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Infection prevention for Ebola patients in U.S. hospitals

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Standard, contact, and droplet precautions are recommended for management of hospitalized patients with known or suspected Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF), also referred to as Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) (See Table below).


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Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever prevention

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The prevention of Ebola HF presents many challenges. Because it is still unknown how exactly people are infected with Ebola HF, there are few established primary prevention measures. When cases of the disease do appear, there is increased risk of transmission within health care settings.


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How Americans can get a better return on their health care investments

"Americans deserve better health, particularly given the amount of money we spend on health care"
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Each year, the U.S. spends nearly $9,000 for the health of every American -- far more than what the governments of other countries spend on the health of their citizens – yet life expectancy and health outcomes are generally worse for Americans than for citizens of other developed nations in North America and Europe.


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Occupations with high obesity prevalence in Washington State

A NIOSH Science Blog post
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If work and the workplace contribute to poor health behaviors, should employers attempt to improve those behaviors? It likely is in the employer’s best interest to do so.


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Malaria cases in U.S. reach 40-year high

CDC: Take preventive medicine before traveling
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In 2011, 1,925 malaria cases were reported in the United States, according to data published in a supplement of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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Public health experts urge employers to help workers with diabetes prevention

Disease causes 15 million lost work days a year
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In recognition of November as National Diabetes Month, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is urging employers to identify and respond to the impact of diabetes on worker health and productivity.


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Diseases don’t stop at borders

CDC Director on public health challenges, opportunities
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It’s a small world, after all – especially when it comes to disease outbreaks. Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made that point in a speech last week to the National Press Club.


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Hard hat liner

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The Hardliner is a disposable hard hat liner that will assist in preventing diseases of the hair and scalp. 


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