CDC Warns Cucumbers May Be Contaminated
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CDC Warns Cucumbers May Be Contaminated
2024-06-06 18:35:38
by Beth McCue

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday issued an investigation notice to state and local health departments regarding cucumbers that may be contaminated with salmonella africana.  To date, 162 people have become sick and 54 have... Read More

Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying
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Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying
2024-05-28 16:11:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — It may have been an international smash six decades ago, but the title of Gerry and the Pacemakers’ April 1964 smash, “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying” is no less apt today than it was then —... Read More

CDC Identifies Second Human Bird Flu Case in US
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CDC Identifies Second Human Bird Flu Case in US
2024-05-22 21:49:26
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — A Michigan farmworker became the second individual in the United States this year confirmed to have contracted the bird flu after exposure to infected livestock, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday. The individual had only... Read More

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Fresh Basil 
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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Fresh Basil 
2024-04-18 21:08:34
by Beth McCue

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday issued a food safety alert regarding Infinite Herbs organic basil. As of the alert, 12 Salmonella cases in seven states have been reported. There are no reported deaths. The... Read More

CDC Issues Alert Due to Rise in Measles Cases
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CDC Issues Alert Due to Rise in Measles Cases
2024-03-19 20:21:09
by TWN Staff

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday issued an alert on the rising number of measles cases in the United States, saying the 58 cases in the first three months of 2024 equal the same as... Read More

CDC Issues ‘Urgent’ Alert Due to Low Vaccination Rates for Flu, COVID
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CDC Issues ‘Urgent’ Alert Due to Low Vaccination Rates for Flu, COVID
2023-12-15 21:05:04
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an “urgent” alert to health care providers to notify them of the current low rate of vaccinations against the flu, COVID-19 and the respiratory syncytial virus, also known as... Read More

Syphilis Among Newborns Rising at Alarming Rate
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Syphilis Among Newborns Rising at Alarming Rate
2023-11-10 16:30:54
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — The number of babies born with syphilis increased 755% between 2012 and 2021, mostly due to lack of timely testing and adequate treatment during pregnancy, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.... Read More

CDC Issues New Guidelines for Screening Infants and Children for Hepatitis C 
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CDC Issues New Guidelines for Screening Infants and Children for Hepatitis C 
2023-11-01 18:29:21
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a series of recommendations for hepatitis C screening for infants and children who have been exposed to the virus in the womb. The recommendations, which are spelled out in... Read More

CDC Recommends Rationing of RSV Shot Due to Shortages
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CDC Recommends Rationing of RSV Shot Due to Shortages
2023-10-24 23:11:31
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending the rationing of doses of an injection to protect young infants from RSV due to shortages of the recently approved product Beyfortus. In a health alert issued Monday, the... Read More

Health Officials Investigating Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Small Turtles
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Health Officials Investigating Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Small Turtles
2023-10-03 20:11:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Public health officials in 18 states are investigating multiple outbreaks of Salmonella linked to small turtles.  To date there have been 59 cases of Salmonella — 33 of them new since August — resulting in 23 hospitalizations.  According... Read More

CDC Resets Flu Shot Messaging
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CDC Resets Flu Shot Messaging
2023-09-27 17:34:26
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a new public relations campaign aimed at resetting public expectations around the influenza vaccine and clearing up long-standing misapprehensions about the shot. The new campaign, called “Wild to Mild,”... Read More

Nearly 7% of Americans Say They Have Had Long COVID
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Nearly 7% of Americans Say They Have Had Long COVID
2023-09-27 17:33:06
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — Nearly 7% of Americans participating in a new survey said they’ve had long COVID in the past year, and 3.4% said they had it “currently,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health... Read More

FDA Approves Updated COVID Vaccines for New Variants 
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FDA Approves Updated COVID Vaccines for New Variants 
2023-09-11 19:35:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the use of updated COVID-19 vaccines to provide the public with additional protection against the virus ahead of a potential winter bump in cases. One thing the FDA did not... Read More

CDC Awards $279M to 49 States, DC to Prevent Drug Overdoses
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CDC Awards $279M to 49 States, DC to Prevent Drug Overdoses
2023-09-11 17:27:51
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded $279 million to 49 states, the District of Columbia and 40 local health departments to help stem the tide of overdoses within their communities.  The agency announced the awards on... Read More

COVID Cases Up, but Nowhere Near Pandemic Numbers
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COVID Cases Up, but Nowhere Near Pandemic Numbers
2023-08-10 18:57:10
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have risen 12.5% across the country in the past week, but the latest data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that what some are calling a “surge” in cases is... Read More

Biden Picks Former North Carolina Health Official to Lead CDC
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Biden Picks Former North Carolina Health Official to Lead CDC
2023-06-16 19:40:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has picked Mandy Cohen, former secretary of North Carolina’s Health and Human Services Department, to be the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cohen, who received bipartisan praise for her work... Read More

HIV Declines Among Young People, Driving Overall Decrease in New Infections
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HIV Declines Among Young People, Driving Overall Decrease in New Infections
2023-05-31 18:54:57
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week that estimated annual new HIV infections were 12% lower in 2021 compared to 2017, a drop from about 36,500 infections to about 32,100. According to the CDC, the... Read More

CDC Finds Sick Workers at Root of Illness Outbreaks Tied to Restaurants
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CDC Finds Sick Workers at Root of Illness Outbreaks Tied to Restaurants
2023-05-31 16:07:04
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — If you're sick and work in the restaurant industry, stay home. That’s at least one underlying takeaway from a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that found roughly 40% of foodborne illness outbreaks between 2017 and... Read More

Fourth Death Attributed to Recalled Artificial Tears
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Fourth Death Attributed to Recalled Artificial Tears
2023-05-24 21:03:25
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — A fourth death has been linked to a recalled brand of artificial tears made by EzriCare and Delsam Pharma, as the number of infections with a highly drug-resistant bacteria grew to 81 across 18 states, the Centers for... Read More

Walensky Leaving CDC as COVID ‘Emergency’ Winds Down
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Walensky Leaving CDC as COVID ‘Emergency’ Winds Down
2023-05-05 17:22:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Dr. Rochelle Walensky, who helped guide the nation’s response during the coronavirus pandemic, is stepping down from her position as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Walensky’s departure was confirmed on Friday in a statement... Read More

Mayo Clinic Seeks to Put Spotlight on Heart Health
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Mayo Clinic Seeks to Put Spotlight on Heart Health
2023-03-09 17:03:45
by Dan McCue

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing 382,820 people in 2020, and about 20.1 million adults aged 20 and older have CAD (about 7.2%) according to the Centers for Disease Control and... Read More

Pediatricians’ Group Endorses CDC Child Vaccine Recommendations
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Pediatricians’ Group Endorses CDC Child Vaccine Recommendations
2023-02-15 17:25:31
by Dan McCue

ITASCA, Ill. — The American Academy of Pediatrics has thrown its endorsement behind updated guidelines for childhood and adolescent immunization released this past week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The “Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule” is... Read More

CDC to Add Uterine Cancer to Covered World Trade Center Conditions
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CDC to Add Uterine Cancer to Covered World Trade Center Conditions
2023-01-17 19:40:32
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is adding uterine cancer to the conditions covered under the World Trade Center Health Program. Notice of the addition is scheduled to be published in Wednesday’s edition of the Federal Register.... Read More

Congressional Report Suggests Improvements for Response to Another Pandemic
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Congressional Report Suggests Improvements for Response to Another Pandemic
2022-12-14 21:16:47
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Deep flaws in the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic gave a glimpse into how to prepare for the next infectious outbreak, according to a report adopted Wednesday by a congressional panel. The hearing of the House Select... Read More

This Year’s Flu Shot ‘Very Good Match’ for Circulating Strains
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This Year’s Flu Shot ‘Very Good Match’ for Circulating Strains
2022-12-07 00:02:07
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — This year’s flu shot so far appears to be a “very good match” for the circulating strains, but more people — especially children, adults over 65 and pregnant women — need to take advantage of it to contain... Read More

Gun-Related Fatalities Hit 28-Year High in 2021
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Gun-Related Fatalities Hit 28-Year High in 2021
2022-11-30 16:43:49
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — The rate of gun-related deaths in the U.S. reached a 28-year high in 2021 after sharp increases in homicides of Black men and suicides among White men, a new analysis of federal data shows. A record 48,953 deaths... Read More

CDC Revises Guidelines for Using Opioids to Treat Pain
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CDC Revises Guidelines for Using Opioids to Treat Pain
2022-11-03 21:24:00
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revised its guidelines for using opioids to treat pain, removing dose and duration targets due to unintended consequences stemming from its earlier recommendations. The new guidance, announced Thursday, updated advice... Read More

Number of States With High Rates of Adult Obesity More Than Doubles
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Number of States With High Rates of Adult Obesity More Than Doubles
2022-10-11 17:02:43
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — 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... Read More

Your Medications May Be Hurting Your Teeth
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Your Medications May Be Hurting Your Teeth
2022-10-05 19:30:33
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly seven in 10 adults between the ages of 40 and 79 used at least one prescription drug in the past 30 days in the United States, and approximately... Read More

CDC Opening Applications for Monkeypox Vaccine Equity Pilot Program
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CDC Opening Applications for Monkeypox Vaccine Equity Pilot Program
2022-09-19 14:14:07
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — State, local and tribal governments, as well as local nongovernmental organizations, can now partner and begin submitting requests to access monkeypox vaccines through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Monkeypox Vaccine Equity Pilot Program.  The new pilot... Read More

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