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World AIDS Day

December 1st, 2019

December 1 is World AIDS Day, an opportunity to unite in our efforts to stop HIV, support those affected by HIV, and remember those who have lost their lives to HIV-related diseases. 

 

CDC first called attention to what is now known as AIDS in 1981, and this year is the 31st observance of World AIDS Day.

This year’s theme, Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community, draws attention to the importance of tailoring efforts for, by, and in communities. Through its domestic and global HIV programs, CDC helps communities select the most effective tools to diagnose, treat, prevent, and respond to this disease.

  

Learn more from CDC.gov

Food Safety for Special Events, Seasons & Holidays

Make food safety a part of your party, holiday or event plans.  Follow these tips to stay healthy while cooking for parties and during special events and holiday celebrations.

Pregnant Women

Pregnant womenexternal icon are more likely than other people to get sick from certain germs. For example, pregnant women are 10 times more likely to get a Listeria infection.

Children Younger Than 5 Years

Young childrenexternal icon have immune systems that are still developing, so their body’s ability to fight germs and sickness isn’t as strong. Food poisoning can be particularly dangerous for them because illness can lead to diarrhea and dehydration. Children younger than 5 are three times more likely to be hospitalized if they get a Salmonella infection. And kidney failure strikes 1 out of 7 children under age 5 who are diagnosed with E. coli O157 infection.

Learn more from CDC

Pregnant Travelers During The Holidays

Pregnant women can generally travel safely with a little preparation. But they should avoid some destinations, including those with Zika and malaria risk. Learn about steps you can take if you’re pregnant and planning an international trip, especially to a developing country. Follow these tips to keep you and your baby safe and healthy.

Learn more from CDC

Toy Safety

Toys and games are tons of fun for kids and adults. Whether your kids are working on a puzzle, playing with building blocks or even inventing their own games, here are some toy safety tips to help them stay safer and have a blast

Learn more from Safekids.org

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