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Listeria Outbreak Update CDC warns to avoid all Cheese Sold Under the Brand Name El Abuelito

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:25:00 EDT

CDC has updated its food safety alert for a Listeria outbreak linked to queso fresco made by El Abuelito Cheese Inc.: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/hispanic-soft-cheese-02-21/index.ht...

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CDC MEDIA TELEBRIEFING: National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:33:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting a virtual National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine for vaccine practitioners and champions.

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CDC MEDIA TELEBRIEFING: National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 16:29:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting a virtual National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine for vaccine practitioners and champions.

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CDC Offers Winter Safety Tips

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 19:05:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been closely following the extreme weather events across the country and offers these tips to help keep you and your family safe.

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Transcript: CDC Update on COVID-19

Fri, 12 Feb 2021 21:58:00 EDT

Transcript: CDC Update on COVID-19

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CDC Food Safety Alert: CDC investigating fast-moving outbreak of Listeria infections

Fri, 12 Feb 2021 16:08:00 EDT

A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Listeria infections linked to Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/hispanic-soft-cheese-02-21/index.ht...

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CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

Fri, 12 Feb 2021 09:52:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 response.

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CDC investigating multistate <em>E. coli</em> outbreak with unknown food source

Wed, 03 Feb 2021 19:11:00 EDT

A CDC Investigation Notice about a new multistate outbreak of E. coli O157: E. coli Outbreak with Unknown Food Source.

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CDC requires wearing of face masks while on public transportation and at transportation hubs

Sat, 30 Jan 2021 00:00:00 EDT

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Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Extending the Eviction Moratorium

Fri, 29 Jan 2021 16:05:00 EDT

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed an extension to the order determining the evictions of tenants for failure to make rent or housing payments could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This extension will carry this order that was scheduled to expire January 31, 2021 through March 31, 2021.

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South Carolina detects first US cases associated with variant first detected in South Africa

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 12:10:00 EDT

CDC is aware that the first US documented cases of the B 1.351 variant of SARS-CoV-2, which was first detected in South Africa, have been identified in South Carolina.

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CDC estimates 1 in 5 people in the U.S. have a sexually transmitted infection

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 14:00:00 EDT

New data published by the CDC estimate that on any given day in 2018, 1 in 5 people in the U.S. had a sexually transmitted infection (STI). The analyses, published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases, show the burden of diagnosed and undiagnosed STIs in the U.S. and the estimated medical costs associated with STIs.

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Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Extending the Eviction Moratorium

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 22:25:00 EDT

Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Extending the Eviction Moratorium.

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Media Statement from Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, CDC Director and ATSDR Administrator

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 14:25:00 EDT

Today, Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, officially begins her post as the 19th director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the ninth administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). U.S. President Joe Biden selected Dr. Walensky to lead the agency in December. Dr. Walensky comes to CDC from Massachusetts General Hospital, where she served as Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases from 2017-2020; and Harvard Medical School, where she served as Professor of Medicine from 2012-2020. Additional biographical information is available on the CDC website.

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CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 17:00:00 EDT

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.

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HHS Announces $22 Billion in Funding to Support Expanded Testing, Vaccination Distribution

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 00:00:00 EDT

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced two upcoming actions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide more than $22 billion in funding to states, localities, and territories in support of the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as directed by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.

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Transcript: CDC Update on COVID-19

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 13:45:00 EDT

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CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 09:00:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 response.

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Transcript: CDC Update on COVID-19

Wed, 30 Dec 2020 17:00:00 EDT

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CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

Wed, 30 Dec 2020 11:00:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 response.

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CDC 2020 in Review

Tue, 29 Dec 2020 18:30:00 EDT

In 2020 CDC worked around the clock – and around the globe – to protect Americans from health threats. While the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the news, a number of other public health and scientific advancements are worth highlighting.

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CDC to Require Negative COVID-19 Test for Air Travelers from the United Kingdom to the U.S.

Thu, 24 Dec 2020 23:20:00 EDT

Today, President Trump is taking another step to protect the health of the American people by requiring air passengers arriving from the United Kingdom (U.K.) to test negative, via PCR or Antigen test, no more than 72 hours before departure from the U.K. to the United States.

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Media Statement from CDC Director Robert R. Redfield on Vaccine Milestone

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 15:55:00 EDT

The United States achieved an early but important milestone today – jurisdictions have now reported that more than 1 million people have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine since administration began 10 days ago.

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Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19

Fri, 18 Dec 2020 11:10:00 EDT

Over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to recent provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Tobacco Product Use Down Among Youths in 2020

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 12:55:00 EDT

A report out today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), found that current tobacco product use declined among U.S. middle and high school students from 2019 to 2020—driven by decreases in e-cigarette, cigar, and smokeless tobacco use. However, the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) data analysis also found that about 1 in 6 (nearly 4.5 million) students were current users of some type of tobacco product in 2020.

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Media Statement from CDC Director Robert R. Redfield on Signing the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation to use Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in people 16 and older

Sun, 13 Dec 2020 09:25:00 EDT

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CDC expands local area health estimates to include data for the entire U.S. New PLACES data help inform local health decisions

Wed, 09 Dec 2020 10:20:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced the expansion of the 500 Cities Project, a 2016 initiative to provide city- and neighborhood-level health estimates for a large portion of the nation’s population. The project is being renamed PLACES, and now provides Population Level Analysis and Community Estimates to the entire United States to show the prevalence of chronic diseases and the health impacts on underserved communities.

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CDC Statement Regarding ACIP Recommendations

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 15:40:00 EDT

CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield would like to thank the ACIP for all of their work in crafting these recommendations as interim guidance that both 1) health care personnel and 2) residents of long-term care facilities be offered COVID-19 vaccine in the initial phase of the vaccination program.  Dr. Redfield supports their recommendations and has signed the memo and accepted these interim recommendations.

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Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 14:20:00 EDT

Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak, November 19, 2020.

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CDC MEDIA TELEBRIEFING: Update on COVID-19

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 20:55:00 EDT

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Media Statement from CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D., in Observance of World AIDS Day 2020

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 14:05:00 EDT

World AIDS Day presents an important moment to pause, and acknowledge the innovation of the community that has been crucial to fighting disruptions to HIV care, treatment, and prevention efforts that are underway around the world.

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Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak

Thu, 19 Nov 2020 15:00:00 EDT

Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak, November 19, 2020.

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50.6 Million U.S. Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products

Thu, 19 Nov 2020 13:25:00 EDT

Findings from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released today show that approximately 1 in 5 U.S. adults reported currently using a tobacco product in 2019, with about 80% of those adults reporting that they use combustible products such as cigarettes.

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CDC MEDIA TELEBRIEFING: Update on COVID-19

Wed, 18 Nov 2020 17:10:00 EDT

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Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ends

Wed, 18 Nov 2020 11:05:00 EDT

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joins the global public health community in marking the end of the Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) outbreak in Equateur Province.

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CDC Expands U.S. Diabetes Surveillance System with new Social Determinants of Health Module

Tue, 17 Nov 2020 14:45:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) has expanded the U.S. Diabetes Surveillance System with a new social determinants of health (SDOH) module to help identify under-resourced areas of the United States and assess the potential impact of health disparities on diabetes burden and risk factors.

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CDC Awards $1.5 Million for Research to Reduce Exposures to Workplace Hazards through Robotic Technology

Mon, 16 Nov 2020 16:00:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $1.5 million over three years to the University of Illinois at Chicago and Worcester Polytechnic Institute to fund projects aimed at reducing workers’ exposures to hazards through the development and use of collaborative robots, or co-robots.

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CDC Investigation Notice: CDC investigating outbreak of E. coli infections

Tue, 10 Nov 2020 18:00:00 EDT

A CDC Investigation Notice regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 infections has been posted.

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CDC Issues Framework for Resuming Safe and Responsible Cruise Ship Passenger Operations

Fri, 30 Oct 2020 14:05:00 EST

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Framework for Conditional Sailing Order that introduces a phased approach for the safe and responsible resumption of passenger cruises.

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CDC Opens New South America Regional Office in Brazil

Fri, 30 Oct 2020 11:05:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today opened its new South America regional office in Brasilia, Brazil. The new regional office strengthens CDC’s ability to meet its mission of protecting Americans by responding more rapidly to health threats wherever they occur and building key relationships to tackle shared health priorities.

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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: Get the Facts – and Get Your Home and Child Tested

Fri, 23 Oct 2020 19:05:00 EST

U.S. health, housing, and environmental agencies warn that some 3.6 million U.S. families risk permanent harm to their children because their homes are contaminated with lead-based paint.

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CDC investigating Multistate Outbreak of Listeria Infections Linked to Deli Meats

Fri, 23 Oct 2020 17:35:00 EST

A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections has been posted.

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CDC Media Telebriefing Transcript on Operation Warp Speed

Fri, 23 Oct 2020 09:05:00 EST

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HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield to give update on COVID-19 response, Operation Warp Speed

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 21:25:00 EST

Credentialed media are invited to join Secretary Azar and Dr. Redfield for a press briefing and Q&A.

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CDC and the American Mosquito Control Association Collaborate on First-ever Comprehensive Resources for Mosquito Control in Areas Affected by Natural Disasters

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 14:55:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) have collaborated to provide the first-ever comprehensive volume of resources to guide mosquito control in areas affected by natural disasters, such as hurricanes and flooding in this special edition of the Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association (JAMCA).

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CDC shares guidance on how to stay safe during and after Hurricane Delta

Fri, 09 Oct 2020 16:05:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sharing important information to keep you and your family safe during and immediately after Hurricane Delta.

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CDC Updates “How COVID is Spread” Webpage

Mon, 05 Oct 2020 13:55:00 EST

Today, CDC issued updated guidance to its How COVID-19 Spreads website, which includes information about the potential for airborne spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

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CDC Medical Officer Honored with 2020 Sammies Award

Mon, 05 Oct 2020 10:30:00 EST

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) health scientist Vikram Krishnasamy, M.D., MPH, has been awarded the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal® by the Partnership for Public Service.

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CDC investigating Salmonella outbreaks linked to pet bearded dragons, pet hedgehogs

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 00:00:00 EST

CDC is investigating two separate multistate Salmonella illness outbreaks, one linked to contact with pet bearded dragons and one linked to contact with pet hedgehogs.

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Cruise Ship No Sail Order Extended Through October 31, 2020

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 22:35:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today the extension of a No Sail Order for cruise ships through October 31, 2020. This order continues to suspend passenger operations on cruise ships with the capacity to carry at least 250 passengers in waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction.

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Salmonella Investigation Update

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:10:00 EST

A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Stanley infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/stanley-09-20/index.html

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Administration Announces $200 million from CDC to Jurisdictions for COVID-19 Vaccine Preparedness

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:00:00 EST

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing upcoming action by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide $200 million to jurisdictions for COVID-19 vaccine preparedness.

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New CDC data finds adult obesity is increasing

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 11:25:00 EST

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.

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CDC Releases Indicators for Dynamic School Decision-Making

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 18:15:00 EST

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

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

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 16:40:00 EST

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Youth e-cigarette use is down, but 3.6 million still use e-cigarettes

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 12:15:00 EST

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.

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Investigation Update On Peaches

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:55:00 EST

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

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

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 13:15:00 EST

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.

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

Wed, 26 Aug 2020 14:40:00 EST

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.

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CDC Media Telebriefing Transcript: Update on COVID-19

Sun, 23 Aug 2020 00:00:00 EST

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CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

Fri, 21 Aug 2020 11:05:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 response.

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

Wed, 19 Aug 2020 12:50:00 EST

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.

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

Wed, 19 Aug 2020 00:00:00 EST

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.

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

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:30:00 EST

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.

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

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:40:00 EST

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).

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Nootkatone Now Registered by EPA

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 08:45:00 EST

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.

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Investigation Update on Salmonella

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:55:00 EST

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.

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

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:10:00 EST

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CDC Expects 2020 Outbreak of Life-Threatening Acute Flaccid Myelitis Transcript

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 18:05:00 EST

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.

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CDC Expects 2020 Outbreak of Life-Threatening Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:50:00 EST

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.

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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 08:55:00 EST

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.

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Study highlights importance of CDC mitigation strategies

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 12:55:00 EST

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.

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CMS and CDC announce provider reimbursement available for counseling patients to self-isolate at time of COVID-19 testing

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:20:00 EST

Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are announcing that payment is available to physicians and health care providers to counsel patients, at the time of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing, about the importance of self-isolation after they are tested and prior to the onset of symptoms.

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Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on New Resources and Tools to Support Opening Schools

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 15:50:00 EST

Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on New Resources and Tools to Support Opening Schools.

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The 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 09:55:00 EST

On July 26, our nation will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which provides protections against discrimination of people with disabilities in several areas including employment, education, health care, recreation, transportation, and housing.

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CDC releases new resources and tools to support opening schools

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 18:50:00 EST

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is releasing new science-based resources and tools for school administrators, teachers, parents, guardians, and caregivers when schools open this fall.

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Dr. Robert R. Redfield Statement on SARS-CoV-2 infections

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 14:30:00 EST

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Salmonella Investigation Notice

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 18:10:00 EST

CDC and several states are investigating a rapidly growing outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections. A source of the infections has not been identified. The investigation notice is posted here: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/newport-07-20/index.html.

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Cruise ship No Sail Order extended through September 2020

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 17:35:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today the extension of a No Sail Order for cruise ships through September 30, 2020. This order continues to suspend passenger operations on cruise ships with the capacity to carry at least 250 passengers in waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction.

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CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield and HHS Chief Information Officer Jose Arrieta Remarks on HHS Protect

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 00:00:00 EST

On Wednesday, July 15, CDC Director Robert Redfield and HHS Chief Information Officer Jose Arrieta provided an update for members of the media on HHS efforts to gather and disseminate real-time hospital data on COVID-19. Below are their statements as prepared for delivery.

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CDC calls on Americans to wear masks to prevent COVID-19 spread

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 19:00:00 EST

Americans are increasingly adopting the use of cloth face masks to slow the spread of COVID-19, and the latest science may convince even more to do so.

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Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing Update on COVID-19

Fri, 26 Jun 2020 09:40:00 EST

Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing: Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

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HHS Announces New Organ Transplant Guidance

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 23:55:00 EST

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) published an updated solid organ transplant guideline to assess donors and monitor recipients for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus infections.

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CDC Marks the End of the 2018 Ebola Outbreak in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 14:10:00 EST

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is joining the global public health community to mark the end of the Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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CDC updates, expands list of people at risk of severe COVID-19 illness

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 13:30:00 EST

Based on a detailed review of available evidence to date, CDC has updated and expanded the list of who is at increased risk for getting severely ill from COVID-19.

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CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 11:15:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 response.

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CDC releases consolidated COVID-19 testing recommendations

Sat, 13 Jun 2020 20:50:00 EST

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Transcript - CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 18:05:00 EST

Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing: Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

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CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 00:00:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 response.

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HHS Announces New Laboratory Data Reporting Guidance for COVID-19 Testing

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:25:00 EST

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new Guidance that specifies what additional data must be reported to HHS by laboratories along with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) test results.

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United States Coronavirus (COVID-19) Death Toll Surpasses 100,000

Thu, 28 May 2020 17:30:00 EST

Today the number of people in the United States who have died from COVID-19 surpassed 100,000. Families, friends, coworkers, loved ones and community members are grieving for each person who has been lost to this disease.

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CDC updates COVID-19 transmission webpage to clarify information about types of spread

Fri, 22 May 2020 20:50:00 EST

CDC actively reviews our website to make sure the content is accessible and clear for all types of audiences. As a result of one such review, edits were made to the organization of the COVID-19 transmission page, including adding a headline in an attempt to clarify other types of spread beyond person to person. This change was intended to make it easier to read, and was not a result of any new science.

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CDC Releases Recommendations for Communities of Faith

Fri, 22 May 2020 17:45:00 EST

Across America, states and localities are experiencing different stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many state and local officials have determined to begin moving gradually and strategically toward reopening their regions. Today, CDC published guidance to help prevent exposures to COVID-19 in facilities used by communities of faith and to keep their staff and attendees as healthy as possible as they exercise their faith.

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CDC Health Scientist wins 2019 Arthur S. Flemming Award

Fri, 22 May 2020 16:45:00 EST

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Control (CDC) health scientist Duncan R. MacCannell, PhD, has been named a winner of the 2019 Arthur S. Flemming Award.

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CDC Investigation Notice - Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry in Backyard Flocks

Wed, 20 May 2020 18:20:00 EST

A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to contact with backyard poultry has been posted https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/backyardpoultry-05-20/index.html.

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CDC releases resources to assist states to open

Wed, 20 May 2020 15:50:00 EST

Across America, states and localities are experiencing different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have chosen to begin moving gradually and strategically toward resuming civic life. To help states, tribes, localities, and territories, as well as businesses and community organizations operate as safely as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC released two new resources to aide in reopening.

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HHS Delivers Funding to Expand Testing Capacity for States, Territories, Tribes

Mon, 18 May 2020 20:10:00 EST

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is delivering $11 billion in new funding to support testing for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide $10.25 billion to states, territories, and local jurisdictions through CDC’s existing Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases (ELC) cooperative agreement.

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Media Statement from Dr. Robert Redfield, CDC Director; Dr. Steve Hahn, FDA Commissioner; and Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID Director

Tue, 12 May 2020 16:05:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have together determined that government entities working in support of the COVID-19 response efforts are providing essential services and the current guidelines for critical infrastructure workers apply.

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CDC scientists honored as 2020 Service to America Medal Finalists

Fri, 08 May 2020 10:20:00 EST

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Control (CDC) scientists Dr. Vikram Krishnasamy, and Dr. Peter Briss and the 2019 Lung Injury Prevention Team, have been named finalists in the Partnership for Public Service’s annual Service to America awards.

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