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CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on Respiratory Disease Circulation

Mon, 05 Dec 2022 09:19:00 EDT

Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Medical Association will discuss the latest information about respiratory disease circulation and highlight the beginning of National Influenza Vaccination Week.

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COVID-19 disruptions in HIV testing and prevention highlight need for innovation and investment before the next public health emergency

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 13:56:00 EDT

The nation’s ability to prevent HIV was dealt a hard blow early in the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new CDC analysis published today, on World AIDS Day: Putting Ourselves to the Test: Achieving Equity to End HIV. A rapid rebound in services, however, is a testament to quick, resourceful local innovations that, if scaled up and sustained, could help reach national HIV prevention goals.

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CDC planning wastewater testing for polio in select communities

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 13:09:00 EDT

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will strategically expand wastewater testing for poliovirus in select jurisdictions across the country.

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CDC Awards More Than $3 Billion to Improve U.S. Public Health Workforce and Infrastructure

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 13:18:00 EDT

Today, CDC is awarding $3.2 billion to help state, local, and territorial jurisdictions across the United States strengthen their public health workforce and infrastructure.

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Nearly 40 million children are dangerously susceptible to growing measles threat

Wed, 23 Nov 2022 13:06:00 EDT

In 2021, a record high of nearly 40 million children missed a measles vaccine dose: 25 million children missed their first dose and an additional 14.7 million children missed their second dose, a joint publication by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports.

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More than 3 Million Youth Reported Using a Tobacco Product in 2022

Thu, 10 Nov 2022 13:00:00 EDT

A study released today from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 3.08 million (11.3%) U.S. middle and high school students reported current (past 30-day) use of any tobacco product in 2022, which includes 2.51 million (16.5%) high school students and 530,000 (4.5%) middle school students.

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Transcript for Telebriefing: Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Pain

Wed, 09 Nov 2022 11:51:00 EDT

Transcript for Telebriefing: Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Pain

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CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on Respiratory Disease Circulation Transcript

Fri, 04 Nov 2022 00:00:00 EST

UAB and thank you all for joining us today to discuss what we are seeing with respiratory diseases and what people can do to prevent their spread.

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CDC Releases UPDATED Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain

Thu, 03 Nov 2022 14:32:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is releasing updated and expanded recommendations for clinicians providing pain care for adult outpatients with short- and long-term pain.

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Update on CDC Director and COVID-19

Mon, 31 Oct 2022 11:50:00 EST

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky experienced mild symptoms from her recent COVID-19 infection, completed a course of Paxlovid, and, after a period of isolation, tested negative for the virus.

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Annual Report to the Nation: Cancer deaths continue downward trend; modest improvements in survival for pancreatic cancer

Thu, 27 Oct 2022 08:27:00 EST

Overall cancer death rates continued to decline among men, women, children, and adolescents and young adults in every major racial and ethnic group in the United States from 2015 to 2019, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.

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CDC Director Tests Positive For COVID-19

Sat, 22 Oct 2022 14:10:00 EST

Last night, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky tested positive for COVID-19. She is up to date with her vaccines. Dr. Walensky is experiencing mild symptoms.

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ACIP Immunization Schedule Vote

Thu, 20 Oct 2022 14:58:00 EST

Today, CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended updates to the 2023 childhood and adult immunization schedules, which includes incorporating additional information for approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccines.

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CDC Allows Novavax Monovalent COVID-19 Boosters for Adults Ages 18 and Older

Wed, 19 Oct 2022 16:15:00 EST

Today, CDC’s Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., signed a decision memo allowing Novavax monovalent COVID-19 boosters for adults.

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CDC Allows Novavax Monovalent COVID-19 Boosters for Adults Ages 18 and Older

Wed, 19 Oct 2022 00:00:00 EST

Today, CDC’s Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., signed a decision memo allowing Novavax monovalent COVID-19 boosters for adults.

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Inequities Found in Flu Vaccine Uptake

Tue, 18 Oct 2022 13:00:00 EST

Black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) adults in the United States are more likely to be hospitalized with flu, as well as less likely to be vaccinated against flu, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

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The U.S. Response to Ebola Outbreaks in Uganda

Tue, 18 Oct 2022 00:00:00 EST

The Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) announced the first positive case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Uganda in 2022 caused by Sudan virus (species Sudan ebolavirus) on September 20.

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New Vital Signs Report: People from some racial/ethnic minority groups are more likely to be hospitalized with flu

Fri, 14 Oct 2022 00:00:00 EST

Black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native adults in the United States are more likely to be hospitalized with flu, as well as less likely to be vaccinated against flu, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. Join us to learn more about inequities in flu vaccine uptake and how to prevent severe flu illness and hospitalization by ensuring equitable vaccination for everyone.

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CDC Expands Updated COVID-19 Vaccines to Include Children Ages 5 Through 11

Wed, 12 Oct 2022 13:02:00 EST

CDC Expands Updated COVID-19 Vaccines to Children Ages 5 Through 11.

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ATSDR Announces Notice of Funding Opportunity for APPLETREE Program

Fri, 07 Oct 2022 15:21:00 EST

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is pleased to announce a new notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for ATSDR’s Partnership to Promote Local Efforts to Reduce Environmental Exposure (APPLETREE) program.

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More than 2.5 Million Youth Reported E-Cigarette Use in 2022

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 00:00:00 EST

A study released today from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 2.55 million U.S. middle and high school students reported current (past 30-day) e-cigarette use in 2022, which includes 14.1% of high school students and 3.3% of middle school students.

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Transcript for Vital Signs Telebriefing: Children with sickle cell anemia are at risk for stroke and other complications

Wed, 05 Oct 2022 00:00:00 EST

Transcript for Vital Signs Telebriefing: Children with sickle cell anemia are at risk for stroke and other complications, which took place on September 20, 2022.

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CDC Releases Data on Chronic Diseases and Related Risk Factors

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 14:41:00 EST

2021 data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) are now available through CDC’s easy-to-use web-based tool.

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Number of States with High Rates of Adult Obesity More Than Doubles

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 10:11:00 EST

Nineteen states and two territories have at least 35% of residents with adult obesity - more than doubling the number of states with a high obesity prevalence since 2018 - according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Many Children with Sickle Cell Anemia Not Receiving Lifesaving Screening and Treatment

Tue, 20 Sep 2022 00:00:00 EST

In 2019, less than half of children aged 2–16 years with sickle cell anemia received the recommended screening for stroke, a common complication of the disease, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

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CDC announces $90M funding to support Pathogen Genomics Centers of Excellence (PGCoE) network

Tue, 20 Sep 2022 00:00:00 EST

Today, CDC announced 5-year awards to five state public health departments. The awards will establish the Pathogen Genomics Centers of Excellence (PGCoE) network.

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Four in 5 pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. are preventable

Mon, 19 Sep 2022 10:17:00 EST

More than 80% of pregnancy-related deaths were preventable, according to 2017-2019 data from Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs), which are representatives of diverse clinical and non-clinical backgrounds who review the circumstances around pregnancy-related deaths to identify recommendations to prevent future deaths.

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New Vital Signs Report: Children with sickle cell anemia are at risk for stroke and other complications

Mon, 19 Sep 2022 00:00:00 EST

Sickle cell anemia, a blood disorder that primarily affects Black and African American people, can cause severe pain and shorten life expectancy by more than 20 years. Yet, few children with the disease are getting the recommended screening and treatment to prevent life-threatening complications such as stroke.

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CDC opening applications for Monkeypox Vaccine Equity Pilot Program

Thu, 15 Sep 2022 10:48:00 EST

Today, local, state, and territorial health departments, as well as tribal governments and local non-governmental organizations, can partner together and begin submitting requests to access monkeypox vaccine through the recently announced Monkeypox Vaccine Equity Pilot Program

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United States confirmed as country with circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus

Tue, 13 Sep 2022 00:00:00 EST

CDC today announced that polioviruses found in New York, both from the case of paralytic polio in an unvaccinated adult in Rockland County and in several wastewater samples from communities near the patient’s residence, meet the World Health Organization (WHO)’s criteria for circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) – meaning that poliovirus continues to be transmitted in Rockland County, NY, and surrounding areas.

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CDC Recommends the First Updated COVID-19 Booster

Thu, 01 Sep 2022 19:49:00 EST

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendations for use of updated COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech for people ages 12 years and older and from Moderna for people ages 18 years and older.

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Increased Use of Telehealth for Opioid Use Disorder Services During COVID-19 Pandemic Associated with Reduced Risk of Overdose

Wed, 31 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EST

The expansion of telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with individuals staying in treatment longer and reducing their risk of medically treated overdose, according to a new study.

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CDC Investigation Notice Update: CDC Updates Number of People Ill in <em>E. coli</em> Outbreak with Unknown Source

Fri, 26 Aug 2022 12:23:00 EST

A CDC investigation notice update regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections is now live.

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CDC Recommends Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine for Adolescents

Mon, 22 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EST

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., signed a decision memo that Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine be used as another primary series option for adolescents ages 12 through 17.

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CDC Issues Update on Search for Source of Midwestern <em>E. coli</em> Outbreak

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EST

A CDC investigation notice update regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections is now live.

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CDC assisting Michigan and Ohio with E. coli O157 outbreak with unknown food source

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EST

A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections is now live.

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CDC streamlines COVID-19 guidance to help the public better protect themselves and understand their risk

Thu, 11 Aug 2022 15:37:00 EST

Today, CDC is streamlining its COVID-19 guidance to help people better understand their risk, how to protect themselves and others, what actions to take if exposed to COVID-19, and what actions to take if they are sick or test positive for the virus.

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Federal Health Agencies Unveil National Tool to Measure Health Impacts of Environmental Burdens

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EST

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Environmental Justice, announce the release of the Environmental Justice Index (EJI).

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Federal Health Agencies Unveil National Tool to Measure Health Impacts of Environmental Burdens

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EST

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Environmental Justice, announce the release of the Environmental Justice Index (EJI).

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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 <em>Vital Signs</em> Report: Hepatitis C is deadly, but curable

Tue, 09 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EST

CDC Media Briefing — New Vital Signs ReportHepatitis C is deadly, but curable:Why are so few Americans getting treatment?

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CDC Media Briefing - New <em>Vital Signs</em> 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 Media Telebriefing: Update on 2022 U.S. Monkeypox Investigation Transcript

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 00:00:00 EST

Transcript for the "CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on 2022 U.S. Monkeypox Investigation" that occurred on Friday, June 3, 2022.

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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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