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Ebola Outbreak in Guinea Declared Over

Sat, 19 Jun 2021 00:00:00 EST

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CDC COVID-19 Study Shows mRNA Vaccines Reduce Risk of Infection by 91 Percent for Fully Vaccinated People

Mon, 07 Jun 2021 15:31:00 EST

A new CDC study finds the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) reduce the risk of infection by 91 percent for fully vaccinated people.

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Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 12:01:00 EST

On May 12, 2021, CDC recommended use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in people aged 12 years and up based on the safety and efficacy of the vaccine in adolescents following clinical trials. At the time, there was a growing body of evidence that demonstrated the severe health impacts of COVID-19 on adolescents.

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Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on 40 years since CDC published its first report on HIV in the United States

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 13:41:00 EST

Forty years ago, CDC first reported on Pneumocystis pneumonia in five previously healthy young gay men in Los Angeles. Published on June 5, 1981, in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), this was the first CDC report of what would be known as HIV.

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CDC Investigation Notice: Outbreak of Salmonella

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 17:48:00 EST

A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/enteritidis-06-21/index.html

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CDC Virtual Event: Commemorating 70 Years of CDC Disease Detectives on the Front Lines of Public Health

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 12:23:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold a virtual celebration marking the 70th anniversary of its Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program.

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CDC Statement on President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

Fri, 28 May 2021 17:30:00 EST

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CDC Investigating New Outbreaks of Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Poultry

Thu, 20 May 2021 16:00:00 EST

A CDC investigation notice regarding multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/backyardpoultry-05-21/index.html

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Largest CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness Study in Health Workers Shows mRNA Vaccines 94% Effective

Fri, 14 May 2021 12:00:00 EST

A new CDC study adds to the growing body of real-world evidence (outside of a clinical trial setting) showing that COVID-19 mRNA vaccines authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protect health care personnel (HCP) against COVID-19. mRNA vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) reduced the risk of getting sick with COVID-19 by 94% among HCP who were fully vaccinated.

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CDC Director Statement on Pfizer’s Use of COVID-19 Vaccine in Adolescents Age 12 and Older

Wed, 12 May 2021 15:50:00 EST

Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Signing the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ Recommendation to Use Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine in 12- to 15-Year-Olds

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

Thu, 06 May 2021 13:35:00 EST

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.

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

Wed, 05 May 2021 15:35:00 EST

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.

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CDC Principal Deputy Director Named 2021 Service to America Medal

Mon, 03 May 2021 11:35:00 EST

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.

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Ebola Outbreak Over in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mon, 03 May 2021 09:15:00 EST

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). 

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

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 11:22:00 EST

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.

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

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 19:12:00 EST

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FDA and CDC Virtual Press Conference: Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine **Registration Required**

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 18:24:00 EST

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.

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

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 11:38:00 EST

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

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

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:24:00 EST

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.

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

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:00:00 EST

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.

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FDA Media Briefing: Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 09:18:00 EST

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.

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

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 07:57:00 EST

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.

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

Thu, 08 Apr 2021 13:23:00 EST

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.

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Federal Grantees May Now Use Funds to Purchase Fentanyl Test Strips

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 14:17:00 EST

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.

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

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 13:52:00 EST

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.

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

Tue, 06 Apr 2021 16:57:00 EST

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.

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

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 17:48:00 EST

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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.

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CDC Issues Updated Guidance on Travel for Fully Vaccinated People

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 12:02:00 EST

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.

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

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 16:40:00 EST

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

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

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 13:53:00 EST

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.

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CDC Real-World Study Confirms Protective Benefits of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

Mon, 29 Mar 2021 09:47:00 EST

A new CDC study provides strong evidence that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections in real-world conditions among health care personnel, first responders, and other essential workers.

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

Mon, 29 Mar 2021 09:10:00 EST

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CDC Supports Efforts to End Ebola Outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of Guinea

Fri, 26 Mar 2021 16:37:00 EST

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Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, On COVID-19 Vaccination at Dialysis Centers

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 09:42:00 EST

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CDC Plans to Provide $332 Million to Support Community Health Workers for COVID-19 Prevention and Control

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 09:20:00 EST

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CDC Updates Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools to Reflect New Evidence on Physical Distance in Classrooms

Fri, 19 Mar 2021 10:14:00 EST

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CDC Initiative Creates New Water Fluoridation Technology to Support Rural Health Needs

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 10:12:00 EST

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded research initiative offers access to optimally fluoridated water for up to 19 million people in the U.S. for the first time.

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CDC Announces $2.25 Billion to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities in Communities that are at High-Risk and Underserved

Wed, 17 Mar 2021 14:10:00 EST

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Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, In Observance of One-Year Pandemic Milestone

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 08:36:00 EDT

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CDC Issues First Set of Guidelines on How Fully Vaccinated People Can Visit Safely with Others

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 11:37:00 EDT

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Allyson Felix, track and field star, joins Hear Her campaign to raise awareness about maternal mortality

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:25:00 EDT

CDC is pleased to announce that Allyson Felix, an elite track and field athlete and U.S. Olympian, has joined the Hear Her campaign to share her story and raise awareness about urgent warning signs that could indicate life-threatening complications during and in the year after pregnancy.

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CDC to Require Airlines to Collect Contact Information from Passengers from DRC and Guinea

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 13:42:00 EDT

Starting Thursday, March 4, 2021, airlines and other aircraft operators will be required to collect and transmit contact information to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for appropriate public health follow-up and intervention for all passengers boarding a flight to the United States who were in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or the Republic of Guinea within the 21 days before their arrival in the United States.

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CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers® Campaign Returns With New Ads

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 06:55:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign enters its 10th year today with new ads that encourage people who smoke to quit.

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Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Signing the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ Recommendation to Use Janssen’s COVID-19 Vaccine in People 18 and Older

Sun, 28 Feb 2021 17:39:00 EDT

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CDC has updated its food safety alert for a <em>Listeria</em> outbreak linked to queso fresco made by El Abuelito Cheese Inc.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 00:00:00 EDT

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USG to Initiate Public Health Measures to Respond to Ebola in Guinea and DRC

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 10:48:00 EDT

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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

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.

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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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