Special Pathogens offers a variety of hantavirus teaching and prevention
materials. Some are helpful to anyone who wishes to prevent
hantavirus infection, while others are especially geared to the
medical, public health, and education professions.
Epidemiology of HPS slideset
View and print regularly updated slides covering the distribution
of HPS cases by state, general patient demographics, and the distribution
of the rodent reservoir hosts.
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
View or download according to the instructions given on the page.
Geared for public health, medical, or educational use. Please
be aware that the slide set is quite large. Therefore, depending
on the speed of your connection to the Internet, downloading may
take some time.
Useful For Hantavirus Prevention Campaigns Special Pathogens
Branch web page
Download and use this selection of images in hantavirus (either
HPS or HFRS) prevention or other educational materials.
"The Prevention of Hantavirus Disease"
/ "La Prevencion del Hantavirus"
This 3.3" x 11" card has quick tips and pictures so you'll
always remember how to rodent-proof your home or clean up if you
find rodents. It's available in both English and Spanish.
Print now, direct from the web -- the card is just two full-size
web images! Or, download two 300 dpi resolution .tif files.
Pathogens Branch (SPB) Teaching and Prevention Materials
Brochures, technical manuals and videos available to download or
Continuing Education Credits-Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Clinical
Update 1999 videotape
In May, 1999 CDC and the Public Health Training Network presented
the satellite conference "Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Clinical
Update, 1999". Experts in the field of HPS presented
current information on HPS to a nationwide audience of clinicians,
state and local public health epidemiologists and laboratorians,
specialists in vector control and wildlife biology, and health educators.
Topics covered included the following:
- Pathology and pathogenesis of HPS (presented by Dr. Sherif
- Clinical update (presented by Dr. Fred Koster, University
of New Mexico)
- Patient management (presented by Dr. Steven Simpson, University
- Diagnostic update (presented by Dr. James Olson, CDC)
- Epidemiology: HPS in the U.S. and South America (presented
by Dr. C. J. Peters, CDC)
- Ecology (presented by Dr. Barbara Ellis, CDC)
The following continuing education credits are available:
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) -- 0.2
Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) -- 2.4 contact hours
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an Authorized
CEU Sponsor of the International Association for Continuing Education
and Training and is accredited as a provider of continuing education
in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission