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July 1, 2016 marks CDC’s 70th anniversary. Beginning in 1946 with its inception, examples of CDC’s remarkable history include control of malaria, typhus, polio, and cholera epidemics, and the eradication of smallpox. Currently, CDC is fighting the spread of the Zika virus, MERS and Enterovirus-D68 outbreaks, and closing in on the possible eradication of polio. Learn more about CDC’s 7 Decades of Firsts: http://1.usa.gov/29axqXC
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There are many ways to control mosquitoes in and around your home. Install or fix window and door screens, get rid of or empty items that hold water once a week, and use insect sprays according to label directions. http://go.usa.gov/xqXHG
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Always follow label instructions when using insecticides to control mosquitoes. If you don’t want to apply the insecticide yourself, you can hire a pest control professional. http://go.usa.gov/xqXHG
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It’s Mosquito Control Awareness Week! Did you know there are lots of ways you can control mosquitoes in and around your home? Learn more! http://go.usa.gov/xqXHG
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Watch our new Public Health Grand Rounds Beyond the Data Video where CDC’s Dr. Phoebe Thorpe and Heather Strosnider, MPH discuss tracking environmental health data and the impact on public health. http://bit.ly/294yHTn
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If you missed this week’s CDC Public Health Grand Rounds on the progress being made to track environmental health data and improve the health and environment of communities, watch the video and earn free continuing education. http://bit.ly/28ShOGB
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It was Super Bowl Sunday when Christina, an epidemiologist with CDC, got the call that she was deploying to Colombia for CDC’s Zika response. She needed to leave the next morning. After studying encephalitis in Peru before coming to CDC, Christina has a special connection to the region, and she understands the heartbreaking effects Zika can have on pregnant women, their babies, and the entire community. Read her #CDCResponder story: http://1.usa.gov/299b4sw
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New Orleans has a long history of dealing with mosquitoes, and city officials understood that the best way to protect people living in and visiting their city was to be as prepared as possible for Zika. The people of New Orleans did not wait for Zika to come to them before taking action. The city developed a Zika response plan and was prepared when the first travel-related Zika case was confirmed. Read their story: http://1.usa.gov/294dUNg
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Removing or emptying items that hold water can help control mosquitoes in and around your home. Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out any items that hold water like flower pots, tires, birdbaths, and buckets. http://go.usa.gov/xqXHG
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Looking for more of a challenge in your profession? Apply today through August 15 for CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) 2017 class to become a disease detective. Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/1Kz7H5Z
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Each year, unvaccinated American travelers bring measles into the United States. Make sure you and your family are protected against measles. Check with your doctor to see if you and your family are up to date with MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine before your trip. http://1.usa.gov/1E4C6cI
Make sure you and your family are vaccinated for measles before you travel.
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New report: Does National #HIV Testing Day work? Yes! More HIV-positive people have been successfully diagnosed in June than in any other month of the two decades National HIV Testing Day has been held in the United States on June 27. The new CDC report shows the national testing day resulted in a significant increase in testing events in June 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Read more at MMWR: http://1.usa.gov/28POBPb
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