Take steps to prevent heat-related illnesses and injuries at work

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Working in Heat

Heat stress can affect many outdoor and indoor workers. Employers should reduce workplace heat stress by implementing engineering and work practice controls. Follow these basic recommendations at your workplace. 

Disease of the Week

Dengue viruses are spread to people through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. Dengue is common in more than 100 countries around the world. About 1 in 4 people who are infected with dengue will get sick.  

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Image of the Week

 A group of teenage athletes in Tonga receiving the smallpox vaccine

This 1964 image was taken in the capital city of Nuku’alofa in the Polynesian sovereign state of Tonga. Here, during a Sports Day celebration, a team of high school athletes had gathered, each to receive a smallpox vaccination.

COVID-19 in the U.S.

Know Your COVID-19 Community Level

COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. 

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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