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CDC streamlines COVID-19 guidance to help the public better protect themselves and understand their risk
Today, CDC is streamlining its COVID-19 guidance to help people better understand their risk, how to protect themselves and others, what actions to take if exposed to COVID-19, and what actions to take if they are sick or test positive for the virus.
Federal Health Agencies Unveil National Tool to Measure Health Impacts of Environmental Burdens
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Environmental Justice, announce the release of the Environmental Justice Index (EJI).
Federal Health Agencies Unveil National Tool to Measure Health Impacts of Environmental Burdens
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Environmental Justice, announce the release of the Environmental Justice Index (EJI).
Statement from Karen Hacker, MD, MPH, Director, CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion on the passing of Tonya Moore, Tips From Former Smokers® participant
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Tonya Moore. At age 38, Tonya was diagnosed with heart failure because of cigarette smoking.
New CDC Data Reveal Less Than a Third of People Diagnosed with Hepatitis C Receive Timely Treatment for the Deadly, yet Curable, Infection
A new CDC Vital Signs report finds that too few people diagnosed with hepatitis C are being treated, despite availability of medications capable of curing this viral infection
CDC Media Briefing — New Vital Signs Report: Hepatitis C is deadly, but curable
CDC Media Briefing — New Vital Signs Report Hepatitis C is deadly, but curable: Why are so few Americans getting treatment£
CDC Media Briefing - New Vital Signs Report: Hepatitis C is deadly, but curable. Why are so few Americans getting treatment£
Hepatitis C can cause advanced liver disease, liver cancer, and death and affects millions in the United States. Yet, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report, less than a third of people diagnosed with hepatitis C get timely treatment for this curable infection. Join us to learn more about the barriers to hepatitis C treatment and what can be done to save lives.
CDC Hosts 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Task Force for Global Health will co-host in person the 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) August 7-10, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel in Atlanta, GA.
Bacteria that Causes Rare Disease Melioidosis Discovered in U.S. Environmental Samples
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified for the first time in domestic environmental samples the bacteria that causes a rare and serious disease called melioidosis. The bacteria, Burkholderia pseudomallei or B. pseudomallei, was identified through sampling of soil and water in the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi.
2022 REACH Lark Award Recipients Recognized for Excellence in Advancing Health Equity
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is pleased to announce two winners of the 2022 REACH Lark Galloway-Gilliam Award for Advancing Health Equity Challenge. The winners are Thamara Labrousse from Live Healthy Miami Gardens (Florida) and Healthy Savannah (Georgia).
CDC Investigation Notice: Small turtles purchased online linked to Salmonella outbreak affecting children
A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/stanley-07-22/index.html
CDC Media Briefing — New Vital Signs Report - Overdose deaths show historic increase: How can we address widening disparities and save lives£
Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a historic 30% increase in overdose deaths in the United States from 2019 to 2020.
Sonic Healthcare USA to Begin Monkeypox Testing Today, Increasing Nationwide Testing Capacity
Starting today, Sonic Healthcare USA (Sonic) will begin testing for monkeypox using CDC’s orthopoxvirus test, which detects most non-smallpox related orthopoxviruses, including monkeypox.
Overdose death rates increased significantly for Black, American Indian/Alaska Native people in 2020
In 2020, overdose death rates (number of drug overdose deaths per 100,000 people) increased 44 percent for Black* people and 39 percent for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people compared with 2019, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report with drug overdose data from 25 states and the District of Columbia.
New COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness Data Showcase Protection Gained by 3rd and 4th Doses
A third and fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose offered substantial protection among adults with healthy immune systems who were eligible to receive them during Omicron variant evolution in early 2022.
Aegis Sciences to Begin Monkeypox Testing Today, Increasing Nationwide Testing Capacity
Starting today, Aegis Sciences will begin testing for monkeypox using CDC’s orthopoxvirus test, which detects most non-smallpox related orthopoxviruses, including monkeypox virus.
Quest Diagnostics to Begin Monkeypox Testing Today, Increasing Nationwide Testing Capacity
Starting today, Quest Diagnostics will begin testing for monkeypox.
COVID-19 Reverses Progress in Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance in U.S.
The COVID-19 pandemic pushed back years of progress made combating antimicrobial resistance (AR) in the United States.
Mayo Clinic Laboratories to Begin Monkeypox Testing Today, Increasing Nationwide Testing Capacity
Starting today, Mayo Clinic Laboratories will begin testing for monkeypox using CDC’s orthopoxvirus test, which detects most non-smallpox related orthopoxviruses, including monkeypox.
CDC Advises that People in Florida Not Eat, Serve, or Sell Big Olaf Creamery Ice Cream
CDC is concerned that Big Olaf Creamery ice cream could still be in people’s homes or available for sale in stores in Florida. This ice cream is sold in Florida in Big Olaf Creamery stores and in stores with different company names.
Labcorp To Begin Monkeypox Testing Today, Doubling Nationwide Testing Capacity
Starting today, Labcorp will begin testing for monkeypox using CDC’s orthopoxvirus test (which detects all non-smallpox related orthopoxviruses, including monkeypox).
CDC Investigation Notice: CDC Investigates New Listeria Outbreak
People at high risk should seek health care if symptomatic.
CDC Director Adopts Preference for Specific Flu Vaccines for Seniors
CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., adopted the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation to preferentially recommend the use of specific flu vaccines for adults 65 years and older, including higher dose and adjuvanted flu vaccines.
CDC Activates Emergency Operations Center for Monkeypox Response
Today, CDC continues to lean forward with an aggressive public health response to the monkeypox outbreak by activating its Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
CDC Recommends Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for Children and Adolescents
Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine be used as an option for children ages 6 through 17 years.
HIV Testing Dropped Sharply Among Key Groups During First Year of COVID-19 Pandemic
New CDC data published ahead of National HIV Testing Day (Monday, June 27) show a sharp decrease in the number of CDC-funded HIV tests administered in health care and non-health-care settings (43% and 50%, respectively) from 2019 to 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
CDC Assists with Meningococcal Disease Outbreak Investigation in Florida
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues its collaboration with the Florida Department of Health to investigate one of the worst outbreaks of meningococcal disease among gay and bisexual men in U.S. history. At least 24 cases and 7 deaths among gay and bisexual men have been reported.
CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children
Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that all children 6 months through 5 years of age should receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
CDC Rescinds Order Requiring Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Prior to Flight to the US
Today, CDC is announcing that the Order requiring persons to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, will be rescinded, effective on June 12, 2022 at 12:01AM ET.
CDC Media Alert: Backyard poultry contact linked to more than 200 Salmonella illnesses in 2022
A CDC investigation notice regarding multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/backyardpoultry-06-22/index.html
CDC Monkeypox Response: Transmission
Monkeypox virus is a completely different virus than the viruses that cause COVID-19 or measles.
CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on 2022 U.S. Monkeypox Investigation
Experts from CDC, HHS, and the White House will discuss the latest regarding the cases of monkeypox in the United States and the testing options available for the public.
CDC Awards $215 Million in Funding to Advance National Cancer Prevention and Control toward Cancer Moonshot Goals
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced first-year funding awards of $215 million in a 5-year, $1.1 billion investment into three national programs to prevent and control cancer.
CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on 2022 U.S. Monkeypox Investigation
Experts from CDC, HHS, and the White House will discuss the latest regarding the cases of monkeypox in the United States.
CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on 2022 U.S. Monkeypox Investigation Transcript
Transcript for the "CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on 2022 U.S. Monkeypox Investigation" that occurred on Friday, June 3, 2022.
CDC releases draft cancer cluster guidelines for public comment
CDC/ATSDR has released a draft of its Guidelines for Examining Unusual Patterns of Cancer and Environmental Concerns for public comment. Comments are open through the Federal Register until July 25, 2022.
A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg infections
A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/senftenberg-05-22/index.html
CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on 2022 U.S. Monkeypox Investigation
Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will discuss the latest regarding the cases of monkeypox in the United States.a0523
Transcript for Vital Signs Telebriefing: Firearm deaths show historic increase
CDC Media Briefing — New Vital Signs Report Firearm deaths show historic increase: What can be done to prevent firearm homicides and suicides£
CDC Strengthens Recommendations and Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots
Following today’s meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP), CDC is expanding eligibility of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to everyone 5 years of age and older.
CDC and Health Partners Responding to Monkeypox Case in the U.S.
Case identified after monkeypox clusters in several other countries
Update on Children with Acute Hepatitis of Unknown Cause
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to work with health departments and clinicians nationwide to identify and investigate hepatitis of unknown cause impacting children.
Firearm Deaths Grow, Disparities Widen
Firearms were involved in 79% of all homicides and 53% of all suicides in 2020.
CDC Media Briefing — New Vital Signs Report Firearm deaths show historic increase What can be done to prevent firearm homicides and suicides£
Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a 35% increase in the firearm homicide rate, with the rate in 2020 reaching its highest level in over 25 years, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.
CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on Acute Hepatitis of Unknown Cause
Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will discuss the latest regarding the cases of acute hepatitis of unknown cause.
CDC Recommendation for Masks and Travel
At this time, CDC recommends that everyone aged 2 and older – including passengers and workers – properly wear a well-fitting mask or respirator over the nose and mouth in indoor areas of public transportation (such as airplanes, trains, etc.) and transportation hubs (such as airports, stations, etc.).
Proactive Statement: MMWR on children with acute hepatitis and adenovirus infection in Alabama
A new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today, “Acute Hepatitis and Adenovirus Infection Among Children — Alabama, October 2021–February 2022” provides additional clinical and epidemiologic information from an ongoing investigation involving children in Alabama with hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) of unknown cause.
U.S. Case of Human Avian Influenza A(H5) Virus Reported
A person has tested positive for avian influenza A(H5) virus (H5 bird flu) in the U.S., as reported by Colorado and confirmed by CDC.
CDC’s Annual Gathering of Disease Detectives Showcases Findings from the Front Lines of Public Health
CDC will hold its annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference May 2-5, 2022, via a virtual platform that is free and open to the public. This conference highlights CDC’s disease detectives’ outbreak investigations, innovative analyses, and unity in service.
Transcript for CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19
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