CDC 24-7 Fact of the Week
Week of August 24, 2020
During and after a hurricane, you may need supplies to keep your family safe and healthy. Remember that a hurricane could cut off your power and water supply. You also may not be able to drive because of damage to your car. Roads may be flooded or blocked. That’s why it’s best to be prepared—stock up on everything you might need now. Learn more here.
Week of June 29, 2020
Do you know the symptoms? People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may include Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, and more. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
Week of June 15, 2020
Limit close contact with others outside your household in indoor and outdoor spaces. Since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is important to stay away from others when possible, even if you—or they—have no symptoms. Social distancing is especially important for people who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Learn more about social distancing.
Week of June 1, 2020
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. We do not yet know what causes MIS-C. Learn more about MIS-C and what to do if you think your child is sick with MIS-C.
Week of May 11, 2020
May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. You can reduce your risk of skin damage and skin cancer by seeking shade under an umbrella, tree, or other shelter before you need relief from the sun. Your best bet to protect your skin is to use sunscreen or wear protective clothing when you’re outside—even when you’re in the shade. Learn more.
Week of May 4, 2020
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. Learn more about specific guidelines for cloth face covering use and how to make your own at home by visiting our web page.
Week of March 23, 2020
Based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses, the following symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may appear 2-14 days after exposure: Fever, cough, shortness of breath. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
Week of March 9, 2020
Most Americans consume about 3,400 milligrams (mg) of sodium each day, which is much more than the recommended amount of 2,300 mg per day (about one teaspoon of salt). Sodium increases blood pressure, which raises the risk for heart disease and stroke. For tips on how to avoid excess sodium in your diet, visit our National Nutrition Month page.
Week of February 17, 2020
The #HowIRecommend video series features short, informative videos from clinicians like you. These videos explain the importance of vaccination, how to effectively address questions from parents about vaccine safety and effectiveness, and how clinicians routinely recommend same day vaccination to their patients.