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Epidemiology of HPS Slideset

HPS Teaching Slideset
Images of HPS Campaigns (on SPB web page)
Prevention Card
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Clinical Update '99 Video (on SPB web page)
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Teaching Materials

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 Teaching Slideset
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.

Images 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.

Special Pathogens Branch (SPB) Teaching and Prevention Materials
Brochures, technical manuals and videos available to download or by mail.

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 Zaki, CDC)
  • Clinical update (presented by Dr. Fred Koster, University of New Mexico)
  • Patient management (presented by Dr. Steven Simpson, University of Kansas)
  • 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 on Accreditation.


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