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Avian Flu Scan for May 22, 2015 »
H7N9 cases in China; H5N1 outbreak in Vietnam MORE >>
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News Scan for May 22, 2015 »
More Ebola in West Africa; New Qatar MERS case; Raw tuna Salmonella MORE >>
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New canine flu detected in several more states »
The new canine H3N2 flu virus has now been detected in as many as 13 states, though most cases have been reported near Chi...
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MMWR: QuickStats: Percentage of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)–Related Deaths,* by Underlying Cause an »
he causes of injury that result in TBI-related deaths vary by age group. In 2013, 77% of the TBI-related deaths among infa...
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MMWR: Notes from the Field: Hepatitis E Outbreak Among Refugees from South Sudan — Gambella, Ethiopi »
In early April 2014, two South Sudanese refugees in the Gambella region of western Ethiopia experienced acute onset of jau...
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MMWR: State-Specific Prevalence of Current Cigarette Smoking and Smokeless Tobacco Use Among Adults »
Cigarette smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco both cause substantial morbidity and premature mortality MORE >...
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MMWR: Progress Toward Polio Eradication — Worldwide, 2014–2015 »
In 1988, the World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) resolved to eradicate polio worldwide MORE...
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MMWR: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Vaccination Coverage Before, During, and After Pregnancy — 16 S »
In June 2011, the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices (ACIP) recommended 1 dose of a tetanus, diphtheria, and ac...
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MMWR: Fatal and Nonfatal Drowning Outcomes Related to Dangerous Underwater Breath-Holding Behaviors »
Drowning is an important cause of preventable injury and mortality, ranking fifth among leading causes of unintentional in...
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MMWR: Geographic Disparity of Severe Vision Loss — United States, 2009–2013 »
Vision loss and blindness are among the top 10 disabilities in the United States, causing substantial social, economic, an...
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MMWR: Healthy Vision Month — May 2015 »
May is Healthy Vision Month, a national observance devoted to encouraging persons to make vision and eye health a priority...
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National Physical Fitness and Sports Month »
Most adults with disabilities are able to participate in physical activity, yet nearly half of them get no aerobic physica...
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Pink Eye: Usually Mild and Easy to Treat »
Pink, itchy eyes? Pink eye – or conjunctivitis – is common and spreads easily. It sometimes needs medical treatment, depen...
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CDC Community Health Improvement Navigator »
Invest in Your Community: Improve Health and Well-Being for All MORE >>
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Genomics, Family History & Osteoporosis »
If one of your parents has had a fracture, especially a broken hip, then earlier screening for osteoporosis might be right...
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Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2015 »
Pools, waterparks, hot tubs/spas, splash pads, and water playgroundsare great places to have fun, be active, or just...
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U.S. bird flu causing egg squeeze, emergency measures »
As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern United States, some egg-dependent compani...
Thursday, May 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: What to know about mosquito-borne illnesses »
“It doesn’t have to do with how many mosquito bites you have,” Marc Fischer, MD, MPH, of the Centers for Disease Control a...
Thursday, May 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA postpones amalgam separator rule »
The Environmental Protection Agency will delay releasing a final amalgam separator rule until the summer of 2016, accordin...
Thursday, May 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA postpones amalgam separator rule »
The Environmental Protection Agency will delay releasing a final amalgam separator rule until the summer of 2016, accordin...
Thursday, May 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for May 21, 2015 »
Details on new rabies variant;Ebola clinical symptoms;Global polio progress;Peanut butter Salmonella settlement MORE...
Thursday, May 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Iowa bans bird shows as avian flu outbreaks persist »
Iowa state officials today announced a ban on live-bird shows and some sales for the rest of this year in an effort to sto...
Thursday, May 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
More MERS cases in South Korea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia »
South Korea's first MERS patient passed the disease to two others, and Qatar and Saudi Arabia have each identified a new c...
Thursday, May 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rash strikes 30 children in Blount County, prompting investigation of possible chicken pox »
The Blount County Department of Health is investigating a chicken pox-like rash that recently struck 30 children and two a...
Thursday, May 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Improper Antibiotic Use Often Due to Misdiagnosis: Study »
Identifying illness correctly is key to drugs' effectiveness, researcher says MORE >>
Thursday, May 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
West Africa's health systems need rebuilding post-Ebola: WHO »
Health care systems in West Africa that collapsed during the Ebola epidemic must be rebuilt urgently to provide basic serv...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
South Korea has its first MERS case; UAE finds 2 »
MERS has reached South Korea for the first time with a case in a man who recently returned there from Bahrain, while the U...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ebola cases rise, expand in Guinea, Sierra Leone »
Continued unsafe burials are largely fueling Ebola flare-ups in Guinea and Sierra Leone, where 35 cases were reported last...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Antibiotic Resistance »
From MedlinePlus MORE >>
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advertisement Africa Doctors Link Risky Burials to Ebola Rise in West Africa »
Only days after declaring the lowest number of new Ebola cases in Guinea and Sierra Leone this year, officials at...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New 'Microneedle Pill' Could Replace Syringes For Injectable Medications »
What’s more appealing: getting a shot, or swallowing a pill full of needles? The lesser of those two evils may seem obviou...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Osterholm says US not prepared for disease outbreak »
Public health expert Dr. Michael Osterholm told a St. Cloud audience on Tuesday that Stearns County is at the epicenter of...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
To fight superbugs, FDA seeks detailed data on animal antimicrobials »
The U.S Food and Drug Administration said it is asking drugmakers for data on antimicrobials sold for use in each food ani...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Most Americans Still Not Using Sunscreen »
Women do so more than men, but still fall short of recommendations, CDC study finds MORE >>
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
HEALTH OFFICIALS: NEW STRAIN OF RABIES FOUND IN NEW MEXICO »
A new strain of rabies has been discovered in southern New Mexico, federal and state health officials confirmed Tuesday....

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