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August 2018

 

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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August 31, 2018

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August 17, 2018

  • About one-third of people who wear contact lenses sleep or nap in them, increasing the risk for a serious eye infection 6 to 8 times.
  • To prevent complications, contact lens wearers can take simple steps—such as not sleeping or swimming while wearing lenses, and replacing lenses and storage cases when recommended.
  • Eye care professionals should report contact lens-related corneal infections to Medwatch, the FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event reporting program.

August 10, 2018

  • According to the latest Vital Signs report, 1 in 7 babies born to mothers with confirmed or possible Zika during pregnancy had health problems, such as hearing and vision problems.
  • Detecting these health problems early can help babies and children get the follow-up care they need.
  • Healthcare providers can work with parents to ensure babies and children affected by Zika get the recommended evaluation and testing.

August 3, 2018

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