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How CDC Is Using Advanced Molecular Detection Technology To Better Fight Flu!

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Flu (influenza) is a serious disease caused by influenza viruses. Flu viruses change constantly. They are among the fastest mutating viruses known. These changes can impact how well the flu vaccine works, or can also result in the emergence of new influenza viruses against which people have no preexisting immunity, triggering a pandemic. Year round, Read More >

Posted on by John Barnes, Ph.D., Team Lead, Influenza Genomics Team, Virology, Surveillance, and Diagnosis Branch, Influenza Division1 CommentTags , , , , , , , ,

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 >

Posted on by Tom Jackson, Senior Training Advisor, CDC Division of Strategic National Stockpile1 CommentTags , , ,

Tips to Protect Yourself from Norovirus

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If you have never been sick with norovirus, chances are you will. In fact, norovirus is so common that most people will get sick with it several times during their life. The symptoms of norovirus can be miserable and include diarrhea, throwing up, nausea, and stomach pain. Most people who get sick with the virus Read More >

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Behind the Clipboard: Adventures of a Lab Inspector

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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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Don’t Skip A Beat: Prepare for Heart Attacks

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Preparing for a potential heart attack now could save a life later. A crisis often strikes without warning, whether it’s a tornado, an earthquake, or a heart attack. Although heart attacks can happen suddenly, you can take steps now to prepare in case one should ever happen to you or a loved one. February is Read More >

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