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UV Radiation

Taking steps to protect yourself from the sun is a year-round responsibility. Protect yourself and others from the sun with shade, a shirt, or sunblock (SPF 15+) all year long.

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Microscopic image of Rickettsia rickettsii bacteria

Rickettsia rickettsii Bacteria

This photomicrograph of a Gimenez-stained yolk sac smear revealed the presence of Rickettsia rickettsii bacteria, which are the cause of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). 

 Dorsal view of a male cayenne tick
Enlarged view of the head region of a female Anopheles gambiae mosquito
Man talking to nurses in Bangladesh during a training
Writing with notes about polio eradication in India


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Fungal Meningitis

Fungal meningitis outbreak associated with procedures performed under epidural anesthesia in Matamoros, Mexico.

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