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The following informational web link resources address health and safety concerns that Texas Tech University (TTU) students, faculty and staff should consider regarding ongoing outbreaks of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) around the world. These resources provide recommendations that are intended to guide students, faculty and staff who are planning international travel and study abroad, as well as those returning from high-risk international locations and visitors coming to TTU.
 
Click on the links below to go to a particular topic.

    U.S. centers for disease control and prevention
    Other SARS and travel safety resources
    Infection control update - Monkeypox
    Additional information and links

 
U.S. centers for disease control and prevention/b>
Visit the following links for more information.

 Information and advisories from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
 SARS Information for Schools, Colleges and Other Academic Institutions
         Interim Guidance for Institutions or Organizations Hosting Persons Arriving in the United States from Areas with SARS.
         Interim Domestic Guidance for Health Departments in the Management of School Students Exposed to SARS.

 
Other SARS and travel safety resources/b>
Visit the following links for more information.

 TTU Health Science Center SARS Exposure Protocol.
 Occupational Safety and Health Administration Information Regarding SARS.
 Information and advisories from the World Health Organization.
 International Travel Advisories from U. S. Department of State - The Bureau of Consular Affairs.
 "Campuses stay open to SARS-wary foreigners" Texas area universities say it is unnecessary to bar students who are from countries with high rates of SARS.     (Article from Star-Telegram).
 Texas Department of Health.

 
Infection control update - Monkeypox
The list of potential epidemics (ie, SARS, Smallpox, etc…), has been expanded by the CDC to include Monkeypox. The following websites give the CDC Case Definition for Monkeypox and interim Infection Control and Exposure management guidelines:
         http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/monkeypox/casedefinition.htm
         http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/monkeypox/infectioncontrol.htm
 
Visit the following links for more information.

 TTU workers' compensation
 TTU student health services

For additional Information contact Matt Roe (742-3876)
 
 
   
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