April 2019

Did You Know?


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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April 26, 2019
  • Campylobacter and Salmonella continue to be the most commonly reported foodborne bacteria, according to a new report from FoodNet—the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network.
  • Targeted interventions to reduce contamination throughout the food production chain can lead to fewer foodborne illnesses.
  • Health department laboratories can reduce foodborne illnesses by culturing specimens that have positive culture-independent diagnostic test results, providing critical information to detect outbreaks, inform treatment, and guide interventions.
April 19, 2019
April 12, 2019
  • Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a large class of approximately 5,000 man-made chemicals used in industry and consumer products worldwide, may affect people’s health.
  • CDC/ATSDR recently announced exposure assessments in communities near current or former military installations known to have past or current PFAS contamination in drinking water.
  • Public health professionals can help educate communities about how to reduce their PFAS exposure with ATSDR resources and tools.
April 5, 2019

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Page last reviewed: April 26, 2019