https://www.acacamps.org/resources/avian-influenza-h5n1-bird-fluAvian 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/west-nile-virus-what-every-camp-needs-knowWest 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/waterborne-illness-primary-amebic-meningoencephalitis-naelgeria-fowleriWaterborne 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/extreme-heat-preventing-identifying-heat-related-illnessExtreme Heat - Preventing and Identifying Heat-Related Illness
In extreme temperatures and humidity, it is important to train staff on the dangers of heat-related illnesses, signs of heat-related illnesses, and appropriate preventative measures.
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/hantavirus-pulmonary-syndrome-hpsHantavirus 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. ...
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/ticks-what-all-camps-need-knowTicks - 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-feverLegionnaires' 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...
According to the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the incidence of violent crimes committed against and by children and youth continues to rise in America. This alarming data has youth-serving...
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/measles-information-campsMeasles - Information for Camps
Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. Here some top tips for camps.