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'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

CDC Warns of E. Coli outbreak linked to raw milk cheese

Ten people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli have been reported from four states. Four people have been hospitalized and one person developed hemolytic uretic syndrome. This is a serious condition that can cause kidney failure. No death...

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers® Launches New Ads to Encourage People to Quit Smoking

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign returns today with new ads to encourage people to quit smoking.

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

CDC Opens New East Asia and Pacific Regional Office in Japan

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Mandy Cohen celebrated the opening of the new CDC East Asia and Pacific (EAP) regional office in Tokyo, Japan.

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

Seniors in Care Facilities Have More Protection Available This Year: CDC Encourages Vaccination Against Flu, COVID-19 and RSV

New research in this week’s MMWR finds that most nursing home residents haven't received an updated COVID-19 vaccine or the new RSV vaccine.

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

Case count doubles and recalls expand in Salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupes and pre-cut fruit products

Case count doubles and recalls expand in Salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupes and pre-cut fruit products

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

CDC and FDA Expedite the Availability of Additional Doses of New RSV Immunization for Infants

Today, CDC announced the release of more than 77,000 additional doses of Beyfortus™ (nirsevimab-alip (100 mg), a long-acting monoclonal antibody designed to protect infants against severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease.

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

Global measles threat continues to grow as another year passes with millions of children unvaccinated

Following years of declines in measles vaccination coverage, measles cases in 2022 have increased by 18%, and deaths have increased by 43% globally (compared to 2021). This takes the estimated number of measles cases to 9 million and deaths to 136...

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

More Than One in Three Americans are at Increased Risk for Type 2 Diabetes, but Changing the Outcome is Possible

Prediabetes is reversible, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ad Council want to make sure people know they can change the outcome.

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

Biden-Harris Administration Agencies Sign Interagency Agreement to Address Wildfire Risk and Protect Communities from Smoke

Today, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Mandy Cohen announced a Memorandum of Un...

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

Transcript for Vital Signs Telebriefing: Syphilis in Babies Reflects Health System Failures

This transcript is for the telebriefing on the release of Vital Signs: Syphilis in Babies Reflects Health System Failures, which took place on Tuesday, November 7, at 12:00 noon.

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

U.S. Syphilis Cases in Newborns Continue to Increase: A 10-Times Increase Over a Decade

CDC is recommending concerted action to stop the increase of newborn syphilis cases and continues to sound the alarm about the consequences of a rapidly accelerating epidemic of sexually transmitted infections in the United States. Syphilis during...

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

CDC expands testing of international air traveler samples to include flu RSV, and other respiratory viruses

CDC is conducting a new pilot on samples it is collecting as part of its Traveler-based Genomic Surveillance (TGS) program that will provide early detection of flu, RSV, and select other respiratory viruses, in addition to SARS-CoV-2.

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

E-cigarette Use Down Among U.S. High School Students in 2023

A study released today from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows that, among high school students, current (past 30-day) use of any tobacco product declined during 2022-2023 (16....

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Launches First Federal Campaign for Hospitals to Tackle Healthcare Workers Burnout

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced today the launch of Impact Wellbeing.

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

Health Workers Report Harassment, Symptoms of Poor Mental Health, and Difficult Working Conditions

More than double the number of health workers reported harassment at work in 2022 than in 2018. This may include threats, bullying, verbal abuse, or other actions from patients and coworkers that create a hostile work environment. This finding has...

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

Transcript: Health Workers Face a Mental Health Crisis

Transcript: Health Workers Face a Mental Health Crisis

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Annual Report to the Nation Part 2: New cancer diagnoses fell abruptly early in the COVID-19 pandemic

New diagnoses of six major cancer types in the United States fell abruptly in early 2020, coinciding with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to findings from part 2 of the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

CDC recommends new vaccine to help protect babies against severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) illness after birth

Today, CDC recommended the first respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine for pregnant people to protect their newborn from severe RSV illness. RSV is the leading cause of hospitalization for U.S. infants. This new vaccine, Pfizer’s bivalent RSVp...

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

CDC announces $262M funding to support National Network for Outbreak Response and Disease Modeling

On September 19, 2022, CDC announced the recipients of 13 funding awards to establish a first-of-its-kind national network, the Outbreak Analytics and Disease Modeling Network (OADMN).

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

Adult Obesity Prevalence Remains High; Support for Prevention and Treatment Needed

New population data from 2022 show 22 states have an adult obesity prevalence at or above 35%, compared to 19 states in 2021, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

HHS Launches Bridge Access Program to Ensure Free COVID-19 Vaccination for Uninsured and Underinsured Adults

In April, HHS announced the ‘HHS Bridge Access Program For COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments Program’(“Program”) to maintain broad access to COVID-19 vaccines for millions of uninsured Americans.

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

CDC Recommends Updated COVID-19 Vaccine for Fall/Winter Virus Season

CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 illness this fall and winter. Updated COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna will be available l...

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

CDC Awards $279M to 49 States, the District of Columbia, and 40 Local Health Departments to Help Prevent Drug Overdoses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded $279 million to 49 states, the District of Columbia, and 40 local health departments to help stop overdoses within their communities.

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

CDC launches new effort aimed at strengthening survival and recovery rates for all sepsis patients

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching the Hospital Sepsis Program Core Elements to support all U.S. hospitals in ensuring effective teams and resources are in place to be able to quickly identify sepsis and save more li...

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

Transcript: One in 5 Women Reported Mistreatment While Receiving Maternity Care

transcript for the Vital Signs telebriefing: One in 5 Women Reported Mistreatment While Receiving Maternity Care

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One in 5 Women Reported Mistreatment While Receiving Maternity Care

Twenty percent of women surveyed reported experiences of mistreatment during pregnancy and delivery care, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. Mistreatment during maternity care was higher among Black (30%), Hispanic (29%), and multiracial (...

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

CDC warns of Listeria outbreak linked to “Soft Serve On The Go” ice cream cups

A CDC food safety alert regarding an outbreak of Listeria infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/ice-cream-08-23/index.html

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

Provisional Suicide Deaths in the United States, 2022

CDC is releasing the latest provisional estimates for suicide deaths in the United States in 2022. The provisional estimates released today indicate that suicide deaths further increased in 2022.

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

CDC Recommends a Powerful New Tool to Protect Infants from Leading Cause of Hospitalization

CDC is recommending a new immunization starting this fall to help protect all infants under 8 months and some older babies at increased risk of severe illness caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

Emerging Tick Bite-Associated Meat Allergy Potentially Affects Thousands

The CDC reports that between 2010 and 2022, there were more than 110,000 suspected cases of alpha-gal syndrome identified.

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

CDC to Launch “Bridge Access Program” in Fall 2023 to Provide Free COVID-19 Vaccines to Uninsured and Underinsured Adults

To help ensure that millions of uninsured and underinsured American adults continue to have access to no-cost COVID-19 vaccinations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching the Bridge Access Program for COVID-19 Vaccines ...

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

Statement from Deirdre Lawrence Kittner, PhD, MPH, Director, CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, on the passing of Becky Herner, Tips From Former Smokers® participant

It is with deep sadness that we share the loss of Becky Herner, a participant in CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign. Becky, a devoted mother, friend, and champion of anti-tobacco efforts, encouraged people who smoke to quit and other...

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

CDC Celebrates Elimination of Entire U.S. Chemical Weapons Stockpile

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) congratulates the Department of Defense (DoD), the Program Executive Office Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PEO ACWA), and CDC’s Chemical Demilitarization (CDM) Program on the complete ...

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

Breakthrough Cures for Hepatitis C Still Fail to Reach the Vast Majority of Americans Who Need Them

Breakthrough Cures for Hepatitis C Still Fail to Reach the Vast Majority of Americans Who Need Them

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

Transcript: Hepatitis C Briefing

Transcript for Hepatitis C telebriefing that took place on June 29, 2023.

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CDC Recommends RSV Vaccine For Older Adults

CDC Recommends RSV Vaccine For Older Adults.

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

U.S. E-cigarette Sales Climbed during 2020-2022

A study released today found that overall e-cigarette monthly unit sales increased by 46.6%—from 15.5 million units in January of 2020, to 22.7 million units in December of 2022.

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

Statement by CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky on the Appointment of Dr. Mandy Cohen as the 20th CDC Director

Today, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s announcement that he intends to appoint Dr. Mandy Cohen to be the next CDC director.

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

Transcript: Mpox Briefing

Transcript for Mpox Telebriefing that took place on May 18, 2023.

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Update on Rapid Assessment of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission at 2023 EIS Conference

On Thursday, April 27, several in-person attendees at the annual EIS conference notified conference organizers that they had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

HIV Declines Among Young People and Drives Overall Decrease in New HIV Infections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) through the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics (CFA) to establish an outbreak response network for disease forecasting to support d...

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

New Funding Opportunity to Strengthen Outbreak Response through Data, Forecasting, and Analytics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) through the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics (CFA) to establish an outbreak response network for disease forecasting to support d...

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

Transcript: PHE Briefing

Transcript for the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Announcement

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Walensky Announces Departure from CDC

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced today her intent to depart the agency at the end of June. Walensky has led CDC through a transition to greater normalcy across the country, after two years of COVID-19 related closures and waves of dang...

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

CDC’s Disease Detectives Give First-Hand Accounts from the Front Lines of Public Health

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold its annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference April 24–27, 2023 in Atlanta. The event will feature 97 presentations on recent groundbreaking investigations and innovat...

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

CDC simplifies COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, allows older adults and immunocompromised adults to get second dose of the updated vaccine

Following FDA regulatory action, CDC has taken steps to simplify COVID-19 vaccine recommendations and allow more flexibility for people at higher risk who want the option of added protection from additional COVID-19 vaccine doses.

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

NIOSH Launches the National Firefighter Registry for Cancer to Understand and Reduce Cancer in the Fire Service

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through its National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), are pleased to launch the National Firefighter Registry for Cancer online enrollment system for firefighters across th...

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

U.S. STI Epidemic Showed No Signs of Slowing in 2021 – Cases Continued to Escalate

Reported cases of the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis all increased between 2020 and 2021 – reaching a total of more than 2.5 million reported cases – according to CDC’s final surveillance data.

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

New Funding Announced to Evaluate Exposure to Environmental Hazards

The ATSDR Partnership to Promote Local Efforts to Reduce Environmental Exposure (APPLETREE) cooperative agreement program will award $13.95 million to fund 30 state health departments to evaluate past and present exposure to environmental hazards ...

'2/27/2024 10:25:45 AM'

Increased Use of Telehealth Services and Medications for Opioid Use Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic Associated with Reduced Risk for Fatal Overdose

The expanded availability of opioid use disorder-related telehealth services and medications during the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with a lowered likelihood of fatal drug overdose among Medicare beneficiaries, according to a new study.