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Current CDC Updates

CDC Statement on MMWR: COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations by COVID-19 Vaccination Status and Previous COVID-19 Diagnosis — California and New York, May–November 2021

Jan 20, 2022

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 Releases Updated Maps of America’s High Levels of Inactivity

Jan 20, 2022

More than 1 in 5 adults is inactive in all but four states, according to new state maps of adult physical inactivity prevalence released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

CDC updates consumer mask website to emphasize protection, fit, and comfort

Jan 14, 2022

CDC has updated our consumer webpage describing the types of masks and respirators used to prevent the transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Masking is a critical public health tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and it is important to remember that any mask is better than no mask. To protect yourself and others from COVID-19, CDC continues to recommend that you wear the most protective mask you can that fits well and that you will wear consistently.

Readout of Dr. Walensky’s call with Disability Advocacy Groups and Allies

Jan 14, 2022

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky today met with a group of representatives from disability organizations and allies to discuss their concerns surrounding a recent television appearance by Dr. Walensky.

CDC Study Shows Flu Vaccination Prevents Severe Flu Illness in U.S. Children

Jan 13, 2022

A new CDC study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID) shows that flu vaccination protected children against serious flu illness even when they were infected with a flu virus that was antigenically different from the vaccine virus.

Telebriefing on COVID-19 Update

Jan 07, 2022

Welcome and thank you all for standing by. At this time, all participants will be in a listen only mode until the question and answer portion of today's conference.

CDC Recommends Moderna Booster at 5 Months

Jan 07, 2022

CDC is adjusting our recommendation for when people can receive a booster shot, shortening the interval from 6 months to 5 months. Earlier this week CDC made this recommendation for recipients of a Pfizer-BioNTech primary series and, after FDA action this morning, we’re extending this recommendation to recipients of a Moderna primary series.

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

Jan 06, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 pandemic.

CDC Reports Increase in Human Rabies Cases Linked to Bats in the U.S.

Jan 06, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is raising awareness of the risks of rabies from bats in the U.S. after three people, including one child, died from rabies between late September and early November 2021.

CDC Expands Booster Shot Eligibility and Strengthens Recommendations for 12-17 Year Olds

Jan 05, 2022

Today, CDC is endorsing the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation to expand eligibility of booster doses to those 12 to 15 years old. CDC now recommends that adolescents age 12 to 17 years old should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series.

CDC Recommends Pfizer Booster at 5 Months, Additional Primary Dose for Certain Immunocompromised Children

Jan 04, 2022

CDC is updating our recommendation for when many people can receive a booster shot, shortening the interval from 6 months to 5 months for people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population

Dec 27, 2021

CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others.

CDC Releases Emergency Guidance for Healthcare Facilities to Prepare for Potential Omicron Surge

Dec 23, 2021

CDC Releases Emergency Guidance for Healthcare Facilities to Prepare for Potential Omicron Surge

Listeria Outbreak Linked to Packaged Salads

Dec 23, 2021

CDC is currently investigating two separate Listeria outbreaks, both of which are linked to packaged salads. One outbreak is linked to packaged salads produced by Fresh Express. The other outbreak is linked to packaged salads produced by Dole.

Test-To-Stay Options Can Help Keep Students in School During COVID-19

Dec 17, 2021

Today, CDC released two reports in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report highlighting the use of test-to-stay practices used in schools to minimize absenteeism and learning loss which can occur during traditional quarantine at home.

CDC Endorses ACIP’s Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations

Dec 16, 2021

Today, CDC is endorsing updated recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the prevention of COVID-19, expressing a clinical preference for individuals to receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine over Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine.

CDC Expands COVID-19 Booster Recommendations to 16-and-17-year-olds

Dec 09, 2021

CDC Expands COVID-19 Booster Recommendations to 16-and-17-year-olds.

CDC Launches Two Global Networks, Awards $22 Million to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance and Infectious Diseases

Dec 07, 2021

CDC Launches Two Global Networks, Awards $22 Million to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance and Infectious Diseases

Transcript: New Vital Signs Report The HIV Epidemic Remains Severe Among Gay and Bisexual Men - What Can Be Done to End the Epidemic for Everyone?

Dec 07, 2021

Transcript for "New Vital Signs Report: The HIV epidemic remains severe among gay and bisexual men - What can be done to end the epidemic for everyone?" This telebriefing occurred on November 30, 2021.

CDC Tightens Testing Requirement for International Travel to the US to One Day

Dec 03, 2021

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is revising the current Global Testing Order to shorten the timeline for required testing for all international air travelers to one day before departure to the United States.

Autism Prevalence Higher in CDC’s ADDM Network

Dec 02, 2021

One in 44 (2.3%) 8-year-old children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder according to an analysis of 2018 data published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Surveillance Summaries.

Public Health Authorities Investigating Additional Confirmed Case of COVID-19 Caused by the Omicron Variant

Dec 02, 2021

CDC is working with the Minnesota Department of Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to investigate a confirmed case of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant.

First Confirmed Case of Omicron Variant Detected in the United States

Dec 01, 2021

The California and San Francisco Departments of Public Health have confirmed that a recent case of COVID-19 among an individual in California was caused by the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).

New CDC Vital Signs Report Reveals a Decade of Continuing HIV Inequities on Eve of World AIDS Day

Nov 30, 2021

Despite overall progress in reducing new infections among gay and bisexual men, the HIV epidemic continued and was more severe among Black or African American (hereafter referred to as Black) and Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men in the decade leading up to the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative, which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched in 2019.

CDC Expands COVID-19 Booster Recommendations

Nov 29, 2021

Today, CDC is strengthening its recommendation on booster doses for individuals who are 18 years and older.

CDC Media Briefing — New Vital Signs Report The HIV epidemic remains severe among gay and bisexual men: What can be done to end the epidemic for everyone?

Nov 29, 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 on B.1.1.529 (Omicron variant)

Nov 26, 2021

On November 26, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified a new variant, B.1.1.529, as a Variant of Concern and has named it Omicron.

CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots to All Adults

Nov 19, 2021

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) expanded recommendations for booster shots to include all adults ages 18 years and older who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine at least six months after their second dose.

CDC Testing Shows Commercial Lab Vials Contain No Trace of Virus Known to Cause Smallpox

Nov 19, 2021

Laboratory testing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today showed that recently discovered vials marked as “smallpox” contain vaccinia, the virus used in smallpox vaccine.

CDC’s National Violent Death Reporting System Helps Tell the Story of Homicides of American Indian and Alaska Native People

Nov 18, 2021

A recently published CDC report is helping uncover the characteristics of homicides of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people.

Imported Monkeypox case Reported in Maryland

Nov 17, 2021

Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating with the Maryland Department of Health and other health partners to investigate a case of monkeypox in a traveler who returned to the United States from Nigeria.

A CDC Food Safety Alert Regarding a Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157 Infections Linked to Spinach has been Posted

Nov 17, 2021

A CDC Food Safety Alert Regarding a Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157 Infections Linked to Spinach has been Posted.

CDC/NIOSH to Host Panel Discussion on Protecting Health Worker Mental Health: A Call to Action

Nov 12, 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.

Global Progress Against Measles Threatened Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Nov 10, 2021

The largest increase in unvaccinated children in 20 years and critical gaps in disease surveillance increase risk of measles outbreaks, putting lives at risk: WHO, CDC

CDC to Hold Virtual Recruitment Event for Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Nov 05, 2021

On Tuesday, November 9, CDC will hold a special event for students and recent graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as part of the agency’s efforts to improve outreach and recruit diverse talent.

88 Million Americans at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Can Change Their Outcome

Nov 04, 2021

A recent study showed type 2 diabetes is one of the top comorbidities associated with COVID-19 severity and deaths.

Importance of One Health for COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

Nov 03, 2021

Today marks the sixth annual One Health Day, a global campaign that highlights the need for a One Health approach to address shared health threats by recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, and our environment.

CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11 Years

Nov 02, 2021

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. CDC now expands vaccine recommendations to about 28 million children in the United States in this age group and allows providers to begin vaccinating them as soon as possible.

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

Oct 29, 2021

Today, CDC published new science reinforcing that vaccination is the best protection against COVID-19. In a new MMWR examining more than 7,000 people across 9 states who were hospitalized with COVID-like illness, CDC found that those who were unvaccinated and had a recent infection were 5 times more likely to have COVID-19 than those who were recently fully vaccinated and did not have a prior infection.

CDC Updates Blood Lead Reference Value for Children

Oct 28, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its blood lead reference value (BLRV) from 5 µg/dL to 3.5 µg/dL in response to the Lead Exposure Prevention and Advisory Committee (LEPAC) recommendation made on May 14, 2021.

CDC Launches New Education Campaigns Aimed at Preventing Drug Overdose Deaths

Oct 27, 2021

To save more lives from drug overdose, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently launched four complementary education campaigns intended to reach young adults ages 18—34 years.

CDC Lab Testing Confirms Cause of Melioidosis Outbreak

Oct 26, 2021

Bacterial strain in aromatherapy spray a match to strain in four patients.

CDC To Invest $26 Million in Advanced Outbreak Forecasting and Analytics

Oct 26, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced $26 Million in funding to develop next-generation infectious disease forecasting and analytics.

Annual Report to the Nation Part 2: Patient Economic Burden of Cancer Care More Than $21 Billion in the United States in 2019

Oct 26, 2021

Part 2 of the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds that cancer patients in the United States shoulder a large amount of cancer care costs. In

CDC Issues Orders Operationalizing the President’s Safer, More Stringent International Travel System

Oct 25, 2021

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is issuing Orders to implement the new travel policy announced by the Biden administration to safely resume global travel to the United States while protecting the health and safety of American communities from COVID-19.

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.

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