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Chikungunya Hits Mainland - Digital Press Kit

Thursday, July 17, 2014
The first locally acquired case of chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease, was reported in Florda. This newly reported case(s) represents the first time that mosquitoes in the continental United States are thought to have spread the virus to a non-traveler.
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First Chikungunya case acquired in the United States reported in Florida - Press Release

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Seven months after the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya was recognized in the Western Hemisphere, the first locally acquired case of the disease has surfaced in the continental United States. The case was reported today in Florida in a male who had not recently traveled outside the United States.

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New state physical activity indicator report now available online - Media Advisory

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
More than half of youth in the United States have access to parks or playground areas, recreation centers, boys’ and girls’ clubs, and walking paths or sidewalks in their neighborhoods, according to a new report, State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, 2014.

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CDC Press Conference on laboratory quality and safety after recent lab incidents - Transcript

Friday, July 11, 2014
CDC hosted a media briefing to discuss the report that highlights actions being taken by the agency to prevent lab incidents, including the recent anthrax lab incident occurring in early June at the Roybal Campus location in Atlanta, Georgia. 

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