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  1. Chicago Firefighter Dies from West Nile Virus

    Online Articles

    Fri, 5 Oct 2012

    A Chicago (IL) Fire Department lieutenant has died as a result of West Nile virus . Lt. Thomas Flahive, 58, of Engine Co. 108, died of the virus Thursday night, two weeks after he was bitten by a mosquito in Wisconsin, according

  2. Recognizing Ischemic Stroke Victims, Cardiac Arrest in Athletes, West Nile Virus


    Wed, 29 Aug 2012

    accessed Aug. 17 , 2012. West Nile Virus Infection The outbreak of this infection ..... spraying of insecticides to control the virus -carrying mosquitoes has begun in some ..... says the best way to prevent West Nile virus disease is to avoid mosquito bites. It

  1. Firefighter Death Likely Caused by Hepatitis C Virus

    Online Articles

    Tue, 10 Apr 2001

    Barker wasn't certain when he caught the virus ; he had responded to many emergencies ..... three more Tampa firefighters have the virus . (For additional information, see �Hepatitis ..... Reference: �Firefighter Dies from Virus He Likely Caught on Duty, Ace Atkins

  2. Firefighter Finances: Your Personal Information at Risk...Again


    Wed, 30 Apr 2014

    online, and use Facebook daily, another virus could be working its way into your computer ..... familiar? Please read on. The Heartbleed virus is a bug that focuses on encryption data ..... information, and more. The Heartbleed virus has actually been active for about two

  3. If Pigs Could Fly: Swine Flu Lessons

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Jan 2010

    slaughtering their pig populations, the virus was quickly renamed the 2009 H1N1 influenza. Within weeks of appearing, the virus swept across every continent. In North ..... become the dominant seasonal influenza virus . H1N1 lessons have been many, and there are

  4. WHO Director-General: H1N1 in Post-Pandemic Period

    Online Articles

    Wed, 11 Aug 2010

    virtual press conference regarding the H1N1 virus . T he world is no longer in phase 6 of ..... the post-pandemic period. The new H1N1 virus has largely run its course. T hese are ..... period, this does not mean that the H1N1 virus has gone away. Based on experience with

  5. WHO Declares H1N1 Pandemic Over

    Online Articles

    Wed, 18 Aug 2010

    stage . This does not mean the H1N1 (2009) influenza virus is no longer active, in fact, outbreaks are expected to continue as the virus seems to have transitioned into the dominant flu virus as we enter the 2010 influenza season. Based on its


    Online Articles

    Tue, 27 Aug 2002

    Associate Editor FIRE ENGINEERING WEST NILE VIRUS Yet another health hazard is threatening ..... population and first responders, the West Nile virus . It was first was identified in this country ..... than 60 became seriously ill. Now, the virus has been reported in many more states

  7. OSHA Issues Compliance Directive to Address Flu Prevention for Health Care Workers

    Online Articles

    Mon, 23 Nov 2009

    high risk occupational exposures to the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus . The directive closely follows the Centers for Disease Control ..... are protected to the extent possible against exposure to the virus ,” said acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Jordan

  8. FDA Approves Combination Vaccine Against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B

    Online Articles

    Thu, 17 May 2001

    reportedly will protect individuals 18 years of age or older against diseases caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV) and the hepatitis B virus (HBV). The vaccine is a combination of the vaccines Havrix (Hepatitis A Vaccine, Inactivated) and