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CDC COVID-19 Partner Update: What You Need to Know about Cloth Face Coverings

Dr. Brooks provided a brief update on the COVID response at CDC, and some of the latest scientific developments and guidance. Dr. Michael Bell reviewed CDC’s latest considerations for wearing cloth face coverings and understanding the importance of cloth face coverings and wearing them properly.​ Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our […]

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Stand STEADI: Practical Strategies for Fall Prevention

Elizabeth Eckstrom, MD, MPH, and Colleen Casey, PhD, of Oregon Health & Science University, discuss strategies to prevent falls in older adults. Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/wcms/video/low-res/steadi/2020/25162516Eckstrom-Casey.mp4

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The Gift of Surveillance

Helping countries respond to public health threats quickly and effectively is critical to preventing the spread of disease regionally and around the world. In 2018, CDC began partnerships with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Washington State University, and Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, to strengthen epidemiological surveillance for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in […]

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Guatemala Veterinarians FETP

The Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) is the flagship program introduced to Central America by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). FETP graduates, also known as “Disease Detectives”, strengthen the capacity of the public health workforce to investigate and respond to disease outbreaks. Three levels of training (frontline, intermediate, and advanced) help develop […]

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CDC COVID-19 Partner Update: Planning Considerations for Events and Gatherings – June 29, 2020

Dr. Brooks will shared updates on CDC’s COVID-19 response, including the latest scientific information and what everyone should know about protecting themselves and others. In addition, CAPT Breiding reviewed CDC’s Considerations for Events and Gatherings which is focused on what event planners, businesses and officials can do to keep their staff and attendees safe when […]

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Health Impact in Central America Region

A disease threat anywhere is a disease threat everywhere. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works 24/7 around the globe to stop health threats at their source. CDC formally established the Central America Regional (CAR) office, based in Guatemala, in 2005. In addition to Guatemala, the regional office also covers Panama, Belize, El […]

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Mosquito Control in Honduras

Vector-borne diseases are major causes of death and illness worldwide. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works with the Honduras Ministry of Health to strengthen mosquito awareness and monitoring campaigns and their impact on local health. Video Transcript https://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/video/transcripts/200409_mosquito_control_honduras.pdf Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video […]

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CDC and the UVG

A disease threat anywhere is a disease threat everywhere. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works 24/7 around the globe to stop health threats at their source. CDC formally established an educational research institute with the Universidad del Valle-Guatemala (UVG) 40 years ago. This partnership continues today and has been at the forefront […]

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Shopping for Food and Other Household Essentials

Protect yourself when shopping during COVID-19 Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/wcms/video/low-res/socialmedia/2020/1437014370grocery.mp4

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CDC Partner Update on COVID-19: Agriculture Workers and Employers – June 15, 2020

Dr. John Brooks, Dr. Jennifer Lincoln, Dr. Megin Nichols, and CAPT Kenneth Dominguez shared updates on COVID-19, including the latest CDC guidance and resources available for agricultural workers and employers. CDC experts also answered questions submitted by the audience on symptom screening, cloth face coverings, and what everyone should know to protect themselves and others. […]

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