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Safe Cleanup After Hurricane Harvey

From CDC: Highlights Stay away from damaged buildings or structures that have not been examined and certified by an inspector. Wear hard hats, goggles, heavy work gloves, and watertight boots with steel toe and insole cleanup work. Carbon monoxide can cause illness and death. Remove and discard items that cannot be washed and disinfected. Never
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Huffington Post By Sarah Elizabeth Richards August 24, 2017 On March 31, 2013, the Chinese health ministry quietly notified the World Heath Organization of three mysterious deaths. After developing coughing and sneezing symptoms, the victims’  lungs had filled with fluid, and they died gasping for air. The only thing they had in common was being
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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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