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Masks can help prevent the spread of #COVID19 when they are widely used in public settings. Wear a cloth mask when you are around people not living in your household, especially when social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart ) is difficult to maintain. . #CDC #publichealth #WearAMask #DoYourPart #WorldMaskWeek #socialdistancing . https://bit.ly/CDC-WearingMasks

2 days ago

Help slow the spread of #COVID19 when you travel by taking the following steps: • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth. • Stay at least 6 feet away from other people. • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. • Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth. Learn more: https://bit.ly/COVID19-Travelers . #publichealth #cdc #coronavirus

2 days ago

While many serious diseases are no longer common in the United States thanks to #vaccines , these diseases still exist and can spread when people aren’t vaccinated. You have the power to protect yourself and your family against serious diseases like measles, whooping cough, cancers caused by #HPV , shingles, and #flu . Talk with your doctor and your children’s doctor about routine vaccinations. #CDC #NIAM #ivax2protect

3 days ago

Wondering how to help keep your friends healthy this summer? Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when you hang out. When you wear a mask, you help protect others in case you are infected with #COVID19 but do not have symptoms. Your friend’s mask will help protect you too! Stay safe by washing your hands, staying 6 feet apart, and wearing a mask. Learn more about how you and your friends can help protect each other: https://bit.ly/HowToWearMasks. . #publichealth #CDC

3 days ago

CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield says masks are one of the most powerful weapons we have in the fight against #COVID19 . Wearing a #mask when you’re in public, combined with social distancing and frequent hand washing, are actions we can all take to help slow the spread. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/ #PublicHealth #Health #CDC

4 days ago

New #VitalSigns focuses on acute flaccid myelitis (AFM ). It’s an uncommon but serious condition that causes arm or leg weakness and paralysis, mostly in children. Outbreaks have occurred in the US every 2 years since 2014. Most patients developed #AFM in August to November, with respiratory symptoms or fever less than a week before limb weakness started. CDC is preparing for a possible outbreak in 2020. AFM is a medical emergency and patients must be hospitalized and monitored. https://bit.ly/VS-AFM . #CDC #PublicHealth #limbweakness #AcuteFlaccidMyelitis #knowAFM #AFMawareness

4 days ago

Remember to practice everyday #foodsafety during #COVID19 . Put away foods that could spoil, such as meats, milk, & eggs, in the fridge or freezer within 2 hours of shopping. Do not let these items sit outside, in the garage, or on the countertop. Learn more about food and COVID-19: https://bit.ly/CDC-Nutrition. #grocery #food #PublicHealth #CDC

5 days ago

Take steps to keep your friends and family safe when visiting people at a higher risk for severe illness from #COVID19 : • Wear a mask • Stay 6 feet apart • Meet outside • Wash your hands often • Sanitize all touched surfaces Learn more about keeping you and your loved ones safe at https://bit.ly/COVID19-IncreasedRisk . #publichealth #CDC #coronavirus

5 days ago

Could you or a loved one be at increased risk for #COVID19 ? People from some racial and ethnic groups are more likely to be exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 because of conditions where they work or live. Learn more: https://bit.ly/COVID19-HealthEquity. #PublicHealth #HealthEquity #CDC

6 days ago

Planning to visit the beach this summer? Take steps to lower your risk of #COVID19 and help reduce the spread: ✅ Keep at least 6 feet away from people you don’t live with, as others may be coming from out of town where COVID-19 cases might be greater. ✅ Don’t share food, equipment, toys, or supplies with people outside of your household. ✅ Wear a mask when not in the water. . #PublicHealth #CDC #Beaches

1 weeks ago

Remember to practice everyday #foodsafety during #COVID19 . After grocery shopping, refrigerate or freeze foods that could spoil, such as meat, milk, & eggs, within 2 hours. Wash your hands: • After shopping • After putting away groceries • Before and after preparing food • Before eating food Learn more about #food and #COVID19 : https://bit.ly/CDC-Nutrition. #grocery #foodsafety #PublicHealth #CDC

2 weeks ago

Contact tracing is used by health departments to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like #COVID19 . #CDC #PublicHealth

2 weeks ago

Wondering when to use a mask? Wear a mask when you are in a public setting, especially when it is difficult to stay 6 feet away from others not living in your household. You should even wear a mask in a restaurant or rideshare. However, if everyone in your household is healthy, you do not need to wear a mask at home or in your personal vehicle. For more information on #COVID19 and masks, visit: https://bit.ly/HowToWearCFC. #publichealth #mask #CDC

2 weeks ago

This image, captured during the early 1960s, shows members of the Smallpox Immunization team in Brazil. In this picture, the team was aboard a small motorboat heading to administer the smallpox vaccine to residents on an isolated location. The man on the left can be seen preparing the vaccine. The #CDC ’s Global Immunization Division (GID ) has been dedicated to ensuring that everyone, everywhere shares in the benefits of immunization, a mission that began with the establishment of CDC’s Smallpox Eradication Program in 1966. Read more here: https://bit.ly/GlobalImmunization. . 📷: Stafford Smith/ CDC . #history #globalhealth #science #publichealth #CDCHistory

2 weeks ago

Communicating prevention messages is critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19. “The first step to coming up with any plan to support these [food processing] facilities is to get to know all of the partners involved and their roles and goals,” says #CDC ’s Maggie Silver. “Workers’ unions, community groups, health departments, and facility managers all play an important part in keeping the facilities open.” . Read more about how Maggie helped support communication projects at meat and poultry plants during the early days of the COVID-19 response. https://bit.ly/CDC-Silver #publichealth #Coronavirus #COVID19

2 weeks ago

July is #AFMAwareness Month. Clinicians and parents need to know about acute flaccid myelitis (AFM ), a serious paralytic condition that mostly affects children and requires urgent medical care. Learn how to recognize the symptoms at: https://bit.ly/CDC-AFM. #acuteflaccidmyelitis #AFM2020 #endafm , #strongertogether #thisisafm #myelitis

2 weeks ago

Cloth face coverings may help prevent the spread of #COVID19 when they are widely used in public settings. Wear a cloth face covering when you are around people not living in your household, especially when social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart ) is difficult to maintain. https://bit.ly/HowToWearCFC #CDC #publichealth #clothfacecoverings #socialdistancing

2 weeks ago

Found an attached #tick ? Don’t panic! Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin’s surface as possible. Then, pull upward with steady pressure. More info: http://bit.ly/CDC-TickRemoval #publichealth #CDC

2 weeks ago

Practice healthy habits to help limit the spread of #COVID19 . If you are in public, wear cloth face coverings and stay at least 6 feet away from others who don’t live in your household. Each habit adds a layer of protection. Learn more about wearing cloth face coverings in public settings and how you can help limit the spread of COVID-19. Learn more: https://bit.ly/HowToWearCFC #CDC #publichealth #clothfacecoverings #socialdistancing

2 weeks ago

See #CDC ’s One-Stop Shop for #COVID19 Resources, including a section focused on younger people. Find resources for your organization to use. https://bit.ly/ToolkitForYoungAdults . #publichealth

3 weeks ago

#COVID19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new ) #coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the @WHO best practice for naming of new human infectious diseases. . #CDC #PublicHealth

3 weeks ago

Parents, make sure your young child is protected against vaccine-preventable diseases as they grow. At well-child visits between 4 and 6 years of age, your child receives additional doses of some vaccines, such as MMR and DTaP. Learn which vaccinations are recommended at this age: https://bit.ly/Vaccines-4to6. #CDC #publichealth

3 weeks ago

We can all help slow the spread of #COVID19 . Practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet of physical distance between yourself and others and wearing a cloth face covering when in public. Learn more at cdc.gov/coronavirus. . #CDC #publichealth #health

3 weeks ago

#DYK ? About 700 women in America die each year due to complications of pregnancy – and another 50,000 women have serious complications that result in significant short- or long-term health problems. CDC joins @whattoexpect this #BumpDay to share important information about #maternalhealth . . #CDC #publichealth