Being in the know is half the battle. Are you arming yourself with the knowledge you need to stay safe? We're here to ensure you do.

prevention starts with #awareness

what pandemics look like 

A pandemic, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is a global outbreak of disease. Pandemics happen when a new virus emerges to infect people and can spread between people sustainably. Because there is little to no pre-existing immunity against the new virus, it spreads worldwide.

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what was our most recent pandemic? 

COVID-19, a coronavirus discovered in December of 2019, was what's known as a zoonotic virus, a virus capable of infecting both humans and animals. In just the span of a few short months, COVID-19 ravaged the world, causing millions to be infected and hundreds of thousands of deaths.

THE DANGERS OF ZOONOTIC DISEASE

Zoonotic diseases, as defined by the Centers of Disease Control

and Prevention, are caused by germs and viruses that spread

between both animals and people. Although zoonotic diseases

are common, they're particularly dangerous, especially newly emerged viruses we've never seen before.

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what are some of the main ways diseases are transmitted?

person-to-person

contact

airborne (coughing/sneezing)

touching contaminated surfaces

so what can you do to protect yourself?

  • wash your hands

  • wear a mask

  • maintain social distance (#6FT)

  • wipe down surfaces with cleaning agents

  • avoid touching foreign objects

  • educate those around you