Infectious Disease

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Bonnie Castillo, RN, Executive Director of NNU at podium surrounded by nurses holding signs "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"

NNU advocates for nurses to have the education, training, and personal protective equipment they need for infectious disease exposure control, including for known pathogens such as measles, tuberculosis, influenza, Ebola, bloodborne pathogens, and others as well as preparation for emerging infectious diseases events such as the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gloved hand holding H5N1 blood test vial

Avian Influenza

A highly pathogenic strain of bird flu has spread globally, causing unprecedented outbreaks in wild birds, poultry, and mammals. Multiple measures are urgently needed to control the spread of this virus.

Nurse holding sign "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"


View all our resources on Covid-19 and protecting nurses and other health care workers and their patients.

Masked nurses holding signs "Stop Ebola NOW"


Our successes include landmark mandatory Ebola guidelines in California and collective bargaining agreements with strong infectious disease protections.

Nurse administering to patient with measels


Globally, measles cases rose 30-fold in 2023 compared to 2022. Learn about protections nurses and other health care workers need to care for a patient with suspected or confirmed measles.

Graphic of head and torso with mpox


Learn about mpox, its symptoms, how it is transmitted, and what protections nurses and other health care workers need to care for a patient with a confirmed case.