Public Health Matters Blog Posts

What You Need to Know About Pets & COVID-19

Golden retriever laying on ground next to cat

Post updated: Dec. 14, 2020 May 3 to 9, 2020, is National Pet Week. With the recent news of tigers, lions, and pet cats and dogs in the US testing positive for the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), you may be wondering about the risks to your pets. We’re still learning about this Read More >

Posted on by Casey Barton Behravesh, MS, DVM, DrPH, DACVPM, Director, One Health Office, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases3 CommentsTags , , , , , , ,

Prepare Your Health for the 2020 Hurricane Season

Hurricane Evacuation Sign

Post updated: Aug. 10, 2020 Hurricane season may not be top of mind in this stressful time, but it is something to think about. Although it may feel like there is not much you can control these days, there are actions you can take while protecting yourself and others from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to Read More >

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Headed Out? How to Stay Healthy When Running Essential Errands

A restaurant drive-thru

Millions of people living in the United States are being told to stay at home to help slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). While these stay at home orders can be different by state (contact yours to learn more about the order where you live), the message is the same—avoid travel, needless shopping trips, and Read More >

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Managing Asthma During COVID-19

Little girl in a mask, treatments respiratory tract with a nebulizer at home

Asthma is a serious, but common lung condition that affects 1 in 13 people, including adults and children. People with moderate to severe asthma might be at a higher risk of getting very sick from Coronavirus (COVID-19). The past six months have proven to be a busy time for our family. We have made our Read More >

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We the People: How to Create Community in an Emergency

Family picnic

Creating community is important to building resilience to a public health emergency, but it can be incredibly difficult to do in a pandemic. On its surface, the idea of coming together to prepare and build resilience contradicts CDC’s guidance to put distance between yourself and other people (i.e., physical distancing). However, there are less traditional Read More >

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Be Prepared by Staying Informed About COVID-19

A woman reading the newspaper.

The U.S. Government, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is coordinating an emergency response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, and it’s rapidly evolving situation. As new information and updated guidance becomes available, CDC is using traditional and digital methods, including social media, to inform the whole community, including schools, businesses, Read More >

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