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National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

The National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) aims to prevent disease, disability, and death caused by a wide range of infectious diseases. NCEZID focuses on diseases that have been around for many years, emerging diseases (those that are new or just recently identified), and zoonotic diseases (those spread from animals to people). Work is guided in part by a holistic "One Health" strategy, which recognizes the vital interconnectedness of microbes and the environment. Through a comprehensive approach involving many scientific disciplines, better health for humans and animals and an improved environment can be attained.

Review Date: November 30, 2010

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Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health

CDC's Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria (DPDM) prevents and controls parasitic diseases in the United States and throughout the world by providing diagnostic, consultative, and epidemiologic services and training.

Review Date: September 07, 2011

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National Association of School Nurses

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) advances the specialty practice of school nursing to improve the health and academic success of all students. NASN is committed to improving health outcomes and academic achievement for all students. School nurses contribute to their local communities by helping students stay healthy, in school, and ready to learn, and keeping parents and families at work. NASN is the voice for children’s health, working closely with Congress and federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education, to ensure that children have a healthy, successful and secure future.

Review Date: March 20, 2013

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National Pediculosis Association, Inc.

The National Pediculosis Association (NPA) is the only non-profit health and education agency dedicated to protecting children from the misuse and abuse of potentially harmful lice and scabies pesticidal treatments. As part of its mission, the NPA works to encourage our nation's health and child care professionals to adopt standardized head lice management programs http://www.headlice.org/downloads/nonitpolicy.htm to keep children in school lice and nit free. Communities that promote head lice prevention programs demonstrate a commitment to health and wellness. Founded in 1983, the National Pediculosis Association®, Inc. (NPA) is a 501 c 3 non-profit volunteer organization including scientific advisors dedicated to protecting children and their environment from the misuse and abuse of over-the-counter chemical treatments for lice and prescription pediculicides. Proceeds from the LiceMeister® comb allow the NPA to be self-sustaining and accomplish its mission.

Review Date: December 22, 2010

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