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'11/28/2021 11:41:59 AM'

CDC Statement on B.1.1.529 (Omicron variant)

On November 26, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified a new variant, B.1.1.529, as a Variant of Concern and has named it Omicron.

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CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots to All Adults

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) expanded recommendations for booster shots to include all adults ages 18 years and older who received a Pfizer-BioNTech o...

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CDC Testing Shows Commercial Lab Vials Contain No Trace of Virus Known to Cause Smallpox

Laboratory testing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today showed that recently discovered vials marked as “smallpox” contain vaccinia, the virus used in smallpox vaccine.

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CDC’s National Violent Death Reporting System Helps Tell the Story of Homicides of American Indian and Alaska Native People

A recently published CDC report is helping uncover the characteristics of homicides of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people.

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Imported Monkeypox case Reported in Maryland

Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating with the Maryland Department of Health and other health partners to investigate a case of monkeypox in a traveler who returned to the United States from Nigeria.

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A CDC Food Safety Alert Regarding a Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157 Infections Linked to Spinach has been Posted

A CDC Food Safety Alert Regarding a Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157 Infections Linked to Spinach has been Posted.

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CDC/NIOSH to Host Panel Discussion on Protecting Health Worker Mental Health: A Call to Action

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 h...

'11/28/2021 11:41:59 AM'

Global Progress Against Measles Threatened Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

The largest increase in unvaccinated children in 20 years and critical gaps in disease surveillance increase risk of measles outbreaks, putting lives at risk: WHO, CDC

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CDC to Hold Virtual Recruitment Event for Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities

On Tuesday, November 9, CDC will hold a special event for students and recent graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as part of the agency’s efforts to improve outreach and recruit diverse talent.

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88 Million Americans at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Can Change Their Outcome

A recent study showed type 2 diabetes is one of the top comorbidities associated with COVID-19 severity and deaths.

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Importance of One Health for COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

Today marks the sixth annual One Health Day, a global campaign that highlights the need for a One Health approach to address shared health threats by recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, and our environment.

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CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11 Years

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine....

'11/28/2021 11:41:59 AM'

New CDC Study: Vaccination Offers Higher Protection than Previous COVID-19 Infection

Today, CDC published new science reinforcing that vaccination is the best protection against COVID-19. In a new MMWR examining more than 7,000 people across 9 states who were hospitalized with COVID-like illness, CDC found that those who were unva...

'11/28/2021 11:41:59 AM'

CDC Updates Blood Lead Reference Value for Children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its blood lead reference value (BLRV) from 5 µg/dL to 3.5 µg/dL in response to the Lead Exposure Prevention and Advisory Committee (LEPAC) recommendation made on May 14, 2021.

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CDC Launches New Education Campaigns Aimed at Preventing Drug Overdose Deaths

To save more lives from drug overdose, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently launched four complementary education campaigns intended to reach young adults ages 18—34 years.

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CDC Lab Testing Confirms Cause of Melioidosis Outbreak

Bacterial strain in aromatherapy spray a match to strain in four patients.

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CDC To Invest $26 Million in Advanced Outbreak Forecasting and Analytics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced $26 Million in funding to develop next-generation infectious disease forecasting and analytics.

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Annual Report to the Nation Part 2: Patient Economic Burden of Cancer Care More Than $21 Billion in the United States in 2019

Part 2 of the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds that cancer patients in the United States shoulder a large amount of cancer care costs. In

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CDC’s Framework for Conditional Sailing Order Temporarily Extended Through January 15, 2022

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a temporary extension of the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order (CSO) for cruise ships through January 15, 2022.

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CDC Issues Orders Operationalizing the President’s Safer, More Stringent International Travel System

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is issuing Orders to implement the new travel policy announced by the Biden administration to safely resume global travel to the United States while protecting the health and safety of Am...

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CDC Food Safety Alert: CDC investigating Salmonella outbreak linked to Citterio brand Salame Sticks

A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections has been posted. 20 people have been reported sick from 8 states, and 3 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

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CDC Identifies Rare Bacteria in Aromatherapy Product

Laboratory testing at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified the bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei in an aromatherapy spray -- the same type of bacteria that sickened four people in the United States earlier this...

'11/28/2021 11:41:59 AM'

CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots

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 h...

'11/28/2021 11:41:59 AM'

CDC Food Safety Alert: Whole onions identified as the source of large ongoing Salmonella outbreak

A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections has been posted.

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CDC to Renew Advisory Committee to the Director

The Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ACD), as authorized by federal law, is being re-established.

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

One U.S. child loses a parent or caregiver for every four COVID-19-associated deaths, a new modeling study published today in Pediatrics reveals.

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

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

A study released today (attached) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that more than 2 million U.S. middle and high school students reported currently using e-cigarette...

'11/28/2021 11:41:59 AM'

CDC Statement on Pregnancy Health Advisory

Today, CDC issued an urgent health advisory to increase COVID-19 vaccination among people who are pregnant, recently pregnant (including those who are lactating), who are trying to become pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future to...

'11/28/2021 11:41:59 AM'

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

Today, CDC released three studies in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) that highlight the importance of using layered prevention strategies including universal masking to stop the spread and minimize disruptions to school operations...

'11/28/2021 11:41:59 AM'

CDC Statement on ACIP Booster Recommendations

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 h...

'11/28/2021 11:41:59 AM'

CDC to Invest $2.1 Billion to Protect Patients and Healthcare Workers from COVID-19 and Future Infectious Diseases

CDC to invest $2.1 billion in infection control to support state and other public health departments against COVID-19.

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Number of States with High Obesity Prevalence Rises to Sixteen

The number of states in which at least 35% of residents are obese has nearly doubled since 2018 – and disparities persist - according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

'11/28/2021 11:41:59 AM'

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

AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteering and national service, has launched Public Health AmeriCorps, a new partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support the recruitment, training, and development of a new gener...

'11/28/2021 11:41:59 AM'

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

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

'11/28/2021 11:41:59 AM'

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

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 h...

'11/28/2021 11:41:59 AM'

CDC Statement Following ACIP Pfizer-BioNTech Vote

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for use of the Pfizer-BioNTech’s licensed vaccine for people 16 and older.

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

CDC identifies source in Salmonella outbreak linked to Italian-style meats.

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

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 h...

'11/28/2021 11:41:59 AM'

New Research Uncovers Concerning Increases in Youth Living with Diabetes in the U.S.

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

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CDC Investigation Notice Regarding Two Multistate Outbreaks of Salmonella Infections

A CDC investigation notice regarding two multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/italian-style-meat-08-21/index.html

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CDC Offers Health Tips for Back to School During COVID-19

As schools plan for a safe return to campus this year, it is critically important to consider the health and well-being of students and staff, and address issues with COVID-19, mental and physical health, and managing other chronic health conditio...

'11/28/2021 11:41:59 AM'

Joint Statement from HHS Public Health and Medical Experts on COVID-19 Booster Shots

Today, public health and medical experts from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the following statement on the Administration’s plan for COVID-19 booster shots for the American people.

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CDC Stands Up New Disease Forecasting Center

Aims to predict disease threats, provide early warning and real-time data on outbreaks

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Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Signing the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ Recommendation for an Additional Dose of an mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine in Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People

Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Signing the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ Recommendation for an Additional Dose of an mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine in Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People.

'11/28/2021 11:41:59 AM'

New CDC Data: COVID-19 Vaccination Safe for Pregnant People

CDC has released new data on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant people and is recommending all people 12 years of age and older get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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CDC Investigation Notice: CDC Warns of Salmonella Infections Linked to Recalled Raw Frozen Breaded Stuffed Chicken

CDC Warns of Salmonella Infections Linked to Recalled Raw Frozen Breaded Stuffed Chicken.

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Statement on Melioidosis Cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed a new fatal case of the rare disease melioidosis in Georgia that is linked to three previous cases in different states.

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New CDC-Funded Pilot Program in Georgia Uses Public Art to Increase Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccination

To help build confidence in and increase demand for COVID-19 vaccination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is partnering with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and several other organizations on an innovative community ...

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New CDC Study: Vaccination Offers Higher Protection than Previous COVID-19 Infection

In today’s MMWR, a study of COVID-19 infections in Kentucky among people who were previously infected with SAR-CoV-2 shows that unvaccinated individuals are more than twice as likely to be reinfected with COVID-19 than those who were fully vaccina...