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New CDC Campaign Highlights Steps to Prevent Injury in Adults Ages 65 and Over

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 10:35
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching Still Going Strong, a national campaign that brings attention to ways older adults (age 65 and older) can age without injury.

CDC Issues Phases 2B and 3 of the Conditional Sailing Order

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 12:35
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidance for cruise ships to undertake simulated voyages with volunteer passengers as part of its COVID-19 Conditional Sailing Certificate application.

CDC Principal Deputy Director Named 2021 Service to America Medal

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 08:35
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS, RET), has been named a finalist in the Partnership for Public Service's 2021 Service to America Medals, known as the "Sammies." Dr. Schuchat is a finalist in the Paul A. Volcker Career Achievement Category that recognizes a federal employee for leading significant and sustained accomplishments throughout a federal career of 20 or more years.

Ebola Outbreak Over in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 06:15
Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the global health community mark the end of the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). 

Fully Vaccinated Adults 65 and Older Are 94% Less Likely to Be Hospitalized with COVID-19

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 08:22
Both mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) authorized and recommended in the United States protect against COVID-19-related hospitalization among adults 65 years and older, according to a new CDC assessment that finds fully vaccinated adults 65 years and older were 94% less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than people of the same age who were not vaccinated.

FDA and CDC Lift Recommended Pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine Use Following Thorough Safety Review

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 16:12
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FDA and CDC Virtual Press Conference: Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine **Registration Required**

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 15:24
As part of the FDA and CDC's commitment to transparency, we invite you to join us for a virtual press conference via Zoom. This press conference will be live streamed over the FDA's YouTube channel.

CDC Investigation Notice: CDC investigating outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to cashew brie cheese

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 08:38
A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Duisburg infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/duisburg-04-21/index.html

Transgender Women Urgently Need More HIV Prevention and Treatment Services, New CDC Data Show

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 11:24
A CDC Report released in advance of National Transgender HIV Testing Day found that 4 in 10 transgender women surveyed in seven major U.S. cities have HIV.

Reported STDs Reach All-time High for 6th Consecutive Year

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 12:00
New data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that reported annual cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States continued to climb in 2019, reaching an all-time high for the sixth consecutive year.

FDA Media Briefing: Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 06:18
A joint media briefing with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to discuss six reported cases of a rare type of blood clot in individuals who received the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.

Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 04:57
As of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen ) vaccine have been administered in the U.S. CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine.

Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Racism and Health

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 10:23
Today, Rochelle P. Walensky MD, MPH, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), declared racism a serious public health threat.

Federal Grantees May Now Use Funds to Purchase Fentanyl Test Strips

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 11:17
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced today that federal funding may now be used to purchase rapid fentanyl test strips (FTS) in an effort to help curb the dramatic spike in drug overdose deaths largely driven by the use of strong synthetic opioids, including illicitly manufactured fentanyl.

CDC Awards $3 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Programs

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 10:52
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded funding to support local efforts to increase vaccine uptake by expanding COVID-19 vaccine programs and ensuring greater equity and access to vaccine by those disproportionately affected by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Nearly 80 percent of teachers, school staff, and childcare workers receive at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 13:57
Nearly 80 percent of Pre-K-12 teachers, school staff, and childcare workers received at least their first shot of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March, according to the CDC's latest estimates and survey data.

CDC Issues Next Phase of the Conditional Sail Order for Cruise Ship Operators

Fri, 04/02/2021 - 14:48
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the next phase of technical guidance under the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order (CSO) requiring cruise lines to establish agreements at ports where they intend to operate, implement routine testing of crew, and develop plans incorporating vaccination strategies to reduce the risk of introduction and spread of COVID-19 by crew and passengers.

CDC Issues Updated Guidance on Travel for Fully Vaccinated People

Fri, 04/02/2021 - 09:02
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its travel guidance for fully vaccinated people to reflect the latest evidence and science. Given recent studies evaluating the real-world effects of vaccination, CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people can travel at low risk to themselves. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last recommended dose of vaccine.

CDC Investigation Notice: CDC investigating Salmonella outbreak linked to wild songbirds

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 13:40
A CDC Investigation Notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium-04-21/index.html

CDC and NIH bring COVID-19 self-testing to residents in two locales

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 10:53
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has launched an innovative community health initiative called "Say Yes! COVID Test" starting in Pitt County, North Carolina, and coming soon to Chattanooga/Hamilton County, Tennessee.