A Polio-Free U.S. Thanks to Vaccine Efforts

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A Polio-Free U.S. Thanks to Vaccine Efforts Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Thanks to effective vaccine, the United States has been polio-free since 1979. But poliovirus is still a threat in some countries. Be part of the success … Read More

World Hepatitis Day

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World Hepatitis Day Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Worldwide over 250 million people are living with hepatitis B. For World Hepatitis Day on July 28, learn about global efforts to provide hepatitis B treatment to people who need … Read More

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Centers for Disease Control and prevention, CDC Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, or HFMD, is a contagious illness caused by different viruses. It is common in infants and children younger than 5 years old, because … Read More

Acting Fast Is Key with Necrotizing Fasciitis

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Acting Fast Is Key with Necrotizing Fasciitis Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Necrotizing fasciitis (NECK-re-tie-zing FASH-e-i-tis) is a rare bacterial infection that spreads quickly in the body and can cause death. See a doctor right away if you … Read More

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors

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When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Learn how to protect you and your loved ones during a thunderstorm. Being outside when lightning is present is not something to take lightly—ever. The weather forecast calls … Read More

Prevent the Risk of STDs While Traveling

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Prevent the Risk of STDs While Traveling Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC What happens abroad may not always stay abroad. More than 1 million sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are acquired every day worldwide. You can prevent the risk … Read More

National HIV Testing Day

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National HIV Testing Day Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC June 27 is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), a day to encourage people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get linked to care and treatment if they have HIV. … Read More

Salmonella and Food

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Salmonella and Food Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC You may know that Salmonella can contaminate poultry and eggs, but it also sneaks its way into many other foods. Learn what you can do to make your food safer to eat. … Read More

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