Public Health Academy Teen Newsletter
The David J. Sencer CDC Museum Public Health Academy Teen Newsletter introduces teens to different public health topics that CDC studies. Each newsletter provides an Introduction, explains CDC’s Work, breaks down the topic using the Public Health Approach, gives you a behind the scenes look at historical items Out of the CDC Museum Collection, and offers a live Teen Talk where teens can learn from CDC experts.
AUDIENCE: The Teen Newsletter presents valid scientific data and public health interventions on topics across field of public health including STDs, drug use, and violence. For this reason, we recommend that parents or guardians assess the appropriateness of sharing the newsletter with younger-aged children.
GLOSSARY: Not sure of a certain word in any of the CDC Museum Public Health Academy Teen Newsletters? Check this glossary for definitions of frequently used terms.
Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by a fungus called Histoplasma capsulatum. The fungus lives in the environment, particularly in soil that contains large amounts of bird or bat droppings where conditions are ideal for the fungus to grow. In the United States, Histoplasma capsulatum mainly lives in the central and eastern states, especially areas around the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys. The fungus also lives in parts of Central and South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia.