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Coronaviruses:



CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 70 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, and now with this new virus (named SARS-CoV-2).

  • Prevention & treatment
  • Testing
  • Influenza in Animals
  • How it spreads

    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
    Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure*:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath

    June 2020 is National Safety Month

     
    Sponsored By: National Safety Council

    June is National Safety Month. We all face risks throughout our lives. The fact is, unintentional injuries have been increasing for decades and are now the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. To reverse this trend, the National Safety Council encourages everyone to keep each other safe during National Safety Month. Observed annually by NSC, the nation’s leading nonprofit safety advocate, National Safety Month focuses on saving lives and preventing injuries, from the workplace to anyplace. Despite these challenges, the Nation is poised to make significant improvements over the coming decade in the quality of life for all working people. Occupational safety and health research has led to many changes in workplaces and work processes that prevent injuries, illnesses, and deaths in workers.

    What does National Safety Month do to increase safety?

    The different safety topics include information and resources about reducing the leading causes of injury and deaths, whether at work, on the road, or in homes and communities:
  • Hazard Recognition - Potential hazards are at virtually every corner. Stand your ground and be intentional about potential risks. Before an issue turns into something more serious, train yourself to spot hazards.

  • Slips, Trips, and Falls - Whether at home or on the job, reporting hazards that could cause slips, trips, and falls it critical. When you see a risk with a simple fix, don't hesitate to fix it - it's just that simple. If you see something, say something. Clean up spills immediately.

  • Fatigue - Most people don't get the recommended amount of sleep every night. If that's you, learn how to fight fatigue with A.C.E.S here.

  • Impairment - There are a few different levels of impairment but the one thing they all have in common is the inability to make safe choices. And now with the legalization of cannabis, a new level of impairment raised safety concerns in the workplace.
  • NSC is sharing resources with ways to keep people safe in new and unique working environments by sharing MyHealthfinder’s easy-to-understand safety topics:

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