Like clockwork, every year (usually during the winter months) there is a flu outbreak that causes people to second guess whether or not they actually want to shake hands with others or press that elevator button without hand sanitizer ready to go. 2017 brought a rather late flu outbreak that managed to impact more people in […]
There has been an outbreak of a very severe type of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria, also known as Legionnaires’ disease all across the country. If you are unfamiliar with Legionnaires’ disease, it is a naturally occurring bacteria that typically grows in warm water. It’s most often found in hot tubs, hot water tanks, or […]
Despite the flu hitting later than usual this year, it has had no problem making up for lost time. Flu season has arrived and it has arrived with a vengeance. Widespread flu activity has been reported by the CDC in the majority of the United States in the past week. The map above displays […]
About Zika: Zika virus is now a well-known global public health emergency, and while the awareness of the virus has increased, the spread of Zika continues. Zika is a mosquito-borne illness spread mostly by the Aedes species, which is an aggressive mosquito that bites mostly during the day, but is also known to bite at […]
In recent months, a new strain of lice has been reported in 25 different states. This strain is being called “super lice”, due to its drastic differences from traditional cases. Lice, in general, is very easily transmitted from one person to the next and can be passed even if your heads are too close together. […]
Monday, the World Health Organization declared Zika virus a global public health emergency. This was issued based on the strong likelihood that the virus is linked to neurological disorders and neonatal malformations, such as microcephaly. The virus can be found in over 20 countries, which as of recently, includes the United States. It is important […]
Suicide touches everyone. About every 15 minutes someone dies by suicide, and about every minute someone attempts suicide. This is an issue that is especially prevalent among working-age adults. Not only can the suicide of an employee disrupt business as usual, it can deeply impact coworkers and their mental state following the incident.
If last week was any indication, it is becoming increasingly clear that the threat of terrorism is expanding globally. Not only did Paris endure several coordinated attacks; Beirut and Yola, Nigeria were both targets of terrorist attacks, as well. In addition to showing support for the victims, survivors, and others affected by these atrocities, it is imperative that organizations also look for ways to protect ourselves and each other from future acts of terrorism.
It’s that time of year again, where students trade in their late mornings and long summer days for bus rides and homework. The excitement surrounding the first few days of school is almost palpable, as students grow accustomed to their new routines, meet new people, and learn new things; yet, there’s one thing most people—parents especially—do not look forward to: the “back-to-school plague.” According to the CDC, children in elementary school on average get eight to twelve colds or cases of the flu each year, while older children get about half that. In addition to colds and the flu, other common illnesses that circulate schools include norovirus (stomach flu), pink eye, and strep throat. Although it is important to keep a sick child out of school until he or she fully recovers from these and other highly contagious diseases, some may feel their work environment makes that difficult.
Recent news headlines have been inundated with updates on Ebola. Here at Preparis we pride ourselves on helping businesses prepare for any threat, a part of that includes providing factual information. There seems to be a great deal of content surrounding the current Ebola outbreak which may lead to confusion. With that being said, we have created an infographic including facts on the virus as well as common misconceptions. You can download the complete infographic by clicking on the picture below.