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Be Bug-Proof: Protect Kids from Bug Bites
There'll always be bugs, but don't let them bite you! Learn about the steps you can take to avoid tick and mosquito bites that may cause serious illnesses such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease. Fifth and sixth graders can help promote bug bite prevention by participating in the Fight the Bite Poster Contest.
Fighting Emerging Infectious Diseases
CDC and its partners are on the front lines of efforts to identify, prevent, and control emerging infectious diseases. Learn more about CDC's important infectious disease work.
Ground Water Awareness Week March 11-17, 2012
Much of the water we use comes from the ground. Learn more about ground water, the threats to its safety and how to protect your own ground water sources during Ground Water Awareness Week.
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. If everyone who is 50 years old or older were screened regularly, as many as 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided.
Planning for the Big Day! Wedding Health and Safety Tips
Planning a wedding can be wonderful and stressful, so make decisions that support the day and your mental and physical health. Include ways to be safe and healthy on your wedding plan "to do" list.
Researchers Seek New Nutrition Norms
March is National Nutrition Month, a campaign of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Read examples of how the Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) are supporting a nutrition revolution, and think about how your family and neighborhood can help.
Risk of Human Salmonella Infections from Live Baby Poultry
Peep, chirp, quack! Live baby poultry, such as chicks, ducklings, goslings, and baby turkeys, can carry harmful germs called Salmonella. After you touch a chick, duckling, or other baby bird, or anything in the area where they live and roam, WASH YOUR HANDS so you don't get sick!
Surveillance for Norovirus Outbreaks
Noroviruses spread when people have contact with infected people, consume contaminated food or water, and touch contaminated objects or surfaces. Outbreaks occur often and can happen to people of all ages in a variety of settings.
Vaccines Help Protect Travelers of All Ages
Travel within the U.S. or to other countries can be an opportunity for volunteerism or work, fun and relaxation, but also exposure to disease. Make sure you and your loved ones are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases that may be only a plane ride away.
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