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Be Antibiotics Aware

Antibiotic resistance is one of the most urgent threats to the public’s health. Antibiotics can save lives, but any time antibiotics are used, they can cause side effects and contribute to the development of antibiotic resistance.

Preventing Norovirus

You can help protect yourself and others from norovirus by washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water and following other simple prevention tips.


If you have a mother, father, sister, or brother with diabetes, you are more likely to get diabetes yourself. Your doctor can help you take steps to prevent or delay diabetes, and reverse prediabetes if you have it.

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Tuberculosis in the U.S.

Ending TB will require a dual approach of maintaining and strengthening current TB control priorities, while increasing efforts to identify and treat latent TB infection, especially in populations at increased risk of TB disease. Healthcare providers, TB programs, and communities play an important role in ending TB in the United States. 

CDC’s Tracking Network

Read more about how CDC’s Environmental Public Health Tracking programs are making a difference.

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Preparing Chitlins Safely

Chitlins are a traditional Southern food served during winter holidays. If you’re getting ready to cook chitlins, sometimes called chitterlings, it’s important to handle and cook these pork intestines the right way.

Family Health History

Did you know that Thanksgiving is also National Family History Day? Even if you don’t have a parent or sibling with cancer or diabetes, you might be more likely to get a disease if other people in your family have or had the disease.

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Disease of the Week

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COVID-19 in the U.S.

Cases, Data, and Surveillance

Find maps and charts to track cases, deaths, and other trends of COVID-19 at the local, state, and national levels.

View CDC’s COVID Data Tracker Vaccinations tab to track distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in your state.

COVID-19 Case Count Map

Sign up for the COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 Variant Classifications and Definitions updates if you would like more information on COVID-19. Please share it with your colleagues and networks.

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