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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- 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.
- Every year, about 140,000 Americans get colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 die from it.
- Cancer prevention programs can help boost screening rates, reduce costspdf icon[PDF-170KB], and improve quality of care in healthcare systems using proven interventionspdf icon[PDF-1.7MB]external icon.
- Through ScreenOutCancer, healthcare and public health leaders can access strategies, tools, and technical assistance to help increase partnerships with state and local cancer programs.
- 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.
- Flu and other diseases can spread between animals and people in settings such as farms, pig showspdf icon[PDF-1.2MB], agricultural fairs, and petting zoos.
- Washing hands with soap and water after interacting with animals can help protect against germs that can lead to variant influenza and other zoonotic diseases.
- Public health and agricultural organizations can use Youth in Agriculture program resources such as CDC’s Junior Disease Detectives graphic novel to teach youth about zoonotic infections and how to prevent them.
Did You Know? information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.