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Transform your public health knowledge into a real career advantage through CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service. Apply now through June 22 to become a CDC #DiseaseDetective. #CDC #PublicHealth #EIS

CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield (right) welcomed U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, MPH to #CDCEIS18 this week to deliver the annual Alexander D. Langmuir lecture: “Better Health Through Better Partnerships.” #CDC #publichealth #health #epidemiology #diseasedetectives

Can you imagine living in a sorority house with over 70 bats? 🦇 CDC disease detective and veterinarian Betsy Schroeder, EIS Class of 2016, worked on such a case while stationed at the Indiana Department of Health. It was important to remove the bats from the house, especially since bats can spread rabies to humans. Fortunately, no one living in the sorority house was harmed by the bats (which were safely moved to another location.) You never know where your journey as a disease detective will take you! Learn more about applying to the EIS program at #CDC #PublicHealth #Health #Epidemiology #CDCEIS18 #DiseaseDetectives

In late 2017, #CDC disease detective and veterinarian Caitlin Cossaboom assisted on a case involving more than 200 hippos and Cape buffalo dying from anthrax in Namibia, raising concern that people and livestock living nearby could be at risk of becoming infected. “We worked closely with human #health, animal health, and environmental health partners related to management of the outbreak. Anthrax could have spread from the infected animals and caused illnesses and deaths in people and domestic animals living nearby,” says Caitlin. “Despite the many wildlife deaths, there were no human or livestock cases associated with this outbreak, which highlights how rapid public health response and proactive measures like antibiotics for exposed people, strategic communication, and vaccinating livestock can stop a potential outbreak in its tracks.” #CDCEIS18 #diseasedetectives #publichealth #science #epidemiology

Some providers may not discuss sex or STD testing with you. Bring it up if they don’t. You can ask them questions, too! You may want to know how to protect yourself from getting an STD, which STD tests you will be getting, or how often to get tested. Make the most of your visit by thinking through your questions ahead of time. #STDMonth18 #CDC #PublicHealth #TreatMeRight #SexualHealth

Anyone can get an #infection, and almost any infection can lead to a life-threatening condition called #sepsis. This National #MinorityHealth Month, be sure you and your loved ones know how to #GetAheadofSepsis. #NMHM18 #publichealth #CDC #stayhealthy #health

No matter the threat, #CDC will be there. Following #Hurricane Maria, public services in Puerto Rico were severely affected, including the operation of the Puerto Rico Department of Health (PRDOH) which provides critical laboratory testing and surveillance for diseases and other health hazards. “CDC worked closely with the PRDOH to re-establish laboratory operations in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. #Health departments may find it helpful to incorporate the practices used in Puerto Rico to help re-establish diagnostic testing and disease surveillance quickly after a natural disaster,” says Brunie White, PhD, one of CDC’s Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS) Fellows. Brunie is one of many EIS and LLS fellows presenting at this week’s #CDCEIS18 conference. #diseasedetectives #publichealth #science #epidemiology

“International aid workers often work in places where there is violence and human suffering, and witnessing these things can trigger post-traumatic stress symptoms,” says #CDC disease detective Blanche Greene Cramer about her work being presented at this week’s #CDCEIS18 conference. “We identified potential risk factors that make it more likely that an aid worker may experience such symptoms, such as having children, having fewer organization support services, and having previous treatment for mental illness. Establishing these risk factors allows organizations to identify workers who may need additional support, as well as organizational actions that can help workers cope.” Learn more at
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At this week’s #CDCEIS18 conference, CDC disease detective Rachel Burke talks about her work to study rotavirus, which commonly causes diarrhea but can also cause seizures. “Rotavirus vaccination may reduce seizure hospitalization risk by up to 26% in children under 5,” says Rachel. Following rotavirus vaccine introduction in the United States in 2006, the burden of rotavirus-associated diarrhea substantially declined, but the vaccine’s impact on childhood seizures had not been well studied. Rachel is one of many EIS officers presenting at the annual EIS conference. Learn more at #diseasedetectives #publichealth #CDC #health #science #epidemiology

Interested in #microbiology and #laboratory training? #CDC offers free continuing education courses available online. Check out the current course opportunities:
Under a low magnification of 23X, this scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image shows a polycarbonate membrane filter coated with a Campylobacter jejuni bacterial film. 📷: CDC Public Health Image Library ( #UndertheLens #biology #science #CDC #PublicHealth #health #training #CE

Don’t let an #infection ruin your #springbreak. Prevent infections by practicing good #hygiene.
#GetAheadofSepsis #CDC #publichealth #travel #stayhealthy #health

Spring is here! You can celebrate the season with these 9 healthy behaviors. #HealthySpring #CDC #PublicHealth #Health #GetActive

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