Lower your risk of cervical cancer

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Cervical Cancer

You can lower your risk for cervical cancer by getting screened regularly, starting at age 21. The HPV test and the Pap test are screening tests that can help prevent cervical cancer or find it early.

Disease of the Week

Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection caused by group A Streptococcus or “group A strep.” The classic symptoms of the disease are a sore throat and a certain type of red rash that feels rough, like sandpaper. 

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Image of the Week

Microscopic view of the Streptococcus pneumoniae diplococcal bacteria

Under a magnification of 1700X, this Gram-stained impression smear specimen, revealed a number of Gram-positive, Streptococcus pneumoniae diplococcal bacteria, which were amongst some other cellular debris.  

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Social Determinants of Health at CDC

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the nonmedical factors that influence health outcomes. They are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life. 

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Mpox in the U.S.

Know your COVID-19 Community Level 

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Take action to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area.

Cases, Data, and Surveillance

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Find maps and charts to track mpox cases at the state and national level in the United States.

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