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- CDC and its partners are closely monitoring a MERS outbreak in the Republic of Korea, the largest known MERS outbreak outside the Arabian Peninsula.
- MERS is a respiratory illness that has caused fever, cough, and shortness of breath in most people who have the disease.
- Healthcare providers should evaluate patients suspected to have MERS using CDC’s guidelines and work with health departments to consider testing for patients under investigation.
- Every year, more than 2 million Americans get sick Cdc-pdf[PDF-5.2MB] from bacteria that resist being killed by antibiotics.
- More than 150 organizations and companies met at the White HouseExternal recently and made commitments Cdc-pdf[PDF-177KB]External to improve antibiotic use.
- CDC’s proposed FY16 Antibiotic Resistance Solutions Initiative includes funding for states to prevent antibiotic resistance.
- HEADS UP! About 60%–70% of young athletes might try to hide concussion symptomsCdc-pdf[PDF-244KB] from their coach and keep on playing.
- Recognizing and responding to concussions when they first occur can prevent further injury or even death.
- You can customize and share CDC materials—including tools for parents, coaches, and other school professionals—to improve concussion reporting, recovery, and safety.
- In 2011, there were more than 65,000 new cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
- The cost of treating melanoma patients is expected to triple by the year 2030—to $1.6 billion a year.
- Communities and policymakers could prevent an estimated 21,000 melanomas a year by implementing effective community skin cancer prevention programsExternal.
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