sábado, 23 de julio de 2016

Disease of the Week | Disease of the Week | CDC

Disease of the Week | Disease of the Week | CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC twenty four seven. Saving Lives, Protecting People


 RaccoonRabies is a disease most often spread through the bite of a rabid animal. Rabies almost always leads to death unless you receive a series of shots before symptoms even appear—that’s why it’s important to see a doctor as soon as you’re bitten by an animal.

Recreational Water Illnesses

 Three girls swimmingKnowing the basic facts about recreational water illnesses (RWIs) can make the difference between an enjoyable time at the pool, beach, or water park, and getting a rash, having diarrhea, or developing other, potentially serious illnesses.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

 Mother wiping daughters noseRespiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is contagious and causes cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or so, but some can get very sick with pneumonia or bronchiolitis. There is no RSV vaccine, but there are ways to help prevent RSV infection.

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

 TickRocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) can be a severe and even fatal illness if not treated in the first few days of symptoms. Learn how to avoid getting bitten by ticks and which signs and symptoms to watch for after you’ve been around ticks.


 Mother and father with infantRotavirus can cause severe diarrhea and vomiting in infants and young children. It spreads easily, and it’s hard to prevent rotavirus infection with just hand washing and good hygiene. Rotavirus vaccine is the best protection.

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