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Think Fungus: Fungal Disease Awareness Week

August 14–18, 2017, is the first Fungal Disease Awareness Week. CDC and partners have organized this week to highlight the importance of recognizing serious fungal diseases early enough in the course of a patient’s illness to provide life-saving treatment. Some fungal diseases go undiagnosed and cause serious infections in people in the United States and around the world,
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Drought and Public Health in the U.S.

Drought is a natural phenomenon in which rainfall is lower than average for an extended period of time. Periods of drought can result in inadequate water supply and can lead to public health problems. Take action and learn how drought can impact your health and the health of your family. Overview Cycles of drought have
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Protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites

From the CDC: Use Insect Repellent Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents with one of the active ingredients below. When used as directed, EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women. *See EPA’s search tool here. Tips for Everyone Always follow the product label instructions. Reapply insect repellent as directed. Do
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4 Vaccines You Need for College

Skipping or delaying vaccinations can harm your health—and maybe your grades By Susan Feinstein Last updated: July 31, 2017 If you’re a college student—or soon to be one—making sure you’re fully vaccinated is critically important, especially if you’ll be living in a dorm or other shared space. That’s because large groups of people in close proximity provide
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World Hepatitis Day

FROM THE CDC: Eliminate Hepatitis. For World Hepatitis Day, learn more about the different types of viral hepatitis that impact millions worldwide and what is being done to help eliminate hepatitis. Viral hepatitis — a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E — affects millions of people worldwide, causing
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