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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 Monkeypox 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 monkeypox vaccine through the recently announced Monkeypox 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.

New CDC Data Reveal Less Than a Third of People Diagnosed with Hepatitis C Receive Timely Treatment for the Deadly, yet Curable, Infection

Aug 09, 2022

A new CDC Vital Signs report finds that too few people diagnosed with hepatitis C are being treated, despite availability of medications capable of curing this viral infection

CDC Media Briefing — New Vital Signs Report: Hepatitis C is deadly, but curable

Aug 09, 2022

CDC Media Briefing — New Vital Signs Report Hepatitis C is deadly, but curable: Why are so few Americans getting treatment?

CDC Media Briefing - New Vital Signs Report: Hepatitis C is deadly, but curable. Why are so few Americans getting treatment?

Aug 08, 2022

Hepatitis C can cause advanced liver disease, liver cancer, and death and affects millions in the United States. Yet, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report, less than a third of people diagnosed with hepatitis C get timely treatment for this curable infection. Join us to learn more about the barriers to hepatitis C treatment and what can be done to save lives.

CDC Hosts 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases

Aug 01, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Task Force for Global Health will co-host in person the 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) August 7-10, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel in Atlanta, GA.

Bacteria that Causes Rare Disease Melioidosis Discovered in U.S. Environmental Samples

Jul 27, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified for the first time in domestic environmental samples the bacteria that causes a rare and serious disease called melioidosis. The bacteria, Burkholderia pseudomallei or B. pseudomallei, was identified through sampling of soil and water in the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi.

2022 REACH Lark Award Recipients Recognized for Excellence in Advancing Health Equity

Jul 26, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is pleased to announce two winners of the 2022 REACH Lark Galloway-Gilliam Award for Advancing Health Equity Challenge. The winners are Thamara Labrousse from Live Healthy Miami Gardens (Florida) and Healthy Savannah (Georgia).

CDC Investigation Notice: Small turtles purchased online linked to Salmonella outbreak affecting children

Jul 22, 2022

A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/stanley-07-22/index.html

CDC Media Briefing — New Vital Signs Report - Overdose deaths show historic increase: How can we address widening disparities and save lives?

Jul 19, 2022

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a historic 30% increase in overdose deaths in the United States from 2019 to 2020.

Sonic Healthcare USA to Begin Monkeypox Testing Today, Increasing Nationwide Testing Capacity

Jul 18, 2022

Starting today, Sonic Healthcare USA (Sonic) will begin testing for monkeypox using CDC’s orthopoxvirus test, which detects most non-smallpox related orthopoxviruses, including monkeypox.

Overdose death rates increased significantly for Black, American Indian/Alaska Native people in 2020

Jul 18, 2022

In 2020, overdose death rates (number of drug overdose deaths per 100,000 people) increased 44 percent for Black* people and 39 percent for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people compared with 2019, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report with drug overdose data from 25 states and the District of Columbia.

New COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness Data Showcase Protection Gained by 3rd and 4th Doses

Jul 15, 2022

A third and fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose offered substantial protection among adults with healthy immune systems who were eligible to receive them during Omicron variant evolution in early 2022.

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