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Current CDC Updates

CDC Releases Data on Chronic Diseases and Related Risk Factors

Sep 27, 2022

2021 data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) are now available through CDC’s easy-to-use web-based tool.

Number of States with High Rates of Adult Obesity More Than Doubles

Sep 27, 2022

Nineteen states and two territories have at least 35% of residents with adult obesity - more than doubling the number of states with a high obesity prevalence since 2018 - according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

CDC announces $90M funding to support Pathogen Genomics Centers of Excellence (PGCoE) network

Sep 20, 2022

Today, CDC announced 5-year awards to five state public health departments. The awards will establish the Pathogen Genomics Centers of Excellence (PGCoE) network.

Many Children with Sickle Cell Anemia Not Receiving Lifesaving Screening and Treatment

Sep 20, 2022

In 2019, less than half of children aged 2–16 years with sickle cell anemia received the recommended screening for stroke, a common complication of the disease, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

Four in 5 pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. are preventable

Sep 19, 2022

More than 80% of pregnancy-related deaths were preventable, according to 2017-2019 data from Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs), which are representatives of diverse clinical and non-clinical backgrounds who review the circumstances around pregnancy-related deaths to identify recommendations to prevent future deaths.

New Vital Signs Report: Children with sickle cell anemia are at risk for stroke and other complications

Sep 19, 2022

Sickle cell anemia, a blood disorder that primarily affects Black and African American people, can cause severe pain and shorten life expectancy by more than 20 years. Yet, few children with the disease are getting the recommended screening and treatment to prevent life-threatening complications such as stroke.

CDC opening applications for Monkeypox Vaccine Equity Pilot Program

Sep 15, 2022

Today, local, state, and territorial health departments, as well as tribal governments and local non-governmental organizations, can partner together and begin submitting requests to access monkeypox vaccine through the recently announced Monkeypox Vaccine Equity Pilot Program

United States confirmed as country with circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus

Sep 13, 2022

CDC today announced that polioviruses found in New York, both from the case of paralytic polio in an unvaccinated adult in Rockland County and in several wastewater samples from communities near the patient’s residence, meet the World Health Organization (WHO)’s criteria for circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) – meaning that poliovirus continues to be transmitted in Rockland County, NY, and surrounding areas.

CDC Recommends the First Updated COVID-19 Booster

Sep 01, 2022

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendations for use of updated COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech for people ages 12 years and older and from Moderna for people ages 18 years and older.

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

Aug 31, 2022

The expansion of telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with individuals staying in treatment longer and reducing their risk of medically treated overdose, according to a new study.

CDC Investigation Notice Update: CDC Updates Number of People Ill in E. coli Outbreak with Unknown Source

Aug 26, 2022

A CDC investigation notice update regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections is now live.

CDC Recommends Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine for Adolescents

Aug 22, 2022

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., signed a decision memo that Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine be used as another primary series option for adolescents ages 12 through 17.

CDC Issues Update on Search for Source of Midwestern E. coli Outbreak

Aug 19, 2022

A CDC investigation notice update regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections is now live.

CDC assisting Michigan and Ohio with E. coli O157 outbreak with unknown food source

Aug 17, 2022

A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections is now live.

CDC streamlines COVID-19 guidance to help the public better protect themselves and understand their risk

Aug 11, 2022

Today, CDC is streamlining its COVID-19 guidance to help people better understand their risk, how to protect themselves and others, what actions to take if exposed to COVID-19, and what actions to take if they are sick or test positive for the virus.

Federal Health Agencies Unveil National Tool to Measure Health Impacts of Environmental Burdens

Aug 10, 2022

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Environmental Justice, announce the release of the Environmental Justice Index (EJI).

Federal Health Agencies Unveil National Tool to Measure Health Impacts of Environmental Burdens

Aug 10, 2022

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Environmental Justice, announce the release of the Environmental Justice Index (EJI).

Statement from Karen Hacker, MD, MPH, Director, CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion on the passing of Tonya Moore, Tips From Former Smokers® participant

Aug 09, 2022

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Tonya Moore. At age 38, Tonya was diagnosed with heart failure because of cigarette smoking.

New CDC Data Reveal Less Than a Third of People Diagnosed with Hepatitis C Receive Timely Treatment for the Deadly, yet Curable, Infection

Aug 09, 2022

A new CDC Vital Signs report finds that too few people diagnosed with hepatitis C are being treated, despite availability of medications capable of curing this viral infection

CDC Media Briefing — New Vital Signs Report: Hepatitis C is deadly, but curable

Aug 09, 2022

CDC Media Briefing — New Vital Signs Report Hepatitis C is deadly, but curable: Why are so few Americans getting treatment?

CDC Media Briefing - New Vital Signs Report: Hepatitis C is deadly, but curable. Why are so few Americans getting treatment?

Aug 08, 2022

Hepatitis C can cause advanced liver disease, liver cancer, and death and affects millions in the United States. Yet, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report, less than a third of people diagnosed with hepatitis C get timely treatment for this curable infection. Join us to learn more about the barriers to hepatitis C treatment and what can be done to save lives.

CDC Hosts 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases

Aug 01, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Task Force for Global Health will co-host in person the 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) August 7-10, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel in Atlanta, GA.

Bacteria that Causes Rare Disease Melioidosis Discovered in U.S. Environmental Samples

Jul 27, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified for the first time in domestic environmental samples the bacteria that causes a rare and serious disease called melioidosis. The bacteria, Burkholderia pseudomallei or B. pseudomallei, was identified through sampling of soil and water in the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi.

2022 REACH Lark Award Recipients Recognized for Excellence in Advancing Health Equity

Jul 26, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is pleased to announce two winners of the 2022 REACH Lark Galloway-Gilliam Award for Advancing Health Equity Challenge. The winners are Thamara Labrousse from Live Healthy Miami Gardens (Florida) and Healthy Savannah (Georgia).

CDC Investigation Notice: Small turtles purchased online linked to Salmonella outbreak affecting children

Jul 22, 2022

A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/stanley-07-22/index.html

CDC Media Briefing — New Vital Signs Report - Overdose deaths show historic increase: How can we address widening disparities and save lives?

Jul 19, 2022

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a historic 30% increase in overdose deaths in the United States from 2019 to 2020.

Sonic Healthcare USA to Begin Monkeypox Testing Today, Increasing Nationwide Testing Capacity

Jul 18, 2022

Starting today, Sonic Healthcare USA (Sonic) will begin testing for monkeypox using CDC’s orthopoxvirus test, which detects most non-smallpox related orthopoxviruses, including monkeypox.

Overdose death rates increased significantly for Black, American Indian/Alaska Native people in 2020

Jul 18, 2022

In 2020, overdose death rates (number of drug overdose deaths per 100,000 people) increased 44 percent for Black* people and 39 percent for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people compared with 2019, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report with drug overdose data from 25 states and the District of Columbia.

New COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness Data Showcase Protection Gained by 3rd and 4th Doses

Jul 15, 2022

A third and fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose offered substantial protection among adults with healthy immune systems who were eligible to receive them during Omicron variant evolution in early 2022.

Aegis Sciences to Begin Monkeypox Testing Today, Increasing Nationwide Testing Capacity

Jul 14, 2022

Starting today, Aegis Sciences will begin testing for monkeypox using CDC’s orthopoxvirus test, which detects most non-smallpox related orthopoxviruses, including monkeypox virus.

Quest Diagnostics to Begin Monkeypox Testing Today, Increasing Nationwide Testing Capacity

Jul 13, 2022

Starting today, Quest Diagnostics will begin testing for monkeypox.

COVID-19 Reverses Progress in Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance in U.S.

Jul 12, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed back years of progress made combating antimicrobial resistance (AR) in the United States.

Mayo Clinic Laboratories to Begin Monkeypox Testing Today, Increasing Nationwide Testing Capacity

Jul 11, 2022

Starting today, Mayo Clinic Laboratories will begin testing for monkeypox using CDC’s orthopoxvirus test, which detects most non-smallpox related orthopoxviruses, including monkeypox.

CDC Advises that People in Florida Not Eat, Serve, or Sell Big Olaf Creamery Ice Cream

Jul 08, 2022

CDC is concerned that Big Olaf Creamery ice cream could still be in people’s homes or available for sale in stores in Florida. This ice cream is sold in Florida in Big Olaf Creamery stores and in stores with different company names.

Labcorp To Begin Monkeypox Testing Today, Doubling Nationwide Testing Capacity

Jul 06, 2022

Starting today, Labcorp will begin testing for monkeypox using CDC’s orthopoxvirus test (which detects all non-smallpox related orthopoxviruses, including monkeypox).

CDC Investigation Notice: CDC Investigates New Listeria Outbreak

Jul 01, 2022

People at high risk should seek health care if symptomatic.

CDC Director Adopts Preference for Specific Flu Vaccines for Seniors

Jun 30, 2022

CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., adopted the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation to preferentially recommend the use of specific flu vaccines for adults 65 years and older, including higher dose and adjuvanted flu vaccines.

CDC Activates Emergency Operations Center for Monkeypox Response

Jun 28, 2022

Today, CDC continues to lean forward with an aggressive public health response to the monkeypox outbreak by activating its Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

CDC Recommends Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for Children and Adolescents

Jun 24, 2022

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine be used as an option for children ages 6 through 17 years.

HIV Testing Dropped Sharply Among Key Groups During First Year of COVID-19 Pandemic

Jun 23, 2022

New CDC data published ahead of National HIV Testing Day (Monday, June 27) show a sharp decrease in the number of CDC-funded HIV tests administered in health care and non-health-care settings (43% and 50%, respectively) from 2019 to 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CDC Assists with Meningococcal Disease Outbreak Investigation in Florida

Jun 22, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues its collaboration with the Florida Department of Health to investigate one of the worst outbreaks of meningococcal disease among gay and bisexual men in U.S. history. At least 24 cases and 7 deaths among gay and bisexual men have been reported.

CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children

Jun 18, 2022

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that all children 6 months through 5 years of age should receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

CDC Rescinds Order Requiring Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Prior to Flight to the US

Jun 10, 2022

Today, CDC is announcing that the Order requiring persons to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, will be rescinded, effective on June 12, 2022 at 12:01AM ET.

CDC Media Alert: Backyard poultry contact linked to more than 200 Salmonella illnesses in 2022

Jun 10, 2022

A CDC investigation notice regarding multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/backyardpoultry-06-22/index.html

CDC Monkeypox Response: Transmission

Jun 09, 2022

Monkeypox virus is a completely different virus than the viruses that cause COVID-19 or measles.

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on 2022 U.S. Monkeypox Investigation

Jun 09, 2022

Experts from CDC, HHS, and the White House will discuss the latest regarding the cases of monkeypox in the United States and the testing options available for the public.

CDC Awards $215 Million in Funding to Advance National Cancer Prevention and Control toward Cancer Moonshot Goals

Jun 08, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced first-year funding awards of $215 million in a 5-year, $1.1 billion investment into three national programs to prevent and control cancer.

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on 2022 U.S. Monkeypox Investigation

Jun 03, 2022

Experts from CDC, HHS, and the White House will discuss the latest regarding the cases of monkeypox in the United States.

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on 2022 U.S. Monkeypox Investigation Transcript

Jun 03, 2022

Transcript for the "CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on 2022 U.S. Monkeypox Investigation" that occurred on Friday, June 3, 2022.

CDC releases draft cancer cluster guidelines for public comment

May 31, 2022

CDC/ATSDR has released a draft of its Guidelines for Examining Unusual Patterns of Cancer and Environmental Concerns for public comment. Comments are open through the Federal Register until July 25, 2022.

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