Avoid West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus (WNV) infection is an illness transmitted to humans primarily by mosquitoes. The pathogen that causes WNV infection is a virus that is known to infect birds and other animals as well as humans. People working outside are at risk, particularly in warmer weather (when mosquitoes are more likely to be present). The […]

Basic Information about SARS

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, called SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV). SARS was first reported in Asia in February 2003. Over the next few months, the illness spread to more than two dozen countries in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia before the SARS global outbreak of […]

H1N1 Flu & U.S. Schools: Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQs are updated by the U.S. Department of Education and are subject to change as the flu situation develops. Check www.ED.gov…… for updates. BACKGROUND A severe form of influenza known as H1N1, commonly being called swine flu, has health officials around the world concerned. In the United States, the outbreak of H1N1 has prompted […]