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

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 21:00
Following today's meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' (ACIP), CDC is expanding eligibility of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to everyone 5 years of age and older.

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

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 14:16
Case identified after monkeypox clusters in several other countries

Update on Children with Acute Hepatitis of Unknown Cause

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 13:19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to work with health departments and clinicians nationwide to identify and investigate hepatitis of unknown cause impacting children.

Firearm Deaths Grow, Disparities Widen

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 10:01
Firearms were involved in 79% of all homicides and 53% of all suicides in 2020.

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

Sun, 05/08/2022 - 21:00
Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a 35% increase in the firearm homicide rate, with the rate in 2020 reaching its highest level in over 25 years, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on Acute Hepatitis of Unknown Cause

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 12:37
Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will discuss the latest regarding the cases of acute hepatitis of unknown cause.

CDC Recommendation for Masks and Travel

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 10:03
At this time, CDC recommends that everyone aged 2 and older - including passengers and workers - properly wear a well-fitting mask or respirator over the nose and mouth in indoor areas of public transportation (such as airplanes, trains, etc.) and transportation hubs (such as airports, stations, etc.).

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

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 13:00
A new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today, "Acute Hepatitis and Adenovirus Infection Among Children - Alabama, October 2021-February 2022" provides additional clinical and epidemiologic information from an ongoing investigation involving children in Alabama with hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) of unknown cause.

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

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 18:21
A person has tested positive for avian influenza A(H5) virus (H5 bird flu) in the U.S., as reported by Colorado and confirmed by CDC.

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

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 12:17
CDC will hold its annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference May 2-5, 2022, via a virtual platform that is free and open to the public. This conference highlights CDC's disease detectives' outbreak investigations, innovative analyses, and unity in service.

Transcript for CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 10:18
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.

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

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 10:01
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.

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 06:47
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Fri, 04/22/2022 - 10:42
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.

CDC Alerts Providers to Hepatitis Cases of Unknown Origin

Thu, 04/21/2022 - 09:58
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.

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

Thu, 04/21/2022 - 08:10
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.

CDC Statement on Masks in Public Transportation Settings

Wed, 04/20/2022 - 15:40
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.

CDC Launches New Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics

Tue, 04/19/2022 - 07:28
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.

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

Wed, 04/13/2022 - 11:47
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.

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

Tue, 04/12/2022 - 10:17
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.