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Current CDC Updates

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.

CDC to Renew Advisory Committee to the Director

Oct 20, 2021

The Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ACD), as authorized by federal law, is being re-established.

The Hidden U.S. COVID-19 Pandemic: Orphaned Children – More than 140,000 U.S. Children Lost a Primary or Secondary Caregiver Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Oct 07, 2021

One U.S. child loses a parent or caregiver for every four COVID-19-associated deaths, a new modeling study published today in Pediatrics reveals.

CDC Completes Sixty-Day Assessment of Order under 42 U.S.C. 265

Oct 02, 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.

Youth E-Cigarette Use Remains Serious Public Health Concern Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Sep 30, 2021

A study released today (attached) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that more than 2 million U.S. middle and high school students reported currently using e-cigarettes in 2021, with more than 8 in 10 of those youth using flavored e-cigarettes.

CDC Statement on Pregnancy Health Advisory

Sep 29, 2021

Today, CDC issued an urgent health advisory to increase COVID-19 vaccination among people who are pregnant, recently pregnant (including those who are lactating), who are trying to become pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future to prevent serious illness, deaths, and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Studies Show More COVID-19 Cases in Areas Without School Masking Policies

Sep 24, 2021

Today, CDC released three studies in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) that highlight the importance of using layered prevention strategies including universal masking to stop the spread and minimize disruptions to school operations for safe in-person education.

CDC Statement on ACIP Booster Recommendations

Sep 24, 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 to Invest $2.1 Billion to Protect Patients and Healthcare Workers from COVID-19 and Future Infectious Diseases

Sep 17, 2021

CDC to invest $2.1 billion in infection control to support state and other public health departments against COVID-19.

Number of States with High Obesity Prevalence Rises to Sixteen

Sep 15, 2021

The number of states in which at least 35% of residents are obese has nearly doubled since 2018 – and disparities persist - according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

AmeriCorps and CDC Launch Public Health AmeriCorps, Seek Proposals to Build a New Generation of Public Health Leaders

Sep 08, 2021

AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteering and national service, has launched Public Health AmeriCorps, a new partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support the recruitment, training, and development of a new generation of public health leaders who will be ready to respond to the nation’s public health needs.

CDC Announces More Than $300 Million in Funding to Support Community Health Workers

Sep 03, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded more than $116 million in year one, of a three-year, $348 million program, to organizations for community health worker (CHW) services to support COVID-19 prevention and control.

CDC launches COVID-19 resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Aug 31, 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 Following ACIP Pfizer-BioNTech Vote

Aug 30, 2021

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for use of the Pfizer-BioNTech’s licensed vaccine for people 16 and older.

CDC Investigation Update: CDC identifies source in Salmonella outbreak linked to Italian-style meats

Aug 26, 2021

CDC identifies source in Salmonella outbreak linked to Italian-style meats.

Vice President Kamala Harris Opens New CDC Southeast Asia Regional Office in Vietnam

Aug 25, 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.

New Research Uncovers Concerning Increases in Youth Living with Diabetes in the U.S.

Aug 24, 2021

Diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are surging among youth in the United States. From 2001 to 2017, the number of people under age 20 living with type 1 diabetes increased by 45%, and the number living with type 2 diabetes grew by 95%.

CDC Investigation Notice Regarding Two Multistate Outbreaks of Salmonella Infections

Aug 24, 2021

A CDC investigation notice regarding two multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/italian-style-meat-08-21/index.html

CDC Offers Health Tips for Back to School During COVID-19

Aug 23, 2021

As schools plan for a safe return to campus this year, it is critically important to consider the health and well-being of students and staff, and address issues with COVID-19, mental and physical health, and managing other chronic health conditions.

Joint Statement from HHS Public Health and Medical Experts on COVID-19 Booster Shots

Aug 18, 2021

Today, public health and medical experts from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the following statement on the Administration’s plan for COVID-19 booster shots for the American people.

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