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May 2012


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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May 25, 2012

Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week

May 18, 2012

  • Half of the world’s population (3.3 billion) live in areas where malaria transmission occurs.
  • In 2010, 1,691 cases of malaria were reported in the United States, the highest number of cases in 30 years.
  • By sharing CDC’s Malaria 101 continuing education course, you can help clinicians recognize and diagnose malaria.

May 11, 2012

May 4, 2012

  • Norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness and outbreaks in the United States and causes nearly 800 deaths annually.
  • More than 20 million people get norovirus illness each year, which causes diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain.
  • CDC's new norovirus website and widget highlight the simple steps people can take to stop the spread of norovirus.

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 They may become outdated over time.