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Is your community @Firewise? Find tips and tools to make your home and neighborhood safer: bit.ly/PbVa1J ow.ly/i/6CkGO
#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. ow.ly/ACDbf
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#CDCintheField from Greg: Contact tracers, uniformed, motivated, and ready to go! pic.twitter.com/cCt5VMPVVK
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Learn how contact tracing can stop the #Ebola outbreak w/ new CDC infographic: pic.twitter.com/vrRcMXx2EP
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People with #asthma can be especially sensitive to the air quality impacts of #drought. Learn more: go.usa.gov/EvPz
On the 9th anniversary of Katrina, we chat w/ @sherifink about preparedness then, now, & how far we still have to go: go.usa.gov/mmQH
Have you considered your family’s special needs in building your emergency kit? go.usa.gov/kwb
As student athletes return to the field, stay healthy in the #heat #back2school go.usa.gov/bS3e
News of the #Napa quake can be scary to kids. Ready Wrigley can help explain #earthquakes: go.usa.gov/DTTC ow.ly/i/6F7y6
We are in earthquake country, make sure you have your earthquake kit. #napaquake bit.ly/MUGIt1
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Expect aftershocks after an #earthquake. They are usually not as strong but can cause damage. pic.twitter.com/UidQpG3rFG
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The quake in #Napa is a good reminder to review what to do during an #earthquake. 1.usa.gov/1yrLHm8
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: go.usa.gov/EvDG
Plan ahead if you have to evacuate during an emergency. Know how to prepare your home and car. go.usa.gov/TvFT
Follow @inciweb to stay informed about #wildfires and always follow instructions from local officials. go.usa.gov/55dm
Keep at least a 3 day supply of food and drinking water for each family member for an #emergency. go.usa.gov/kvS
#CDCintheField from Leisha: Even in desperate situations the people of this country find hope. Fight against #Ebola pic.twitter.com/sBrfgKWIx1
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Meet Kari, just back from West Africa where she worked to track down people exposed to #ebola. cdc.gov/24-7/protectin… pic.twitter.com/s3KrrOSUlu
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#CDCintheField from Dave: I’m working on #Ebola health communication and media in the EOC in Lagos, Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/dYaU3uiADK
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Learn how to protect yourself from #wildfire smoke with this video: go.usa.gov/Ev39 @CaliforniaEPA @AirResources
Temperatures are on the rise! Share our new infographic on how to beat the heat: #heatwave ow.ly/i/6DC0d
Featured Ingredients voting for the 2014 Emergency #KitCookOff is happening now @ EmergencyKitCookOff.org Plz take a moment to cast a ballot.
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High temps in your area? Stay safe! Info, weather alerts & more. CDC Extreme #Heat Toolkit: ow.ly/ywzkZ pic.twitter.com/5AeJDGxE84
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Help us spread the word about National Preparedness Month by joining our @Thunderclap: thndr.it/1uS3fdH
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Extreme #heat in the forecast? Check on elderly neighbors who are at higher risk for heat-related illness: go.usa.gov/bS3e #heatwave
Always pay attention to local weather conditions and know how to stay safe during a wildfire. go.usa.gov/EdbV
CDC #Ebola experts have advised @EmoryUniversity Hospital there is no public health concern w/ release of these patients.
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CDC is heartened to learn 2 U.S. patients have recovered from #Ebola, released from @EmoryUniversity Hospital: bit.ly/VIgqyA.
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Expecting severe weather in your area? Check out our outdoor & indoor lightning safety tips. go.usa.gov/Edbx ow.ly/i/6CkZE
Stopping #Ebola outbreak in West Africa and preventing future #globalhealthsecurity threats @dr_frieden, @CDCgov nej.md/1nbf9aM
CDC is supporting the #Ebola response in West Africa and in the US. Find out how: ow.ly/i/6BHGD cdc.gov/ebola
Stay safe and healthy if your area has been impacted by a #flood. Important info: go.usa.gov/rRWe
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Help stop #Ebola stigmatization by learning & sharing the facts about #Ebola. ow.ly/i/6ClFS cdc.gov/ebola #EbolaChat
#ebolachat But since the root of stigma is false beliefs about #Ebola, a key way to help is by getting yourself informed.
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#ebolachat People who survive #Ebola face a new challenge of being treated negatively by those back at home, even family & friends
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For #Ebola patients, stigma means discriminating against those who have had the disease and their family members. #EbolaChat
New #Ebola isolation ward in Lagos, Nigeria provides more space and better treatment for patients. #EbolaChat ow.ly/i/6CiUD
@EbolaAlert stigmatization is a potential problem. Even family members have problems accepting what their loved one went through.#ebolachat
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@EbolaAlert measures are being taken to ensure that the discharged patients get all the support they need at home.#ebolachat
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#CDCintheField from Greg: Contact tracer teams awaiting assignments for the day – trained well, strong work! pic.twitter.com/ods55P3CHd
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Sept 17, 1-2 PM EDT Join us for a chat on keeping little ones healthy in disasters. PHE.gov/Prep4Kids #Prep4Kids pic.twitter.com/UxFU7k2JRn
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#CDCintheField from Rebecca: I am using a mandatory hand washing station before I enter a building here in Liberia. pic.twitter.com/AoO5NkmApp
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CDC encourages the public to prepare, but what about its own staff? Learn how ReadyCDC aims to get CDC prepared go.usa.gov/EHrG