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Infectious Diseases

The Infectious diseases topic features the latest news, guidelines, education, EMS training and tips related to infection control and EMS role in prevention the transmission of and caring for patients with infectious diseases. From the commonly encountered infectious diseases, like sepsis, MRSA and influenza, to the rare and worrisome diseases of ebola and SARS, to emerging infections, epidemics and pandemics like COVID-19, EMTs and paramedics will find news and updates in this topic.

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Learn how leprosy presents in patients and how providers can protect themselves when treating someone suffering from the condition
U.S. EMS agencies have been ordering options that make rigs safer and more comfortable for providers and patients
Disaster medicine expert Dr. Alex Isakov weighs in on infectious diseases on the horizon
Advancements in mask technology and customization drive growth in protective masks for healthcare workers and emergency responders
Contra Costa Health officials say water and swab samples from a Richmond spa contained high levels of legionella bacteria
A recent report by the agency found that Central Florida accounts for nearly 20% of all cases in the country
Human metapneumovirus has many of the same symptoms as COVID and RSV
Analysts found that the work done after the 2017 hepatitis A outbreak prepared the county
Some experts are concerned that the loss of virus information will make Americans more vulnerable
The World Health Organization said it’s time to transition to long-term management of the pandemic
The public health emergency is set to expire in a month
Long-term care facilities are at risk of becoming hotbeds of growth for the fungus that is rapidly spreading across the United States
Tests have found polio virus in New York counties with low vaccination rates
The GO2VENT by Vortran is a gas-powered device worth considering for disaster plans
A second wave is possible but not expected, said Michael Osterholm with the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota