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LAPD Needs More Money to Protect Officers from Communicable Diseases

In 2018 and 2019 a number of LAPD officers and city workers reported they'd been exposed to infectious diseases, including typhus, salmonella, and MRSA. Most of the reports were made at the Central Area police station in downtown LA.

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Los Angeles Officer Treated for Typhoid Fever

An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department is being treated for typhoid fever, a bacterial disease that can spread through contaminated food or beverage.

Looking Back: Barack Obama, AEDs, and AIDS

In past January issues, POLICE covered law enforcement officers’ fears as a Democrat was entering the White House, tools for rendering aid to heart attack victims, and tips for communicable disease protection.

Washington Officer Possibly Infected after Stepping on Tainted Needle

An officer with the Seattle Police Department was on foot patrol at a local park when he stepped on a dirty needle. The needle pierced the sole of his patrol boot, and penetrated into his foot.

Video: CO Sheriff Contracts West Nile Disease

Sheriff Joe Pelle of Boulder County, CO, took to social media to let people know the West Nile virus was back in Boulder County, and he has one of the county's two confirmed cases for 2017.

CO Sheriff Contracts West Nile Disease

Sheriff Joe Pelle of Boulder County, CO, took to social media to let people know the West Nile virus was back in Boulder County, and he has one of the county's two confirmed cases for 2017. More Here.

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Hospitalizes Missouri Officer

Detective Josh Ward of the Lee's Summit (Mo.) Police Department is in critical condition suffering from a flesh-eating bacteria called Streptococcus pyogenes. More Here.

Video: Flesh-Eating Bacteria Hospitalizes Missouri Officer

Detective Josh Ward of the Lee's Summit (Mo.) Police Department is in critical condition suffering from a flesh-eating bacteria called Streptococcus pyogenes.

Wash The Hands

Infection control is about taking care of yourself and the people around you by just doing some simple things that can be a pain in the butt.

Arrest Warrant Issued for California Tuberculosis Patient

Authorities are looking for 26-year-old Eduardo Rosas Cruz, who has been diagnosed with Microbacterium tuberculosis, which attacks the lungs and other parts of the body. The disease can be transmitted through coughing and sneezing. It is treated with strong antibiotics.