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CDC Identifies Rare Bacteria in Aromatherapy Product

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 11:08
Laboratory testing at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified the bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei in an aromatherapy spray -- the same type of bacteria that sickened four people in the United States earlier this year.

CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 17:59
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CDC Food Safety Alert: Whole onions identified as the source of large ongoing Salmonella outbreak

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 14:49
A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections has been posted.

CDC to Renew Advisory Committee to the Director

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 06:22
The Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ACD), as authorized by federal law, is being re-established.

The Hidden U.S. COVID-19 Pandemic: Orphaned Children - More than 140,000 U.S. Children Lost a Primary or Secondary Caregiver Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thu, 10/07/2021 - 06:14
One U.S. child loses a parent or caregiver for every four COVID-19-associated deaths, a new modeling study published today in Pediatrics reveals.

CDC Completes Sixty-Day Assessment of Order under 42 U.S.C. 265

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 21:00
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States.

Youth E-Cigarette Use Remains Serious Public Health Concern Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 08:01
A study released today (attached) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that more than 2 million U.S. middle and high school students reported currently using e-cigarettes in 2021, with more than 8 in 10 of those youth using flavored e-cigarettes.

CDC Statement on Pregnancy Health Advisory

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 11:35
Today, CDC issued an urgent health advisory to increase COVID-19 vaccination among people who are pregnant, recently pregnant (including those who are lactating), who are trying to become pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future to prevent serious illness, deaths, and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Studies Show More COVID-19 Cases in Areas Without School Masking Policies

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 10:05
Today, CDC released three studies in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) that highlight the importance of using layered prevention strategies including universal masking to stop the spread and minimize disruptions to school operations for safe in-person education.

CDC Statement on ACIP Booster Recommendations

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 21:00
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CDC to Invest $2.1 Billion to Protect Patients and Healthcare Workers from COVID-19 and Future Infectious Diseases

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:55
CDC to invest $2.1 billion in infection control to support state and other public health departments against COVID-19.

Number of States with High Obesity Prevalence Rises to Sixteen

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 07:24
The number of states in which at least 35% of residents are obese has nearly doubled since 2018 - and disparities persist - according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

AmeriCorps and CDC Launch Public Health AmeriCorps, Seek Proposals to Build a New Generation of Public Health Leaders

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 08:18
AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteering and national service, has launched Public Health AmeriCorps, a new partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support the recruitment, training, and development of a new generation of public health leaders who will be ready to respond to the nation's public health needs.

CDC Announces More Than $300 Million in Funding to Support Community Health Workers

Fri, 09/03/2021 - 06:22
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded more than $116 million in year one, of a three-year, $348 million program, to organizations for community health worker (CHW) services to support COVID-19 prevention and control.

CDC launches COVID-19 resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Tue, 08/31/2021 - 14:34
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CDC Statement Following ACIP Pfizer-BioNTech Vote

Mon, 08/30/2021 - 14:52
Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' (ACIP) recommendation for use of the Pfizer-BioNTech's licensed vaccine for people 16 and older.

CDC Investigation Update: CDC identifies source in Salmonella outbreak linked to Italian-style meats

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 14:30
CDC identifies source in Salmonella outbreak linked to Italian-style meats.

Vice President Kamala Harris Opens New CDC Southeast Asia Regional Office in Vietnam

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 02:05
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New Research Uncovers Concerning Increases in Youth Living with Diabetes in the U.S.

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 09:45
Diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are surging among youth in the United States. From 2001 to 2017, the number of people under age 20 living with type 1 diabetes increased by 45%, and the number living with type 2 diabetes grew by 95%.

CDC Investigation Notice Regarding Two Multistate Outbreaks of <em>Salmonella</em> Infections

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 09:01
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