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My Daughter Died From a Vaccine Preventable Disease

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Scarlet Anne Taylor was only 5 when she became sick with the flu and was sent home from school in December 2014. Two days later, Scarlet was admitted to the hospital because she was having trouble breathing.  Once admitted, her condition only seemed to worsen. Four hours after bringing her daughter to the hospital, her Read More >

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This Is a Test: Georgia Practices for Bioterrorist Threats

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It is November 2015, and Georgia’s emergency personnel are preparing to respond to an outbreak of plague. Don’t worry, it’s not the real plague. This is only a test. No one is actually sick or in any danger. But what if it were real? Armed with the knowledge that practice makes perfect, the Georgia Department Read More >

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This is Your Brain on Emergencies

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There’s a fire in your building. Your plane is about to crash. A woman beside you on the street suddenly collapses. What do you do? Well, that depends. Every one of us is at risk for these kinds of unexpected intrusions into our day-to-day lives. What you do about it depends on whether or not Read More >

Posted on by Jerzell Black, Operation Coordinator, CDC Office of Safety, Security, and Asset Management3 CommentsTags ,

Tips on Cleaning Mold After a Flood

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Returning to your home after a flood is a big part of getting your life back to normal. But you may be facing a new challenge: mold. What can you do to get rid of it?  How do you get the mold out of your home and stay safe at the same time? CDC has Read More >

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Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared!

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Jack-o’-lanterns glow on the front porch. Children wait anxiously in their costumes, ready to go house-to-house collecting buckets of treats. For kids (and, yes, adults too), Halloween can be a time of excitement and imagination. But as a parent, you need to protect your little ones from some very real dangers. What if they get Read More >

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How We Decide What to Say in Emergencies

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A few years ago, there was an outbreak of Salmonella infections among people who ate peanut butter and products containing peanut paste, like crackers and cookies. People were scared. They needed to know which products were affected. Were they in their grocery store, or worse, already in their kitchen? They also needed facts about Salmonella Read More >

Posted on by Christine Prue, MSPH, Ph.D., Associate Director for Behavioral Science, National Center for Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases4 CommentsTags , ,
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