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Current CDC Updates

CDC updates and simplifies respiratory virus recommendations

Mar 01, 2024

CDC released today updated recommendations for how people can protect themselves and their communities from respiratory viruses, including COVID-19.

Older Adults Now Able to Receive Additional Dose of Updated COVID-19 Vaccine

Feb 28, 2024

Today, CDC Director Mandy Cohen endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for adults ages 65 years and older to receive an additional updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine dose.

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

Feb 20, 2024

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 deaths have been reported.

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

Feb 05, 2024

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.

CDC Opens New East Asia and Pacific Regional Office in Japan

Feb 05, 2024

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.

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

Dec 21, 2023

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.

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

Nov 24, 2023

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

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

Nov 16, 2023

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. 

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

Nov 16, 2023

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 136,000 – mostly among children – according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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

Nov 14, 2023

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.

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

Nov 09, 2023

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 Understanding (MOU) to further their joint work to protect communities from the impacts of wildfire smoke, while promoting land management practices that reduce the risk of large, severe fires.

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

Nov 08, 2023

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.

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

Nov 07, 2023

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 pregnancy can cause tragic outcomes, like miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, and lifelong medical issues.

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

Nov 06, 2023

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.

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

Nov 03, 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 (16.5% to 12.6%), primarily driven by a decline in e-cigarette use (14.1% to 10.0%).

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

Oct 31, 2023

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

Transcript: Health Workers Face a Mental Health Crisis

Oct 24, 2023

Transcript: Health Workers Face a Mental Health Crisis

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

Oct 24, 2023

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 important implications for health worker mental health, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

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

Sep 27, 2023

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.

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

Sep 22, 2023

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 RSVpreF vaccine (trade name Abrysvo TM), has been shown to reduce the risk of RSV hospitalization for babies by 57 percent in the first six months after birth.

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

Sep 22, 2023

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).

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

Sep 22, 2023

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).

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

Sep 14, 2023

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.

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

Sep 12, 2023

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 later this week.

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

Aug 31, 2023

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.

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

Aug 24, 2023

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 lives.

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

Aug 23, 2023

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

One in 5 Women Reported Mistreatment While Receiving Maternity Care

Aug 22, 2023

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 (27%) women.

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

Aug 10, 2023

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

Provisional Suicide Deaths in the United States, 2022

Aug 10, 2023

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.

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

Aug 03, 2023

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).

Emerging Tick Bite-Associated Meat Allergy Potentially Affects Thousands

Jul 27, 2023

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

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

Jul 13, 2023

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 this fall.

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

Jul 12, 2023

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 others never to start.

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

Jul 10, 2023

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 destruction of the United States chemical weapons stockpile on July 7, 2023.

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

Jun 29, 2023

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

Transcript: Hepatitis C Briefing

Jun 29, 2023

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

CDC Recommends RSV Vaccine For Older Adults

Jun 29, 2023

CDC Recommends RSV Vaccine For Older Adults.

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

Jun 22, 2023

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.

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

Jun 16, 2023

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.

Transcript: Mpox Briefing

May 30, 2023

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

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

May 26, 2023

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.

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

May 23, 2023

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 decision makers during public health emergencies.

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

May 19, 2023

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 decision makers during public health emergencies.

Transcript: PHE Briefing

May 08, 2023

Transcript for the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Announcement

Walensky Announces Departure from CDC

May 05, 2023

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 dangerous, new virus variants.

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

Apr 20, 2023

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 innovative analyses conducted by EIS officers—better known as CDC’s disease detectives.

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

Apr 19, 2023

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.

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

Apr 17, 2023

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 the nation.

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

Apr 11, 2023

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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