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Nearly 40 million children are dangerously susceptible to growing measles threat
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 join ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/p1123-measles-threat.html
2022-11-23T13:06:00Z
More than 3 Million Youth Reported Using a Tobacco Product in 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 studen ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/p1110-youth-tobaco.html
2022-11-10T13:00:00Z
Transcript for Telebriefing: Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Pain
Transcript for Telebriefing: Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Pain ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/t1109-prescribing-opioids.html
2022-11-09T11:51:00Z
CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on Respiratory Disease Circulation Transcript
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. ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/t1104-update-respiratory-disease-circulation.html
2022-11-04T00:00:00Z
CDC Releases UPDATED Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain
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. ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/p1103-Prescribing-Opioids.html
2022-11-03T14:32:00Z
Update on CDC Director and COVID-19
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. ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s1031-covid-19-cdc-director.html
2022-10-31T11:50:00Z
Annual Report to the Nation: Cancer deaths continue downward trend; modest improvements in survival for pancreatic cancer
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 ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/p1027-annual-cancer-report.html
2022-10-27T08:27:00Z
CDC Director Tests Positive For COVID-19
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. ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s1022-covid-director.html
2022-10-22T14:10:00Z
ACIP Immunization Schedule Vote
Today, CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended updates to the 2023 childhood and adult immunization schedul ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s1020-immunization-vote.html
2022-10-20T14:58:00Z
CDC Allows Novavax Monovalent COVID-19 Boosters for Adults Ages 18 and Older
Today, CDC’s Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., signed a decision memo allowing Novavax monovalent COVID-19 boosters for adults. ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s1019-novavax.html
2022-10-19T16:15:00Z
CDC Allows Novavax Monovalent COVID-19 Boosters for Adults Ages 18 and Older
Today, CDC’s Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., signed a decision memo allowing Novavax monovalent COVID-19 boosters for adults. ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s1019-novavax.html
2022-10-19T00:00:00Z
Inequities Found in Flu Vaccine Uptake
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 ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s1018-vs-flu-vaccine.html
2022-10-18T13:00:00Z
The U.S. Response to Ebola Outbreaks in Uganda
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. ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s1018-ebola-outbreaks-uganda.html
2022-10-18T00:00:00Z
New Vital Signs Report: People from some racial/ethnic minority groups are more likely to be hospitalized with flu
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 ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/a1014-vs-flu-vaccination.html
2022-10-14T00:00:00Z
CDC Expands Updated COVID-19 Vaccines to Include Children Ages 5 Through 11
CDC Expands Updated COVID-19 Vaccines to Children Ages 5 Through 11. ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s1012-COVID-19-Vaccines.html
2022-10-12T13:02:00Z
ATSDR Announces Notice of Funding Opportunity for APPLETREE Program
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 opportu ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s1007-appletree.html
2022-10-07T15:21:00Z
More than 2.5 Million Youth Reported E-Cigarette Use in 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 c ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/p1007-e-cigarette-use.html
2022-10-06T00:00:00Z
Transcript for Vital Signs Telebriefing: Children with sickle cell anemia are at risk for stroke and other complications
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. ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/t1005-vs-sickle-cell-anemia.html
2022-10-05T00:00:00Z
CDC Releases Data on Chronic Diseases and Related Risk Factors
2021 data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) are now available through CDC’s easy-to-use web-based tool. ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/a0927-BRFSS-2021.html
2022-09-27T14:41:00Z
Number of States with High Rates of Adult Obesity More Than Doubles
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 C ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/p0927-states-obesity.html
2022-09-27T10:11:00Z
Many Children with Sickle Cell Anemia Not Receiving Lifesaving Screening and Treatment
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 re ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s0920-vs-sickle-cell-anemia.html
2022-09-20T00:00:00Z
CDC announces $90M funding to support Pathogen Genomics Centers of Excellence (PGCoE) network
Today, CDC announced 5-year awards to five state public health departments. The awards will establish the Pathogen Genomics Centers of Excellence (PGCoE) network. ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/p0920-PGCoE-network.html
2022-09-20T00:00:00Z
Four in 5 pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. are preventable
More than 80% of pregnancy-related deaths were preventable, according to 2017-2019 data from Maternal Mo ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/p0919-pregnancy-related-deaths.html
2022-09-19T10:17:00Z
New Vital Signs Report: Children with sickle cell anemia are at risk for stroke and other complications
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 disea ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/a0920-vs-sickle-cell-anemia.html
2022-09-19T00:00:00Z
CDC opening applications for Monkeypox Vaccine Equity Pilot Program
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 ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/p0915-mpx-vaccine-equity.html
2022-09-15T10:48:00Z
United States confirmed as country with circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus
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 p ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s0913-polio.html
2022-09-13T00:00:00Z
CDC Recommends the First Updated COVID-19 Booster
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-BioNTec ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s0901-covid-19-booster.html
2022-09-01T19:49:00Z
Increased Use of Telehealth for Opioid Use Disorder Services During COVID-19 Pandemic Associated with Reduced Risk of Overdose
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 ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/p0831-ccovid-19-opioids.html
2022-08-31T00:00:00Z
CDC Investigation Notice Update: CDC Updates Number of People Ill in E. coli Outbreak with Unknown Source
A CDC investigation notice update regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections is now live. ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s-0826-e-coli.html
2022-08-26T12:23:00Z
CDC Recommends Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine for Adolescents
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. ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s0822-novax-vaccine.html
2022-08-22T00:00:00Z
CDC Issues Update on Search for Source of Midwestern E. coli Outbreak
A CDC investigation notice update regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections is now live. ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s-0819-e-coli.html
2022-08-19T00:00:00Z
CDC assisting Michigan and Ohio with E. coli O157 outbreak with unknown food source
A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections is now live. ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s0817-E-coli.html
2022-08-17T00:00:00Z
CDC streamlines COVID-19 guidance to help the public better protect themselves and understand their risk
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 tak ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/p0811-covid-guidance.html
2022-08-11T15:37:00Z
Federal Health Agencies Unveil National Tool to Measure Health Impacts of Environmental Burdens
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 ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/p0810-environmental-burdens.html
2022-08-10T00:00:00Z
Federal Health Agencies Unveil National Tool to Measure Health Impacts of Environmental Burdens
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 ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/p0810-environmental-burdens.html
2022-08-10T00:00:00Z
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
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Tonya Moore. At age 38, Tonya was diagnosed with heart failure because of cigarette smoking. ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s0808-tonya-moore.html
2022-08-09T14:34:00Z
New CDC Data Reveal Less Than a Third of People Diagnosed with Hepatitis C Receive Timely Treatment for the Deadly, yet Curable, Infection
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 ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s0809-hepatitis-treatment.html
2022-08-09T13:01:00Z
CDC Media Briefing — New Vital Signs Report: Hepatitis C is deadly, but curable
CDC Media Briefing — New Vital Signs Report Hepatitis C is deadly, but curable: Why are so few Americans getting treatment? ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/t0809-vs-hepatitis-c.html
2022-08-09T00:00:00Z
CDC Media Briefing - New Vital Signs Report: Hepatitis C is deadly, but curable. Why are so few Americans getting treatment?
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 w ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/a0808-vs-hep-c.html
2022-08-08T11:03:00Z
CDC Hosts 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases
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 Infectio ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/p0801-ICEID.html
2022-08-01T00:00:00Z
Bacteria that Causes Rare Disease Melioidosis Discovered in U.S. Environmental Samples
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 https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/p0727-Melioidosis.html
2022-07-27T16:14:00Z
2022 REACH Lark Award Recipients Recognized for Excellence in Advancing Health Equity
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is pleased to announce two winners of the 2022 R ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/p0726-REACH-Lark-Award.html
2022-07-26T00:00:00Z
CDC Investigation Notice: Small turtles purchased online linked to Salmonella outbreak affecting children
A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salm ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s0721-turtle-salmonella.html
2022-07-22T10:03:00Z
CDC Media Briefing — New Vital Signs Report - Overdose deaths show historic increase: How can we address widening disparities and save lives?
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. ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/a0719-overdose-rates-vs.html
2022-07-19T00:00:00Z
Sonic Healthcare USA to Begin Monkeypox Testing Today, Increasing Nationwide Testing Capacity
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. ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s0718-sonic-monkeypox-testing.html
2022-07-18T10:26:00Z
Overdose death rates increased significantly for Black, American Indian/Alaska Native people in 2020
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 wi ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s0719-overdose-rates-vs.html
2022-07-18T00:00:00Z
New COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness Data Showcase Protection Gained by 3rd and 4th Doses
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. ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s0715-COVID-VE.html
2022-07-15T00:00:00Z
Aegis Sciences to Begin Monkeypox Testing Today, Increasing Nationwide Testing Capacity
Starting today, Aegis Sciences will begin testing for monkeypox using CDC’s orthopoxvirus test, which detects most non-smallpox related orthopoxviruses, including monkeypox virus. ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s0714-aegis-monkeypox-testing.html
2022-07-14T09:29:00Z
Quest Diagnostics to Begin Monkeypox Testing Today, Increasing Nationwide Testing Capacity
Starting today, Quest Diagnostics will begin testing for monkeypox. ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s0711-monkeypox-quest.html
2022-07-13T12:47:00Z
COVID-19 Reverses Progress in Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance in U.S.
The COVID-19 pandemic pushed back years of progress made combating antimicrobial resistance (AR) in the United States. ...

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s0712-Antimicrobial-Resistance.html
2022-07-12T11:43:00Z