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
- 21.6% of Americans don’t know that swimming when they have diarrhea can make other swimmers sick, even in properly-chlorinated pools.
- Swallowing a single mouthful of contaminated pool water can cause diarrhea, viral meningitis, and other illnesses.
- CDC has resources to help you inform your community about healthy swimming and what they can do to keep germs out of the water.
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
- Up to 75% of the 4.4 million Americans with chronic viral hepatitis don’t know they are infected.
- CDC now offers a five-minute online Hepatitis Risk Assessment that provides tailored testing and vaccination recommendations.
- May 19th is the first ever National Hepatitis Testing Day; check to see if there are any events planned in your community.
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 They may become outdated over time.
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