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Current CDC Updates

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: Get the Facts – and Get Your Home and Child Tested

Oct 23, 2020

U.S. health, housing, and environmental agencies warn that some 3.6 million U.S. families risk permanent harm to their children because their homes are contaminated with lead-based paint.

CDC investigating Multistate Outbreak of Listeria Infections Linked to Deli Meats

Oct 23, 2020

A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections has been posted.

CDC Media Telebriefing Transcript on Operation Warp Speed

Oct 23, 2020

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.

HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield to give update on COVID-19 response, Operation Warp Speed

Oct 20, 2020

Credentialed media are invited to join Secretary Azar and Dr. Redfield for a press briefing and Q&A.

CDC and the American Mosquito Control Association Collaborate on First-ever Comprehensive Resources for Mosquito Control in Areas Affected by Natural Disasters

Oct 13, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) have collaborated to provide the first-ever comprehensive volume of resources to guide mosquito control in areas affected by natural disasters, such as hurricanes and flooding in this special edition of the Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association (JAMCA).

CDC shares guidance on how to stay safe during and after Hurricane Delta

Oct 09, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sharing important information to keep you and your family safe during and immediately after Hurricane Delta.

CDC Updates “How COVID is Spread” Webpage

Oct 05, 2020

Today, CDC issued updated guidance to its How COVID-19 Spreads website, which includes information about the potential for airborne spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

CDC Medical Officer Honored with 2020 Sammies Award

Oct 05, 2020

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) health scientist Vikram Krishnasamy, M.D., MPH, has been awarded the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal® by the Partnership for Public Service.

CDC investigating Salmonella outbreaks linked to pet bearded dragons, pet hedgehogs

Oct 01, 2020

CDC is investigating two separate multistate Salmonella illness outbreaks, one linked to contact with pet bearded dragons and one linked to contact with pet hedgehogs.

Cruise Ship No Sail Order Extended Through October 31, 2020

Sep 30, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today the extension of a No Sail Order for cruise ships through October 31, 2020. This order continues to suspend passenger operations on cruise ships with the capacity to carry at least 250 passengers in waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction.

Salmonella Investigation Update

Sep 24, 2020

A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Stanley infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/stanley-09-20/index.html

Administration Announces $200 million from CDC to Jurisdictions for COVID-19 Vaccine Preparedness

Sep 23, 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing upcoming action by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide $200 million to jurisdictions for COVID-19 vaccine preparedness.

New CDC data finds adult obesity is increasing

Sep 17, 2020

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that adult obesity prevalence is increasing and racial and ethnic disparities persist. Notably, adults with obesity are at heightened risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19.

CDC Releases Indicators for Dynamic School Decision-Making

Sep 15, 2020

Today, CDC released indicators to help schools make dynamic decisions about in-person learning as local conditions evolve throughout the pandemic.

CDC awards $7 million for pilot project to reduce chronic disease by advancing health equity

Sep 11, 2020

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.

Youth e-cigarette use is down, but 3.6 million still use e-cigarettes

Sep 09, 2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with various partners, released two papers today in Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) highlighting recent changes in U.S. e-cigarette use and sales.

Investigation Update On Peaches

Aug 27, 2020

CDC has updated its food safety alert for a Salmonella illness outbreak linked to peaches: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/enteritidis-08-20/index.html

CDC’s Tips® campaign led 1 million U.S. adults to quit smoking during 2012–2018

Aug 27, 2020

Findings from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published in Preventing Chronic Disease show that CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign led more than 1 million U.S. adults to quit smoking and an estimated 16.4 million U.S. adults to attempt to quit smoking during 2012–2018.

Dr. Robert R. Redfield Statement on “Preventing and Mitigating SARS-CoV-2 Transmission — Four Overnight Camps, Maine, June–August 2020”

Aug 26, 2020

Today’s MMWR, which highlights the thoughtful and prudent public health practices used during overnight summer camps in Maine, reinforces how powerful everyday preventive actions are in reducing and keeping COVID-19 transmission low. Despite more than 1,000 campers and staff from nearly every state and 7 countries, only three people tested positive for COVID-19 during the camp and no additional campers or staff were known to be infected.

CDC Media Telebriefing Transcript: Update on COVID-19

Aug 23, 2020

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

Aug 21, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 response.

CDC data show disproportionate COVID-19 impact in American Indian/Alaska Native populations

Aug 19, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new study that specifically examines how COVID-19 is affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) – one of the racial and ethnic minority groups at highest risk from the disease. CDC found that in 23 selected states, the cumulative incidence of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases among AI/AN was 3.5 times that of non-Hispanic whites.

CDC Outbreak Investigations: New Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Bagged Peaches; Updates on Outbreak Linked to Onions

Aug 19, 2020

CDC has posted a new food safety alert for a Salmonella illness outbreak linked to bagged peaches, and updated recall information and case counts for a Salmonella outbreak linked to onions.

Joint Statement from the Census Bureau and Centers for Disease Control on Conducting 2020 Census Non-Response Follow-Up Interviews

Aug 10, 2020

In carrying out our respective missions, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are committed to protecting the health and safety of those we serve and employ. This is particularly important during the current COVID-19 health crisis.

Hear Her: CDC Campaign Highlights Warning Signs of Pregnancy-Related Deaths

Aug 10, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching Hear Her, a national campaign that brings attention to pregnancy-related deaths and provides education and encouragement to pregnant and postpartum women (within one year of delivery).

Nootkatone Now Registered by EPA

Aug 10, 2020

A new active ingredient, discovered and developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in insecticides and insect repellents.

Investigation Update on Salmonella

Aug 07, 2020

CDC, several states, and FDA continue to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to onions. More grocery stores and food manufacturers have recalled onions and food containing onions, and 244 more illnesses have been reported in the last week. An update is posted here: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/newport-07-20/index.html.

CDC Presents Inaugural Award for Advancements in Health Equity to Oregon's Lessie Williams

Aug 05, 2020

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 Expects 2020 Outbreak of Life-Threatening Acute Flaccid Myelitis Transcript

Aug 04, 2020

Welcome, everyone, and thank you for standing by. At this time, I'd like to inform all participants that your lines are in a listen-only mode until the question and answer session of today's conference call. If you would like to ask a question please press star 1 on your phone. I will now turn the meeting over to our first speaker Ms. Michelle Bonds.

CDC Expects 2020 Outbreak of Life-Threatening Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Aug 04, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) anticipates that 2020 will be another peak year for cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), an uncommon but serious neurologic condition that affects mostly children. The disease has peaked every two years between August and November in the United States since 2014.  Enteroviruses, particularly enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68), are likely responsible for these peaks in cases.

CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report

Aug 04, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) anticipates that 2020 will be another outbreak year for acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), an uncommon but serious neurologic condition.

Study highlights importance of CDC mitigation strategies

Jul 31, 2020

Today's MMWR on SARS-CoV-2 transmission at an overnight camp in Georgia found efficient spread of the virus among campers and staff while noting key steps to minimize the risk for SARS-CoV-2 introduction and transmission in camps were not strictly followed.

CMS and CDC announce provider reimbursement available for counseling patients to self-isolate at time of COVID-19 testing

Jul 30, 2020

Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are announcing that payment is available to physicians and health care providers to counsel patients, at the time of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing, about the importance of self-isolation after they are tested and prior to the onset of symptoms.

Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on New Resources and Tools to Support Opening Schools

Jul 24, 2020

Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on New Resources and Tools to Support Opening Schools.

The 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Jul 24, 2020

On July 26, our nation will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which provides protections against discrimination of people with disabilities in several areas including employment, education, health care, recreation, transportation, and housing.

CDC releases new resources and tools to support opening schools

Jul 23, 2020

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is releasing new science-based resources and tools for school administrators, teachers, parents, guardians, and caregivers when schools open this fall.

Dr. Robert R. Redfield Statement on SARS-CoV-2 infections

Jul 22, 2020

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.

Salmonella Investigation Notice

Jul 21, 2020

CDC and several states are investigating a rapidly growing outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections. A source of the infections has not been identified. The investigation notice is posted here: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/newport-07-20/index.html.

Cruise ship No Sail Order extended through September 2020

Jul 16, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today the extension of a No Sail Order for cruise ships through September 30, 2020. This order continues to suspend passenger operations on cruise ships with the capacity to carry at least 250 passengers in waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction.

CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield and HHS Chief Information Officer Jose Arrieta Remarks on HHS Protect

Jul 16, 2020

On Wednesday, July 15, CDC Director Robert Redfield and HHS Chief Information Officer Jose Arrieta provided an update for members of the media on HHS efforts to gather and disseminate real-time hospital data on COVID-19. Below are their statements as prepared for delivery.

CDC calls on Americans to wear masks to prevent COVID-19 spread

Jul 14, 2020

Americans are increasingly adopting the use of cloth face masks to slow the spread of COVID-19, and the latest science may convince even more to do so.

Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing Update on COVID-19

Jun 26, 2020

Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing: Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

HHS Announces New Organ Transplant Guidance

Jun 25, 2020

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) published an updated solid organ transplant guideline to assess donors and monitor recipients for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus infections.

CDC Marks the End of the 2018 Ebola Outbreak in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Jun 25, 2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is joining the global public health community to mark the end of the Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

CDC updates, expands list of people at risk of severe COVID-19 illness

Jun 25, 2020

Based on a detailed review of available evidence to date, CDC has updated and expanded the list of who is at increased risk for getting severely ill from COVID-19.

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

Jun 25, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 response.

CDC releases consolidated COVID-19 testing recommendations

Jun 13, 2020

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.

Transcript - CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

Jun 12, 2020

Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing: Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

Jun 12, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 response.

HHS Announces New Laboratory Data Reporting Guidance for COVID-19 Testing

Jun 04, 2020

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new Guidance that specifies what additional data must be reported to HHS by laboratories along with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) test results.

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