December. 16, 2019: 5 most viewed public health stories of 2019

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5 Most Viewed Public Health Stories in 2019 from CDC’s Center for Global Health

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#5 – Preventing waterborne outbreaks in refugee camps

More than 900,000 displaced Myanmar nationals live in refugee camps in Bangladesh, under a threat of seasonal monsoon flooding and waterborne disease outbreaks.
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#4 – Preparedness pays off with quick response time

When Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reported a new Ebola outbreak on August 1, 2018, neighboring Uganda sprang into action to prepare and respond to the deadly virus.
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#3 – How Kerala Avoided a Chronic Disease Crisis

After floods and landslides destroy thousands of miles of roads and homes in Kerala, India, an action plan is developed to protect the lives of people with noncommunicable diseases.
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#2 – International network explores the economics of noncommunicable diseases

In nearly 90% of countries, people are more likely to die from a noncommunicable disease (NCD) like diabetes than from infectious conditions. The economics of investing in NCD prevention are explored.
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#1 – Fighting the World’s Deadliest Animal

This lethal animal spreads malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, yellow fever, Zika, and other diseases. Learn more about CDC’s leading efforts to eliminate the global burden of malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases.
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Calendar

December 29 – World Leprosy Day

February 3 – CDC Response to Ebola in the DRC

February 11 – Five Years of CDC’s Global Health Security Accomplishments

February 28 – Rare Disease Day

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Content source: Global Health