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Clinical Guidance for Health Care Providers Evaluating Patients with Lung Injury Linked to Use of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Products

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:55:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released updated interim clinical guidance for U.S. health care providers evaluating and caring for patients with lung injury associated with use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products.

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CDC Telebriefing: Update on Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette Use, or Vaping

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 09:15:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will give updates on the investigation into cases of lung injury associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping.

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CDC, states update number of cases of lung injury associated with use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 14:20:00 EST

As of October 8, 2019, 1,299 confirmed and probable lung injury cases associated with use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products were reported by 49 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Transcript: Vital Signs – Maternal Vaccination

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 12:10:00 EST

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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report Finds Not Enough Pregnant Women Get Vaccinated

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 12:50:00 EST

According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, most (65 percent) pregnant women in the U.S. are not vaccinated during pregnancy to protect against flu and whooping cough. CDC recommends that, unless otherwise indicated, all pregnant women get flu vaccine during any trimester of each pregnancy and get Tdap during the early third trimester of each pregnancy.

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Low Rates of Vaccination During Pregnancy Leave Moms, Babies Unprotected

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 12:50:00 EST

The majority of mothers-to-be in the United States – 65% – have not received two safe and effective vaccines recommended during pregnancy to reduce the risks of influenza (flu) and whooping cough (pertussis) and protect their infants and themselves, according to a new Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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HHS Release: With End of New York Outbreak, United States Keeps Measles Elimination Status

Fri, 04 Oct 2019 13:20:00 EST

With End of New York Outbreak, United States Keeps Measles Elimination Status

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WHO announces 1,000 Ebola survivors

Fri, 04 Oct 2019 12:55:00 EST

As of October 4, 2019, the number of Ebola survivors from the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) topped 1,000.

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Transcript of CDC Telebriefing: Lung Injury Investigation

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 21:40:00 EST

Ongoing Investigation of Lung Injury Reported After Use of E-cigarette or Vaping Products

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CDC, States Update Number of Cases of Lung Disease Associated with E-cigarette Use, or Vaping

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 16:30:00 EST

CDC today announced the updated number of confirmed and probable lung injury cases and deaths associated with e-cigarette product use, or vaping.

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CDC Telebriefing: Update on Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette Use, or Vaping - 10-03-2019

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 11:55:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will give updates on the investigation into cases of lung injury associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping.

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HHS Awards $13.5 Million to Accelerate State and Local Planning Efforts for Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 11:00:00 EST

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through CDC, has awarded $13.5 million to conduct state and local planning and kick off community involvement for the proposed federal initiative, Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America, which seeks to reduce new HIV infections in America by 90% by 2030.

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Transcript of CDC Telebriefing: CDC Update on Pulmonary Illnesses

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 17:20:00 EST

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THC Products May Play a Role in Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette Use, or Vaping

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 12:30:00 EST

The latest findings from the investigation into lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping, suggest THC products play a role in the outbreak.

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CDC Telebriefing: Update on Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette Use, or Vaping - 09-27-2019

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 08:50:00 EST

CDC Telebriefing: Update on Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette Use, or Vaping

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CDC, states update number of cases of lung injury associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 14:30:00 EST

CDC today announced the updated number of confirmed and probable cases of lung injury and deaths associated with e-cigarette product use, or vaping.

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CDC awards funds to learn more about people with sickle cell disease

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 16:40:00 EST

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Survey Results Put Rwanda on Track to Achieve HIV Epidemic Control

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 12:45:00 EST

KIGALI, RWANDA, September, 25, 2019The Government of Rwanda, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and ICAP at Columbia University released new data today that demonstrate Rwanda’s remarkable progress toward achieving HIV epidemic control — particularly in attaining high levels of linkage to treatment and viral load suppression among people living with HIV.

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CDC Receives Designation as PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Biosafety and Biosecurity

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 15:20:00 EST

Safe and effective laboratories are a key line of defense in protecting the health, safety and security of Americans and U.S. interests worldwide.

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CDC and ATSDR Award $7 Million to Begin Multi-Site PFAS Study

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 15:10:00 EST

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United States Gathers 350 Commitments to Combat Antibiotic Resistance, Action Must Continue

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 14:15:00 EST

The United States will celebrate the success of The AMR Challenge today during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, having received since its inception last year nearly 350 commitments from 33 countries to implement specific actions to combat antibiotic resistance (also antimicrobial resistance or AMR).

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Transcript of CDC Telebriefing: Update on Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette Product Use, or Vaping

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:40:00 EST

Ongoing Investigation of Lung Injury Reported After Use of E-cigarette or Vaping Products

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Statement from CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D., on lung injury and deaths associated with e-cigarette or vaping products

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:05:00 EST

Today CDC announced that 530 people have experienced lung injuries associated with the use of e-cigarette or vaping products. CDC has received complete sex and age data on 373 cases. Two thirds (67%) of cases are people 18 to 34 years old, and 16% are younger than 18 years old. Of these, three fourths (72%) of the cases are male.

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CDC Telebriefing: Update on Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette Product Use, or Vaping

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 08:35:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and state partners will give updates on the investigation into cases of lung injury associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping.

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CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D., travels to Tanzania

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:20:00 EST

CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D., travels to Tanzania

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CDC’s NIOSH Debuts Small Business Traveler Safety Web Page

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 12:30:00 EST

Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has unveiled a new web page that provides valuable information and tools for small business employers and employees to plan for safety and health when traveling abroad.

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Investigation of Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette Product Use, or Vaping

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:40:00 EST

Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to enhance the inter-agency response to the current investigation into cases of lung injury associated with e-cigarette product use, or vaping.

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CDC, states update number of cases of lung disease associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:40:00 EST

CDC today announced the updated number of confirmed and probable cases of lung disease associated with e-cigarette product use, or vaping.

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New CDC Obesity Prevalence Maps: Nine states report adult obesity at or above 35 percent

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:30:00 EST

In 2018, nine states reported an adult obesity prevalence at or above 35 percent: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, and West Virginia. This comes from  the new obesity prevalence maps released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Statement from CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D., on FDA plan to remove non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes from market

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 18:20:00 EST

CDC strongly supports FDA’s announcement today that it intends to finalize an enforcement policy that will clear non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes from the market.

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Transcript of September 6, 2019, Telebriefing: Investigation of Pulmonary Disease Among People Who Use E-cigarettes

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 18:00:00 EST

Transcript of September 6, 2019, Telebriefing: Investigation of Pulmonary Disease Among People Who Use E-cigarettes

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Initial State Findings Point to Clinical Similarities in Illnesses Among People Who Use E-cigarettes or "Vape"

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 12:45:00 EST

Initial findings from the investigation into serious lung illnesses associated with e-cigarette products point to clinical similarities among those affected.

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Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette Use, or Vaping

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 09:25:00 EST

As of August 27, 2019, 215 possible cases of severe pulmonary disease associated with the use of electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, products, have been reported by 25 states and additional pulmonary illnesses are under investigation.

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CDC Telebriefing: Update on Pulmonary Disease Associated with E-cigarettes

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 19:45:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and state partners will give updates on the investigation into cases of pulmonary disease among people who use e-cigarettes, and discuss initial findings published Friday.

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Racial and Ethnic Disparities Continue in Pregnancy-Related Deaths

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 12:45:00 EST

Black, American Indian, and Alaska Native (AI/AN) women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women – and this disparity increases with age, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report today in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

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CDC Awards New Funds to Stop Drug Overdoses, Deaths

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 10:15:00 EST

As the drug overdose crisis evolves and becomes more complex, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing $301 million in new Overdose Data to Action funds to states and jurisdictions.

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CDC Investigation Update: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Backyard Poultry Exceeds 1,000 Cases

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 13:45:00 EST

CDC has posted an update regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella illness linked to contact with poultry in backyard flocks.

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Statement from CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D., and Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, M.D., on federal and state collaboration to investigate respiratory illnesses reported after use of e-cigarette products

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 10:30:00 EST

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Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo reaches 3,000 cases and 2,000 deaths

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 18:30:00 EST

As the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues, the number of Ebola cases has reached 3,000 and more than 2,000 deaths.

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ATSDR Announced Notice of Funding Opportunity for APPLETREE Program

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 16:25:00 EST

(ATLANTA) - The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency, is pleased to announce a new notice of funding opportunity (NOFO), for its APPLETREE program.

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CDC Director’s Statement on the first death related to the outbreak of severe lung disease in people who use e-cigarette or “vaping” devices

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:30:00 EST

Statement for Dr. Redfield in reference a death related to vaping.

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Transcript of August 23, 2019, Telebriefing on Severe Pulmonary Disease Associated with Use of E-cigarettes

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:25:00 EST

Transcript of August 23, 2019, telebriefing on severe pulmonary disease associated with use of e-cigarettes.

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CDC Telebriefing: CDC Update on Severe Pulmonary Disease Associated with E-cigarettes

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:45:00 EST

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An Estimated 92% of Cancers Caused by HPV Could be Prevented by Vaccine

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:15:00 EST

During 2012-2016, an average of 43,999 HPV-associated cancers were reported each year, according to a new study published today in CDC’s  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Among the estimated 34,800 cancers probably caused by HPV, 92 percent are attributable to the HPV types that are included in the HPV vaccine and could be prevented if HPV vaccine recommendations were followed, according to the report.

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CDC, FDA, States Continue to Investigate Severe Pulmonary Disease Among People Who Use E-cigarettes

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:10:00 EST

CDC is providing consultation to state health departments about a cluster of pulmonary illnesses possibly related to e-cigarette product use, or “vaping,” primarily among adolescents and young adults.

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CDC, states investigating severe pulmonary disease among people who use e-cigarettes

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 17:00:00 EST

CDC is providing consultation to the departments of health in Wisconsin, Illinois, California, Indiana, and Minnesota about a cluster of pulmonary illnesses linked to e-cigarette product use, or “vaping,” primarily among adolescents and young adults.

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Nine CDC Health Hacks for Back-to-School Success

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 15:00:00 EST

To have a great school year, kids need to stay healthy. Healthy students are better learners. CDC has tips and resources for parents and schools to help children and teens get fit and stay healthy whether they’re just starting kindergarten or heading off to high school.

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TRANSCRIPT of August 6, 2019, CDC Vital Signs: Naloxone

Wed, 07 Aug 2019 07:55:00 EST

CDC works 24/7 protecting America’s health, safety and security. Whether disease start at home or abroad, are curable or preventable, chronic or acute, or from human activity or deliberate attack, CDC responds to America’s most pressing health threats. CDC is headquartered in Atlanta and has experts located throughout the United States and the world.

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Still Not Enough Naloxone Where It’s Most Needed

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 12:45:00 EST

The overdose-reversing drug naloxone saves lives – but only if it’s readily available when an overdose occurs.

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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Wide Variation in Naloxone Prescribing

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 07:55:00 EST

From 2017 to 2018, the number of high-dose opioid prescriptions decreased and naloxone prescriptions increased. However, despite progress, only one naloxone prescription was dispensed for every 70 high-dose opioid prescriptions nationwide.

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CDC Remains Committed One Year into the Fight against Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 13:45:00 EST

On August 1, 2018, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of Ebola. One year later, the outbreak continues in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, areas where there are outbreaks of violence, armed conflict, and other unprecedented problems that complicate public health response activities and increase the risk of disease spread both within DRC and to neighboring countries. As of July 30, 2019, a total of 2,698 cases, including 140 in healthcare workers, and 1,813 deaths have been reported.

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Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Pig Ear

Wed, 31 Jul 2019 14:25:00 EST

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CDC Investigation Updates: Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry; Pig Ear Dog Treats

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:35:00 EST

CDC has posted updates regarding  two separate multistate Salmonella illness outbreaks, one linked to contact with poultry in backyard flocks and one linked to contact with pig ear dog treats.

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CDC supports WHO declaration of “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” for Ebola outbreak in eastern region of The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:45:00 EST

As cases of Ebola continue to increase in the eastern region of The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and travel-associated cases have been reported in neighboring Uganda, CDC fully supports the decision by the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern” (PHEIC).

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CDC Food Safety Alert: E. coli. Outbreak Linked to Ground Bison

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 09:25:00 EST

A CDC announcement about a multistate outbreak of E. coli infections linked to ground bison produced by Northfork Bison Distributions, Inc., has been posted at https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2019/bison-07-19/index.html.

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CDC Final Investigation Notice: E. coli O26 outbreak linked to flour

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 15:15:00 EST

The final investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli O26 infections linked to flour has been posted at https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2019/flour-05-19/index.html.

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TRANSCRIPT of July 9, 2019, CDC Vital Signs: Nationwide Outbreak of Acute Flaccid Myelitis—United States, 2018

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:20:00 EST

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Most US adults favor lowering nicotine levels in cigarettes

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 08:30:00 EST

Most US adults—including 8 in 10 cigarette smokers—favor requiring cigarette makers to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes so that they are less addictive, according to a new report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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CDC Lab Research Shows Two Treatments Effective Against DRC Ebola Strain

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 18:20:00 EST

New research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows two investigational Ebola treatments being used in the ongoing outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are effective in laboratory studies.

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CDC Telebriefing-New Vital Signs Report - CDC reports on largest acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) outbreak: doctors should recognize symptoms early and report all suspected cases

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 07:55:00 EST

In 2018, the third and largest outbreak of AFM occurred in the United States since CDC started surveillance in 2014, with 233 patients in 41 states. These outbreaks have so far followed a seasonal and biennial pattern, with increases in cases in late summer and early fall.

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CDC Urges Doctors to Rapidly Recognize and Report AFM Cases

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 07:50:00 EST

As the late summer/early fall “season” for acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) nears, CDC is calling on medical professionals to quickly recognize AFM symptoms and report all suspected cases to their health department.

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CDC Update for an Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Papayas Imported from Mexico

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 17:00:00 EST

A CDC update for an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to papayas imported from Mexico has been posted at https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/uganda-06-19/index.html.

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Papayas

Fri, 28 Jun 2019 16:20:00 EST

A CDC food safety alert for an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to papayas imported from Mexico has been posted at https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/uganda-06-19/index.html.

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CDC Press Release: Most Americans Have Never Had an HIV Test, New Data Show

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:05:00 EST

The CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 – 64 years be screened at least once in their lifetime, yet less than 40% of people in the U.S. have ever been tested for HIV, according to a CDC report published today in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

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CDC Press Release: Outbreaks of diarrhea caused by summertime parasite increased from 2009 through 2017

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 12:50:00 EST

Outbreaks of Cryptosporidium (Crypto) in the United States increased an average 13% each year from 2009-2017, according to a report published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Vital Signs: Rabies Transcript

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:25:00 EST

Welcome and thank you for standing by.  At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode until the question and answer session of today's conference.  To ask a question from the phone lines please press star 1 and record your name when prompted.

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CDC Investigation Notice: Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:40:00 EST

A CDC investigation announcement of multiple multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to contact with poultry in backyard flocks has been posted https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/backyardpoultry-05-19/index.html.

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CDC Activates Emergency Operations Center for Ebola Outbreak in Eastern DRC

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 17:25:00 EST

Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is announcing activation of its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Thursday, June 13, 2019, to support the inter-agency response to the current Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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Bats Lead in U.S. Rabies Risk

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:45:00 EST

Bats are responsible for roughly 7 in 10 rabies deaths among people who are infected with the rabies virus in the United States, possibly because people may not know of the risk bats pose, according to the Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Bats responsible for most rabies deaths in US - Knowing rabies risks and what to do after contact with wildlife can save lives

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 08:35:00 EST

Bats are responsible for roughly 7 in 10 rabies deaths among people who catch rabies in the U.S. Rabid dogs overseas are the second leading cause of rabies deaths in Americans; people can have contact with rabid dogs while traveling in other countries where dog rabies is still common.

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First case of Ebola virus disease diagnosed in Uganda

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 18:35:00 EST

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today was notified of a case of Ebola diagnosed in Uganda and confirmed by laboratory testing at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI).

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More than Half of People who Misuse Prescription Opioids also Binge Drink

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 13:10:00 EST

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Multistate Outbreak of <em>Salmonella</em> Infections Linked to Hedgehogs

Fri, 31 May 2019 10:55:00 EST

A CDC investigation update of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to contact with pet hedgehogs has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium-01-19/index.html.

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U.S. measles cases in first five months of 2019 surpass total cases per year for past 25 years

Thu, 30 May 2019 15:05:00 EST

Today, CDC is reporting 971 cases of measles in the United States thus far in 2019.  This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1994, when 963 cases were reported for the entire year.

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Annual Report to the Nation: Overall cancer mortality continues to decline

Thu, 30 May 2019 10:20:00 EST

The latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds that, for all cancer sites combined, cancer death rates continued to decline in men, women, and children in the United States from 1999 to 2016.

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After 20-year increase, New Diabetes Cases Decline

Wed, 29 May 2019 09:45:00 EST

New cases of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. decreased by 35 percent since a peak in 2009 – the first sign that efforts to stop the nation’s diabetes epidemic are working, CDC researchers report.

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CDC Food Safety Alert: E. coli O26 outbreak linked to flour

Fri, 24 May 2019 21:20:00 EST

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O26 infections linked to flour.

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CDC Foodborne Outbreak Updates-Tahini and Pre-Cut Melons

Fri, 24 May 2019 14:45:00 EST

CDC has posted updates regarding two separate multistate outbreak investigations: a Salmonella outbreak linked to tahini, and a Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melons.

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CDC Investigation Notice: CDC Foodborne Outbreak Investigations Updates: Raw Oysters and Raw Tuna

Thu, 23 May 2019 11:10:00 EST

CDC posted updates regarding two separate investigations: a multistate outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses linked to raw oysters, and a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to frozen raw tuna.

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Food Safety Alert - <em>Salmonella</em> outbreak linked to Karawan brand tahini

Mon, 20 May 2019 10:30:00 EST

A CDC food safety alert about a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to Karawan brand tahini has been posted at https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/concord-05-19/index.html

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CDC’s Eight Tips for Safe and Healthy Summertime Work and Play

Fri, 17 May 2019 13:45:00 EST

Whether you are planning an overseas vacation, getting ready for a staycation, or will be working outdoors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest health tips, alerts, and social media updates include practical advice for travelers, swimmers, and everyone who wants to beat the summer heat.

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CDC Investigation Notice: Multistate Outbreak of <em>Salmonella</em> Infections Linked to Contact with Live Poultry

Thu, 16 May 2019 17:15:00 EST

A CDC investigation announcement of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks has been posted https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/backyardpoultry-05-19/index.html.

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Pool Chemical Injuries Lead to Over 4,500 Emergency Department Visits Each Year

Thu, 16 May 2019 12:50:00 EST

Pool chemical injuries led to an estimated 4,535 U.S. emergency department visits annually during 2008-2017, according to a report published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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CDC Updates Guidelines for Cancer Cluster Investigations

Wed, 15 May 2019 12:05:00 EST

CDC is seeking public comment on updating federal guidelines used by public health agencies to assess and respond to potential cancer clusters in communities. The request for comment was posted today in the Federal Register and will be available for public comment through July 15, 2019.

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CDC Creates Interactive Training for Diagnosis, Management of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Mon, 13 May 2019 08:55:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a first-of-its-kind education module to help clinicians recognize and diagnose Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), a sometimes serious and fatal disease spread by the bite of an infected tick.

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Food Safety Alert for Gastrointestinal Illnesses Linked to Raw Oysters

Fri, 10 May 2019 14:40:00 EST

CDC has posted a food safety alert about a multistate outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses linked to raw oysters imported from Mexico at https://www.cdc.gov/vibrio/investigations/rawoysters-05-19/index.html.

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CDC Media Statement from CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D., on Launch of the U.S. Global Health Security Strategy

Thu, 09 May 2019 18:25:00 EST

The Global Health Security Strategy (GHSS), released today, reaffirms a continued and coordinated U.S. Government (USG) approach to strengthening the world’s capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats, whether natural, accidental, or deliberate.

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CDC Telebriefing: Pregnancy-Related Deaths Happen Before, During, and Up to a Year After Delivery

Wed, 08 May 2019 16:00:00 EST

Welcome and thank you for standing by. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. During the question and answer session, please press star 1. Today’s conference is being recorded. If you have any objections, you may disconnect at this time. Now I would like to turn the meeting over to Kathy. Thank you, you may begin.

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Pregnancy-Related Deaths Happen Before, During, and Up to a Year After Delivery

Tue, 07 May 2019 12:50:00 EST

Pregnancy-related deaths can occur up to a year after a woman gives birth – but whenever they occur, most of these deaths are preventable, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report Pregnancy-Related Deaths Happen Before, During, and Up to a Year After Delivery

Tue, 07 May 2019 09:15:00 EST

According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, pregnancy-related deaths can occur during pregnancy, at delivery, and even up to a year afterward (post-partum). Every pregnancy-related death is tragic, and 60 percent are preventable. New data take a look at what is happening, the preventability, and point to actions that can help prevent death.

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CDC Joins Sixth Annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

Mon, 06 May 2019 17:00:00 EST

“While small construction firms are particularly hard hit, we encourage all leaders in the construction industry to make fall prevention and the safety of construction workers their highest priority,” said NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D. “Addressing fall prevention saves lives, not only during the National Safety Stand-Down, but every day all year long.”

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8 Zoonotic Diseases Shared Between Animals and People of Most Concern in the U.S.

Mon, 06 May 2019 16:10:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its U.S. government partners have released the first federal collaborative report listing the top zoonotic diseases of national concern for the United States. Zoonotic diseases are illnesses that can spread between animals and people.

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The Final Investigation of Salmonella Infections Linked to Raw Turkey

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 13:40:00 EST

The final investigation update regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products is now available: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/reading-07-18/index.html

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CDC Telebriefing: National Update on Measles Transcript

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 18:15:00 EST

Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing on the National Update on Measles outbreak.

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Updates from the Front Lines: CDC’s Disease Detectives Report on Latest Investigations

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 10:00:00 EST

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold its annual gathering of past and present disease detectives April 29–May 2, 2019, in Atlanta. The 68th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference will feature presentations on groundbreaking investigations and often life-saving outbreak responses by current EIS officers and their laboratory counterparts, the Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS) fellows.

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CDC Media Statement from Dr. Redfield on National Infant Immunization Week, Safety and Effectiveness of Vaccines

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 09:35:00 EST

As CDC Director and as a physician, I have and continue to wholeheartedly advocate for infant immunization. More importantly, as a father and grandfather I have ensured all of my children and grandchildren are vaccinated on the recommended schedule. Vaccines are safe. Vaccines do not cause autism. Vaccine-preventable diseases are dangerous.

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68th Annual EIS Conference

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 08:45:00 EST

CDC will hold its annual gathering of past and present disease detectives April 29–May 2, 2019, in Atlanta. The 68th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference will feature presentations on groundbreaking investigations and often life-saving outbreak responses by current EIS officers and their laboratory counterparts, the Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS) fellows.

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CDC Food Safety Alert: E. coli O103 outbreak linked to ground beef

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 17:35:00 EST

A CDC investigation update of a multistate outbreak of E. coli O103 infections has been posted https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2019/o103-04-19/index.html.

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CDC Media Briefings: 68th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 16:00:00 EST

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold its 68th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference April 29–May 2, 2019 in Atlanta.

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