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West Nile Virus

Summertime means mosquitoes and West Nile virus (WNV) season. A bite from an infected mosquito can make you or a family member sick. Take steps to prevent mosquito bites.

Disease of the Week

Spores of tetanus bacteria are commonly found in soil and can enter the body through breaks in the skin. Inside the body, the spores become active bacteria and make a toxin (poison) that causes painful muscle stiffness. 

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Image of the Week

Two female lab technicians, one of them using a pipette

This historic 1954 image, depicted laboratorian Janet T. Spillane (Rt), as she was pipetting a fluid into a test tube, during an analysis of biological materials. 

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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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