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Category: Preparedness

Battling Biting Mosquitoes and Jumping Genes in 2016

Last year, an expert from the CDC National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases (NCEZID) found himself in an unlikely position: guest starring on a popular Navajo language radio program to field questions about hantavirus infection. Hantavirus is caused by contact with mouse droppings and can sometimes be fatal. This is just one example of Read More >

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10 Ways CDC Gets Ready For Emergencies

One of the best parts of my job is the opportunity to learn from a wide range of experiences. We have an obligation to not only respond to emergencies today, but to prepare for tomorrow by learning from the past. Our work extends to households affected by disease, communities ravaged by disasters, and U.S. territories Read More >

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5 Spring Safety Tips Brought to You By Adorable Animals

golden retriever dog and puppy in a puddle with umbrella

Spring is in the air, and that means warmer weather, blooming flowers…and the potential for extreme weather conditions! Some of our favorite animals remind us of what steps we can take to keep ourselves safe if bad weather strikes. Don’t let floods, thunderstorms, or tornadoes take you by surprise this season. Keep these 5 weather Read More >

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When We All Work Together, We’re Stronger Than Ever

Atop the bloom of a clover, on the same speck of dust. Lies a second small town; it exists without fuss. Those who live in this place are prepped to the nines. With emergency plans and kits of all kinds.   Take a look, for example, at their fight against flu. They cover their coughs Read More >

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Stockpile Expert Helps Responders Prepare for Emergencies

Tom Jackson at the Cameroon Ebola Treatment Center,

In the United States, most of us take it for granted that if we need medicine – cough syrup, aspirin, or even most antibiotics – we can just run down to the pharmacy and get it. That’s because our medical supply chain – the series of organizations, companies, and systems that make sure those shelves Read More >

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Behind the Clipboard: Adventures of a Lab Inspector

Lab inspectors

You might think being a laboratory inspector is a boring job – the kind of work that’s suited to glasses-wearing, clipboard-carrying types who hate adventure and love enforcing rules. However, during a recent sit-down with a small group of CDC inspectors, I discovered their jobs are anything but dull. The inspectors I spoke with are Read More >

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