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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.

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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...

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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).

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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).

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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 (...

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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

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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Autism Prevalence Higher, According to Data from 11 ADDM Communities

One in 36 (2.8%) 8-year-old children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to an analysis published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

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TB is Still Here – New CDC Data Show U.S. Cases Increased Again in 2022

Preliminary TB data released by CDC ahead of World TB Day show that the number of U.S. TB disease cases increased 5% in 2022 to 8,300 cases. CDC is calling on healthcare providers and communities disproportionately affected by TB to Think. Test. T...

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CDC Acquires 465-Acre Site in Mace, West Virginia for Research Facility

CDC, along with the General Services Administration, today announced the acquisition of a site in Mace, West Virginia for a new facility that will focus on the mining industry and advance the agency’s research capabilities.

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Increasing Threat of Spread of Antimicrobial-resistant Fungus in Healthcare Facilities

Candida auris (C. auris), an emerging fungus considered an urgent antimicrobial resistance (AR) threat, spread at an alarming rate in U.S. healthcare facilities in 2020-2021, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C...

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U.S.-Led Global Effort Dramatically Increases Number of People Receiving Lifesaving HIV Treatment in Less than Two Decades

A new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that the number of people receiving lifesaving HIV treatment through PEPFAR has increased 300 times in under 20 years, from 2004 to 2022.

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CDC and ATSDR Staff Begin Next Steps in ACE Investigation in East Palestine, Ohio

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) are preparing for the next phase of the Assessment of Chemical Exposure (ACE) investigation to assess the health impacts of the Febru...

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FDA and CDC Response to the Florida Surgeon General

FDA and CDC Response to the Florida Surgeon General regarding COVID-19 vaccine safety.

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CDC Statement on President’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget

Today, the Biden Administration released the President’s FY 2024 budget. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) budget request for FY 2024 includes $11.581 billion in discretionary budget authority, Prevention and Public Health Fund ...

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New Funding Opportunities for States, Cities, and Territories to Strengthen Overdose Surveillance and Prevention Efforts

The CDC is announcing two new Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) today under its Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) program to advance the critical work that health departments and communities play in driving down overdose deaths.

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Transcript: YRBS Telebriefing

Transcript for YRBS telebriefing which highlighted U.S. teen girls experiencing increased sadness and violence.

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U.S. Teen Girls Experiencing Increased Sadness and Violence

According to new CDC data released today, nearly 3 in 5 (57%) U.S. teen girls felt persistently sad or hopeless in 2021—double that of boys, representing a nearly 60% increase and the highest level reported over the past decade.

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Transcript: Black and Hispanic Patients on Dialysis Have Higher Rates of Staph Bloodstream Infections

Transcript for January Vital Signs Telebriefing: Black and Hispanic Patients on Dialysis Have Higher Rates of Staph Bloodstream Infections.

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Black and Hispanic Patients on Dialysis Have Higher Rates of Staph Bloodstream Infections

Adults on dialysis treatment for end-stage kidney disease were 100 times more likely to have a Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bloodstream infection than adults not on dialysis during 2017–2020, according to a new Vital Signs report released today b...

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Whooping cough vaccination during pregnancy benefits US infants

A CDC study published today provides further evidence that Tdap vaccination during pregnancy helps protect newborns from whooping cough during their first two months of life, when they are most vulnerable to the disease.

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CDC launches website to help consumers find free COVID-19 testing sites

Today CDC launched the COVID-19 Testing Locator website, which will allow consumers to search for free COVID-19 testing sites near them.

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

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Brian Hayden, a participant in CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign and a proud military veteran, husband to his beloved wife Denise, father, grandfather and friend.