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Zika continues to circulate in Puerto Rico and residents there as well as travelers to Puerto Rico must continue to do all they can to prevent mosquito bites, take precautions to reduce the risk of sexual transmission and seek medical care for any acute illness with rash or fever. Clinicians who suspect Zika virus disease in patients who reside in or have recently returned from areas with Zika should report cases to public health officials. 1.usa.gov/1XYb1ON
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Despite record declines in the rate of teen births, racial/ethnic, and geographic disparities persist. Community level interventions addressing the social conditions associated with high teen birth rates might reduce racial/ethnic and geographic teen birth disparities in the United States. Read more at MMWR: 1.usa.gov/1QD8aFa
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Great piece of information, I could have used this today during our university's research symposium where my team and I presented our research in regards to youth poverty disparities in a rural county in North Carolina. 
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The CDC Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI) held its second annual Inventor Awards Ceremony. OTI recognized 49 employee-inventors and their collaborators who had U.S. patents issued in the 2015 calendar year. Many CDC staff are a part of creating discoveries of great significance to public health, academia, and industry. Warm congratulations to this year’s honorees! 1.usa.gov/1SIU5O3
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When inherited genetic mutations are identified early, patients are able to work with their healthcare providers to take crucial steps toward care and treatment. If you missed this week’s CDC Public Health Grand Rounds on hereditary cancer and using genomics for prevention, watch the video and earn free continuing education. bit.ly/1VM8rNP
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Sierra Leone’s remote Kambia District presented unique challenges in controlling the Ebola outbreak during 2014-2015. Improved contact tracing efforts helped the District identify 13 Ebola cases that might have been missed. Read more at MMWR: 1.usa.gov/1YIZdzY
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National Infant Immunization Week (#NIIW) is a celebration highlighting the critical role vaccines play in protecting children's health. Join us in celebrating. Check out our activities page 1.usa.gov/1rpbPlA for more details! 
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The CDC Learning Connection is your source for information about public health training developed by CDC, CDC partners, and other federal agencies. Visit today to find CDC courses that offer continuing education & sign up for monthly training updates delivered straight to your email inbox. 1.usa.gov/1VzHzkC
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Try the recently updated Solve the Outbreak app – now with 2 new outbreaks! 

Outbreaks happen every day, and it’s the job of CDC’s disease detectives to stop them. Think you have what it takes? 

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Watch our new Public Health Grand Rounds Beyond the Data Video where CDC’s Dr. John Iskander and Dr. Lisa Richardson discuss genomics and hereditary cancer syndromes. bit.ly/1SFtRIY
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Can you earn a perfect score? Let us know if you can fill the beaker all the way to the top. Download CDC’s Health IQ app today to start learning about health and earning your highest score! Available in GooglePlay http://bit.ly/1FrAifv and iTunes http://apple.co/1V8easC.
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On Earth Day, we focus on protecting our environment. Did you know that protecting our environment also helps us protect our health? Learn more about how the environment impacts our health. http://1.usa.gov/1SQWS1Q
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#Vaccines by the numbers: For kids born 1994-2013, vaccination will prevent an estimated 322 million illnesses, 21 million hospitalizations, and 732,000 deaths during their lifetimes #NIIW 
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