Fact Sheets
November 02, 2017

CDC's West Nile Virus

West Nile is a virus most commonly spread to people by mosquito bites. In North America, cases of West Nile virus (WNV) occur during mosquito season, which starts in the summer and continues through fall. WNV cases have been reported in all of the continental United States. There are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat WNV. Fortunately, most people infected with WNV do not have symptoms. About 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms. About 1 out of 150 infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, illness. You can reduce your risk of WNV by using...

Fact Sheets
October 31, 2017

OSHA's West Nile Virus Fact Sheet

West Nile Virus (WNV) infection is an illness transmitted to humans primarily by mosquitoes. The pathpgen that causes WNV infection is a virus that is known to infect birds and other animals as well as humans. Out door workers are at risk, particularly in warmer weather (when mosquitoes are more likely to be present). The following in formation below is designed to educate employers and workers on the virus and also offer ways to reduce the risks of infection.

Fact Sheets
October 31, 2017

Veterinary School / VHUP Infectious Waste Disposal Guide

For research laboratories and clinical areas associated with the Veterinary buildings (Hill, Rosenthal, Old Vet Complex, & Ryan VHUP). Procedures may vary in other University spaces.  For more information on infectious waste consult the University's Biological Safety Manual (http://www.ehrs.upenn.edu/programs/bio/bio_manual.html), contact Steve Hawkins, Vet School Service Coordinator at 215-898-3300, or call EHRS at 215-898-4453.

Fact Sheets
October 31, 2017

School of Engineering and Applied Science Laboratories Infectious Waste Disposal Guide

For research laboratories located in the SEAS Laboratories. More information on waste removal in SEAS can be found at http://www.seas.upenn.edu/eos/faq.html#waste. Procedures may vary in other University spaces. For more information on infectious waste, consult the University's Biological Safety Manual (http://www.ehrs.upenn.edu/programs/bio/bio_manual.html), or call EHRS at 215-898-4453.

Fact Sheets
October 31, 2017

Dental School Laboratory Infectious Waste Disposal Guide

For research laboratories located in The Levy Center for Oral Health Research. Procedures may vary in the clinical areas or other University spaces.  For more information on infectious waste, consult the University's Biological Safety Manual (http://www.ehrs.upenn.edu/programs/bio/bio_manual.html) or call EHRS at 215-898-4453

Fact Sheets
October 31, 2017

Perelman School of Medicine Laboratory Infectious Waste Disposal Guide

For research laboratories located in School of Medicine buildings (except TRC). Procedures may vary in the hospital, clinical areas or other University spaces. For more information on infectious waste, consult the University's Biological Safety Manual (http://www.ehrs.upenn.edu/programs/bio/bio_manual.html), or call EHRS at 215-898-4453.