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  • Be Food Safe This Holiday Season

    Food safety is important for keeping your holiday gathering happy and healthy. However, food safety can be a challenge during the holiday season. Group gatherings may include more dishes than there is room for in the refrigerator or oven. Guest lists may also include those who are more vulnerable to illness, such as older people, young children, and…Read more

  • Want to help in an emergency? Sign up for the Va MRC

    When emergencies like hurricanes hit Virginia, there are ways you can help. One way is by joining the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).  Virginia’s MRC is a force of dedicated volunteers who stand ready to support the community in the event of a public health emergency. Each of Virginia’s 27 local MRC units is comprised of teams of…Read more

  • What you need to know about Vibrio

    Roughly a dozen Vibrio species are known to cause a bacterial disease called vibriosis in humans, with the most common in the United States being V. parahaemolyticus, V. vulnificus, and V. alginolyticus. The Vibrio species that cause vibriosis naturally live in the salt or brackish (i.e., somewhat salty) waters of Virginia’s coastal zone. People with vibriosis become infected…Read more

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  • Antibiotic Awareness Week

    November 13-19 is U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week. This annual event serves to raise awareness about safe antibiotic prescribing and use. It is important for us to know when we need antibiotics, when we do not, how best to take antibiotics, and what side effects may be caused by antibiotics. Inappropriate use of antibiotics is a leading…Read more

  • Virginia's Plan for Well-Being

    Learn about Virginia's Plan for Well-Being from  State Health Commissioner Dr. Marissa Levine. Help Virginia become the Healthiest State in the Nation. www.virginiawellbeing.com  Read more

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