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Current CDC Updates

Media Statement from Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, CDC Director and ATSDR Administrator

Jan 20, 2021

Today, Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, officially begins her post as the 19th director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the ninth administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). U.S. President Joe Biden selected Dr. Walensky to lead the agency in December. Dr. Walensky comes to CDC from Massachusetts General Hospital, where she served as Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases from 2017-2020; and Harvard Medical School, where she served as Professor of Medicine from 2012-2020. Additional biographical information is available on the CDC website.

CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States

Jan 12, 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.

HHS Announces $22 Billion in Funding to Support Expanded Testing, Vaccination Distribution

Jan 07, 2021

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced two upcoming actions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide more than $22 billion in funding to states, localities, and territories in support of the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as directed by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.

Transcript: CDC Update on COVID-19

Jan 06, 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

Jan 06, 2021

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

Transcript: CDC Update on COVID-19

Dec 30, 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

Dec 30, 2020

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

CDC 2020 in Review

Dec 29, 2020

In 2020 CDC worked around the clock – and around the globe – to protect Americans from health threats. While the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the news, a number of other public health and scientific advancements are worth highlighting.

CDC to Require Negative COVID-19 Test for Air Travelers from the United Kingdom to the U.S.

Dec 24, 2020

Today, President Trump is taking another step to protect the health of the American people by requiring air passengers arriving from the United Kingdom (U.K.) to test negative, via PCR or Antigen test, no more than 72 hours before departure from the U.K. to the United States.

Media Statement from CDC Director Robert R. Redfield on Vaccine Milestone

Dec 23, 2020

The United States achieved an early but important milestone today – jurisdictions have now reported that more than 1 million people have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine since administration began 10 days ago.

Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19

Dec 18, 2020

Over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to recent provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Tobacco Product Use Down Among Youths in 2020

Dec 17, 2020

A report out today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), found that current tobacco product use declined among U.S. middle and high school students from 2019 to 2020—driven by decreases in e-cigarette, cigar, and smokeless tobacco use. However, the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) data analysis also found that about 1 in 6 (nearly 4.5 million) students were current users of some type of tobacco product in 2020.

Media Statement from CDC Director Robert R. Redfield on Signing the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation to use Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in people 16 and older

Dec 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.

CDC expands local area health estimates to include data for the entire U.S. New PLACES data help inform local health decisions

Dec 09, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced the expansion of the 500 Cities Project, a 2016 initiative to provide city- and neighborhood-level health estimates for a large portion of the nation’s population. The project is being renamed PLACES, and now provides Population Level Analysis and Community Estimates to the entire United States to show the prevalence of chronic diseases and the health impacts on underserved communities.

CDC Statement Regarding ACIP Recommendations

Dec 03, 2020

CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield would like to thank the ACIP for all of their work in crafting these recommendations as interim guidance that both 1) health care personnel and 2) residents of long-term care facilities be offered COVID-19 vaccine in the initial phase of the vaccination program.  Dr. Redfield supports their recommendations and has signed the memo and accepted these interim recommendations.

Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak

Dec 02, 2020

Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak, November 19, 2020.

CDC MEDIA TELEBRIEFING: Update on COVID-19

Dec 01, 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.

Media Statement from CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D., in Observance of World AIDS Day 2020

Dec 01, 2020

World AIDS Day presents an important moment to pause, and acknowledge the innovation of the community that has been crucial to fighting disruptions to HIV care, treatment, and prevention efforts that are underway around the world.

Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak

Nov 19, 2020

Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak, November 19, 2020.

50.6 Million U.S. Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products

Nov 19, 2020

Findings from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released today show that approximately 1 in 5 U.S. adults reported currently using a tobacco product in 2019, with about 80% of those adults reporting that they use combustible products such as cigarettes.

CDC MEDIA TELEBRIEFING: Update on COVID-19

Nov 18, 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.

Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ends

Nov 18, 2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joins the global public health community in marking the end of the Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) outbreak in Equateur Province.

CDC Expands U.S. Diabetes Surveillance System with new Social Determinants of Health Module

Nov 17, 2020

The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) has expanded the U.S. Diabetes Surveillance System with a new social determinants of health (SDOH) module to help identify under-resourced areas of the United States and assess the potential impact of health disparities on diabetes burden and risk factors.

CDC Awards $1.5 Million for Research to Reduce Exposures to Workplace Hazards through Robotic Technology

Nov 16, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $1.5 million over three years to the University of Illinois at Chicago and Worcester Polytechnic Institute to fund projects aimed at reducing workers’ exposures to hazards through the development and use of collaborative robots, or co-robots.

CDC Investigation Notice: CDC investigating outbreak of E. coli infections

Nov 10, 2020

A CDC Investigation Notice regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 infections has been posted.

CDC Issues Framework for Resuming Safe and Responsible Cruise Ship Passenger Operations

Oct 30, 2020

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Framework for Conditional Sailing Order that introduces a phased approach for the safe and responsible resumption of passenger cruises.

CDC Opens New South America Regional Office in Brazil

Oct 30, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today opened its new South America regional office in Brasilia, Brazil. The new regional office strengthens CDC’s ability to meet its mission of protecting Americans by responding more rapidly to health threats wherever they occur and building key relationships to tackle shared health priorities.

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.

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