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    • Controlling the spread of norovirus in schools and child care settings.

    • Norovirus--Popular works.; Foodborne diseases--Prevention.; Virus diseases--Prevention.; Viral gastroenteritis--Prevention.
    • Outbreaks of norovirus infection are more likely to occur during winter months within institutions such as residential facilities, hospitals, long-term care facilities, schools, and child care settings. The virus is easily spread from...
    • Hepatitis A

    • Hepatitis A--Popular works.
    • What is hepatitis A? Hepatitis A is a contagious disease that affects the liver. It is the most common type of hepatitis reported in the U.S. In children, the disease is usually mild, but many adults who develop hepatitis A are ill enough to miss...
    • Oklahoma pandemic influenza management plan.

    • Influenza--Government policy--Oklahoma.;
    • What is the Oklahoma Pandemic Influenza Management Plan? An influenza pandemic occurs when a new flu virus emerges causing illness in a large number of people in several countries worldwide.; The Oklahoma State Department of Health's (OSDH)...
    • Annual summary of infectious diseases, 2011

    • The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is pleased to send you a copy of the 2011 Annual Summary of Infectious Diseases. The information contained in this report consolidates summaries of communicable disease surveillance and investigations...
    • 2013-2014 season flu facts

    • Influenza--Oklahoma--Prevention.
    • What is influenza?; Influenza, also called “the flu”, is caused by a virus that mainly affects the nose, throat, bronchial airways, and lungs. There are two main types of flu that affect humans, types A and B. Either or both types can circulate...
    • Rabia.

    • Rabies--Popular works.
    • Que es la rabia? La rabia es una enfermedad causada por el virus de la rabia que afecta el sistema nervioso de humanos y otros maniferos de sangre caliente.
    • West Nile virus

    • West Nile virus--Popular works.
    • What is West Nile virus? West Nile virus is one of a group of viruses called arboviruses that are spread by mosquitoes and may cause illness in birds, animals, and humans. West Nile virus was not known to be present in the United States until the...
    • Pandemic influenza

    • Influenza--Popular works.
    • Influenza (“the flu”) is caused by a virus that primarily affects the nose, throat, airways, and lungs. Influenza viruses are divided into two types, A and B. Both influenza types typically circulate in the United States during late fall and...
    • Measles (rubeola)

    • Measles.
    • What is measles? Measles is a highly infectious viral disease that is also known as rubeola, seven-day measles, hard measles, or old-fashioned measles. It is characterized by a high fever and a red blotchy rash starting on the face then spreading...
    • Influenza pandémica

    • Influenza--Popular works.
    • La influenza, comúnmente llamada “gripa”(flu), es causada por un virus que primordialmente afecta la nariz, garganta, los conductos bronquiales y pulmones. Los virus de la influenza están divididos en dos tipos: A y B. Ambos tipos de...
    • Set your clocks, check your stocks

    • Influenza--Popular works.; Cold (Disease)--Popular works.
    • Cold & flu supplies: What you need when you are home sick Having a stockpile of supplies in case of an emergency is always a good idea. After all, you never know when you may lose power or water or have to evacuate at a moment's notice. But what...
    • Ehrlichiosis

    • Ehrlichiosis--Popular works.
    • What is ehrlichiosis? Ehrlichiosis is an illness caused by a bacteria called Ehrlichia that is passed to humans and animals through the bite of an infected tick. Two different forms of human ehrlichiosis primarily occur in the U.S., human monocytic...
    • Oklahoma Pandemic Influenza Management Plan

    • Influenza--Government policy--Oklahoma.
    • What is the Oklahoma Pandemic Influenza Management Plan? An influenza pandemic occurs when a new flu virus emerges causing illness in a large number of people in several countries worldwide. A pandemic indicates the geographic spread of disease and...
    • Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria)

    • Cyanobacteria--Health aspects--Popular works.
    • What is Blue-green algae (BGA)? Blue-green algae, also known as Cyanobacteria, are microscopic organisms that live in water. The algae are usually too small to be seen, but sometimes can form visible algae blooms. BGA blooms can form in warm,...
    • Pongan sus rejoes en hora, controlen sus reservas

    • Influenza--Popular works.; Cold (Disease)--Popular works.
    • Suministros para el resfrfo y la gripe: Lo que necesita cuando esta enfermo en casa Siempre es buena idea tener una reserva de suministros en caso de una emergencia. Despues de todo, nunca se sabe cuando puede quedarse sin electricidad 0 sin agua 0...
    • Pertussis (whooping cough)

    • Whooping cough--Popular works.
    • What is pertussis (whooping cough)? Pertussis (also called whooping cough) is a disease caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis that spreads from person-to-person with close contact. It may cause severe coughing fits which can affect breathing.
    • Children with active tuberculosis.

    • Tuberculosis in children--Popular works.
    • Your child has been found to have tuberculosis disease. This means that the TB germ is growing in an area of your child’s body and could make him/her sicker if treatment is not started and completed.
    • Plan de manejo de la influenza pandémica en Oklahoma

    • Influenza--Government policy--Oklahoma.
    • ¿Qué es el Plan de Manejo de la Influenza Pandémica en Oklahoma? Una pandemia de influenza ocurre cuando un virus nuevo de la gripe emerge causando enfermedad en un gran número de personas en varios países alrededor del mundo. Una pandemia...
    • Meningitis.

    • Meningitis--Popular works.
    • What is meningitis? Meningitis is an inflammation of the tissues that cover the brain and spinal cord. Bacteria, viruses, or fungi may cause meningitis. Viral meningitis is the most common form of meningitis and is caused by an infection with one...
    • Tularemia

    • Tularemia--Popular works.
    • ¿Qué es la Tularemia? La tularemia es una enfermedad bacterial tanto en los animales como en el hombre. Aunque muchos animales domésticos y silvestres han sido infectados, el conejo es el que muchas veces está involucrado en la epidemia de la...
    • Mosquito repellent.

    • Insect baits and repellents--Safety measures.; Mosquitoes as carriers of disease--Prevention.; Bites and stings--Prevention.
    • Why should I use insect repellent? Insect repellents can help reduce the exposure to mosquito and tick bites that may cause serious illness and even death. Using insect repellent allows you to continue to play and work outdoors with a reduced risk...
    • Pertussis (tos ferina)

    • Whooping cough--Popular works.
    • ¿Qué es la pertussis (tos ferina)? La pertussis (también conocida como la tos ferina) es una enfermedad causada por la bacteria Bordetella pertussis que se propaga de persona a persona en contacto cercano. Puede causar ataques severos de tos que...
    • Rabies

    • Rabies--Popular works.
    • What is rabies? Rabies is a disease caused by the rabies virus that affects the nervous system of humans and other warm-blooded mammals. Human rabies is very rare in the United States.
    • Meningitis.

    • Meningitis--Popular works.
    • ¿Qué es la meningitis? La meningitis es la inflamación de los tejidos que cubren el cerebro y la médula espinal. Bacterias, viruses, u hongos pueden causar la meningitis. La meningitis viral es la forma más común de meningitis y es causada...
    • Higiene de las manos.

    • Hand washing.
    • La higiene de las manos es una de las mejores maneras de prevenir el contagio de enfermedades, porque es simple y económica. El lavado frecuente de las manos puede prevenir el contagio de enfermedades infecciosas entre la familia y la comunidad.
    • Yellow fever.

    • Yellow fever--Popular works.
    • What is Yellow fever? Yellow fever is a disease that is caused by a virus that is spread to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito.
    • Fiebre maculosa de las Montañas Rocosas

    • Rocky Mountain spotted fever--Popular works.
    • ¿Qué es la Fiebre Maculosa de las Montañas Rocosas ? La Fiebre Maculosa de las Montañas Rocosas (FMMR) es una enfermedad causada por la bacteria Rickettsia rickettsii que es pasada a humanos por medio de una mordida de una garrapata infectada....
    • Mumps (infectious parotitis)

    • Mumps--Popular works.
    • What is mumps? Mumps is an infection caused by the mumps virus that can result in swelling with tenderness of the salivary glands (the cheek and jaw area) along with fever.
    • Hand hygiene.

    • Hand washing.
    • Hand hygiene is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of disease because it is simple and economical. Frequently cleaned hands can prevent infectious diseases from spreading among family members and throughout a community. When your hands are...
    • Rocky Mountain spotted fever

    • Rocky Mountain spotted fever--Popular works.
    • What is Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever? Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) is a disease caused by the bacteria Rickettsia rickettsii that is passed to humans through the bite of an infected tick. RMSF is the most commonly reported tickborne illness...
    • Estreptococo del Grupo A

    • Streptococcus--Popular works.; Necrotizing fasciitis--Popular works.
    • ¿Cuál es la Infección del estreptococo del grupo A? Es cualquier infección causada por una bacteria de un tipo particular llamado bacteria estreptococo del grupo A (EGA). Estas bacterias se encuentran comúnmente en la garganta y en la piel....
    • Cold vs. flu : know the difference.

    • Influenza--Popular works.; Cold (Disease)--Popular works.
    • The common cold and influenza, also called “the flu”, are both respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses with different symptoms. Use this chart to learn the difference between the two. The term “stomach flu” is used...
    • Fiebre Q

    • Q fever--Popular works.
    • ¿Qué es la fiebre Q? La fiebre Q es causada por la bacteria Coxiella burnetii e infecta igual a humanos como animales. La bacteria se transmite típicamente de animales no-sintomáticos (que no presentan síntomas) y en humanos causa síntomas...
    • Bacterial skin infections.

    • Skin--Infections--Popular works.
    • How do people get skin infections? Many different types of bacteria are commonly found on the skin or in the nose of healthy people. These bacteria may cause an infection when a break in the skin gives the bacteria a place to grow (such as a...
    • Meningoencefalitis amebiano primario.

    • Meningoencephalitis--Popular works.
    • ¿Qué es Meningoencefalitis Amebiano Primario (PAM)? PAM es una enfermedad muy rara, usualmente fatal. Inflamación en la capa del cerebro y medula espinal se causa por un simple organismo llamado ameba. Naegleria fowleri así como también otras...
    • Respiratory syncytial virus

    • Respiratory syncytial virus--Popular works.
    • What is respiratory syncytial virus? Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common respiratory illness of childhood. RSV is the most common cause of pneumonia and of inflammation of small airways of the lungs in infants and children under one year...
    • Group A streptococcus

    • Streptococcus--Popular works.; Necrotizing fasciitis--Popular works.
    • What is a group A streptococcal infection? It is any infection caused by a bacteria of a particular type called group A streptococcus (GAS) bacteria. These bacteria are commonly found in the throat and on the skin. About 20% of people carry these...
    • Norovirus.

    • Viral gastroenteritis--Popular works.; Virus diseases--Prevention.; Foodborne diseases--Prevention.
    • ¿Qué es el norovirus? Los norovirus son un grupo de virus que provocan diarrea o vómito en las personas. Cualquier persona se puede infectar con estos virus. Debido a que la infección del norovirus no es una enfermedad reportada en Oklahoma, el...
    • Southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI)

    • Southern tick-associated rash illness--Popular works.; Ticks as carriers of diseases--Popular works.
    • What is STARI? Persons in the southeastern and south central states, including Oklahoma, have reported having a “bull’s-eye” rash that is typically seen in persons with the early stages of Lyme disease. However, testing for the bacteria that...
    • Rubella

    • Rubella--Popular works.
    • What is rubella? Rubella is a viral illness that can cause a slight fever, red rash, and swollen glands that lasts for about 3 days. Most cases are mild. Since most people get the vaccine, rubella is rare in the United States. However, outbreaks...
    • Norovirus.

    • Viral gastroenteritis--Popular works.; Virus diseases--Prevention.; Foodborne diseases--Prevention.
    • What is norovirus? Norivurses are a group of viruses that cause diarrhea or vomiting in people. Anyone can become infected with these viruses. Since norovirus infection is not a reportable disease in Oklahoma, the number of cases that occur each...
    • Brown bag safety : packing a safe school lunch.

    • Food--Safety measures.
    • Millions of people bring "bag" lunches to school and work everyday because they are quick, convenient, and inexpensive. Bag lunches should be safe and nutritious, but because they have to sit in a desk or locker for several hours before eating,...
    • Lyme disease

    • Lyme Disease.
    • What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is a tickborne illness, caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi (B. burgdorferi ).


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