Ebola.

Oct 2014

OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Ebola


This web page provides information about Ebola viruses and EHF for workers and employers.

Oct 2014

The Lancet Ebola Resource Center


Free access to all ebola resources from the Lancet Family of Journals.

Sep 2014

Detailed Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Checklist for Ebola Preparedness (PDF)


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), in addition to other federal, state, and local partners, aim to increase understanding of Ebola and encourage U.S.-based EMS agencies and systems to prepare for managing patients with Ebola and other infectious diseases.

Sep 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Ebola topic page


This general topic page addresses many public and human health issues related to the Ebola virus and outbreak.

Aug 2014

NIOSH Workplace Safety & Health Topics: Ebola and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases


Emerging infectious diseases are those whose incidence in humans has increased in the past 2 decades or threaten to increase in the near future.