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1 in 3 swimming-related disease outbreaks occur at hotels

Thu, 17 May 2018 00:45:00 EST

Crypto parasite continues to cause most outbreaks and illnesses linked to pools and water playgrounds

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New Rapid Rabies Test Could Revolutionize Testing and Treatment

Wed, 16 May 2018 13:45:00 EST

Test could save lives and lead to fewer unnecessary rabies shots

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Half of mental health facilities and a third of substance abuse treatment facilities have smoke-free campuses

Thu, 10 May 2018 12:45:00 EST

Opportunity to enhance tobacco cessation treatment in these settings

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Three CDC scientists named as 2018 Service to America Medal Finalists

Thu, 10 May 2018 09:45:00 EST

The Partnership for Public Service has announced its nominees for the 2018 Service to America Medals, known as the “Sammies.” CDC has three finalists for these prestigious public health awards that recognize the talents and achievements of federal employees.

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Transcript for Vital Signs Teleconference: Vector Borne Diseases

Wed, 02 May 2018 12:55:00 EST

Transcript for Vital Signs Teleconference - Vector Borne Diseases: More than 640,000 cases reported, 2004-2016: Illnesses from tick, mosquito, and flea bites increased from 2004 - 2016

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Mosquito Bites: Everyone is at Risk! - Digital Press Kit

Tue, 01 May 2018 12:45:00 EST

Almost everyone in the world has been bitten by a mosquito. Although most kinds of mosquitoes are just nuisance mosquitoes, some kinds of mosquitoes spread viruses that can cause disease.

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Illnesses from Mosquito, Tick, and Flea Bites Increasing in the US

Tue, 01 May 2018 12:45:00 EST

Cases triple; better tools needed to fight mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas

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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Vector Borne Diseases

Tue, 01 May 2018 09:00:00 EST

The number of illnesses from tick, mosquito, and flea bites has more than tripled in the US, with over 640,000 cases reported from 2004 through 2016.

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Autism prevalence slightly higher in CDC’s ADDM Network

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:45:00 EST

About 1 in 59 eight -year-old children in 11 communities across the United States were identified as having autism in 2014, according to a report published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Surveillance Summary.

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CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers: Anti-smoking campaign launches seventh year - Media Advisory

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:00:00 EST

CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign resumes for 25 weeks on April 23, 2018.

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Annual EIS Conference - Reports From the Front Lines of Public Health - Digital Press Kit

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:00:00 EST

This year, the conference includes several special sessions that will explore critical public health topics, including the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh, the need for innovative use of “big data” in public health, the 1918 influenza centenary, and the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic.

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Boots on the Ground: Reports from CDC’s Disease Detectives - Press Release

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:30:00 EST

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold its 67th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference April 16-19, 2018 in Atlanta.

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67th Annual EIS Conference - Media Advisory

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:45:00 EST

CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) will host the 67th Annual EIS Conference from April 16-19 in Atlanta. During the event, EIS officers—also known as CDC “disease detectives” —will describe the investigations they conducted over the past year.

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Newsroom Category - HIV-AIDS

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:51:00 EST

Digital press kits regarding HIV & AIDS

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Transcript for VitalSigns Teleconference: Antibiotic Resistant Germs - Transcript

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 19:45:00 EST

Transcript of CDC telebriefing

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CDC Telebriefing - New Vital Signs Report: Antibiotic Resistant Germs - Media Advisory

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 12:45:00 EST

221 instances of dangerous antibiotic resistant germs: What can state and local health departments do to protect the public?

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Germs with Unusual Antibiotic Resistance Widespread in U.S. - Press Release

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 00:50:00 EST

Ramped-up CDC strategy helps providers stop spread of new germs, prevents large outbreaks

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U.S. drug overdose deaths continue to rise; increase fueled by synthetic opioids - Press Release

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 12:50:00 EST

An in-depth analysis of 2016 U.S. drug overdose data shows that America’s overdose epidemic is spreading geographically and increasing across demographic groups.

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World TB Day - Press Release

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:25:00 EST

Latest analysis of tuberculosis trends shows continued decline in the U.S., but progress toward elimination is slowing.

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Unique Program Improves Rapid Detection of Deadly Outbreaks in Uganda - Press Release

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:15:00 EST

Between 2010 and 2017, CDC and Ugandan scientists identified 16 outbreaks of viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) in an average of 2.5 days – down from the two-week average detection time over the previous 10 years. The program, the CDC-UVRI Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Surveillance and Laboratory Program, identified five times as many outbreaks between 2010 and 2017 as were documented in the decade before the program began.

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High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol Associated with Noisy Jobs - Press Release

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:25:00 EST

High blood pressure and high cholesterol are more common among workers exposed to loud noise at work according to a CDC study published this month in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine.

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Telebriefing Transcript: CDC Update on Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Brazil, Vaccination Recommendations - Transcript

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:10:00 EST

CDC Update on Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Brazil, Vaccination Recommendations

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CDC Warns Of Deadly Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Brazil - Media Statement

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:30:00 EST

Travelers to Brazil should get Yellow Fever vaccine

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CDC Update on Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Brazil, Vaccination Recommendations - Media Advisory

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:15:00 EST

CDC will host a media teleconference to discuss a deadly outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil described in the March 16 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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During binges, U.S. adults have 17 billion drinks a year - Press Release

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EST

U.S. adults consumed more than 17 billion binge drinks in 2015, or about 470 binge drinks per binge drinker, according to a first-of-its-kind study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Statement To The Media From Acting CDC Director RADM Anne Schuchat, MD - Media Statement

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:30:00 EST

Today marks one month since Commander (CDR) Timothy Cunningham was last seen, and we have not given up hope that he will soon be found.

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Transcript for VitalSigns Teleconference: Opioid Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments - Transcript

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:25:00 EDT

Transcript for VitalSigns Teleconference, titled "Opioid Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments"

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2018 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections - Press Release

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 12:00:00 EDT

A new CDC analysis suggests HIV prevention pill is not reaching most Americans who could benefit – especially people of color.

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Emergency Department Data Show Rapid Increases in Opioid Overdoses - Press Release

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:15:00 EDT

Data from emergency departments (EDs) show that the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic continues to worsen, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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How can health departments respond to the 30% increase in Emergency Department visits for suspected opioid overdoses? - Media Advisory

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 09:00:00 EDT

Emergency Department visits for suspected opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from third quarter 2016 to third quarter 2017 in 16 states that have been hit hard by the opioid overdose epidemic.

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CDC releases report to Congress detailing the impact of traumatic brain injury on children, families - Media Advisory

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:45:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a Report to Congress on The Management of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Children, detailing the impact a TBI can have on children and their families.

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Is the U.S. Export Economy at Risk from Global Infectious Outbreaks? - Press Release

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:23:00 EDT

In addition to tragic loss of life, the next global infectious disease outbreak could harm the U.S. export economy and threaten U.S. jobs-even if the disease never reaches our shores.

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CDC update on widespread flu activity - Transcript

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 19:30:00 EDT

This is a transcript of the February 9, 2018 CDC teleconference on current U.S. flu activity.

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CDC Update on Widespread Flu Activity - Media Advisory

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:00:00 EDT

CDC will provide an update on the current flu season.

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VitalSigns Teleconference: Asthma in Children - Transcript

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:00:00 EDT

VitalSigns Teleconference: Asthma in Children Tramscript

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Asthma attacks declining among U.S. children - Press Release

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 12:45:00 EDT

Children with asthma in the U.S. are having fewer asthma attacks, missed school days, and visits to the hospital, according to a new Vital Signs report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report | Six million children still affected by asthma: What can be done to reduce asthma attacks in children? - Media Advisory

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:30:00 EDT

Although attacks have gone down since 2001, still more than half of all children with asthma had 1 or more attacks in 2016, according to the latest CDC Vital Signs report.

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CDC Update on Widespread Flu Activity - Transcript

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 19:32:00 EDT

This is a transcript of the February 2, 2018 CDC teleconference on current U.S. flu activity.

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CDC update on widespread flu activity - Media Advisory

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 16:45:00 EDT

CDC will provide an update on the current flu season.

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CDC Update on Widespread Flu Activity - Transcript

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 19:45:00 EDT

This is a transcript of the January 26, 2018 CDC teleconference on current U.S. flu activity.

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CDC Update on Widespread Flu Activity - Media Advisory

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 06:45:00 EDT

CDC will provide an update on current U.S. flu activity.

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More birth defects seen in parts of U.S. with local Zika spread - Press Release

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:00:00 EDT

Findings show need for strong birth-defect surveillance networks.

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Smoking is down, but almost 38 million American adults still smoke - Press Release

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:30:00 EDT

Cigarette smoking remains high among certain groups

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Dramatic increase in ADHD prescriptions filled by reproductive-age women - Press Release

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:00:00 EDT

Study highlights need for clinicians, patients to understand safety of these medications during pregnancy.

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CDC Update on Widespread Flu Activity - Transcript

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:00:00 EDT

This is a transcript of the January 11, 2018 CDC teleconference on current U.S. flu activity.

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VitalSigns Teleconference: Safe Sleep for Babies - Transcript

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:45:00 EDT

This is a transcript of the January 9, 2018 telebriefing about sleep-related deaths among U.S. babies.

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CDC Update on Widespread Flu Activity - Media Advisory

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:49:00 EDT

CDC will provide an update on current U.S. flu activity.

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About three in ten US veterans use tobacco products - Press Release

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:15:00 EDT

About 3 in 10 U.S. military veterans used some form of tobacco product during 2010-2015,...

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Update: Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections - Media Statement

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:20:00 EDT

On January 10, 2018, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported that an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections (STEC O157:H7) they had identified was linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over.

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Fighting antibiotic resistance: CDC tool maps progress in every state, but still more to be done - Press Release

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:54:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released new data in its Antibiotic Resistance (AR) Investment Map, which shows early progress by states to combat AR.

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About 3,500 babies in the US are lost to sleep-related deaths each year - Press Release

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:00:00 EDT

Vital Signs report signals need for more caregivers to follow safe-sleep practices

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CDC Telebriefing: What can healthcare providers and caregivers do to help babies sleep safer? - Media Advisory

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:00:00 EDT

Every year, there are about 3,500 sleep-related deaths among U.S. babies. According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, about 1 in 5 mothers reported not placing their baby on his or her back to sleep, and 2 in 5 reported using soft bedding.

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Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Stay Safe While Staying Warm - Media Statement

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 13:36:00 EDT

With more frigid weather on the way, it is important to stay safe while staying warm. Carbon monoxide (CO), produced by furnaces, vehicles, portable generators, stoves, lanterns, gas ranges, or burning wood can make you sick and even be life threatening.

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CDC Investigating Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections - Media Statement

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:37:00 EDT

CDC, several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections (STEC O157:H7) in 13 states.

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Investigation of a Salmonella Infection Linked to Rattlesnake Pills - Media Statement

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:35:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment have linked one person's Salmonella Oranienburg infection to taking rattlesnake pills.

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Children with Congenital Zika Virus Infection Face Serious Challenges as They Age - Press Release

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:47:00 EDT

Most children born with microcephaly - small head size for age - and evidence of congenital Zika virus infection face severe health and developmental challenges at ages 19-24 months,...

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Seasonal flu death estimate increases worldwide - Press Release

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:21:00 EDT

According to new estimates published today, between 291,000 and 646,000 people worldwide die from seasonal influenza-related respiratory illnesses each year, higher than a previous estimate of 250,000 to 500,000 and based on a robust, multinational survey.

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Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease at Birth Saves Lives - Press Release

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:15:00 EDT

Infant deaths from critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) decreased more than 33 percent in eight states that mandated screening for CCHD using a test called pulse oximetry.

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HHS/CDC/CMS Update on Public Health Emergencies - Media Advisory

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 19:07:00 EDT

On Monday, December 4, Health and Human Services Acting Secretary Eric Hargan will travel to Atlanta, Georgia, where he will meet with CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., and CMS Administrator Seema Verma to discuss departmental response to ongoing public health emergencies.

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Vital Signs Teleconference: HIV Testing Frequency - Transcript

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:38:00 EDT

Transcript of teleconference

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Frequency of HIV Testing and Time from Infection to Diagnosis Improves - Digital Press Kit

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:00:00 EDT

A new CDC Vital Signs report published today finds that HIV is being diagnosed sooner after infection than was previously reported. According to the report, the estimated median time from HIV infection to diagnosis was three years in 2015. CDC previously estimated that, in 2011, the median time from HIV infection to diagnosis was three years and seven months.

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Frequency of HIV Testing and Time from Infection to Diagnosis Improve - Press Release

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:00:00 EDT

Overall, 85 percent of the estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV in 2014 knew their HIV status. CDC estimates about 40 percent of new HIV infections originate from people who don't know they have HIV.

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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report How long do people have HIV before it is diagnosed? - Media Advisory

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:19:00 EDT

CDC estimates the amount of time that people live with HIV before they receive a diagnosis and examines recent HIV testing behavior among people who are at risk for HIV infection.

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Nearly half of the world's busiest airports have smoke-free policies - Press Release

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:13:00 EDT

Among the 50 busiest airports in the world, 23 have smoke-free indoor policies. This means air travelers and employees at 46 percent of the world's busiest airports are protected from exposure to secondhand smoke. The other 27 busiest airports allow smoking in designated or ventilated indoor areas.

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People in Four States May Be Drinking Contaminated Raw Milk - Press Release

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:23:00 EDT

CDC and partners urge families at risk to see their doctor for antibiotics.

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Only 1 in 10 Adults Get Enough Fruits or Vegetables - Press Release

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:42:00 EDT

Just 1 in 10 adults meet the federal fruit or vegetable recommendations, according to a new study published today in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

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CDC Encourages Safe Antibiotic Prescribing and Use - Press Release

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:36:00 EDT

Each year, at least 2 million Americans become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and at least 23,000 people die as a result.

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One in five US adults still using tobacco products in 2015 - Press Release

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:40:00 EDT

About 1 in 5 U.S. adults used some form of tobacco product in 2015, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

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Million Hearts® Recognizes the 2017 Hypertension Control Champions - Press Release

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:33:00 EDT

24 Champions achieved high rates of blood pressure control for their patients

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Fentanyl involved in over half of opioid overdose deaths in 10 states - Media Statement

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:04:00 EST

Over half of people in 10 states who died of opioid overdoses during the second half of 2016 tested positive for fentanyl, according to new data published today in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Early Release.

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Getting Ahead of the Next Pandemic: Is the World Ready? - Press Release

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 15:49:00 EST

When a deadly mystery illness was detected in Liberia in April 2017, first responders were on the ground within 24 hours. Through the Ministry of Health's quick action and collaboration with global partners, the cause of the outbreak was identified as meningococcal disease and contained with only 31 cases and 13 deaths.

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New app helps parents track child's developmental milestones - Press Release

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:50:00 EST

Is your child's development on track for his or her age? Now you can find out with CDC's new free Milestone Tracker app. The app makes it easy for parents to track, support, and celebrate their young child's development.

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CDC Reports Rising Rates of Drug Overdose Deaths in Rural Areas - Press Release

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:49:00 EST

Drug overdose death rates now higher in rural areas than in urban areas

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CDC updates guidance for infants born to mothers with possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy - Press Release

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:48:00 EST

This update includes information that has become available since the August 2016 release of the previous guidance.

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Americans in rural areas more likely to die by suicide - Press Release

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:19:00 EST

Suicide rates for rural counties consistently higher than urban counties from 2001-2015

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CDC HIV Expert Wins Samuel J. Heyman Award for Career Achievement - Media Statement

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:57:00 EST

Last week, the Partnership for Public Service named CDC's Tedd V. Ellerbrock, M.D., the 2017 winner of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for Career Achievement in recognition of the vital role he has played in building, expanding, and improving the U.S.-led program that provides HIV treatment to more than 11 million people around the world.

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Vital Signs: Teleconference on Obesity and Cancer - Transcript

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:34:00 EST

Transcript of teleconference

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Cancer and Obesity - Digital Press Kit

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:33:00 EST

Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of 13 types of cancer. These cancers account for about 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States in 2014.

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Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity Make up 40 percent of Cancers Diagnosed in the United States - Press Release

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:07:00 EST

Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of 13 types of cancer. These cancers account for about 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States in 2014

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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Why is the overall cancer rate declining, while cancer rates associated with overweight and obesity are on the rise? - Media Advisory

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 09:45:00 EST

Overweight and obesity are associated with at least 13 different types of cancer. According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, cancers associated with overweight and obesity accounted for 40 percent of cancers diagnosed in the U.S. in 2014. About 2 in 3 of these cancers are in adults 50- to 74-years-old.

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CDC Is Deactivating the Emergency Operations Center for the Zika Response - Press Release

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:32:00 EST

CDC is deactivating its emergency response for Zika virus (Zika) to transition efforts to normal program operations on September 29, 2017.

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New study shows Tdap vaccination during pregnancy can prevent whooping cough in babies - Press Release

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:21:00 EST

A new CDC study published today in Clinical Infectious Diseases reported that vaccination with whooping cough vaccine, Tdap, during the third trimester of pregnancy prevented more than three out of four (78 percent) cases of whooping cough (also known as pertussis) in babies younger than two months.

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Just Over Half of Adults with Work-Related Asthma Report Having Received a Pneumococcal Vaccine - Press Release

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:14:00 EST

Adults with asthma are at increased risk for pneumococcal disease, yet according to a new CDC study published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine,

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STDs at record high, indicating urgent need for prevention - Press Release

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:00:00 EST

More than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, the highest number ever, according to the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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CDC launches campaign to help states fight prescription opioid epidemic - Press Release

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:26:00 EST

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching Rx Awareness, a powerful communication campaign featuring real-life accounts of people recovering from opioid use disorder and people who have lost loved ones to prescription opioid overdose.

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Rural Americans less likely to wear seat belts, more likely to die in crashes - Press Release

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:57:00 EST

Adult motor vehicle drivers and passengers in America's most rural counties had motor-vehicle death rates 3 to 10 times higher than those in the most urban counties

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Why Global Health Security Is Essential to U.S. National Security - Press Release

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:51:00 EST

How does CDC fulfill its mission to keep America safe from health threats? The first-ever special supplement to CDC's Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) journal details progress made in preventing, detecting, and responding to disease threats around the world.

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Sustaining Global Health Security is Critical to Protecting America's National Security - Digital Press Kit

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:48:00 EST

SARS in 2003. Influenza in 2009. Ebola in 2014. Zika in 2015. In the fight against infectious diseases, no nation can stand alone. In today's interconnected world, a health threat anywhere is a threat everywhere: an outbreak in a remote village can spread to major cities on all six continents in less than 36 hours.

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5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics as U.S. government launches bold strategy to accelerate progress - Press Release

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:06:00 EST

Latest survey results show Lesotho's significant success with HIV viral load suppression and stabilization of Uganda's previously expanding epidemic

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CDC Hurricane Support - Press Release

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EST

Practical information for affected communities, displaced people, and responders

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CDC and Texas Health Officials Warn About Illness Linked to Raw Milk from Texas Dairy - Press Release

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:15:00 EST

People who consumed raw milk or raw milk products from one Texas dairy should contact their health care provider immediately, warn health investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

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Stay Safe after Hurricanes, Flooding - Media Advisory

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:15:00 EST

Hurricanes can cause dangerous and destructive high winds, flooding, heavy rain, and storm surges. Keep your family safe after a hurricane has made landfall.

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CDC Emergency Operations Center activates to support response to Hurricane Harvey - Media Statement

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EST

CDC's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is now activated to bring together CDC staff to work efficiently in responding to public health needs in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and to deploy resources and personnel as requested.

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CDC Releases New Data on the Connection between Health and Academics - Press Release

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:45:00 EST

As millions of students across the United States head back to school, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released new data confirming the close connection between student health and academic performance.

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Transcript: Preventing Stroke Deaths - Transcript

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:15:00 EST

After decades of decline, progress has slowed in preventing stroke deaths. Almost 800,000 people have a stroke each year, more than 140,000 die and many survivors face disability.

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Back-to-School: A Time to Think about Health and Academics - Digital Press Kit

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:30:00 EST

As students go back to school, it is important that parents and students recognize key health and safety information that will help ensure a great start to the school year.

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Preventing stroke deaths - Digital Press Kit

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 13:00:00 EST

After decades of decline, progress has slowed in preventing stroke deaths. Not only has progress in preventing deaths slowed, but there has also been an increase in stroke death rates among Hispanics and among people living in the South, while blacks continue to be the hardest hit by stroke.

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Progress has stalled in US stroke death rates after decades of decline - Press Release

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:46:00 EST

After more than four decades of decline, progress has slowed in preventing stroke deaths, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report: Why have 40 years of declines in stroke deaths slowed? How do we regain momentum? - Media Advisory

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:37:00 EST

Progress has slowed in preventing stroke deaths. According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, progress in stroke death rates has stalled in 3 out of 4 states. In recent years, there has been an increase in stroke death rates among Hispanics and people living in the South.

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