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https://www.acacamps.org/resources/avian-influenza-h5n1-bird-flu

Avian Influenza (H5N1-Bird Flu)

Avian influenza (also known as "H5N1" and "bird flu") is an infectious disease of birds caused by type A strains of the influenza virus. The infection can cause a wide spectrum of symptoms in birds,...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/ticks-what-all-camps-need-know

Ticks - What All Camps Need to Know

Ticks are small spiderlike arachnids that bite to fasten themselves onto the skin and feed on blood. Ticks live in the fur and feathers of many birds and animals. Tick bites occur most often during...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/legionnaires-disease-pontiac-fever

Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever

Legionnaires' disease is a serious, sometimes fatal form of pneumonia. Pontiac Fever is a less serious influenza-like infection. Together they are the two most common forms of legionellosis...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/measles-information-camps

Measles - Information for Camps

Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. Here some top tips for camps.

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/zika-virus-what-camps-need-know

Zika Virus - What Camps Need to Know

July 25, 2016 Update Concerns about Zika virus continue.  To date, 426 reported cases of Zika virus in the 50 states have been attributed to returning international travelers or their sexual...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/waterborne-illness-primary-amebic-meningoencephalitis-naelgeria-fowleri

Waterborne Illness — Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis and Naelgeria Fowleri

Naegleria fowleri is a brain-eating amoeba that lives in warm freshwater (such as lakes, rivers, hot springs, and ponds).

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/mrsa-infections

MRSA Infections

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). Top Four Tips for Camps

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/scabies

Scabies

Every year, the American Camp Association Camp Crisis Hotline receives calls from camps that have questions about scabies. Either they have detected scabies on a camper or staffer, or they are...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/west-nile-virus-what-every-camp-needs-know

West Nile Virus - What Every Camp Needs to Know

West Nile virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness. Here are some tips and resources for camps.

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/hantavirus-pulmonary-syndrome-hps

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)

Hantaviruses are a group of viruses that may be carried by some rodents. Some hantaviruses can cause a rare but deadly disease called hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. The disease is called HPS. ...