Posts Tagged: CDC

taking water sample to a flask (faceless, macro)

What is the ‘crypto’ fecal parasite?

Many people enjoy relaxing or exercising in a swimming pool, especially when temperatures are sweltering, but concerns about a parasite could have them reevaluating whether they want to take the plunge. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning about a parasite, Cryptosporidium or crypto, that can be passed on through swimming pools….
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Mother and son using wash hand sanitizer gel in the cafe.

How effective is hand sanitizer

We see bottles of hand sanitizer everywhere — at the doctor’s office, in the workplace, at schools and daycares and other facilities with heavy traffic including some of our favorite stores. People squirt a dab into their palm, rub it in and continue about their day. Use of hand sanitizer has become increasingly common and…
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What you need to know before you travel abroad

Every year, millions of Americans participate in international travel and even more come to visit the US from around the world. The exciting parts of international travel are the cultural experiences, opportunities to see beautiful sites, and the chance to eat local foods. Unfortunately, statistics indicate that about half of all international travelers will experience…
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Children and flu: What to do?

You may have been hearing it is flu season for a few months now. But have you heard that the flu can really be very dangerous for children? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that between 6,000 and 26,000 children younger than 5 have been hospitalized each year in the United States…
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Handwashing 101

Just about everything we come in contact with everyday harbors bacteria, viruses and germs — doorknobs, keyboards, cell phones, elevator buttons, faucet handles, shopping carts, gas pumps. With germs lurking everywhere it’s important to ensure good hand hygiene to prevent the spread of illness. Below are a few facts that may inspire you and your…
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