April 2014

Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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  • Babies are born with very little vitamin K in their bodies, which can cause serious bleeding problemsthat can lead to brain damage and even death.
  • Life-threatening bleeds from VKDB frequently occur without warning, but a single vitamin K shot Cdc-pdf[PDF – 247KB] given at birth will protect a baby from developing dangerous bleeding.
  • You can help expectant parents learn how to protect their babies from VKDB by listening to this CDC podcast.

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