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Current CDC Updates

CDC launches website to help consumers find free COVID-19 testing sites

Jan 24, 2023

Today CDC launched the COVID-19 Testing Locator website, which will allow consumers to search for free COVID-19 testing sites near them.

Statement from Deirdre Lawrence Kittner, PhD, MPH, Director, CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health on the passing of Brian Hayden, Tips From Former Smokers® participant

Jan 23, 2023

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Brian Hayden, a participant in CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign and a proud military veteran, husband to his beloved wife Denise, father, grandfather and friend.

Transcript for Vaccine Telebriefing

Jan 18, 2023

Transcript for Vaccine Telebriefing

Ebola Outbreak Over in Uganda

Jan 11, 2023

The CDC joins the Government of Uganda and the global public health community in marking the end of the Ebola outbreak in Uganda.

CDC Announces Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement from Air Passengers Entering the United States from the People’s Republic of China

Dec 28, 2022

CDC is announcing today that it will implement a requirement for a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery for air passengers boarding flights to the United States originating from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, beginning January 5, 2023, at 12:01 AM ET.

Statement from Karen Hacker, MD, MPH, Director of CDC’s NCCDPHP, on Extended Growth Charts for Children and Adolescents with Severe Obesity

Dec 15, 2022

Statement from Karen Hacker, MD, MPH, Director CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion on Extended Growth Charts for Children and Adolescents with Severe Obesity

CDC Expands Updated COVID-19 Vaccines to Include Children Ages 6 Months through 5 Years

Dec 09, 2022

Following FDA action, today CDC expanded the use of updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months through 5 years.

CDC Studies Support Mpox Vaccine as Safe and Effective

Dec 09, 2022

Studies show vaccinated people have substantially less risk for contracting mpox compared with those who are unvaccinated and identified no major safety concerns after nearly 1 million doses administered.

Transcript: CDC Media Telebriefing - Update on Respiratory Disease Circulation

Dec 08, 2022

Transcript for the CDC Media Telebriefing : Update on Respiratory Disease Circulation. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Medical Association will discuss the latest information about respiratory disease circulation and highlight the beginning of National Influenza Vaccination Week.

CDC/ATSDR Updates Guidelines for Examining Unusual Patterns of Cancer and Environmental Concerns

Dec 08, 2022

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC/ATSDR) has released updated guidance to help state, tribal, local, and territorial public health agencies, and other partners as they investigate patterns of disease in communities, including cancer, and environmental concerns.

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on Respiratory Disease Circulation

Dec 05, 2022

Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Medical Association will discuss the latest information about respiratory disease circulation and highlight the beginning of National Influenza Vaccination Week.

COVID-19 disruptions in HIV testing and prevention highlight need for innovation and investment before the next public health emergency

Dec 01, 2022

The nation’s ability to prevent HIV was dealt a hard blow early in the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new CDC analysis published today, on World AIDS Day: Putting Ourselves to the Test: Achieving Equity to End HIV. A rapid rebound in services, however, is a testament to quick, resourceful local innovations that, if scaled up and sustained, could help reach national HIV prevention goals.

CDC planning wastewater testing for polio in select communities

Nov 30, 2022

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will strategically expand wastewater testing for poliovirus in select jurisdictions across the country.

CDC Awards More Than $3 Billion to Improve U.S. Public Health Workforce and Infrastructure

Nov 29, 2022

Today, CDC is awarding $3.2 billion to help state, local, and territorial jurisdictions across the United States strengthen their public health workforce and infrastructure.

Nearly 40 million children are dangerously susceptible to growing measles threat

Nov 23, 2022

In 2021, a record high of nearly 40 million children missed a measles vaccine dose: 25 million children missed their first dose and an additional 14.7 million children missed their second dose, a joint publication by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports.

More than 3 Million Youth Reported Using a Tobacco Product in 2022

Nov 10, 2022

A study released today from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 3.08 million (11.3%) U.S. middle and high school students reported current (past 30-day) use of any tobacco product in 2022, which includes 2.51 million (16.5%) high school students and 530,000 (4.5%) middle school students.

Transcript for Telebriefing: Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Pain

Nov 09, 2022

Transcript for Telebriefing: Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Pain

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on Respiratory Disease Circulation Transcript

Nov 04, 2022

UAB and thank you all for joining us today to discuss what we are seeing with respiratory diseases and what people can do to prevent their spread.

CDC Releases UPDATED Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain

Nov 03, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is releasing updated and expanded recommendations for clinicians providing pain care for adult outpatients with short- and long-term pain.

Update on CDC Director and COVID-19

Oct 31, 2022

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky experienced mild symptoms from her recent COVID-19 infection, completed a course of Paxlovid, and, after a period of isolation, tested negative for the virus.

Annual Report to the Nation: Cancer deaths continue downward trend; modest improvements in survival for pancreatic cancer

Oct 27, 2022

Overall cancer death rates continued to decline among men, women, children, and adolescents and young adults in every major racial and ethnic group in the United States from 2015 to 2019, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.

CDC Director Tests Positive For COVID-19

Oct 22, 2022

Last night, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky tested positive for COVID-19. She is up to date with her vaccines. Dr. Walensky is experiencing mild symptoms.

ACIP Immunization Schedule Vote

Oct 20, 2022

Today, CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended updates to the 2023 childhood and adult immunization schedules, which includes incorporating additional information for approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccines.

CDC Allows Novavax Monovalent COVID-19 Boosters for Adults Ages 18 and Older

Oct 19, 2022

Today, CDC’s Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., signed a decision memo allowing Novavax monovalent COVID-19 boosters for adults.

CDC Allows Novavax Monovalent COVID-19 Boosters for Adults Ages 18 and Older

Oct 19, 2022

Today, CDC’s Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., signed a decision memo allowing Novavax monovalent COVID-19 boosters for adults.

Inequities Found in Flu Vaccine Uptake

Oct 18, 2022

Black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) adults in the United States are more likely to be hospitalized with flu, as well as less likely to be vaccinated against flu, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

The U.S. Response to Ebola Outbreaks in Uganda

Oct 18, 2022

The Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) announced the first positive case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Uganda in 2022 caused by Sudan virus (species Sudan ebolavirus) on September 20.

New Vital Signs Report: People from some racial/ethnic minority groups are more likely to be hospitalized with flu

Oct 14, 2022

Black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native adults in the United States are more likely to be hospitalized with flu, as well as less likely to be vaccinated against flu, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. Join us to learn more about inequities in flu vaccine uptake and how to prevent severe flu illness and hospitalization by ensuring equitable vaccination for everyone.

CDC Expands Updated COVID-19 Vaccines to Include Children Ages 5 Through 11

Oct 12, 2022

CDC Expands Updated COVID-19 Vaccines to Children Ages 5 Through 11.

ATSDR Announces Notice of Funding Opportunity for APPLETREE Program

Oct 07, 2022

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is pleased to announce a new notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for ATSDR’s Partnership to Promote Local Efforts to Reduce Environmental Exposure (APPLETREE) program.

More than 2.5 Million Youth Reported E-Cigarette Use in 2022

Oct 06, 2022

A study released today from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 2.55 million U.S. middle and high school students reported current (past 30-day) e-cigarette use in 2022, which includes 14.1% of high school students and 3.3% of middle school students.

Transcript for Vital Signs Telebriefing: Children with sickle cell anemia are at risk for stroke and other complications

Oct 05, 2022

Transcript for Vital Signs Telebriefing: Children with sickle cell anemia are at risk for stroke and other complications, which took place on September 20, 2022.

CDC Releases Data on Chronic Diseases and Related Risk Factors

Sep 27, 2022

2021 data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) are now available through CDC’s easy-to-use web-based tool.

Number of States with High Rates of Adult Obesity More Than Doubles

Sep 27, 2022

Nineteen states and two territories have at least 35% of residents with adult obesity - more than doubling the number of states with a high obesity prevalence since 2018 - according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Many Children with Sickle Cell Anemia Not Receiving Lifesaving Screening and Treatment

Sep 20, 2022

In 2019, less than half of children aged 2–16 years with sickle cell anemia received the recommended screening for stroke, a common complication of the disease, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

CDC announces $90M funding to support Pathogen Genomics Centers of Excellence (PGCoE) network

Sep 20, 2022

Today, CDC announced 5-year awards to five state public health departments. The awards will establish the Pathogen Genomics Centers of Excellence (PGCoE) network.

Four in 5 pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. are preventable

Sep 19, 2022

More than 80% of pregnancy-related deaths were preventable, according to 2017-2019 data from Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs), which are representatives of diverse clinical and non-clinical backgrounds who review the circumstances around pregnancy-related deaths to identify recommendations to prevent future deaths.

New Vital Signs Report: Children with sickle cell anemia are at risk for stroke and other complications

Sep 19, 2022

Sickle cell anemia, a blood disorder that primarily affects Black and African American people, can cause severe pain and shorten life expectancy by more than 20 years. Yet, few children with the disease are getting the recommended screening and treatment to prevent life-threatening complications such as stroke.

CDC opening applications for Mpox Vaccine Equity Pilot Program

Sep 15, 2022

Today, local, state, and territorial health departments, as well as tribal governments and local non-governmental organizations, can partner together and begin submitting requests to access mpox vaccine through the recently announced Mpox Vaccine Equity Pilot Program

United States confirmed as country with circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus

Sep 13, 2022

CDC today announced that polioviruses found in New York, both from the case of paralytic polio in an unvaccinated adult in Rockland County and in several wastewater samples from communities near the patient’s residence, meet the World Health Organization (WHO)’s criteria for circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) – meaning that poliovirus continues to be transmitted in Rockland County, NY, and surrounding areas.

CDC Recommends the First Updated COVID-19 Booster

Sep 01, 2022

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendations for use of updated COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech for people ages 12 years and older and from Moderna for people ages 18 years and older.

Increased Use of Telehealth for Opioid Use Disorder Services During COVID-19 Pandemic Associated with Reduced Risk of Overdose

Aug 31, 2022

The expansion of telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with individuals staying in treatment longer and reducing their risk of medically treated overdose, according to a new study.

CDC Investigation Notice Update: CDC Updates Number of People Ill in E. coli Outbreak with Unknown Source

Aug 26, 2022

A CDC investigation notice update regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections is now live.

CDC Recommends Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine for Adolescents

Aug 22, 2022

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., signed a decision memo that Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine be used as another primary series option for adolescents ages 12 through 17.

CDC Issues Update on Search for Source of Midwestern E. coli Outbreak

Aug 19, 2022

A CDC investigation notice update regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections is now live.

CDC assisting Michigan and Ohio with E. coli O157 outbreak with unknown food source

Aug 17, 2022

A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections is now live.

CDC streamlines COVID-19 guidance to help the public better protect themselves and understand their risk

Aug 11, 2022

Today, CDC is streamlining its COVID-19 guidance to help people better understand their risk, how to protect themselves and others, what actions to take if exposed to COVID-19, and what actions to take if they are sick or test positive for the virus.

Federal Health Agencies Unveil National Tool to Measure Health Impacts of Environmental Burdens

Aug 10, 2022

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Environmental Justice, announce the release of the Environmental Justice Index (EJI).

Federal Health Agencies Unveil National Tool to Measure Health Impacts of Environmental Burdens

Aug 10, 2022

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Environmental Justice, announce the release of the Environmental Justice Index (EJI).

Statement from Karen Hacker, MD, MPH, Director, CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion on the passing of Tonya Moore, Tips From Former Smokers® participant

Aug 09, 2022

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Tonya Moore. At age 38, Tonya was diagnosed with heart failure because of cigarette smoking.

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