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Current CDC Updates

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

Oct 23, 2021

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.

CDC Identifies Rare Bacteria in Aromatherapy Product

Oct 22, 2021

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 year.

CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots

Oct 21, 2021

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 help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

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

Oct 20, 2021

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

CDC to Renew Advisory Committee to the Director

Oct 20, 2021

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

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

Oct 07, 2021

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.

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

Oct 02, 2021

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.

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

Sep 30, 2021

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-cigarettes in 2021, with more than 8 in 10 of those youth using flavored e-cigarettes.

CDC Statement on Pregnancy Health Advisory

Sep 29, 2021

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 prevent serious illness, deaths, and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

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

Sep 24, 2021

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 for safe in-person education.

CDC Statement on ACIP Booster Recommendations

Sep 24, 2021

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 help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

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

Sep 17, 2021

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

Number of States with High Obesity Prevalence Rises to Sixteen

Sep 15, 2021

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.

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

Sep 08, 2021

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 generation of public health leaders who will be ready to respond to the nation’s public health needs.

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

Sep 03, 2021

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.

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

Aug 31, 2021

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 help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

CDC Statement Following ACIP Pfizer-BioNTech Vote

Aug 30, 2021

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.

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

Aug 26, 2021

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

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

Aug 25, 2021

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 help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

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

Aug 24, 2021

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%.

CDC Investigation Notice Regarding Two Multistate Outbreaks of Salmonella Infections

Aug 24, 2021

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

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

Aug 23, 2021

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 conditions.

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

Aug 18, 2021

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.

CDC Stands Up New Disease Forecasting Center

Aug 18, 2021

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

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

Aug 13, 2021

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.

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

Aug 11, 2021

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.

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

Aug 11, 2021

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

Statement on Melioidosis Cases

Aug 09, 2021

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.

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

Aug 06, 2021

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 initiative leveraging local artists as trusted vaccine messengers.

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

Aug 06, 2021

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 vaccinated after initially contracting the virus.

CDC Issues Eviction Moratorium Order in Areas of Substantial and High Transmission

Aug 03, 2021

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky today signed an order determining the evictions of tenants for failure to make rent or housing payments could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

CDC Extends Order at the Southern and Northern Land Borders

Aug 02, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an order under Sections 362 and 365 of the Public Health Service Act, and associated implementing regulations, that temporarily suspends the introduction of certain noncitizens based on the Director’s determination that introduction of such noncitizens, regardless of their country of origin, migrating through Canada and Mexico into the United States creates a serious danger of the introduction of COVID-19 into the United States, and the danger is so increased by the introduction of such noncitizens that a temporary suspension is necessary to protect the public health.

Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH on Today’s MMWR

Jul 30, 2021

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 help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

CDC MEDIA TELEBRIEFING: Update on COVID-19

Jul 27, 2021

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 help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

CDC awards $117 Million to Advance Innovation and Health Equity in Federal Initiative to End HIV

Jul 27, 2021

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 help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

Title 42 Order Reassessment and Exception for Unaccompanied Noncitizen Children

Jul 16, 2021

Today, CDC is issuing an Order confirming the exception for unaccompanied noncitizen children (UC) from the Order suspending the right to introduce certain persons into the United States (U.S.).

CDC and Texas Confirm Monkeypox In U.S. Traveler

Jul 16, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed on July 15 a case of human monkeypox in a U.S. resident who recently traveled from Nigeria to the United States.

CDC warns of Salmonella infections linked to BrightFarms brand Sunny Crunch Salad

Jul 15, 2021

A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium-07-21/index.html

Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Vaccine Boosters

Jul 09, 2021

The United States is fortunate to have highly effective vaccines that are widely available for those aged 12 and up. People who are fully vaccinated are protected from severe disease and death, including from the variants currently circulating in the country such as Delta.

Annual Report to the Nation: Rapid Decrease in Lung Cancer and Melanoma Deaths Lead Overall Continued Decline in Cancer Death Rate

Jul 08, 2021

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 help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

Sharp Declines in Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

Jun 30, 2021

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 help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

CDC Director Extends the Eviction Moratorium for 30 days

Jun 24, 2021

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 help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

CDC and HHS Award $200 Million for Disease Intervention Specialist Workforce

Jun 21, 2021

On June 18, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services awarded 59 jurisdictions with $200 million to bolster support and enhance  the disease intervention specialists (DIS) workforce.

Ebola Outbreak in Guinea Declared Over

Jun 19, 2021

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 help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

CDC COVID-19 Study Shows mRNA Vaccines Reduce Risk of Infection by 91 Percent for Fully Vaccinated People

Jun 07, 2021

A new CDC study finds the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) reduce the risk of infection by 91 percent for fully vaccinated people.

Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH

Jun 04, 2021

On May 12, 2021, CDC recommended use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in people aged 12 years and up based on the safety and efficacy of the vaccine in adolescents following clinical trials. At the time, there was a growing body of evidence that demonstrated the severe health impacts of COVID-19 on adolescents.

Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on 40 years since CDC published its first report on HIV in the United States

Jun 03, 2021

Forty years ago, CDC first reported on Pneumocystis pneumonia in five previously healthy young gay men in Los Angeles. Published on June 5, 1981, in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), this was the first CDC report of what would be known as HIV.

CDC Investigation Notice: Outbreak of Salmonella

Jun 02, 2021

A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/enteritidis-06-21/index.html

CDC Virtual Event: Commemorating 70 Years of CDC Disease Detectives on the Front Lines of Public Health

Jun 02, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold a virtual celebration marking the 70th anniversary of its Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program.

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