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Current CDC Updates

CDC warns of Salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard poultry flocks

May 22, 2024

CDC warns of Salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard poultry flocks

CDC Reports Second Human Case of H5 Bird Flu Tied to Dairy Cow Outbreak

May 22, 2024

CDC Reports Second Human Case of H5 Bird Flu Tied to Dairy Cow Outbreak

Readout of CDC Call with State Public Health Partners on H5N1 Influenza Monitoring

May 21, 2024

In a meeting with public health partners, CDC Principal Deputy Director Nirav D. Shah laid out the agency’s recommendations that influenza surveillance systems continue operating at enhanced levels during the summer and to increase the number of positive influenza A virus samples submitted for subtyping to help detect even rare cases of human H5N1 virus infection in the community.

CDC Releases Guidance for Preventing Spread of Infections in Schools to Keep Children Healthy and Learning

May 17, 2024

Today, CDC released consolidated, evidence-based guidance for preventing the spread of infections in K-12 schools.

CDC unveils newly revamped CDC.gov

May 16, 2024

CDC unveils newly revamped CDC.gov

Statement from CDC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Deb Houry on 2023 Overdose Death Data

May 15, 2024

Today’s data showing a decrease in drug overdoses over the 12-month period through December 2023 is heartening news for our nation and demonstrates we are making progress to prevent deaths from drug overdoses.

Transcript for Vital Signs Telebriefing: Drowning Deaths Rise in the United States Making swimming lessons more accessible can save lives

May 14, 2024

Transcript for Vital Signs Telebriefing: Drowning Deaths Rise in the United States Making swimming lessons more accessible can save lives

Drowning Deaths Rise in the United States

May 14, 2024

Drowning deaths are on the rise in the United States, following decades of decline, according to a new CDC Vital Signs study released today. Over 4,500 people died due to drowning each year from 2020–2022, 500 more per year compared to 2019.

CDC Updates Dog Importation Regulation; New Rules will Start August 1, 2024

May 08, 2024

CDC is updating its dog importation regulation to protect the health and safety of people and animals by making sure any dog arriving in the United States is healthy and doesn’t present a risk to our communities.

Readout of CDC Call with State Public Health Partners Regarding Avian Influenza and Farmworker Protection

May 06, 2024

Today, CDC Principal Deputy Director Nirav D. Shah met with state health officials, public health emergency preparedness directors, state epidemiologists, and state public health veterinarians, and leadership from public health partner organizations to discuss farmworker protection and personal protective equipment (PPE) for avian influenza.

CDC warns of E. coli outbreak linked to organic walnuts sold in bulk

Apr 30, 2024

CDC warns of E. coli outbreak linked to Gibson Farms, Inc. organic walnut halves and pieces.

CDC Announces Important Advances in Protecting Americans from Heat

Apr 22, 2024

Today, CDC, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS), launched a new Heat and Health Initiative to protect Americans from heat exposure.

CDC warns of Salmonella Infections linked to Contaminated Basil sold at Trader Joe’s

Apr 18, 2024

CDC warns of Salmonella infections linked to contaminated basil sold at Trader Joe’s

CDC’s Disease Detectives Share Findings from the Forefront of Public Health

Apr 18, 2024

The CDC will hold its annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference from April 23–26, 2024, in Atlanta, GA. The EIS Conference is the nation’s flagship applied epidemiology conference where EIS officers share their work on leading-edge investigations, scientific findings, and forward-thinking strategies to inform improvements in public health.

New U.S Global Health Security Strategy Advances Commitment to Protect Americans and People Around the World from Emerging Health Threats

Apr 16, 2024

Advancing the Administration’s commitment to protect the American people from the next pandemic, the White House today released The United States Government Global Health Security Strategy (GHSS) 2024, which acknowledges that the United States and the international community can only achieve global, sustainable health security by working with all countries.

CDC Investigating Harmful Reactions to Counterfeit Botox

Apr 15, 2024

A CDC investigation notice has been posted regarding harmful reactions in people who received counterfeit or otherwise mishandled botox: https://www.cdc.gov/botulism/outbreaks/harmful-reactions-botox-injections.html

CDC Data Modernization Efforts Accelerate Nation’s Ability to Detect and Rapidly Respond to Health Threats

Apr 11, 2024

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched its updated Public Health Data Strategy for 2024-2025 and a companion 2023 Lookback Report.

CDC Data Modernization Efforts Accelerate Nation’s Ability to Detect and Rapidly Respond to Health Threats

Apr 11, 2024

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched its updated Public Health Data Strategy for 2024-2025 and a companion 2023 Lookback Report.

Transcript for Vital Signs: Health-Related Social Needs Can Keep Women from Getting Lifesaving Mammograms

Apr 09, 2024

Transcript for Vital Signs: Health-Related Social Needs Can Keep Women from Getting Lifesaving Mammograms

Cost and Access Are Not the Only Barriers Women Face in Getting Lifesaving Mammograms

Apr 09, 2024

A new CDC Vital Signs study finds that only about 65% of women ages 50-74, with three or more health-related social needs, are up to date with their mammograms. Breast cancer causes more than 40,000 deaths in women each year in the United States, and screening mammograms have been shown to reduce breast cancer deaths.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus Infection Reported in a Person in the U.S.

Apr 01, 2024

April 1, 2024—A person in the United States has tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N1) virus (“H5N1 bird flu”), as reported by Texas and confirmed by CDC.

CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Impact Wellbeing™ Campaign Releases Hospital-Tested Guide to Improve Healthcare Worker Burnout

Mar 18, 2024

As part of the first federal campaign to address healthcare worker burnout, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) today released an evidence-informed and actionable guide for the nation’s hospital leaders to improve healthcare worker wellbeing – Impact Wellbeing™ Guide: Taking Action to Improve Healthcare Worker Wellbeing.

CDC Statement on the President’s Fiscal Year 2025

Mar 11, 2024

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration released the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) budget request for FY 2025 includes $9.683 billion in discretionary budget authority, Prevention and Public Health Funds, and Public Health Service Evaluation Funds, which is $521.1 million over the FY 2023 appropriation.

CDC study shows effectiveness of RSV immunization for infants

Mar 07, 2024

New data released today in CDC’s MMWR show that nirsevimab, a long-acting monoclonal antibody product, was highly effective in protecting infants from hospitalizations associated with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

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.

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