Prevent traumatic brain injuries

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Preventing Traumatic Brain Injuries

TBI is a major cause of death and disability in the United States, contributing to about 30% of all injury deaths. Those who survive TBI can face effects lasting a few days to disabilities that last the rest of their lives. Take steps to prevent traumatic brain injuries.

Disease of the Week

Soil-transmitted helminths (STH) are intestinal worms (“helminth” means parasitic worm) infecting humans that are spread through contaminated soil. STH infection is found mainly in warm and moist climates where sanitation and hygiene are poor. 

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Image of the Week

Microscopic digital image of Giardia lamblia protozoan in a stage of cell division

This digitally-colorized scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicted a Giardia lamblia protozoan that was about to become two, separate organisms, as it was caught in a late stage of cell division, producing a heart-shaped form.

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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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