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infectious

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists four basic categories of infectious waste:
These rules, which apply to all camps, specify that proper disposal of potentially infectious waste must be ensured.
As strategies to deal with emerging infectious disease threats are developed, a key component is consideration of special populations, including pregnant women (1).
More general information related to emerging infectious diseases can be found at the bottom of the main page.
A report published by the World Health Organization found that the outbreak of 30 new infectious diseases in the past two decades, combined with the deadly resurgence of diseases once thought to be under control has created a growing health crisis.
17 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the annual death rate from all infectious diseases increased over that period from 41 to 65 deaths per 100,000 people.
Winkelstein and Reingold for their comment regarding our article on the 60 years of CDC's progress in the area of infectious diseases.
Beginning around the same time, dozens of other infectious diseases--including Lyme disease, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, West Nile virus, and Ebola hemorrhagic fever--were either newly recognized, spread to new locations, or became increasingly deadly.
Prusiner of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine launched a bombshell: He suggested that the infectious agent was a type of protein, which he called a prion.

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