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Mosquito Bites: Everyone is at Risk! - Digital Press Kit

Almost everyone in the world has been bitten by a mosquito. Although most kinds of mosquitoes are just nuisance mosquitoes, some kinds of mosquitoes spread viruses that can cause disease.

5/01/2018 12:45:00 PM

Zika Virus - Digital Press Kit

CDC's Emergency Operations Center is activated at Level 2 to respond to Zika. Zika is currently a risk in many countries and territories. Local transmission has also been reported in the United States.

8/04/2017 4:00:00 PM

Legionnaires' Disease - Digital Press Kit

Legionnaires' disease is a risk in health care facilities across the United States, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. Unfortunately, this serious bacterial lung infection is deadly for 1 in 4 people who get it from a health care facility.

6/06/2017 1:05:00 PM

Lyme and other tickborne diseases - Digital Press Kit

Tickborne diseases are on the rise and prevention should be on everyone's mind, particularly during the spring, summer, and early-fall when ticks are most active.

5/04/2017 11:58:00 AM

Zika Virus: Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies - Digital Press Kit

About 1 in 10 U.S. pregnant women with confirmed Zika had a fetus or baby with birth defects in 2016. Nearly 1,300 pregnant women with evidence of possible Zika infection were reported in 44 US states in 2016.

4/05/2017 1:10:00 PM

Arthritis in America - Digital Press Kit

Arthritis limits daily activities of 24 million adults in the United States, making it hard for them to hold a cup, lift a grocery bag, or walk to their car. And, the percentage of adults limited by arthritis continues to get worse and has increased by about 20 percent since 2002.

3/07/2017 7:28:00 AM

Native Americans with diabetes - Digital Press Kit

Remarkable progress made reducing kidney failure from diabetes in Native American populations. Federal data show diabetes-related kidney failure among Native American adults (American Indians/Alaskan Natives) decreased 54 percent between 1996 and 2013.

1/10/2017 9:27:00 AM

Saving Patients from Sepsis - Digital Press Kit

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) latest Vital Signs report raises awareness about sepsis, a complication caused by the body's overwhelming and often life-threatening response to an infection.

8/23/2016 8:03:00 AM

Global Health Security in Liberia - Digital Press Kit

CDC works with the Government of Liberia and partners to improve health systems and outcomes by building on existing disease prevention, detection and response capacities, as well as those developed during the response to the Ebola epidemic.

6/27/2016 5:02:00 AM

Legionnaires' disease - Digital Press Kit

Water management problems can lead to outbreaks

6/07/2016 6:47:00 AM

Global Health Security in Vietnam - Digital Press Kit

Preventing, detecting and responding to outbreaks in Vietnam

5/23/2016 3:02:00 AM

MicrobeNet: A tool to detect rare germs - Digital Press Kit

MicrobeNet, an innovative online library of nearly 2,400 rare and emerging bacteria and fungi, provides real-time access to help health departments and labs identify rare infections and save lives.

5/18/2016 5:31:00 AM

World Immunization Week - Digital Press Kit

CDC plays a critical role in promoting global immunization by providing scientific leadership and guidance to implement evidence-based vaccination strategies against disease. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the start of this effort-the Smallpox Eradication Program.

4/25/2016 3:16:00 AM