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Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease)

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a rare and deadly disease in people and nonhuman primates. The viruses that cause EVD are located mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. People can get EVD through direct contact with an infected animal (bat or nonhuman primate) or a sick or dead person infected with Ebola virus. There is no approved vaccine or treatment for EVD. Research on EVD focuses on finding the virus’ natural host,...
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Flu Information for Parents with Young Children

Flu is more dangerous than the common cold for children. Each year flu places a large burden on the health and well-being of children and their families. Annual influenza vaccination is the best method for preventing flu and its potentially severe complications in children. Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine Advice for Caregivers of Young Children Children and Flu Antiviral Drugs Children with Neurologic Conditions Additional Resources Print Resources...
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Information for Schools & Childcare Providers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes that school administrators, teachers, staff, and parents are concerned about influenza (flu), particularly its effects on children. Educators and staff can help slow the spread of respiratory illnesses like colds, enterovirus D68 and influenza (flu). On this page, you will find information on preventing the flu as well as materials and tools for schools.   Guidance for School Administrators Guidance to...
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Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent flu. The tips and resources below will help you learn about steps you can take to protect yourself...
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Handwashing: A Family Activity

For kids, washing hands can be a fun and entertaining activity. It is simple enough for even very young children to understand. Handwashing gives children and adults a chance to take an active role in their own health. Once kids learn how to properly wash their hands, they can—and often do—show their parents and siblings and encourage them to wash hands, too. Parents can help keep their families healthy by:...
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Wash Your Hands

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy. Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy You can help yourself and others stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs: Before, during, and after preparing food Before eating...
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Does Hand Sanitizer really work?

Many of us have this question regarding Hand Sanitizer, does it really work? Yes! it does. You must have used a hand sanitizer and you must have experienced your hands getting clean and it feels fresh, just like the way you feel after you wash your hands with soap and water. The way you feel, is the way it works. So the next thing you may want to know is...
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Are Your Kids Safe When You Aren’t Around?

On an average, children between ages one to five are most likely to catch a cold because they lack immunity to fight the virus. Since the flu season is here, you might be seeking to keep all those contagious colds at bay especially for your children. Now, you may keep every possible surface around your kids germ-free but what while you aren’t around? Think about all the places your kids...
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Are Your Kids Getting Friendly With Germs?

Parenthood drives you to be cautious about every step your child takes. Your worries are never-ending and you have a strict guard on everything they do right from what they eat to whom they play with. However, there is a possibility of you missing out on these slick deceptive enemies called germs. As we know, germs are these tiny microscopic species that hide in several places waiting to infest a...
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