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CDC
22 days ago
CDC recommends that everyone ages 12 years and older get an updated #COVID19 booster when eligible. The updated booster provides broader protection against newer BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants. Learn more:
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@fema
FEMA
13 hours ago
During a disaster, it’s critical to avoid spreading false information. We launched a "Common Disaster-Related Rumors" page to help protect survivors of #Ian & ensure you have correct information to help with recovery. ➡️
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@CDC_NCBDDD
CDC_NCBDDD
3 days ago
Feeling anxious, isolated, overwhelmed & other distress is common before, during, after disasters. The national @Distressline 1-800-985-5990 offers 24/7 emotional support including in Spanish, ASL, & other multilingual options. Learn more @ #Ian #Florida
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@CDC_HIV
CDC HIV
a day ago
If you're taking #HIV medication, ask your health care provider if you can get a 30-day (or longer) emergency prescription refill to avoid interruptions in your treatment. Find more emergency preparedness resources here.
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@CDCEnvironment
CDC Environment
15 hours ago
Be aware of yours and others’ risk for heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps and fainting. If it’s hot, move to a cooler place, take sips of clean water, and take cool showers if authorities say the water is safe for bathing. For more tips, visit
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CDC Environment
16 hours ago
Prevent #COpoisoning . If the power is out, DON’T run a generator or any gas-powered engine inside! Use generators outside in a dry area, at least 20 feet away from any window, door, or vent. #PrepYourHealth #Ian
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@CDCEnvironment
CDC Environment
18 hours ago
Are you in an area affected by flooding? The initial damage caused by a flood is not the only risk. Floodwaters can contain objects, chemicals, sewage, and bacteria. Learn more about staying safe: . #Ian
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@CDCgov
CDC
21 hours ago
Have you lost power? When in doubt, throw it out. Throw away perishable refrigerated food like meat, seafood, milk, and eggs if the power is out for more than 4 hours. Food will stay safe in refrigerator up to 4 hours if the door stays closed. Learn more:
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@CDCgov
CDC
a day ago
LISTERIA OUTBREAK: Do not eat recalled brie or camembert cheeses. These cheeses are sold under many brand names at stores nationwide in the US and Mexico. For a full list of recalled cheeses, see
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@CDCEnvironment
CDC Environment
a day ago
Do you know what you can do to help children cope with a natural disaster? Visit our website and follow the tips to reduce stress caused by natural disasters. Learn more at
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@CDCEnvironment
CDC Environment
a day ago
Know the symptoms for heat exhaustion and heat stroke and what to do:
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@CDCEnvironment
CDC Environment
a day ago
Staying at a disaster shelter for #HurricaneIan ? Tell shelter staff immediately if you feel sick when you arrive at the shelter or start to feel sick while sheltering. Learn more: #Ian
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CDC Environment
a day ago
Stay safe during disaster clean up. Wear sturdy shoes or boots, long sleeves, and gloves when handling or walking on or near debris. Find more ways to protect yourself: #PrepYourHealth #Ian
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@CDCEnvironment
CDC Environment
2 days ago
Watch out for fallen power lines that may be hanging overhead. Never touch a downed power line or anything touching one. Learn more on how to protect yourself from electrical hazards after a disaster. #Ian
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@CDCgov
CDC
a day ago
The updated #COVID19 booster helps protect against severe illness from newer variants and restores protection against the original strain. Learn more:
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