Health and Wellness

Keeping You Safe At Work

Parvovirus B19

Fifth Disease is another name for Parvovirus B-19 infection. This disease is usually a mild illness that resolves without medical treatment among otherwise healthy children and adults.

Parvovirus B19 Exposure in Pregnancy

Parvovirus, also known as Fifth disease, carries a very small risk of miscarriage in pregnant women. Fortunately, most exposures do not result in adverse outcomes, and exposure is readily prevented with hand washing.

Pedestrian Safety

Learn tips to keep you safe while while walking or driving on the Vanderbilt campus.

Q Fever

Q Fever is commonly carried by sheep, cattle, and goats. Humans can contract this disease through the air or by handling infected animals.

Radiation Exposure in Pregnancy

Occupational Health and Vanderbilt Environmental Health and Safety will work together to protect a pregnant radiation worker's unborn child from overexposure.

RSV Exposure in Pregnancy

The infection caused by RSV is very mild in adults and poses no special risk to pregnant women, but a medication used to treat RSV requires special precautions.


Rubella is a highly contagious viral illness also known as German Measles. This disease will cause fever and a red rash which could last about three days.

Simian Herpes B

Because macaques can carry a virus that is deadly to humans, workers need to know how to reduce their risk of exposure as well as what to do if they get exposed.


Toxoplasmosis can be transmitted in animal feces and can cause a mild illness in susceptible individuals, but the infection can be serious for pregnant women and immunosuppressed people.


Tuberculosis also known as TB is an airborne disease.

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