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Heath Information for the Fire Service

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One of the greatest dangers Emergency Services Workers face is the threat from communicable diseases. The need for complete and accurate information is vital to the safety and well being of all patient care providers. This web page is a reference for facts about communicable diseases, the steps necessary to protect yourself from exposure and links to numerous resources. It is the intention of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service to continually update and expand this information. Your comments and suggestions are always welcomed.

Scott Goldstein
Fire Chief

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- First Responder Plans -

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Patient Information: Doxycycline  

Remove and destroy the orginal "Patient Information: Doxycycline" sheets received and replace them with new "Patient Information: Doxycycline" sheet (note large, bold capital DOXYCYCLINE label on the new sheet ~ not on the old) in each Bio-Pack.

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- Information On Specific Communicable Diseases -

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Hepatitis A

  • Viral Hepatitis A - Fact Sheet
    (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Hepatitis B

  • Viral Hepatitis B - Fact Sheet
    (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Hepatitis C ( HCV )

  • History, Risks of Transmission, Signs & Symptoms, Testing and Detection, Treatment and Prevention
     
  • Information Resources for Hepatitis C ( HCV )
     
  • Viral Hepatitis C - Fact Sheet
    (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

    Personnel wishing to be tested should make it known at their physical with OMS or contact OMS to make an appointment to have the test. All information is confidential. Any questions please reference Information Bulletin #00-64
    issued Aug. 4, 2000.

HIV/AIDS

  • Frequently Asked Questions on HIV/AIDS
    (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Meningococcal Disease

  • Facts & Information
    (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Tuberculosis

  • Facts & Information
    (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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- Communicable Disease Resource Links -

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Maryland State Health Department
http://www.dhmh.state.md.us
 

Maryland State Health Department
Community and Public Health Administration
List of reportable diseases
http://edcp.org/html/hc_prov.html
 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
Health Facts
http://www.cdc.gov/health/diseases.htm
 

National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse
http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/digest/pubs/hep/hepc/hepc/htm
 

National Hepatitis C Coalition
http://www.nationalhepatitis-c.org

 

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