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CDC’s Eight Tips for Safe and Healthy Summertime Work and Play

Whether you are planning an overseas vacation, getting ready for a staycation, or will be working outdoors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest health tips, alerts, and social media updates include practical advice for travelers, swimmers, and everyone who wants to beat the summer heat. “Summer is a great time to travel and...

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CDC Investigation Notice: Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Contact with Live Poultry

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Pool Chemical Injuries Lead to Over 4,500 Emergency Department Visits Each Year

Pool chemical injuries led to an estimated 4,535 U.S. emergency department visits annually during 2008-2017, according to a report published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Although injuries from pool chemicals are preventable, the number of serious injuries from these chemicals has not changed much in the last 15 years. The thousands of...

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CDC Updates Guidelines for Cancer Cluster Investigations

CDC is seeking public comment on updating federal guidelines used by public health agencies to assess and respond to potential cancer clusters in communities. The request for commentexternal icon was posted today in the Federal Register and will be available for public comment through July 15, 2019. The current guidelines, Investigating Suspected Cancer Clusters and...

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CDC Creates Interactive Training for Diagnosis, Management of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a first-of-its-kind education module to help clinicians recognize and diagnose Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), a sometimes serious and fatal disease spread by the bite of an infected tick. “Rocky Mountain spotted fever can be deadly if not treated early – yet cases often go...

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Food Safety Alert for Gastrointestinal Illnesses Linked to Raw Oysters

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CDC Media Statement from CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D., on Launch of the U.S. Global Health Security Strategy

The Global Health Security Strategypdf iconexternal icon (GHSS), released today, reaffirms a continued and coordinated U.S. Government (USG) approach to strengthening the world’s capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats, whether natural, accidental, or deliberate. CDC has been a lead implementing partner of the Global Health Security Agenda since its launch in...

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Are you making your employees sick?

As an employer, you have a duty of care under health and safety legislation to maintain a work environment that is without risks to the health or safety of your employees. This duty extends to your employees’ psychological health, a part of this duty means to minimise work-related stress. Some of the factors that can...

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CDC Telebriefing: Pregnancy-Related Deaths Happen Before, During, and Up to a Year After Delivery

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Pregnancy-Related Deaths Happen Before, During, and Up to a Year After Delivery

Pregnancy-related deaths can occur up to a year after a woman gives birth – but whenever they occur, most of these deaths are preventable, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. Of the 700 pregnancy-related deaths that happen each year in the United States, nearly 31 percent happen during pregnancy, 36 percent happen during...

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