CDC Health & Safety Features: Dr. Frieden Twitter Chat, CDC Detectives, Children's Environmental Health and more!Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 10/25/2012 07:18 PM EDT
Dr. Frieden Twitter Chat - Working in Public Health CDC Director Dr. Frieden will host a live Twitter chat about working in public health. Follow Dr. Frieden on Twitter and join the conversation.Are Your Kids Protected from HPV-related Cancers?Protect your sons and daughters from cancer and other diseases caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) by getting them HPV vaccine. It takes 3 shots over 6 months to complete the series, so make sure your child gets all 3 doses.
CDC Detectives Respond to Disease OutbreaksCDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service officers are elite global health sleuths that respond 24/7 to emerging threats and disease outbreaks. They continue to respond to the multistate meningitis outbreak as they have to past outbreaks.
Children’s Environmental HealthUse the Tracking Network to learn how the environment might be affecting children’s health.
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2012Lead poisoning is entirely preventable. The key is stopping children from coming into contact with lead and treating children who have been poisoned by lead. Learn more about preventing childhood lead exposure.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) – What You Need To Know
Pertussis (whooping cough) is very contagious and can cause serious illness―especially in infants too young to be fully vaccinated. Pertussis vaccines are recommended for children, teens, and adults, including pregnant women.
Reptiles, Amphibians, and SalmonellaDid you know that reptiles and amphibians like turtles, lizards, and frogs can carry a harmful germ called Salmonella? If there are young children in your home, reptiles and amphibians might not be safe pets for your family.
Visiting Friends or Relatives Overseas
People who are traveling to a foreign country to visit friends or relatives (VFR travelers) are at a higher risk for some diseases. If you are a VFR traveler, consider your risk and plan appropriately.
World Polio Day, October 24World Polio Day is an opportunity for the global polio eradication community to renew its promise of a polio-free world to future generations.
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