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New CDC data finds adult obesity is increasing

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 08:25
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that adult obesity prevalence is increasing and racial and ethnic disparities persist. Notably, adults with obesity are at heightened risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19.

CDC Releases Indicators for Dynamic School Decision-Making

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 15:15
Today, CDC released indicators to help schools make dynamic decisions about in-person learning as local conditions evolve throughout the pandemic.

CDC awards $7 million for pilot project to reduce chronic disease by advancing health equity

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 13:40
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Youth e-cigarette use is down, but 3.6 million still use e-cigarettes

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 09:15
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with various partners, released two papers today in Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) highlighting recent changes in U.S. e-cigarette use and sales.

Investigation Update On Peaches

Thu, 08/27/2020 - 12:55
CDC has updated its food safety alert for a Salmonella illness outbreak linked to peaches:https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/enteritidis-08-20/index.html

CDC's Tips® campaign led 1 million U.S. adults to quit smoking during 2012-2018

Thu, 08/27/2020 - 10:15
Findings from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published in Preventing Chronic Disease show that CDC's Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign led more than 1 million U.S. adults to quit smoking and an estimated 16.4 million U.S. adults to attempt to quit smoking during 2012-2018.

CDC Statement on Testing Guidance

Wed, 08/26/2020 - 16:00
CDC recently updated some of our testing guidance to reflect updated recommendations as to who should be tested. These updated guidelines, formulated through the White House Task Force, received appropriate attention, consultation and input from task force experts.

Dr. Robert R. Redfield Statement on "Preventing and Mitigating SARS-CoV-2 Transmission - Four Overnight Camps, Maine, June-August 2020"

Wed, 08/26/2020 - 11:40
Today's MMWR, which highlights the thoughtful and prudent public health practices used during overnight summer camps in Maine, reinforces how powerful everyday preventive actions are in reducing and keeping COVID-19 transmission low. Despite more than 1,000 campers and staff from nearly every state and 7 countries, only three people tested positive for COVID-19 during the camp and no additional campers or staff were known to be infected.

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

Fri, 08/21/2020 - 08:05
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 response.

CDC Outbreak Investigations: New <em>Salmonella</em> Outbreak Linked to Bagged Peaches; Updates on Outbreak Linked to Onions

Wed, 08/19/2020 - 21:00
CDC has posted a new food safety alert for a Salmonella illness outbreak linked to bagged peaches, and updated recall information and case counts for a Salmonella outbreak linked to onions.

CDC data show disproportionate COVID-19 impact in American Indian/Alaska Native populations

Wed, 08/19/2020 - 09:50
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new study that specifically examines how COVID-19 is affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) - one of the racial and ethnic minority groups at highest risk from the disease. CDC found that in 23 selected states, the cumulative incidence of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases among AI/AN was 3.5 times that of non-Hispanic whites.

Joint Statement from the Census Bureau and Centers for Disease Control on Conducting 2020 Census Non-Response Follow-Up Interviews

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 08:30
In carrying out our respective missions, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are committed to protecting the health and safety of those we serve and employ. This is particularly important during the current COVID-19 health crisis.

Hear Her: CDC Campaign Highlights Warning Signs of Pregnancy-Related Deaths

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 07:40
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching Hear Her, a national campaign that brings attention to pregnancy-related deaths and provides education and encouragement to pregnant and postpartum women (within one year of delivery).

Nootkatone Now Registered by EPA

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 05:45
A new active ingredient, discovered and developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in insecticides and insect repellents.

Investigation Update on Salmonella

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 07:55
CDC, several states, and FDA continue to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to onions. More grocery stores and food manufacturers have recalled onions and food containing onions, and 244 more illnesses have been reported in the last week. An update is posted here: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/newport-07-20/index.html.

CDC Presents Inaugural Award for Advancements in Health Equity to Oregon's Lessie Williams

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 09:10
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 Expects 2020 Outbreak of Life-Threatening Acute Flaccid Myelitis Transcript

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 15:05
Welcome, everyone, and thank you for standing by. At this time, I'd like to inform all participants that your lines are in a listen-only mode until the question and answer session of today's conference call. If you would like to ask a question please press star 1 on your phone. I will now turn the meeting over to our first speaker Ms. Michelle Bonds.

CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 05:55
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) anticipates that 2020 will be another outbreak year for acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), an uncommon but serious neurologic condition.

CDC Expects 2020 Outbreak of Life-Threatening Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 12:50
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) anticipates that 2020 will be another peak year for cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), an uncommon but serious neurologic condition that affects mostly children. The disease has peaked every two years between August and November in the United States since 2014.  Enteroviruses, particularly enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68), are likely responsible for these peaks in cases.

Study highlights importance of CDC mitigation strategies

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 09:55
Today's MMWR on SARS-CoV-2 transmission at an overnight camp in Georgia found efficient spread of the virus among campers and staff while noting key steps to minimize the risk for SARS-CoV-2 introduction and transmission in camps were not strictly followed.