Did You Know? is a 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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- Cryptosporidiosis, or Crypto pdf icon[PDF-307KB], is a recreational water illness that can cause prolonged diarrhea and serious illness—share CDC’s new swimmer hygiene posters and social media images to raise awareness about why people with diarrhea should not swim.
- Crypto outbreaks linked to swimming have doubled in the United States since 2014, with at least 32 outbreaks in 13 states in 2016.
- CDC’s CryptoNet can help state and local health departments investigate and control Crypto outbreaks.
- Lupus, an autoimmune disease that triggers inflammation in different tissues of the body, affects more than 320,000 people in the United States.
- To help improve the quality of life for people living with lupus, CDC recommends a broad public health approach pdf icon[PDF-8MB]external icon to diagnosis, disease management, treatment, and research.
- Primary care physicians and specialists can use resources for healthcare providersexternal icon to speed diagnosis and improve treatment of lupus.
- Approximately 14 million people aged 12 years or older are visually impaired; 80% of those impairments can be corrected with glasses or contacts.
- Two-thirds of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women, who are more likely to suffer from eye conditions like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
- Take steps toward protecting your eyes by learning more about eye disease and vision loss and following these simple tips.
- Although African Americans overall are living longer, younger African Americans are living with or dying of many conditions more common at older ages.
- African Americans aged 18–49 years are twice as likely to die pdf icon[PDF-793KB] from heart disease as whites, and African Americans aged 35–64 years are 50% more likely to have high blood pressure than whites.
- Public health professionals can use proven programs to reduce disparities and barriers to create opportunities for improving health.
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