Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Office 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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September 30, 2011
- Some pets can make people sick with Salmonella; animals can shed bacteria but appear healthy.
- CDC is currently investigating human Salmonella outbreaks linked to animals: amphibians and live poultry.
- Educational resources on reducing the risk of Salmonella infection from animal contact are available to local and state public health officials.
September 23, 2011
- Ovarian cancer causes the most deaths of the five main types of gynecological cancer.
- Each gynecologic cancer is unique, with different signs and symptoms.
- CDC's Inside Knowledge campaign has resources you can use in September during National Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, and all through the year.
September 16, 2011
- Prematurity is the leading cause of death among newborn babies in the United States.
- You can play an important role in improving national reporting of sudden unexpected infant deaths.
- PeriStats allows you to create maps and graphs while accessing national, state, and county-level infant health data.
September 9, 2011
September 2, 2011
- Suicide takes the lives of more than 30,000 people [PDF-198KB] in the United States each year.
- More than 300,000 people [PDF-118KB] seek medical attention in emergency departments for self-harm injuries annually.
- September 4-10 was National Suicide Prevention Week; support suicide prevention activities in your community and seek help for yourself or a loved one by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Did You Know? information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.
- Page last reviewed: November 9, 2015
- Page last updated: October 17, 2016
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