Cancer doesn’t wait, and neither should you. Take care of your health and get back on track with routine cancer screenings this year. https://bit.ly/32KjRgM
Food poisoning is more common than you may think. Learn which germs from food cause the most illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States: https://bit.ly/2QHuG8G #FoodSafety
For most, respiratory syncytial virus (#RSV) causes a mild illness. For adults 65+, infants, & young children, RSV may cause a severe infection requiring medical attention. Learn more about people at higher risk for severe RSV & ways to protect them: https://bit.ly/3GZ67iC
CDC #Evaluation Fellowship Program represents CDC’s commitment to program evaluation and program improvement. Apply and join the 2023 cohort. Learn more about the CDC Evaluation Fellowship during virtual info sessions held in Jan & Feb. Register now: https://bit.ly/3ZMN4Rf
See image for the first brand of enoki mushrooms that was linked to this outbreak. Do not eat recalled Utopia brand enoki mushrooms.
CDC: Listeria Outbreak Linked to Enoki Mushrooms
Get the most up-to-date outbreak information here.
LISTERIA OUTBREAK: A second brand of enoki mushrooms has been linked to this outbreak. Share this with friends & family who are pregnant, aged 65 or older, or have a weakened immune system. More info: https://bit.ly/3UL34jT
Misunderstandings about #COVID19 hospitalization and death data have led to claims that US COVID-19 deaths are being overcounted. In this week’s COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review, we explain how these data are collected and reported. Learn more: http://bit.ly/CDTweeklyreview
More than 21,000 cases of coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, & blastomycosis are reported each year. These diseases often mimic bacterial or viral pneumonia, which can delay proper diagnosis & treatment. Healthcare providers can learn more & earn free CE: https://bit.ly/3HyyF3W
The #mpox vaccine works best 2 weeks after the second shot, says @whitehouse’s Dr. Demetre Daskalakis. Go get the second shot. The vaccine is an important tool in stopping the spread of mpox.
Learn more about the science behind the updated guidance found in today’s @CDCMMWR here:
Information for Persons Who Are Immunocompromised ...
This report describes measures that people who are immunocompromised can take to prevent and treat COVID-19.
With Evusheld not currently authorized, CDC recommends people with weakened immune systems and household members take multiple prevention measures to protect themselves against COVID-19. More: https://bit.ly/3bGvO6p
Respiratory syncytial virus (#RSV) is a respiratory virus that can cause some children to become very sick. Learn which children are at greatest risk for severe infection and the ways to help protect them: https://bit.ly/2GlAmm9
Drinking less #alcohol can change your whole day—and the next day too. Explore the benefits of drinking less and get started today: https://bit.ly/3w3dIbx #DryJanuary
Caregivers: DYK older adults are more likely to get very sick from #COVID19? Keeping them up to date with COVID-19 vaccines is the most effective way to reduce their risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death. Find your vaccination location at http://vaccines.gov.
A flu shot can protect you and your baby from serious #flu illness during pregnancy and after birth. There’s still time to #FightFlu and get a flu shot. https://bit.ly/3Bh8hrQ
As @PEPFAR turns 20, a new @CDCMMWR report shows its transformative impact in Uganda, founded on strong partnerships between PEPFAR, CDC, the Uganda Ministry of Health, and partners. Learn more: https://bit.ly/mm7204a2 #PEPFAR20
.@CDCMMWR: Updated COVID-19 vaccines increased antibody activity against #COVID19 among nursing home residents. Eligible nursing home residents & staff should receive an updated vaccine to reduce risk for severe COVID-19–associated illness & death. More: https://bit.ly/mm7204a4
Nursing home residents not up to date with #COVID19 vaccines had a 30-50% higher weekly rate of COVID-19 compared w/ up-to-date residents. Make sure you & loved ones are up to date with COVID-19 vaccination for the best protection against current variants. https://bit.ly/mm7204a3
.@whitehouse’s Dr. Demetre Daskalakis recommends getting BOTH doses of the #mpox vaccine. Receiving both doses gives you the highest level of protection against mpox. https://bit.ly/3iqkHaB
#AntimicrobialResistance germs can share their genes with other germs. Learn more about how resistance can pass directly from germ to germ: https://bit.ly/2yUVwTG
#DYK? Your health is connected to your pet’s health. Pets bring us many health benefits, but we can also share diseases with them.
Learn about keeping pets and people healthy: http://bit.ly/benefits-pet
#Radon causes around 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States each year. Radon is a natural gas that can build up inside your home. Take action to reduce radon levels, and talk to your doctor about any concerns. https://bit.ly/2S9itPT
HCPs: While myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is complex, case definition criteria make diagnosis possible. Learn how to recognize and improve patients’ symptoms with these trainings. Free CE. @CDC_NCEZID https://bit.ly/3BVeTfM #CDCLearning
The #mpox vaccine is free. See when and where appointments are available by visiting either your local health department’s website or http://www.mpoxvaxmap.org. @HIVGov
A new @CDCMMWR finds updated #COVID19 vaccine adds protection against Omicron XBB-related variants. Stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines for the best protection against new variants. Learn more: https://bit.ly/mm7205e1
Learn about national, state, and tribal efforts to raise awareness about #radon and reduce radon risk across all populations. Join CDC’s #EHNexus webinar today from 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET via Zoom. To register, visit: http://bit.ly/3GwVLXb #RadonAwarenessWeek
January is #NationalBloodDonorMonth! Blood donations can help people living with sickle cell disease (SCD), like Harry, get regular blood transfusions to help manage #SCD complications. Donate blood today to help save a life! Find a blood drive: https://rcblood.org/2Dl1AZe
#Cdifficle, an urgent threat in #CDCARThreats Report, causes life-threatening diarrhea. Improving #antibiotic use is an important way to reduce #Cdiff infections. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3jSFQF5
Health system and community leaders: Read how your peers worked with the #SanCarlosApacheTribe to use vaccine prioritization strategies and #HealthLiteracy best practices to successfully roll out #COVID19 vaccines: https://bit.ly/3XQrwBo.
CDC’s new RESP-NET interactive dashboard allows viewers to compare hospitalization rate data for COVID-19, flu, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) from three overlapping surveillance systems. https://bit.ly/3Hk40Yd
When washing your leafy greens, like spinach and lettuce, always:
✔️ Get rid of any torn or bruised leaves
✔️ Rinse leaves under running water
✔️ Dry with a clean cloth or paper towel
Learn more tips: https://bit.ly/3GovjzV
The ICATT program provides no-cost testing to those who are experiencing symptoms related to #COVID19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Find a no-cost COVID-19 testing provider: http://testinglocator.cdc.gov
#HCPs: Don’t miss today’s COCA call at 2PM where experts will discuss testing and treatment of current #COVID19 variants. Full details here: https://bit.ly/3ZPREy4.
#HCPs: Don’t miss tomorrow’s COCA call at 2PM where experts will discuss testing and treatment of current #COVID19 variants. Full details here: https://bit.ly/3ZPREy4.
Join our webinar on January 25 to hear CDC Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS) alumni share their perspectives on how their fellowship training contributed to their public health career success. Get webinar details: http://bit.ly/3IZ9Pvh
Antibiotics/antifungals save lives, but their use can contribute to the development of resistant germs. #AntimicrobialResistance is accelerated when the presence of antibiotics/antifungals pressure bacteria & fungi to adapt. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3QSzrMo
How well do you know health trivia? Enable #CDCHealthIQ skill on your Alexa device to find out!
Your gynecologist is there to help you, not judge you. Commit to feeling confident about conversations with your gynecologist, just like comedian Amber Ruffin: https://bit.ly/3GlrWda
Cytomegalovirus (#CMV) is the most common infectious cause of birth defects in the U.S. Most babies never show signs or have health problems, but some do and it can result in long-term health effects. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2TaHDxu
Radon is a radioactive gas that can build up in homes, putting people at risk for lung cancer. This #RadonAwarenessWeek, follow @CDCenvironment to explore the 5Ws of radon: who, what, when, where, and why: https://bit.ly/2S9itPT
OUTBREAK UPDATE: 32 sick in 20 states from contact with bearded dragons.
Half of sick people are younger than 5 years old. Don’t allow bearded dragons to roam in areas where your baby or young children crawl and play.
It’s not too late to get vaccinated. You can get the #mpox vaccine at the same time as your #flu and #COVID vaccines. Dr. Demetre Daskalakis encourages you to talk to your vaccinator about what is right for you.
Need answers on updated bivalent #COVID19 booster eligibility, timing, and available vaccines? CDC’s booster tool is an easy-to-use guide that can give you the information you need. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3u3wsHF
DYK? #BloodDonations from Black donors can help people with #SickleCellDisease. Those who need life-saving blood transfusions can then find blood that is the best match. This helps reduce transfusion-related health problems. Donate to help save a life! https://bit.ly/3vYpvqN
As of the end of Oct 2022, #flu vaccination coverage among pregnant people is lower among all racial & ethnic groups compared to the same time last year. Flu shots are safe during pregnancy and help protect against potentially serious flu complications. https://bit.ly/3IoHyOn
It’s not too late. Get the added protection of an updated bivalent #COVID19 booster to keep from getting very sick or hospitalized this winter. Find a vaccine near you at https://bit.ly/35Yc5wM.
.@cdchep wants your feedback on proposed hepatitis C perinatal testing recommendations. Public comment is open until January 27, 2023.
To view the proposed recommendations, visit: https://bit.ly/3XlvbYw
New CDC MMWR describes early and intense #flu activity in TN that served as an example of the disproportionate impact flu has had on U.S. children this season. Yearly flu vaccination remains the best way to protect children now and every season. http://bit.ly/mm7203a1
New @CDCMMWR: During 2018–2021, mpox cases were confirmed in six African countries. Better access to vaccines and treatments may reduce illness and deaths, including in areas where mpox disease is consistently present within the population. Read more: https://bit.ly/mm7203a4
CDC recommends one updated COVID-19 vaccine dose:
• For everyone 5 yrs & older if your last dose was on Sept 1st or earlier
• For children 6 months–4 yrs who completed the Moderna primary series & if it has been at least 2 months since their last dose
COVID-19 vaccines protect against COVID-19. Get safety info and more.