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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

Tue, 09 Aug 2022 14:34:00 EST

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Tonya Moore. At age 38, Tonya was diagnosed with heart failure because of cigarette smoking.

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New CDC Data Reveal Less Than a Third of People Diagnosed with Hepatitis C Receive Timely Treatment for the Deadly, yet Curable, Infection

Tue, 09 Aug 2022 13:01:00 EST

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

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CDC Media Briefing - New Vital Signs Report: Hepatitis C is deadly, but curable. Why are so few Americans getting treatment?

Mon, 08 Aug 2022 11:03:00 EST

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.

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CDC Hosts 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases

Mon, 01 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EST

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.

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Bacteria that Causes Rare Disease Melioidosis Discovered in U.S. Environmental Samples

Wed, 27 Jul 2022 16:14:00 EST

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.

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2022 REACH Lark Award Recipients Recognized for Excellence in Advancing Health Equity

Tue, 26 Jul 2022 00:00:00 EST

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).

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CDC Investigation Notice: Small turtles purchased online linked to Salmonella outbreak affecting children

Fri, 22 Jul 2022 10:03:00 EST

A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/stanley-07-22/index.html

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CDC Media Briefing — New Vital Signs Report - Overdose deaths show historic increase: How can we address widening disparities and save lives?

Tue, 19 Jul 2022 00:00:00 EST

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.

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Sonic Healthcare USA to Begin Monkeypox Testing Today, Increasing Nationwide Testing Capacity

Mon, 18 Jul 2022 10:26:00 EST

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.

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Overdose death rates increased significantly for Black, American Indian/Alaska Native people in 2020

Mon, 18 Jul 2022 00:00:00 EST

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.

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New COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness Data Showcase Protection Gained by 3rd and 4th Doses

Fri, 15 Jul 2022 00:00:00 EST

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.

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Aegis Sciences to Begin Monkeypox Testing Today, Increasing Nationwide Testing Capacity

Thu, 14 Jul 2022 09:29:00 EST

Starting today, Aegis Sciences will begin testing for monkeypox using CDC’s orthopoxvirus test, which detects most non-smallpox related orthopoxviruses, including monkeypox virus.

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Quest Diagnostics to Begin Monkeypox Testing Today, Increasing Nationwide Testing Capacity

Wed, 13 Jul 2022 12:47:00 EST

Starting today, Quest Diagnostics will begin testing for monkeypox.

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COVID-19 Reverses Progress in Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance in U.S.

Tue, 12 Jul 2022 11:43:00 EST

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed back years of progress made combating antimicrobial resistance (AR) in the United States.

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Mayo Clinic Laboratories to Begin Monkeypox Testing Today, Increasing Nationwide Testing Capacity

Mon, 11 Jul 2022 10:20:00 EST

Starting today, Mayo Clinic Laboratories will begin testing for monkeypox using CDC’s orthopoxvirus test, which detects most non-smallpox related orthopoxviruses, including monkeypox.

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CDC Advises that People in Florida Not Eat, Serve, or Sell Big Olaf Creamery Ice Cream

Fri, 08 Jul 2022 18:03:00 EST

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.

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Labcorp To Begin Monkeypox Testing Today, Doubling Nationwide Testing Capacity

Wed, 06 Jul 2022 10:41:00 EST

Starting today, Labcorp will begin testing for monkeypox using CDC’s orthopoxvirus test (which detects all non-smallpox related orthopoxviruses, including monkeypox).

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CDC Investigation Notice: CDC Investigates New Listeria Outbreak

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 11:21:00 EST

People at high risk should seek health care if symptomatic.

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CDC Director Adopts Preference for Specific Flu Vaccines for Seniors

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 14:19:00 EST

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.

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CDC Activates Emergency Operations Center for Monkeypox Response

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 14:38:00 EST

Today, CDC continues to lean forward with an aggressive public health response to the monkeypox outbreak by activating its Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

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CDC Recommends Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for Children and Adolescents

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 10:14:00 EST

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.

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HIV Testing Dropped Sharply Among Key Groups During First Year of COVID-19 Pandemic

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 13:02:00 EST

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.

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CDC Assists with Meningococcal Disease Outbreak Investigation in Florida

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 12:52:00 EST

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.

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CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children

Sat, 18 Jun 2022 00:00:00 EST

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.

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CDC Rescinds Order Requiring Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Prior to Flight to the US

Fri, 10 Jun 2022 20:15:00 EST

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.

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CDC Media Alert: Backyard poultry contact linked to more than 200 <em>Salmonella</em> illnesses in 2022

Fri, 10 Jun 2022 11:08:00 EST

A CDC investigation notice regarding multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/backyardpoultry-06-22/index.html

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CDC Monkeypox Response: Transmission

Thu, 09 Jun 2022 18:07:00 EST

Monkeypox virus is a completely different virus than the viruses that cause COVID-19 or measles.

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CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on 2022 U.S. Monkeypox Investigation

Thu, 09 Jun 2022 00:00:00 EST

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.

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CDC Awards $215 Million in Funding to Advance National Cancer Prevention and Control toward Cancer Moonshot Goals

Wed, 08 Jun 2022 00:00:00 EST

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.

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CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on 2022 U.S. Monkeypox Investigation

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 09:55:00 EST

Experts from CDC, HHS, and the White House will discuss the latest regarding the cases of monkeypox in the United States.

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CDC releases draft cancer cluster guidelines for public comment

Tue, 31 May 2022 12:56:00 EST

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.

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A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of <em>Salmonella</em> Senftenberg infections

Mon, 23 May 2022 14:04:00 EST

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

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CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on 2022 U.S. Monkeypox Investigation

Mon, 23 May 2022 13:43:00 EST

Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will discuss the latest regarding the cases of monkeypox in the United States.a0523

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Transcript for Vital Signs Telebriefing: Firearm deaths show historic increase

Fri, 20 May 2022 00:00:00 EST

CDC Media Briefing — New Vital Signs Report Firearm deaths show historic increase:What can be done to prevent firearm homicides and suicides?

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CDC Strengthens Recommendations and Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots

Thu, 19 May 2022 00:00:00 EST

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.

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CDC and Health Partners Responding to Monkeypox Case in the U.S.

Wed, 18 May 2022 17:16:00 EST

Case identified after monkeypox clusters in several other countries

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Update on Children with Acute Hepatitis of Unknown Cause

Wed, 18 May 2022 16:19:00 EST

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.

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Firearm Deaths Grow, Disparities Widen

Tue, 10 May 2022 13:01:00 EST

Firearms were involved in 79% of all homicides and 53% of all suicides in 2020.

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CDC Media Briefing — New <em>Vital Signs</em> Report Firearm deaths show historic increase What can be done to prevent firearm homicides and suicides?

Mon, 09 May 2022 15:44:00 EST

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.

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CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on Acute Hepatitis of Unknown Cause

Thu, 05 May 2022 15:37:00 EST

Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will discuss the latest regarding the cases of acute hepatitis of unknown cause.

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CDC Recommendation for Masks and Travel

Tue, 03 May 2022 13:03:00 EST

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.).

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Proactive Statement: MMWR on children with acute hepatitis and adenovirus infection in Alabama

Fri, 29 Apr 2022 16:00:00 EST

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.

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U.S. Case of Human Avian Influenza A(H5) Virus Reported

Thu, 28 Apr 2022 21:21:00 EST

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.

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CDC’s Annual Gathering of Disease Detectives Showcases Findings from the Front Lines of Public Health

Thu, 28 Apr 2022 15:17:00 EST

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.

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Transcript for CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

Thu, 28 Apr 2022 13:18:00 EST

CDC works 24/7 saving lives, protecting people from health threats, and saving money to have a more secure nation. A US federal agency, CDC helps make the healthy choice the easy choice by putting science and prevention into action. CDC works to help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

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CDC Press Release: Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy affect 1 in 7 hospital deliveries

Thu, 28 Apr 2022 13:01:00 EST

The prevalence of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy (HDP) among delivery hospitalizations increased from about 13% in 2017 to 16% in 2019, affecting at least 1 in 7 delivery hospitalizations during this period, according to a CDC report.

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CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

Tue, 26 Apr 2022 09:47:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Was Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

Fri, 22 Apr 2022 13:42:00 EST

Two reports released in today’s MMWR use CDC’s National Vital Statistics System to look at death rates in the United States and find that differences in death rates still remain between certain racial and ethnic minority groups.

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CDC Alerts Providers to Hepatitis Cases of Unknown Origin

Thu, 21 Apr 2022 12:58:00 EST

CDC today issued a nationwide health alert to notify clinicians and public health authorities about a cluster of children identified with hepatitis and adenovirus infection – and to ask all physicians to be on the lookout for symptoms and to report any suspected cases of hepatitis of unknown origin to their local and state health departments.

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CDC Media Telebriefing: Vaccination Coverage with Selected Vaccines and Exemption Rates Among Children in Kindergarten — United States, 2020–21 School Year

Thu, 21 Apr 2022 11:10:00 EST

Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will discuss Thursday’s MMWR, “Vaccination Coverage with Selected Vaccines and Exemption Rates Among Children in Kindergarten — United States, 2020–21 School Year.” Information presented in the telebriefing is embargoed until Thursday, April 21 at 1pm ET.

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CDC Statement on Masks in Public Transportation Settings

Wed, 20 Apr 2022 18:40:00 EST

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To protect CDC’s public health authority beyond the ongoing assessment announced last week, CDC has asked DOJ to proceed with an appeal in Health Freedom Defense Fund, Inc., et al., v. Biden, et al.

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CDC Launches New Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics

Tue, 19 Apr 2022 10:28:00 EST

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the launch of the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics (CFA). CFA seeks to enhance the nation’s ability to use data, models, and analytics to enable timely, effective decision-making in response to public health threats for CDC and its public health partners.

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CDC Mask Order Remains in Effect and CDC Realigns Travel Health Notice System

Wed, 13 Apr 2022 14:47:00 EST

CDC works 24/7 saving lives, protecting people from health threats, and saving money to have a more secure nation. A US federal agency, CDC helps make the healthy choice the easy choice by putting science and prevention into action. CDC works to help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

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New data suggest STDs continued to increase during first year of the COVID-19 pandemic

Tue, 12 Apr 2022 13:17:00 EST

Reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States decreased during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, but most resurged by the end of that year.

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CDC Media Telebriefing: 2020 STD Surveillance Report

Tue, 12 Apr 2022 08:39:00 EST

Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will discuss the 2020 STD Surveillance Report.

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CDC Public Health Determination and Termination of Title 42 Order

Fri, 01 Apr 2022 12:21:00 EST

Today, following a thorough reassessment, the CDC Director is issuing a Public Health Determination and terminating an Order under 42 U.S.C. §§ 265, 268 and 42 C.F.R. § 71.40 (i.e., “Title 42”), suspending the right to introduce migrants into the United States.

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New CDC data illuminate youth mental health threats during the COVID-19 pandemic

Thu, 31 Mar 2022 13:02:00 EST

New CDC analyses, published today, shine additional light on the mental health of U.S. high school students during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a disproportionate level of threats that some students experienced.

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CDC Media Telebriefing: New CDC data illuminate youth mental health threats During the COVID-19 pandemic

Thu, 31 Mar 2022 11:35:00 EST

Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will discuss the MMWR Supplement on high schoolers’ health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CDC Recommends Additional Boosters for Certain Individuals

Tue, 29 Mar 2022 15:34:00 EST

Data continue to show the importance of vaccination and booster doses to protect individuals both from infection and severe outcomes of COVID-19.

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CDC Statement on President’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

Mon, 28 Mar 2022 13:58:00 EST

Today, the Biden Administration released the President’s FY 2023 budget. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) budget request for FY 2023 includes $10.675 billion in discretionary budget authority, Public Health Service evaluation funds, and Prevention and Public Health Funds, which is $2.3 billion over the FY 2022 appropriation.

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Effect of COVID-19 on Tuberculosis in the U.S.

Thu, 24 Mar 2022 13:14:00 EST

In the United States, reported tuberculosis (TB) disease diagnoses fell 20% in 2020 and remained 13% lower in 2021 than TB disease diagnoses made prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to preliminary CDC data published today.

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COVID-19 vaccines continue to protect against hospitalization and death among adults

Fri, 18 Mar 2022 18:30:00 EST

COVID-19 vaccination continues to help protect adults against severe illness with COVID-19, including hospitalizations and death, according to two reports released in today’s MMWR.

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U.S. Adult Tobacco Product Use Decreased from 2019 to 2020

Fri, 18 Mar 2022 09:49:00 EST

Findings from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released today show decreases in the use of commercial tobacco products overall, combustible tobacco products, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and two or more tobacco products among U.S. adults from 2019 to 2020.

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Title 42 Termination with Respect to Unaccompanied Noncitizen Children

Fri, 11 Mar 2022 21:13:00 EDT

Title 42 Termination with Respect to Unaccompanied Noncitizen Children

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CDC Updates COVID-19 Community Levels

Fri, 11 Mar 2022 00:00:00 EDT

CDC has updated the COVID-19 Community Level at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html.  As of March 10, 2022, more than 98% of the U.S. population is in a location with low or medium COVID-19 Community Level.

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Approximately 2.55 Million Students Reported Currently Using a Tobacco Product in 2021

Thu, 10 Mar 2022 12:00:00 EDT

The 2021 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) was conducted among U.S. middle and high school students during the COVID-19 pandemic and revealed that youth tobacco use remains a serious public health concern. About 2.55 million U.S. middle and high school students reported current (past 30-day) use of a tobacco product in 2021, according to new data released in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Mask Use on Public Transportation

Thu, 10 Mar 2022 11:53:00 EDT

At CDC’s recommendation, TSA will extend the security directive for mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs for one month, through April 18th.

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CDC Updates COVID-19 Community Levels

Thu, 03 Mar 2022 17:25:00 EDT

CDC just updated the COVID-19 Community Level. As of March 3 more than 90% of the U.S. population is in a location with low or medium COVID-19 Community Level

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CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers® Returns With Powerful New Ads

Mon, 28 Feb 2022 09:15:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign, now celebrating its 10th anniversary, returns today with new ads encouraging people who smoke to quit.

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Transcript for CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

Fri, 25 Feb 2022 20:30:00 EDT

This is the full transcript for the audio from the CDC Media Telebriefing on Update on COVID-19 held on February 25, 2022.

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CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

Fri, 25 Feb 2022 11:10:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Reports on Health and Well-being of Children During COVID-19 Pandemic

Fri, 18 Feb 2022 13:40:00 EDT

Today, CDC is releasing two new reports in MMWR that provide important insights on the health and well-being of children and adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Transcript for CDC Media Telebriefing: COVID-19 Vaccination and Pregnancy

Tue, 15 Feb 2022 17:30:00 EDT

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This is the full audio for the CDC Media Telebriefing on COVID-19 vaccination and pregnancy.

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CDC Media Telebriefing: COVID-19 Vaccination and Pregnancy

Tue, 15 Feb 2022 09:35:00 EDT

Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will discuss the upcoming MMWR, “Vaccine Effectiveness during pregnancy against COVID-19 hospitalization in infants less than 6 months of age"

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New CDC Studies: COVID-19 Boosters Remain Safe, Continue to Offer High Levels of Protection Against Severe Disease Over Time and During Omicron and Delta Waves

Fri, 11 Feb 2022 14:50:00 EDT

Data from two CDC reports today show COVID-19 vaccine boosters remain safe and continue to be highly effective against severe disease over time.

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 Federal Register Notice: CDC’s updated Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids is now open for public comment 

Thu, 10 Feb 2022 10:25:00 EDT

CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is in the process of updating the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. As of today, the draft updated Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids is available for public comment in the Federal Register.

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Transcript for CDC Media Telebriefing: COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance

Fri, 04 Feb 2022 18:25:00 EDT

CDC works 24/7 saving lives, protecting people from health threats, and saving money to have a more secure nation. A US federal agency, CDC helps make the healthy choice the easy choice by putting science and prevention into action. CDC works to help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

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CDC Statement Following ACIP Moderna Vote

Fri, 04 Feb 2022 17:05:00 EDT

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for use of Moderna’s vaccine for people ages 18 years and older.

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CDC Media Telebriefing: COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance

Thu, 03 Feb 2022 15:30:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide an update to media on COVID Data Tracker’s new tool highlighting the National Wastewater Surveillance System.

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CDC Data Released Ahead of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Highlights Factors that Contribute to Continuing HIV Disparities in the U.S.

Thu, 03 Feb 2022 13:00:00 EDT

Despite overall progress in reducing HIV transmission in the United States, HIV continues to affect some groups more than others due to longstanding and ingrained barriers.

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New Materials Available for Healthcare Professionals Supporting Pregnant and Postpartum Patients

Tue, 01 Feb 2022 09:25:00 EDT

CDC released a new webpage and suite of materials for healthcare professionals as part of the Hear Her campaign, which aims to reduce pregnancy-related deaths.

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CDC Statement on MMWR: COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations by COVID-19 Vaccination Status and Previous COVID-19 Diagnosis — California and New York, May–November 2021

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 13:10:00 EDT

CDC works 24/7 saving lives, protecting people from health threats, and saving money to have a more secure nation. A US federal agency, CDC helps make the healthy choice the easy choice by putting science and prevention into action. CDC works to help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

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CDC Releases Updated Maps of America’s High Levels of Inactivity

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:29:00 EDT

More than 1 in 5 adults is inactive in all but four states, according to new state maps of adult physical inactivity prevalence released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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CDC updates consumer mask website to emphasize protection, fit, and comfort

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 18:30:00 EDT

CDC has updated our consumer webpage describing the types of masks and respirators used to prevent the transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Masking is a critical public health tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and it is important to remember that any mask is better than no mask. To protect yourself and others from COVID-19, CDC continues to recommend that you wear the most protective mask you can that fits well and that you will wear consistently.

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Readout of Dr. Walensky’s call with Disability Advocacy Groups and Allies

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 17:00:00 EDT

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky today met with a group of representatives from disability organizations and allies to discuss their concerns surrounding a recent television appearance by Dr. Walensky.

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CDC Study Shows Flu Vaccination Prevents Severe Flu Illness in U.S. Children

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 10:03:00 EDT

A new CDC study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID) shows that flu vaccination protected children against serious flu illness even when they were infected with a flu virus that was antigenically different from the vaccine virus.

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Telebriefing on COVID-19 Update

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 17:55:00 EDT

Welcome and thank you all for standing by. At this time, all participants will be in a listen only mode until the question and answer portion of today's conference.

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CDC Recommends Moderna Booster at 5 Months

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 09:25:00 EDT

CDC is adjusting our recommendation for when people can receive a booster shot, shortening the interval from 6 months to 5 months. Earlier this week CDC made this recommendation for recipients of a Pfizer-BioNTech primary series and, after FDA action this morning, we’re extending this recommendation to recipients of a Moderna primary series.

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CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 16:41:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CDC Reports Increase in Human Rabies Cases Linked to Bats in the U.S.

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 13:06:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is raising awareness of the risks of rabies from bats in the U.S. after three people, including one child, died from rabies between late September and early November 2021.

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CDC Expands Booster Shot Eligibility and Strengthens Recommendations for 12-17 Year Olds

Wed, 05 Jan 2022 20:30:00 EDT

Today, CDC is endorsing the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation to expand eligibility of booster doses to those 12 to 15 years old. CDC now recommends that adolescents age 12 to 17 years old should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series.

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CDC Recommends Pfizer Booster at 5 Months, Additional Primary Dose for Certain Immunocompromised Children

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 09:20:00 EDT

CDC is updating our recommendation for when many people can receive a booster shot, shortening the interval from 6 months to 5 months for people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

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CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population

Mon, 27 Dec 2021 16:15:00 EDT

CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others.

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CDC Releases Emergency Guidance for Healthcare Facilities to Prepare for Potential Omicron Surge

Thu, 23 Dec 2021 18:00:00 EDT

CDC Releases Emergency Guidance for Healthcare Facilities to Prepare for Potential Omicron Surge

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Listeria Outbreak Linked to Packaged Salads

Thu, 23 Dec 2021 09:56:00 EDT

CDC is currently investigating two separate Listeria outbreaks, both of which are linked to packaged salads. One outbreak is linked to packaged salads produced by Fresh Express. The other outbreak is linked to packaged salads produced by Dole.

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Test-To-Stay Options Can Help Keep Students in School During COVID-19

Fri, 17 Dec 2021 11:43:00 EDT

Today, CDC released two reports in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report highlighting the use of test-to-stay practices used in schools to minimize absenteeism and learning loss which can occur during traditional quarantine at home.

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CDC Endorses ACIP’s Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations

Thu, 16 Dec 2021 19:25:00 EDT

Today, CDC is endorsing updated recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the prevention of COVID-19, expressing a clinical preference for individuals to receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine over Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine.

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CDC Expands COVID-19 Booster Recommendations to 16-and-17-year-olds

Thu, 09 Dec 2021 14:17:00 EDT

CDC Expands COVID-19 Booster Recommendations to 16-and-17-year-olds.

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CDC Launches Two Global Networks, Awards $22 Million to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance and Infectious Diseases

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 12:36:00 EDT

CDC Launches Two Global Networks, Awards $22 Million to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance and Infectious Diseases

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