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Is your community @Firewise? Find tips and tools to make your home and neighborhood safer:
#Bushmeat may look safe, but people have become very sick while hunting African wildlife or preparing the meat. #Ebola
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Ebola not spread by eating food; but, in Africa, Ebola may be spread from handling bushmeat (wild animals hunted for food). #EbolaChat
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Some if not most cultural practices and beliefs are contrary to the recommended public health preventive measures. @EbolaAlert #EBOLACHAT
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We know stopping diseases at their source is best strategy. That’s what we’re working toward w/#Ebola in West Africa.
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#CDCintheField from Greg: Contact tracers, uniformed, motivated, and ready to go!
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Learn how contact tracing can stop the #Ebola outbreak w/ new CDC infographic:
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People with #asthma can be especially sensitive to the air quality impacts of #drought. Learn more:
On the 9th anniversary of Katrina, we chat w/ @sherifink about preparedness then, now, & how far we still have to go:
Have you considered your family’s special needs in building your emergency kit?
As student athletes return to the field, stay healthy in the #heat #back2school
News of the #Napa quake can be scary to kids. Ready Wrigley can help explain #earthquakes:
We are in earthquake country, make sure you have your earthquake kit. #napaquake
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Expect aftershocks after an #earthquake. They are usually not as strong but can cause damage.
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The quake in #Napa is a good reminder to review what to do during an #earthquake.
Expect aftershocks after the #napa #earthquake Usually less violent than main quake but can damage weakened structures.
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Is your community facing extreme drought? Learn how #drought conditions can affect your health:
Plan ahead if you have to evacuate during an emergency. Know how to prepare your home and car.
Follow @inciweb to stay informed about #wildfires and always follow instructions from local officials.
Keep at least a 3 day supply of food and drinking water for each family member for an #emergency.
#CDCintheField from Leisha: Even in desperate situations the people of this country find hope. Fight against #Ebola
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Meet Kari, just back from West Africa where she worked to track down people exposed to #ebola.…
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#CDCintheField from Dave: I’m working on #Ebola health communication and media in the EOC in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Learn how to protect yourself from #wildfire smoke with this video: @CaliforniaEPA @AirResources