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Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP; "SID-wrap") is a global leader in addressing public health preparedness and emerging infectious disease response.

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Guidelines for Vaccinating CKD and Dialysis Patients

This guide from the CDC and HHS provides information on vaccinations and dialysis and chronic kidney disease patients.

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OSHA: Respirator vs. Surgical Mask Fact Sheet

This OSHA fact sheet provides guidance on respiratory infection control and when to use a respirator versus a surgical mask.

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CDC: Updates on E. Coli Outbreak

Check the CDC website for updates on E. coli outbreaks.

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CDC: People at High-Risk for Flu-Related Complications

Most people who get the flu will have mild illness, will not need medical care or antiviral drugs, and will recover in less than two weeks. Some people, however, are more likely to get flu complications that result in being hospitalized.  Learn more about who is at risk on the CDC webpage.

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CDC: Key Facts about the Flu

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.

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CDC: Flu Symptoms and Complications

Learn more about flu symptoms and complications on the CDC website.

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CDC: Seasonal Flu Basics

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.

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A pandemic is a global disease outbreak. It is determined by how the disease spreads, not how many deaths it causes. If a pandemic occurs, the federal government will work to identify the cause and create a vaccine. will provide updates on the steps the federal government is taking to address the pandemic.

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Learn how to best protect yourself and your family from the flu this season. In this section you will find flu prevention tips and vaccine information.

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Unsure if you have the flu or the common cold? Wondering if there is a treatment available for the flu? In this section, you will find a description of flu symptoms, treatment recommendations, and advice on what to do while you or someone in your household is sick with the flu.

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You can prepare for an influenza pandemic now. You should know both the magnitude of what can happen during a pandemic outbreak and what actions you can take to help lessen the impact of an influenza pandemic on you and your family. This checklist will help you gather the information and resources you may need in case of a flu pandemic.

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