The 17-18 influenza virus became widespread throughout the United States during January 2018. This past flu season caught many people off guard because the flu vaccine wasn’t effective against this year strain. One of the most critical places to prevent the flu from spreading is school systems providing grades K-12. Within these school systems, there are approximately 55 million students and 7 million staff members. These numbers turn out to be one-fifth of the country’s population. There are many ways the CDC is advising schools to help reduce the spread of the flu.
It is hard to know precisely what germs we come across during our daily routine. At home, we know what has been disinfected and what hasn’t been, but how often are playgrounds disinfected? Our children are playing on equipment that may be carrying harmful germs and not even know it. There are many steps you can to take to avoid harmful bacteria at the playground.
The warm weather is in full effect. Sunshine is out, people are camping and out on the lake, and the mosquitos are biting! Most mosquito bites are harmless unless the mosquito that bit you was infected with the Zika virus. This virus was confirmed in the Western Hemisphere only a couple years ago and has not entirely gone away yet. Let us review what precisely the Zika virus is and how it can affect us.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has the Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) to assist the cruise ship industry to prevent and control the introduction, transmission, and spread of gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses on cruise ships. By training cruise ship employees on public health and monitoring GI illnesses and investigating or responding to outbreaks are two of the ways VSP helps the cruise ship industry. They also make unannounced operational sanitation inspections to make sure cruise ships are following their regulations.
Being on an enclosed ship, outbreaks of illnesses are a huge concern. Royal Caribbean Cruise’s have an Outbreak Prevention Plan (OPP). This plan is their guide for preventing and responding to an outbreak of illness onboard their ships. The most common causes of land-based and shipboard outbreaks are gastrointestinal illnesses, which is the emphasis of the OPP.
Ever wonder what cruise ships do to abide by safety regulations and what these safety regulations entail? Right on Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD website states precisely what they do to make sure you have the most enjoyable experience possible.
Accidents happen. We all know that, but what we don’t know is if someone’s blood is infected with a dangerous disease. Diseased blood looks the same as healthy blood, which is why we need to be extra careful when it comes to handling it. There is no place that we can say accidents happen the most. Accidents happen in the office, at school, on an airplane, a cruise ship, etc., and you can never be over-prepared for a blood spill.
When we don’t have the proper training for the situations we come across, which is when we are in the most danger. Training teaches us what to look for, how to dress, and how to report the dangers we come across. Below is what you need to know when it comes to the FAA’s training regulations.
Everyone knows the dangers of electrocution, but the dangers of noise are not as widely known. There are certain precautions to take for each situation on the aircraft accident site.
Coming into contact with blood can be very dangerous. You never fully know if there are bloodborne pathogens or other potentially infectious material within the blood that you come into contact with. The Federal Aviation Administration has regulations that need to be followed and met in this specific event, much of it speaking about hepatitis B.