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The CDC dengue branch feared that Zika would spread to thousands of people if it came to Puerto Rico – a prediction that has since come true. CDC’s lab team wanted to be ready with a test that would simplify their work and ensure they could meet their goal. CDC’s lab team created a diagnostic test for the Zika outbreak that is able to test for chikungunya, dengue, and Zika all at once. Doctors can now more quickly diagnose and treat their patients. Read more about the lab team’s work in new #CDCResponder story. http://bit.ly/2b0P27o
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Recognizing & treating sepsis is a race against time. Healthcare providers can help patients prevent sepsis by educating about infections & sepsis signs and symptoms, reminding about careful disease management, and encouraging infection prevention such as hand hygiene. Learn more: go.usa.gov/xjK9z
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If you missed this week’s CDC Public Health Grand Rounds on public health strategies to prevent Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, watch the video and earn free continuing education. http://bit.ly/2buQobh
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An additional area of active Zika transmission has been identified in a section of Miami Beach, in addition to the area of active Zika transmission near Wynwood. Florida Department of Health (DOH) has also identified at least four other instances of apparently mosquito-borne Zika in Miami-Dade County, and has reported an increase in travel-related cases. http://bit.ly/2btodMU
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Join the NEDSS Base System (NBS) team for an NBS Consultancy at the #2016PHI Conference in Atlanta on August 24! No registration required; seats are limited with priority given to NBS jurisdictions. Details here: http://go.usa.gov/xTPvA.
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Epidemiologists investigated a deadly outbreak of a respiratory disease among attendees at a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania convention in 1976, which led to CDC’s discovery of Legionnaire’s disease. See more in CDC’s 70th Anniversary: 7 Decades of Firsts: http://1.usa.gov/29axqXC
CDC’s 70th Anniversary: For 70 years, CDC has put proven science into action to keep Americans safe from health threats. See key moments in CDC history.
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Watch our new Public Health Grand Rounds Beyond the Data Video. CDC’s Dr. Phoebe Thorpe & Dr. Stephen Patrick of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine continue the discussion on prevention strategies for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. http://bit.ly/2bJTVTu
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CDC took over the publication of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) in 1961. MMWR is a weekly publication, containing a few short narrative reports and the weekly morbidity and mortality tables. It also publishes the annual “Summary of Notifiable Diseases.” See more in CDC’s 70th Anniversary: 7 Decades of Firsts: http://1.usa.gov/29axqXC
CDC’s 70th Anniversary: For 70 years, CDC has put proven science into action to keep Americans safe from health threats. See key moments in CDC history.
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Pregnant women should avoid travel to the designated areas of Miami Beach and Wynwood, both located in Miami-Dade County, because active local spread of Zika has been confirmed. Pregnant women and their partners living in or who must travel to the designated areas should follow steps to prevent mosquito bites. Pregnant women and their sexual partners who are concerned about potential Zika virus exposure may consider postponing nonessential travel to all parts of Miami-Dade County. http://bit.ly/2apshcm
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CDC experts work around the clock to combat Zika. Read some of the stories of our Zika responders who have worked around the world. 1.usa.gov/29p5SNt
As CDC experts work 24/7 in response to the Zika Virus, they support the response in many different capacities.
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As Zika spread on the island of American Samoa, it was crucial that messages got out to communities about Zika and how people could protect themselves from mosquito bites and sexual transmission of the virus. As a health communication specialist working in digital media, #CDCResponder Kamelya Hinson immediately thought of an outlet that had not yet been used for the Zika response in American Samoa: Facebook. Read more about her story. http://bit.ly/2bGXkXq
CDC Responser Kamelya Hinson overcomes obstacles to get Zika messages out in American Samoa.
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Don’t miss the NNDSS Modernization Initiative (NMI) sessions at the ‪#‎2016PHI‬ Conference on August 21–24 in Atlanta! Details here: http://go.usa.gov/xTPvA.
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