Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Teen Dies After Getting Infected By Brain-Eating Amoeba While Swimming In NC

Every year, we’re more than happy to welcome back summer and all the fun that goes with it. But with those warm-weather activities also comes an unfortunate but important safety reminder: don’t let warm, fresh water go up your nose, lest a brain-eating amoeba swims up there with it. [More]

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CDC Warns Everyone Not To Poop In Pools And Hot Tubs

Are you planning any summer fun that includes pools or hot tubs? If so, you’ll probably want to pay attention to the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who want everyone to avoid vacation-ruining gastrointestinal illnesses this summer. [More]

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Toledo Residents Finally Able To Drink Their Tap Water After Weekend Ban

About 400,000 people living in northwestern Ohio have had to scramble to figure out how to live without tap water for drinking, cooking and bathing since Saturday, when officials warned residents about high levels of the toxin microcystin in Lake Erie’s water. Relief is here: Although earlier today the mayor of Toledo had extended a ban on that tap water for a third day, it’s just been announced that citizens can once again use the water safely. [More]