In 1918, a new #influenza virus emerged causing a #pandemic that killed an estimated 675,000 Americans & at least 50 million people worldwide. Here are 5 things you should know about the #1918flu & why it matters 100 years later: ow.ly/njJm30kYIZZ
#MondayMotivation: Each yr., more than 400 people die from unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Learn practical skills like how to use a portable generator safely to avoid electrocution & prevent CO poisoning during a power outage. Learn more: ow.ly/2zqU30kYKvC
CDC is investigating a #Cyclospora outbreak among people in 7 Midwestern states, many of whom ate salads from McDonald’s. If you ate salad from McDonald’s in affected areas and have symptoms, see a doctor. For the latest information: bit.ly/2ut2sFj.
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Meet #FluFighter Dr. Lisa Koonin, who helps guide CDC’s pandemic preparedness activities, includes designing and executing exercises that test the agency’s pandemic response capacity. cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-r…#1918Flu
100 years ago, an #influenza (flu) #pandemic swept the globe, infecting an estimated one-third of the world’s population & killing at least 50 million people. Find out what happened in 1918 & what we learned from the #1918Flu: ow.ly/nnys30k0xTw
What is the difference between seasonal and pandemic #flu? One difference: seasonal flu happens annually while pandemic flu has only happened 4x in the past 100 years. Learn more: cdc.gov/flu/resource-c…#1918Flu
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