August 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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August 29, 2014
  • CDC, along with domestic and international public health partners, is responding in West Africa to one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history.
  • Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with a sick person’s blood or body fluids (urine, saliva, feces, vomit, or semen), contaminated objects (such as needles), or animals in Africa known to spread the disease (such as monkeys, apes, and bats).
  • You can use CDC resources—including infographics, posters, and brochures—to promote awareness and correct misconceptions about the Ebola outbreak.
August 22, 2014
August 15, 2014
  • Almost half of American adults have at least one major risk factorExternal for cardiovascular disease, including obesity, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.
  • Each year, nearly 1 in 3 deaths in the US is caused by heart disease and stroke, but at least 200,000 of these deaths can be prevented through healthy habits like regular physical activity and eating right.
  • You can help others improve their eating habits by promoting the Million Hearts® initiative’s Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Resource CenterExternal.
August 8, 2014
August 1, 2014

Did You Know?  information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.

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