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Protecting Mothers and Babies from Pesticides

Each morning, millions of women across Thailand trek to work at one of the country's many farms. Before they head out to start a long day of picking fruits and vegetables, they wrap cloth around their faces to help avoid breathing in pesticides sprayed on farms to protect crops.

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Until early August 2014, cases of Ebola virus disease had not been seen or treated in the United States. All that changed when the first two American patients were brought for treatment to Emory University Hospital, where a special isolation unit (Serious Communicable Disease Unit) designed by Emory and CDC experts had been preparing for such a crisis for more than a decade.

Since the successful treatment and discharge of four patients from Emory, the Ebola epidemic that has claimed more than 5,100 lives in West Africa has become the subject of international attention, and a handful of cases in the US continues to raise awareness and concern.

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The study found that by 2030, changes to the global climate could delay China's progress reducing diarrheal and vector-borne diseases by up to seven years. That is, even as China continues to invest in water and sanitation infrastructure, and experience rapid urbanization and social development, the benefits of these advances will be slowed in the presence of climate change.

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CDC-TVCDC-TV: A Killer in Indian Country
The sad reality is that American Indian and Alaska Natives use seat belts and child safety seats less often and are involved in more alcohol-related crashes than any other group in the US.

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