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CDC 9h
Syringe sharing has declined among blacks and Hispanics/Latinos who inject drugs, but not among whites.
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Dr. Tom Frieden 11h
CDC estimates vaccine prevented 5M illnesses, 2.5M medical visits and 71K hospitalizations last season.
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Dr. Tom Frieden 12h
Looking forward to joining on Facebook Live Tuesday, 12/13 at 2:45 EST. Watch at
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CDC 12h
There are many weeks of season to come. Get a flu shot as long as flu viruses are spreading & causing illness!
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CDC 13h
New CDC/ toolkit full of resources to share what YOU are doing to reduce & prevent healthcare infections.
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CDC 14h
helps protect & promote the health of everyone. Don’t miss our webcast 12/13 1PM ET
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Dr. Tom Frieden 15h
Congenital syndrome more common among pregnant women infected early in pregnancy. Findings
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CDC 15h
Facts: When used as directed, EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant/breastfeeding women.
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CDC Dec 8
Syringe services programs help reduce drug use and HIV and promote safe disposal of used syringes.
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CDC Dec 8
See how public health and the healthcare community are uniting and collaborating on infection prevention.
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CDC Dec 8
Start a conversation in your community about infection prevention. New CDC/ toolkit will help.
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CDC Dec 8
Attention STEM teachers! Apply now through Feb. 15 to be a 2017 CDC Science Ambassador fellow!
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Dr. Tom Frieden Dec 8
Five years goes by so quickly! Thanks for following me on Twitter and staying updated on and important info.
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CDC Dec 8
Facts: Zika can be passed through sex, even if the person does not have symptoms at the time.
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CDC Dec 8
Very few people can develop severe dengue, which can be life threatening if not recognized and properly treated. 4/4
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CDC Dec 8
Most people with dengue will not get sick. For those who do get sick, symptoms can be painful and last a week or longer. 3/4
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CDC Dec 8
For those not pregnant, Zika will likely result in no illness or mild illness. 2/4
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CDC Dec 8
Zika can cause birth defects if infected during pregnancy. 1/4
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CDC Dec 7
In 1999, CDC launched the Strategic National Stockpile to store emergency health supplies.
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CDC Dec 7
HIV diagnoses in people who inject drugs have fallen since 2008, esp. among blacks & Hispanics/Latinos.
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