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Vital Signs: Rabies Transcript

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:25:00 EST

Welcome and thank you for standing by.  At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode until the question and answer session of today's conference.  To ask a question from the phone lines please press star 1 and record your name when prompted.

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CDC Investigation Notice: Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:40:00 EST

A CDC investigation announcement of multiple multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to contact with poultry in backyard flocks has been posted https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/backyardpoultry-05-19/index.html.

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CDC Activates Emergency Operations Center for Ebola Outbreak in Eastern DRC

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 17:25:00 EST

Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is announcing activation of its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Thursday, June 13, 2019, to support the inter-agency response to the current Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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Bats Lead in U.S. Rabies Risk

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:45:00 EST

Bats are responsible for roughly 7 in 10 rabies deaths among people who are infected with the rabies virus in the United States, possibly because people may not know of the risk bats pose, according to the Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Bats responsible for most rabies deaths in US - Knowing rabies risks and what to do after contact with wildlife can save lives

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 08:35:00 EST

Bats are responsible for roughly 7 in 10 rabies deaths among people who catch rabies in the U.S. Rabid dogs overseas are the second leading cause of rabies deaths in Americans; people can have contact with rabid dogs while traveling in other countries where dog rabies is still common.

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First case of Ebola virus disease diagnosed in Uganda

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 18:35:00 EST

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today was notified of a case of Ebola diagnosed in Uganda and confirmed by laboratory testing at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI).

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More than Half of People who Misuse Prescription Opioids also Binge Drink

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 13:10:00 EST

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Multistate Outbreak of <em>Salmonella</em> Infections Linked to Hedgehogs

Fri, 31 May 2019 10:55:00 EST

A CDC investigation update of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to contact with pet hedgehogs has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium-01-19/index.html.

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U.S. measles cases in first five months of 2019 surpass total cases per year for past 25 years

Thu, 30 May 2019 15:05:00 EST

Today, CDC is reporting 971 cases of measles in the United States thus far in 2019.  This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1994, when 963 cases were reported for the entire year.

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Annual Report to the Nation: Overall cancer mortality continues to decline

Thu, 30 May 2019 10:20:00 EST

The latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds that, for all cancer sites combined, cancer death rates continued to decline in men, women, and children in the United States from 1999 to 2016.

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After 20-year increase, New Diabetes Cases Decline

Wed, 29 May 2019 09:45:00 EST

New cases of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. decreased by 35 percent since a peak in 2009 – the first sign that efforts to stop the nation’s diabetes epidemic are working, CDC researchers report.

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CDC Food Safety Alert: E. coli O26 outbreak linked to flour

Fri, 24 May 2019 21:20:00 EST

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O26 infections linked to flour.

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CDC Foodborne Outbreak Updates-Tahini and Pre-Cut Melons

Fri, 24 May 2019 14:45:00 EST

CDC has posted updates regarding two separate multistate outbreak investigations: a Salmonella outbreak linked to tahini, and a Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melons.

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CDC Investigation Notice: CDC Foodborne Outbreak Investigations Updates: Raw Oysters and Raw Tuna

Thu, 23 May 2019 11:10:00 EST

CDC posted updates regarding two separate investigations: a multistate outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses linked to raw oysters, and a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to frozen raw tuna.

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Food Safety Alert - <em>Salmonella</em> outbreak linked to Karawan brand tahini

Mon, 20 May 2019 10:30:00 EST

A CDC food safety alert about a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to Karawan brand tahini has been posted at https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/concord-05-19/index.html

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CDC’s Eight Tips for Safe and Healthy Summertime Work and Play

Fri, 17 May 2019 13:45:00 EST

Whether you are planning an overseas vacation, getting ready for a staycation, or will be working outdoors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest health tips, alerts, and social media updates include practical advice for travelers, swimmers, and everyone who wants to beat the summer heat.

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CDC Investigation Notice: Multistate Outbreak of <em>Salmonella</em> Infections Linked to Contact with Live Poultry

Thu, 16 May 2019 17:15:00 EST

A CDC investigation announcement of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks has been posted https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/backyardpoultry-05-19/index.html.

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Pool Chemical Injuries Lead to Over 4,500 Emergency Department Visits Each Year

Thu, 16 May 2019 12:50:00 EST

Pool chemical injuries led to an estimated 4,535 U.S. emergency department visits annually during 2008-2017, according to a report published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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CDC Updates Guidelines for Cancer Cluster Investigations

Wed, 15 May 2019 12:05:00 EST

CDC is seeking public comment on updating federal guidelines used by public health agencies to assess and respond to potential cancer clusters in communities. The request for comment was posted today in the Federal Register and will be available for public comment through July 15, 2019.

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CDC Creates Interactive Training for Diagnosis, Management of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Mon, 13 May 2019 08:55:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a first-of-its-kind education module to help clinicians recognize and diagnose Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), a sometimes serious and fatal disease spread by the bite of an infected tick.

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Food Safety Alert for Gastrointestinal Illnesses Linked to Raw Oysters

Fri, 10 May 2019 14:40:00 EST

CDC has posted a food safety alert about a multistate outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses linked to raw oysters imported from Mexico at https://www.cdc.gov/vibrio/investigations/rawoysters-05-19/index.html.

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CDC Media Statement from CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D., on Launch of the U.S. Global Health Security Strategy

Thu, 09 May 2019 18:25:00 EST

The Global Health Security Strategy (GHSS), released today, reaffirms a continued and coordinated U.S. Government (USG) approach to strengthening the world’s capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats, whether natural, accidental, or deliberate.

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CDC Telebriefing: Pregnancy-Related Deaths Happen Before, During, and Up to a Year After Delivery

Wed, 08 May 2019 16:00:00 EST

Welcome and thank you for standing by. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. During the question and answer session, please press star 1. Today’s conference is being recorded. If you have any objections, you may disconnect at this time. Now I would like to turn the meeting over to Kathy. Thank you, you may begin.

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Pregnancy-Related Deaths Happen Before, During, and Up to a Year After Delivery

Tue, 07 May 2019 12:50:00 EST

Pregnancy-related deaths can occur up to a year after a woman gives birth – but whenever they occur, most of these deaths are preventable, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report Pregnancy-Related Deaths Happen Before, During, and Up to a Year After Delivery

Tue, 07 May 2019 09:15:00 EST

According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, pregnancy-related deaths can occur during pregnancy, at delivery, and even up to a year afterward (post-partum). Every pregnancy-related death is tragic, and 60 percent are preventable. New data take a look at what is happening, the preventability, and point to actions that can help prevent death.

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CDC Joins Sixth Annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

Mon, 06 May 2019 17:00:00 EST

“While small construction firms are particularly hard hit, we encourage all leaders in the construction industry to make fall prevention and the safety of construction workers their highest priority,” said NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D. “Addressing fall prevention saves lives, not only during the National Safety Stand-Down, but every day all year long.”

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8 Zoonotic Diseases Shared Between Animals and People of Most Concern in the U.S.

Mon, 06 May 2019 16:10:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its U.S. government partners have released the first federal collaborative report listing the top zoonotic diseases of national concern for the United States. Zoonotic diseases are illnesses that can spread between animals and people.

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The Final Investigation of Salmonella Infections Linked to Raw Turkey

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 13:40:00 EST

The final investigation update regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products is now available: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/reading-07-18/index.html

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CDC Telebriefing: National Update on Measles Transcript

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 18:15:00 EST

Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing on the National Update on Measles outbreak.

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Updates from the Front Lines: CDC’s Disease Detectives Report on Latest Investigations

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 10:00:00 EST

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold its annual gathering of past and present disease detectives April 29–May 2, 2019, in Atlanta. The 68th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference will feature presentations on groundbreaking investigations and often life-saving outbreak responses by current EIS officers and their laboratory counterparts, the Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS) fellows.

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CDC Media Statement from Dr. Redfield on National Infant Immunization Week, Safety and Effectiveness of Vaccines

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 09:35:00 EST

As CDC Director and as a physician, I have and continue to wholeheartedly advocate for infant immunization. More importantly, as a father and grandfather I have ensured all of my children and grandchildren are vaccinated on the recommended schedule. Vaccines are safe. Vaccines do not cause autism. Vaccine-preventable diseases are dangerous.

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68th Annual EIS Conference Digital Press Kit

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 08:45:00 EST

CDC will hold its annual gathering of past and present disease detectives April 29–May 2, 2019, in Atlanta. The 68th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference will feature presentations on groundbreaking investigations and often life-saving outbreak responses by current EIS officers and their laboratory counterparts, the Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS) fellows.

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CDC Food Safety Alert: E. coli O103 outbreak linked to ground beef

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 17:35:00 EST

A CDC investigation update of a multistate outbreak of E. coli O103 infections has been posted https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2019/o103-04-19/index.html.

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CDC Media Briefings: 68th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 16:00:00 EST

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold its 68th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference April 29–May 2, 2019 in Atlanta.

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CDC Telebriefing: National Update on Measles

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 12:20:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will discuss the latest measles case counts in the United States—and the importance of on-time vaccination and being vaccinated to protect against measles before international travel—as part of National Infant Immunization Week.

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CDC Investigation Update - Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melons

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 20:20:00 EST

A CDC food safety alert update about a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to pre-cut melons has been updated.

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CDC Media Statement: Measles cases in the U.S. are highest since measles was eliminated in 2000

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 19:45:00 EST

As of 3 p.m. today, April 24, 2019, CDC is reporting 695 cases of measles from 22 states. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the United States since measles was eliminated from this country in 2000.

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CDC Advises Against Misapplication of the <em>Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain</em>

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 16:50:00 EST

In a new commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), authors of the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (Guideline) advise against misapplication of the Guideline that can risk patient health and safety.

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Lyme and Other Tickborne Diseases Increasing

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 16:50:00 EST

Tickborne diseases increasingly threaten the health of people in the United States. The growing threat includes newly discovered disease-causing germs, an increasing number of reported tickborne illnesses, expanding geographic ranges for ticks, and a novel tick species found in the US.

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CDC Offers New Resource for Tick Season

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 11:45:00 EST

Tick season is here and that means it’s time once again for people to protect themselves and their loved ones (including pets) from tick bites. CDC has an updated digital press kit available for journalists with the latest information about the increasing number of reported tickborne illnesses, newly discovered disease-causing germs, expanding ranges of ticks, and a novel tick species recently found in the US.

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CDC: Half of Workplaces Offer Health/Wellness Programs

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 11:20:00 EST

Almost half of all U.S. worksites offered some type of health promotion or wellness program in 2017, according to a new study published today in the American Journal of Health Promotion. The findings of the report show that worksite health promotion continues to grow in America.

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CDC Investigation Notice: Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli-sliced Meats and Cheeses

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:30:00 EST

CDC has posted an investigation notice about a multistate outbreak of Listeria infections linked to deli-sliced meats and cheeses. https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/deliproducts-04-19/index.html

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CDC Food Safety Alert: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Frozen, Raw Tuna

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:50:00 EST

A CDC food safety alert about a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to frozen, raw ground tuna has been posted at https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/newport-04-19/index.html.

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CDC Investigation Notice Update: Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O103 Infections

Fri, 12 Apr 2019 15:45:00 EST

A CDC investigation update of a multistate outbreak of E. coli O103 infections has been posted https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2019/o103-04-19/index.html.

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CDC Investigation Notice Update: Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O103 Infections

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 16:10:00 EST

A CDC investigation update of a multistate outbreak of E. coli O103 infections has been posted https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2019/o103-04-19/index.html. At this time, a source of these infections has not been identified.

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CDC Investigation Notice: Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O103 Infections

Fri, 05 Apr 2019 12:50:00 EST

A CDC investigation notice of a multistate outbreak of E. coli O103 infections has been posted https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2019/o103-04-19/index.html. At this time, a source of these infections has not been identified.

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CDC and ATSDR Announce Funding for Study of Health Effects of PFAS in Drinking Water

Mon, 01 Apr 2019 14:20:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) are soliciting research applications to conduct a multi-site study on the human health effects of exposures to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) through drinking water. Proposed study sites must include communities that have current or past presence of PFAS in drinking water.

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CDC’s successful “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign returns on April 1

Mon, 01 Apr 2019 10:15:00 EST

New emotionally powerful ads today kick off the eighth year of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign. The new ads share personal stories of Americans suffering from smoking-related illnesses—and the devastating impact of these illnesses on smokers’ families.

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A CDC investigation update: Salmonella infections linked to hedgehogs

Fri, 29 Mar 2019 14:55:00 EST

A CDC investigation update of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to contact with pet hedgehogs has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium-01-19/index.html.

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CDC: Artesunate Now First-Line Treatment for Severe Malaria in the United States

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 13:20:00 EST

CDC is issuing new guidance to clinicians for the treatment of severe malaria cases in the United States (U.S.). This change in treatment protocol is necessary because the only FDA-approved intravenous (IV) antimalarial drug in the U.S., quinidine, has been discontinued by the manufacturer and will no longer be available. As of April 2019, artesunate, the WHO-recommended first-line treatment of severe malaria, will become the first-line treatment for severe malaria in the U.S.

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CDC Seeks Input on Firefighter Registry

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 12:40:00 EST

CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is asking for input on how to encourage more than 1.1 million U.S. firefighters’ participation in a voluntary registry.

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Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo tops 1,000 cases

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 17:20:00 EST

As of March 2019, public health officials have documented that the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has surpassed 1,000 cases;

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Final Update About an Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Ground Beef

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:20:00 EST

A final update about an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to ground beef has been posted. https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/newport-10-18/index.html.

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Alert: Phishing Email Referencing CDC and Flu Pandemic

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:25:00 EST

CDC security officials have been working with multiple law enforcement agencies to track a campaign of phishing emails claiming to be from the CDC that reference a flu pandemic.

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Transcript for Vital Signs Telebriefing: Gaps in HIV Testing and Treatment Hinder Efforts to Stop New Infections

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:45:00 EST

Transcript for Vital Signs Telebriefing: Gaps in HIV Testing and Treatment Hinder Efforts to Stop New Infections.

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Leading HIV Experts Convene 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:10:00 EST

In support of the conference theme – Getting to No New Infections – the speakers will share their vision and insights on the coordinated federal effort to eliminate HIV in the United States within a decade: Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America.

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Gaps in HIV Testing and Treatment Hinder Efforts to Stop New Infections

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:45:00 EST

The vast majority (about 80 percent) of new HIV infections in the U.S. in 2016 were transmitted from the nearly 40 percent of people with HIV who either did not know they had HIV, or who received a diagnosis but were not receiving HIV care.

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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report: Gaps in HIV Testing and Treatment Hinder Efforts to Stop New Infections

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:00:00 EST

Getting more people tested and in HIV care is a vital part of the proposed federal initiative, “Ending the HIV Epidemic – A Plan for America.”

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CDC Food Safety Alert: Outbreak of Salmonella Schwarzengrund Infections Linked to Butterball Ground Turkey

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:25:00 EST

CDC advises consumers and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell recalled Butterball brand ground turkey, which is linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Schwarzengrund infections. More information can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/schwarzengrund-03-19/index.html.

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Vital Signs Telebriefing : What can healthcare providers do to help prevent serious staph infections?

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 12:10:00 EDT

Telebriefing for the New Vital Signs: What can healthcare providers do to help prevent serious staph infections?

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Deadly Staph Infections Still Threaten the U.S.

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 11:05:00 EDT

More than 119,000 people suffered from bloodstream Staphylococcus aureus (staph) infections in the United States in 2017 – and nearly 20,000 died, according to a new Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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CDC Food Safety Alert: Final Update on Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Tahini Produced by Achdut Ltd.

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 16:30:00 EDT

A final update about an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to tahini produced by Achdut Ltd. has been posted. https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/concord-11-18/index.html

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CDC data confirm: Progress in HIV prevention has stalled

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 01:00:00 EDT

The dramatic decline in annual HIV infections has stopped and new infections have stabilized in recent years, according to a CDC report published today.

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CDC Investigation Notice: Multidrug-resistant Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Chicken Products – Investigation

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:00:00 EDT

CDC Investigation Notice: Multidrug-resistant Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Chicken Products – Investigation Notice

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CDC/ATSDR to Assess PFAS Exposure in Communities Near U.S. Military Bases

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:20:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) announced today that they have identified communities to be a part of assessments to examine human exposure to per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

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CDC Investigation Notice: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Products

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:40:00 EDT

An updated CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products is now available: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/reading-07-18/index.html

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Transcript for Telebriefing of the New Vital Signs Report – 4.9 million U.S. youth use tobacco products

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:35:00 EDT

Transcript for Telebriefing of the New Vital Signs Report – 4.9 million U.S. youth use tobacco products

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CDC Food Safety Alert: Brucellosis exposures from raw milk

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:35:00 EDT

The CDC and state health officials are investigating potential exposures to Brucella strain RB51 in 19 states, connected to consuming raw (unpasteurized) milk from Miller’s Biodiversity Farm in Quarryville, Pennsylvania.

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Progress Erased: Youth Tobacco Use Increased During 2017-2018

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:00:00 EDT

About 4.9 million middle and high school students were current users (used in the past 30 days) of some type of tobacco product in 2018, up from 3.6 million in 2017.

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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - 4.9 million U.S. youth use tobacco products

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 07:50:00 EDT

About 4.9 million middle school and high school students in the U.S. use tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.

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CDC Media Statement from Dr. Redfield on Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 11:25:00 EDT

Dr. Robert R. Redfield's statement on the administration’s plan to deploy the people and key prevention and treatment strategies needed to reduce new HIV infections by 75 percent over the next 5 years.

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Briefing call with subject matter experts on HIV/AIDS

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 23:00:00 EDT

On Wednesday, February 6, the Department of Health and Human Services will host an on-the-record media call with subject matter experts on the subject of HIV/AIDS.

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CDC Food Safety Alert: Final Update on Outbreak of Listeria Infections Linked to Pork Products

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 15:25:00 EDT

This is the final CDC update on the outbreak of Multistate Outbreak of Listeria Infections Linked to Vietnamese Pork Products: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/porkproducts-11-18/index.html

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CDC Investigation Notice: Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Pet Hedgehogs

Fri, 25 Jan 2019 16:00:00 EDT

A CDC investigation notice of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to contact with pet hedgehogs has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium-01-19/index.html.

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CDC Investigation Notice: Final Update on the Outbreak of Salmonella Agbeni Infections

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:25:00 EDT

Good afternoon, The final CDC update on a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Agbeni infections has been posted at https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/agbeni-11-18/index.html.

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CDC Provides First In-Season Estimates of Flu Illnesses, Medical Visits, and Hospitalizations

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:55:00 EDT

According to new data released by CDC, so far during the 2018-2019 season between about 6 and 7 million people have been sick with flu, up to half of those people have sought medical care for their illness, and between 69,000 and 84,000 people have been hospitalized from flu. This is the first time these estimates— which cover the period from October 1, 2018 through January 5, 2019— are being provided during the flu season. CDC has estimated the burden of flu since 2010.

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CDC Food Safety Alert: Final CDC update on the outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 17:30:00 EDT

CDC Food Safety Alert: Final CDC update on the outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce.

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CDC Investigation Notice Update: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Products

Fri, 21 Dec 2018 20:55:00 EDT

An updated CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products is now available: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/reading-07-18/index.html

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New Data Show Growing Complexity of Drug Overdose Deaths in America

Fri, 21 Dec 2018 14:00:00 EDT

U.S. overdose death rates linked to synthetic opioids, likely from illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF), increased more than 45 percent from 2016 to 2017 while death rates from heroin and prescription opioids – still far too high – remained stable.

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2018 in Review: CDC Looks Back at the Year’s Most Pressing Health Threats

Fri, 21 Dec 2018 09:55:00 EDT

From the opioid overdose epidemic to foodborne disease outbreaks and antimicrobial resistance to the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), CDC worked around the clock – and around the globe – to protect Americans from health threats in 2018.

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New Study Finds Higher than Expected Number of Suicide Deaths among U.S. Veterinarians

Thu, 20 Dec 2018 10:40:00 EDT

Veterinarians in the U.S. are at an increased risk of suicide, a trend that has spanned more than three decades, according to a new CDC study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA).

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Deadly Marburg Virus Found in Sierra Leone Bats

Thu, 20 Dec 2018 09:50:00 EDT

Scientists have discovered live Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone – the first time the deadly virus has been found in West Africa.

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CDC Earns Reaccreditation for Emergency Management

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 14:25:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s emergency management program, which includes the emergency operations center, has been accredited again by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program for excellence in emergency management.

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Food Safety Alert: Update on the Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:15:00 EDT

Update on the Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

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CDC Food Safety Alert: Update on Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Ground Beef

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:00:00 EDT

CDC continues to advise consumers and retailers to check their freezers for recalled ground beef produced by JBS Tolleson, Inc., which is linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections.

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CDC Final Investigation Notice: Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Chicken

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:20:00 EDT

A final CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to kosher chicken is now available.

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CDC Update: Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:35:00 EDT

A CDC update on the outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-11-18/index.html.

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Decline Stalls: 58 Million Americans Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:35:00 EDT

Progress in reducing exposure to secondhand smoke among U.S. nonsmokers has stalled in recent years, despite longstanding declines over the past three decades.

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Weekly Update for Number of U.S. AFM Cases

Mon, 03 Dec 2018 13:55:00 EDT

Based on the number of reported cases of AFM in the United States through November 30, 2018, it appears that the number of persons under investigation (PUIs) for AFM has peaked and will continue to decline for the remainder of 2018.

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CDC Director’s Statement on Life of Betty Bumpers

Sat, 01 Dec 2018 13:20:00 EDT

As First Lady of Arkansas, Mrs. Bumpers was shocked to learn that her state had one of the lowest childhood immunization rates in the Nation. Her “Every Child by ‘74” immunization campaign brought together partners from government, academia, and the private sector. Her state soon had one of the highest immunization rates in the United States.

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Asian Longhorned Tick Spreading Widely in U.S.

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 16:05:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with public health, agricultural, and academic experts to understand the possible threat posed by the spread of the Asian longhorned tick.

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CDC Director’s Media Statement on U.S. Life Expectancy

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 08:20:00 EDT

The latest CDC data show that the U.S. life expectancy has declined over the past few years.

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CDC Food Safety Alert: Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Tahini Produced by Achdut Ltd. - Media Statement

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 16:55:00 EDT

CDC advises consumers and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell recalled tahini products produced by Achdut Ltd., which is linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Concord infections.

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CDC Update on Investigation of Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

Mon, 26 Nov 2018 21:30:00 EDT

CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are now advising that U.S. consumers not eat and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any romaine lettuce from the Central Coastal growing regions of northern and central California. This updated recommendation comes as CDC, FDA, health officials in several states, and Canada continue to investigate a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 illnesses linked to romaine lettuce.

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CDC Director's Statement: E. coli

Fri, 23 Nov 2018 13:20:00 EDT

CDC continues to investigate a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections linked to romaine lettuce. We understand this outbreak is of concern to many Americans – especially with so many gathering for meals this Thanksgiving week.

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CDC Food Safety Alert: Outbreak of Listeria Infections Linked to Pork Products Produced by Long Phung Food Products

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 16:40:00 EDT

CDC advises consumers and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell pork products produced by Long Phung Food Products, which is linked to a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections.

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CDC Food Safety Alert: E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:00:00 EDT

CDC is advising consumers, restaurants, and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell any romaine lettuce as it investigates an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine.

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CDC Establishes AFM Task Force

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 17:45:00 EDT

CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D., announced today the establishment of an Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) Task Force (Task Force) to aid in the ongoing investigation to define the cause of, and improve treatment and outcomes for, patients with AFM.

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CDC Food Safety Alert: Recall Information Added for Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Products

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:30:00 EDT

CDC has updated its notice of a Salmonella Reading outbreak linked to raw turkey products with recall information for ground turkey that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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