May 2017

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!

View the Current Did You Know?

May 26, 2017
  • Cryptosporidiosis, or Crypto Cdc-pdf[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.
May 19, 2017
  • 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 Cdc-pdf[PDF-8MB]External to diagnosis, disease management, treatment, and research.
  • Primary care physicians and specialists can use resources for healthcare providersExternal to speed diagnosis and improve treatment of lupus.
May 12, 2017
May 5, 2017
  • 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 Cdc-pdf[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.

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 They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: May 26, 2017