COVID-19 responders: @ASTHO worked with partners from CDC, @CSTEnews and others to create an online inventory of digital tools U.S. public health agencies use as part of their COVID-19 response—more in Public Health Reports: bit.ly/3rsTW6s
Adenoviruses can cause a range of mild to severe illnesses such as cold- or flu-like symptoms, fever, and sore throat. Adenoviruses can be spread from an infected person through close personal contact and through the air by coughing or sneezing.
Join CDC as an evaluator! Apply for the 2023 #Evaluation Fellowship Cohort.
Learn more about the CDC Evaluation Fellowship during the final info session online February 10. Register now: bit.ly/3ZMN4Rf#PublicHealth
Clinicians: Do you prescribe #PrEP in your practice? A new lit review explores the potential of using electronic communication tools to increase awareness and uptake of PrEP among Black and Hispanic/Latino people. Learn more: bit.ly/3Xb4Efk#HealthLiteracy
Are you concerned about exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)? The PFAS Multi-site Study (#PFASmss) is a national, collaborative effort aimed to better understand health effects of PFAS exposure. Find out if there’s a study site near you: bit.ly/3ARGaPG
The 2023 U.S. #TB Elimination Champions recognize those who have adapted to a changing public health landscape and remain committed to TB elimination.
Nominate a TB Champion today via email or using the hashtag #TBEliminationChampion: bit.ly/33HlH2F@CDC_TB
Differences in race & ethnicity can lead to more staph bloodstream infections among people on #dialysis. There are more infections in areas with higher poverty, household crowding, and limited education. Learn how to prevent these infections. bit.ly/3HXXuXc#VitalSigns
#DYK lead can be found in toys, especially imported toys, antique toys, and toy jewelry? Lead exposure can cause health risks, such as learning problems and slowed growth.
Learn more ways children can be exposed to lead and what you can do: bit.ly/3WsM9mb#LeadFreeKids
Recent report finds that people experiencing homelessness (PEH) had nearly 2X risk of dying from #COVID19 compared with the general population. Vaccination and testing should continue to be prioritized for PEH. Learn more: bit.ly/3XS56zN
🚨 Multistate Outbreak: Infections Associated with Artificial Tears Products. If you have EzriCare or Delsam Pharma Artificial Tears Products, stop using them and seek medical care immediately if symptoms of an eye infection occur. Learn more: bit.ly/3l75xIv
If you have cancer or care for someone who does, keep #FoodSafety in mind when preparing meals. Anyone can get food poisoning, but people with weakened immune systems, like those with cancer, are more likely to get a serious illness. bit.ly/2LmnrQv#WorldCancerDay
Older adults are more likely to get very sick from #COVID19. COVID-19 vaccines are effective at reducing severe illness, hospitalization, and death. To find a vaccination location near you, go to vaccines.gov
The latest MMWR Weekly Briefing is live. Topics include: effectiveness of the updated COVID-19 vaccine against XBB-related Omicron variants, prevention and treatment of COVID-19 for people with weakened immune systems, and more. Listen and subscribe: bit.ly/MMWRPodcast
As @PEPFAR turns 20, a new @CDCMMWR report shows its transformative impact in Uganda founded on strong partnerships between PEPFAR, CDC, the Uganda Ministry of Health, and partners. Learn more: bit.ly/mm7204a2#PEPFAR20
Flu is worse than a cold. It can cause serious illness, hospitalization, or even death. That’s why #flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and older. Spread the word about the importance of flu vaccination today. bit.ly/3P9TSDJ#FightFlu
CDC invites you to register for our Navigating USAJOBS webinar on February 7. Join us for an informative session on best practices to navigate job vacancies and become a competitive USAJOBS applicant. Register today! bit.ly/3GSaYSN@CareersatCDC
Recent evidence shows some people can spread #mpox virus from 1-4 days before symptoms appear. Vaccination can help protect people from mpox if they have close contact with someone who has mpox but does not have symptoms. Read the latest CDC Science Brief. bit.ly/3YeLOVe
Flu can be serious. In Madi’s case, she was hospitalized for 93 days. Ten years later, she lost half of her lung due to that initial infection. Madi has gone on to live a healthy life and shares her story so others can avoid the worst of #flu by getting a yearly flu vaccine.
Be safe if the power goes out during a #winter storm.
✔️ Use generators safely to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
✔️ Have a battery-powered or battery backup CO detector in your home.
✔️ Use flashlights rather than candles.
Learn more: bit.ly/2D1DjZg
People older than 60 years of age accounted for over 80% of global estimated COVID-19 deaths, but vaccination coverage for this age group remains below the WHO goal, especially in many middle- and low-income countries: bit.ly/mm7205a1
It's not too late to make a resolution for 2023. Get the added protection of an updated #COVID19 booster to help prevent severe illness or hospitalization. Find a vaccination location near you at vaccines.gov