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

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 13:05:00 EST

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.

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CDC Statement on ACIP Booster Recommendations

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:05:00 EST

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

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:55:00 EST

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

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Number of States with High Obesity Prevalence Rises to Sixteen

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 10:24:00 EST

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.

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

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 11:18:00 EST

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.

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

Fri, 03 Sep 2021 09:22:00 EST

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.

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

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 17:34:00 EST

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CDC Statement Following ACIP Pfizer-BioNTech Vote

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 17:52:00 EST

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.

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

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 17:30:00 EST

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

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

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 05:05:00 EST

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

Tue, 24 Aug 2021 12:45:00 EST

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%.

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CDC Investigation Notice Regarding Two Multistate Outbreaks of <em>Salmonella</em> Infections

Tue, 24 Aug 2021 12:01:00 EST

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

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

Mon, 23 Aug 2021 13:44:00 EST

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.

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

Wed, 18 Aug 2021 11:00:00 EST

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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CDC Stands Up New Disease Forecasting Center

Wed, 18 Aug 2021 09:17:00 EST

Aims to predict disease threats, provide early warning and real-time data on outbreaks

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Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Signing the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ Recommendation for an Additional Dose of an mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine in Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People

Fri, 13 Aug 2021 15:24:00 EST

Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Signing the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ Recommendation for an Additional Dose of an mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine in Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People.

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New CDC Data: COVID-19 Vaccination Safe for Pregnant People

Wed, 11 Aug 2021 13:32:00 EST

CDC has released new data on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant people and is recommending all people 12 years of age and older get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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CDC Investigation Notice: CDC Warns of <em>Salmonella</em> Infections Linked to Recalled Raw Frozen Breaded Stuffed Chicken

Wed, 11 Aug 2021 13:02:00 EST

CDC Warns of Salmonella Infections Linked to Recalled Raw Frozen Breaded Stuffed Chicken.

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Statement on Melioidosis Cases

Mon, 09 Aug 2021 13:05:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed a new fatal case of the rare disease melioidosis in Georgia that is linked to three previous cases in different states.

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New CDC-Funded Pilot Program in Georgia Uses Public Art to Increase Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccination

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 14:07:00 EST

To help build confidence in and increase demand for COVID-19 vaccination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is partnering with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and several other organizations on an innovative community initiative leveraging local artists as trusted vaccine messengers.

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

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 12:59:00 EST

In today’s MMWR, a study of COVID-19 infections in Kentucky among people who were previously infected with SAR-CoV-2 shows that unvaccinated individuals are more than twice as likely to be reinfected with COVID-19 than those who were fully vaccinated after initially contracting the virus.

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CDC Issues Eviction Moratorium Order in Areas of Substantial and High Transmission

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 16:37:00 EST

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky today signed an order determining the evictions of tenants for failure to make rent or housing payments could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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CDC Extends Order at the Southern and Northern Land Borders

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 16:34:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an order under Sections 362 and 365 of the Public Health Service Act, and associated implementing regulations, that temporarily suspends the introduction of certain noncitizens based on the Director’s determination that introduction of such noncitizens, regardless of their country of origin, migrating through Canada and Mexico into the United States creates a serious danger of the introduction of COVID-19 into the United States, and the danger is so increased by the introduction of such noncitizens that a temporary suspension is necessary to protect the public health.

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Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH on Today’s MMWR

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 13:19:00 EST

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CDC MEDIA TELEBRIEFING: Update on COVID-19

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:23:00 EST

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CDC awards $117 Million to Advance Innovation and Health Equity in Federal Initiative to End HIV

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:17:00 EST

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Title 42 Order Reassessment and Exception for Unaccompanied Noncitizen Children

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 15:42:00 EST

Today, CDC is issuing an Order confirming the exception for unaccompanied noncitizen children (UC) from the Order suspending the right to introduce certain persons into the United States (U.S.).

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CDC and Texas Confirm Monkeypox In U.S. Traveler

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 15:22:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed on July 15 a case of human monkeypox in a U.S. resident who recently traveled from Nigeria to the United States.

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CDC warns of Salmonella infections linked to BrightFarms brand Sunny Crunch Salad

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 17:37:00 EST

A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium-07-21/index.html

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Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Vaccine Boosters

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 09:54:00 EST

The United States is fortunate to have highly effective vaccines that are widely available for those aged 12 and up. People who are fully vaccinated are protected from severe disease and death, including from the variants currently circulating in the country such as Delta.

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Annual Report to the Nation: Rapid Decrease in Lung Cancer and Melanoma Deaths Lead Overall Continued Decline in Cancer Death Rate

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 09:32:00 EST

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Sharp Declines in Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 09:50:00 EST

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CDC Investigation Notice: More than 300 new Salmonella illnesses reported in outbreaks linked to backyard poultry

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 17:04:00 EST

A CDC investigation notice regarding multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/backyardpoultry-05-21/index.html

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CDC Director Extends the Eviction Moratorium for 30 days

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 10:07:00 EST

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CDC and HHS Award $200 Million for Disease Intervention Specialist Workforce

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 12:15:00 EST

On June 18, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services awarded 59 jurisdictions with $200 million to bolster support and enhance  the disease intervention specialists (DIS) workforce.

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Ebola Outbreak in Guinea Declared Over

Sat, 19 Jun 2021 00:00:00 EST

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CDC COVID-19 Study Shows mRNA Vaccines Reduce Risk of Infection by 91 Percent for Fully Vaccinated People

Mon, 07 Jun 2021 15:31:00 EST

A new CDC study finds the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) reduce the risk of infection by 91 percent for fully vaccinated people.

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Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 12:01:00 EST

On May 12, 2021, CDC recommended use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in people aged 12 years and up based on the safety and efficacy of the vaccine in adolescents following clinical trials. At the time, there was a growing body of evidence that demonstrated the severe health impacts of COVID-19 on adolescents.

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Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on 40 years since CDC published its first report on HIV in the United States

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 13:41:00 EST

Forty years ago, CDC first reported on Pneumocystis pneumonia in five previously healthy young gay men in Los Angeles. Published on June 5, 1981, in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), this was the first CDC report of what would be known as HIV.

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CDC Investigation Notice: Outbreak of Salmonella

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 17:48:00 EST

A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/enteritidis-06-21/index.html

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CDC Virtual Event: Commemorating 70 Years of CDC Disease Detectives on the Front Lines of Public Health

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 12:23:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold a virtual celebration marking the 70th anniversary of its Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program.

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CDC Statement on President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

Fri, 28 May 2021 17:30:00 EST

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CDC Investigating New Outbreaks of Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Poultry

Thu, 20 May 2021 16:00:00 EST

A CDC investigation notice regarding multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/backyardpoultry-05-21/index.html

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Largest CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness Study in Health Workers Shows mRNA Vaccines 94% Effective

Fri, 14 May 2021 12:00:00 EST

A new CDC study adds to the growing body of real-world evidence (outside of a clinical trial setting) showing that COVID-19 mRNA vaccines authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protect health care personnel (HCP) against COVID-19. mRNA vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) reduced the risk of getting sick with COVID-19 by 94% among HCP who were fully vaccinated.

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CDC Director Statement on Pfizer’s Use of COVID-19 Vaccine in Adolescents Age 12 and Older

Wed, 12 May 2021 15:50:00 EST

Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Signing the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ Recommendation to Use Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine in 12- to 15-Year-Olds

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New CDC Campaign Highlights Steps to Prevent Injury in Adults Ages 65 and Over

Thu, 06 May 2021 13:35:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching Still Going Strong, a national campaign that brings attention to ways older adults (age 65 and older) can age without injury.

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CDC Issues Phases 2B and 3 of the Conditional Sailing Order

Wed, 05 May 2021 15:35:00 EST

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidance for cruise ships to undertake simulated voyages with volunteer passengers as part of its COVID-19 Conditional Sailing Certificate application.

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CDC Principal Deputy Director Named 2021 Service to America Medal

Mon, 03 May 2021 11:35:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS, RET), has been named a finalist in the Partnership for Public Service’s 2021 Service to America Medals, known as the “Sammies.” Dr. Schuchat is a finalist in the Paul A. Volcker Career Achievement Category that recognizes a federal employee for leading significant and sustained accomplishments throughout a federal career of 20 or more years.

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Ebola Outbreak Over in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mon, 03 May 2021 09:15:00 EST

Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the global health community mark the end of the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). 

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Fully Vaccinated Adults 65 and Older Are 94% Less Likely to Be Hospitalized with COVID-19

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 11:22:00 EST

Both mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) authorized and recommended in the United States protect against COVID-19-related hospitalization among adults 65 years and older, according to a new CDC assessment that finds fully vaccinated adults 65 years and older were 94% less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than people of the same age who were not vaccinated.

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FDA and CDC Lift Recommended Pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine Use Following Thorough Safety Review

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 19:12:00 EST

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FDA and CDC Virtual Press Conference: Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine **Registration Required**

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 18:24:00 EST

As part of the FDA and CDC's commitment to transparency, we invite you to join us for a virtual press conference via Zoom. This press conference will be live streamed over the FDA's YouTube channel.

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CDC Investigation Notice: CDC investigating outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to cashew brie cheese

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 11:38:00 EST

A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Duisburg infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/duisburg-04-21/index.html

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Transgender Women Urgently Need More HIV Prevention and Treatment Services, New CDC Data Show

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:24:00 EST

A CDC Report released in advance of National Transgender HIV Testing Day found that 4 in 10 transgender women surveyed in seven major U.S. cities have HIV.

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Reported STDs Reach All-time High for 6th Consecutive Year

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:00:00 EST

New data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that reported annual cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States continued to climb in 2019, reaching an all-time high for the sixth consecutive year.

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FDA Media Briefing: Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 09:18:00 EST

A joint media briefing with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to discuss six reported cases of a rare type of blood clot in individuals who received the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.

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Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 07:57:00 EST

As of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen ) vaccine have been administered in the U.S. CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine.

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Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Racism and Health

Thu, 08 Apr 2021 13:23:00 EST

Today, Rochelle P. Walensky MD, MPH, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), declared racism a serious public health threat.

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Federal Grantees May Now Use Funds to Purchase Fentanyl Test Strips

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 14:17:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced today that federal funding may now be used to purchase rapid fentanyl test strips (FTS) in an effort to help curb the dramatic spike in drug overdose deaths largely driven by the use of strong synthetic opioids, including illicitly manufactured fentanyl.

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CDC Awards $3 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Programs

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 13:52:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded funding to support local efforts to increase vaccine uptake by expanding COVID-19 vaccine programs and ensuring greater equity and access to vaccine by those disproportionately affected by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Nearly 80 percent of teachers, school staff, and childcare workers receive at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine

Tue, 06 Apr 2021 16:57:00 EST

Nearly 80 percent of Pre-K-12 teachers, school staff, and childcare workers received at least their first shot of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March, according to the CDC’s latest estimates and survey data.

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CDC Issues Next Phase of the Conditional Sail Order for Cruise Ship Operators

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 17:48:00 EST

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Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the next phase of technical guidance under the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order (CSO) requiring cruise lines to establish agreements at ports where they intend to operate, implement routine testing of crew, and develop plans incorporating vaccination strategies to reduce the risk of introduction and spread of COVID-19 by crew and passengers.

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CDC Issues Updated Guidance on Travel for Fully Vaccinated People

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 12:02:00 EST

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its travel guidance for fully vaccinated people to reflect the latest evidence and science. Given recent studies evaluating the real-world effects of vaccination, CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people can travel at low risk to themselves. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last recommended dose of vaccine.

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CDC Investigation Notice: CDC investigating Salmonella outbreak linked to wild songbirds

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 16:40:00 EST

A CDC Investigation Notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium-04-21/index.html

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CDC and NIH bring COVID-19 self-testing to residents in two locales

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 13:53:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has launched an innovative community health initiative called “Say Yes! COVID Test” starting in Pitt County, North Carolina, and coming soon to Chattanooga/Hamilton County, Tennessee.

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CDC Real-World Study Confirms Protective Benefits of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

Mon, 29 Mar 2021 09:47:00 EST

A new CDC study provides strong evidence that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections in real-world conditions among health care personnel, first responders, and other essential workers.

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Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Extending the Eviction Moratorium

Mon, 29 Mar 2021 09:10:00 EST

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CDC Supports Efforts to End Ebola Outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of Guinea

Fri, 26 Mar 2021 16:37:00 EST

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Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, On COVID-19 Vaccination at Dialysis Centers

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 09:42:00 EST

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CDC Plans to Provide $332 Million to Support Community Health Workers for COVID-19 Prevention and Control

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 09:20:00 EST

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CDC Updates Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools to Reflect New Evidence on Physical Distance in Classrooms

Fri, 19 Mar 2021 10:14:00 EST

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CDC Initiative Creates New Water Fluoridation Technology to Support Rural Health Needs

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 10:12:00 EST

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded research initiative offers access to optimally fluoridated water for up to 19 million people in the U.S. for the first time.

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CDC Announces $2.25 Billion to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities in Communities that are at High-Risk and Underserved

Wed, 17 Mar 2021 14:10:00 EST

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Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, In Observance of One-Year Pandemic Milestone

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 08:36:00 EDT

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CDC Issues First Set of Guidelines on How Fully Vaccinated People Can Visit Safely with Others

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 11:37:00 EDT

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Allyson Felix, track and field star, joins Hear Her campaign to raise awareness about maternal mortality

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:25:00 EDT

CDC is pleased to announce that Allyson Felix, an elite track and field athlete and U.S. Olympian, has joined the Hear Her campaign to share her story and raise awareness about urgent warning signs that could indicate life-threatening complications during and in the year after pregnancy.

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CDC to Require Airlines to Collect Contact Information from Passengers from DRC and Guinea

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 13:42:00 EDT

Starting Thursday, March 4, 2021, airlines and other aircraft operators will be required to collect and transmit contact information to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for appropriate public health follow-up and intervention for all passengers boarding a flight to the United States who were in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or the Republic of Guinea within the 21 days before their arrival in the United States.

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CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers® Campaign Returns With New Ads

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 06:55:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign enters its 10th year today with new ads that encourage people who smoke to quit.

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Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Signing the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ Recommendation to Use Janssen’s COVID-19 Vaccine in People 18 and Older

Sun, 28 Feb 2021 17:39:00 EDT

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CDC has updated its food safety alert for a <em>Listeria</em> outbreak linked to queso fresco made by El Abuelito Cheese Inc.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 00:00:00 EDT

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USG to Initiate Public Health Measures to Respond to Ebola in Guinea and DRC

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 10:48:00 EDT

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Listeria Outbreak Update CDC warns to avoid all Cheese Sold Under the Brand Name El Abuelito

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:25:00 EDT

CDC has updated its food safety alert for a Listeria outbreak linked to queso fresco made by El Abuelito Cheese Inc.: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/hispanic-soft-cheese-02-21/index.ht...

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CDC MEDIA TELEBRIEFING: National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:33:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting a virtual National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine for vaccine practitioners and champions.

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CDC MEDIA TELEBRIEFING: National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 16:29:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting a virtual National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine for vaccine practitioners and champions.

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CDC Offers Winter Safety Tips

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 19:05:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been closely following the extreme weather events across the country and offers these tips to help keep you and your family safe.

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Transcript: CDC Update on COVID-19

Fri, 12 Feb 2021 21:58:00 EDT

Transcript: CDC Update on COVID-19

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CDC Food Safety Alert: CDC investigating fast-moving outbreak of Listeria infections

Fri, 12 Feb 2021 16:08:00 EDT

A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Listeria infections linked to Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/hispanic-soft-cheese-02-21/index.ht...

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CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

Fri, 12 Feb 2021 09:52:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 response.

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CDC investigating multistate <em>E. coli</em> outbreak with unknown food source

Wed, 03 Feb 2021 19:11:00 EDT

A CDC Investigation Notice about a new multistate outbreak of E. coli O157: E. coli Outbreak with Unknown Food Source.

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CDC requires wearing of face masks while on public transportation and at transportation hubs

Sat, 30 Jan 2021 00:00:00 EDT

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Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Extending the Eviction Moratorium

Fri, 29 Jan 2021 16:05:00 EDT

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed an extension to the order determining the evictions of tenants for failure to make rent or housing payments could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This extension will carry this order that was scheduled to expire January 31, 2021 through March 31, 2021.

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South Carolina detects first US cases associated with variant first detected in South Africa

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 12:10:00 EDT

CDC is aware that the first US documented cases of the B 1.351 variant of SARS-CoV-2, which was first detected in South Africa, have been identified in South Carolina.

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CDC estimates 1 in 5 people in the U.S. have a sexually transmitted infection

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 14:00:00 EDT

New data published by the CDC estimate that on any given day in 2018, 1 in 5 people in the U.S. had a sexually transmitted infection (STI). The analyses, published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases, show the burden of diagnosed and undiagnosed STIs in the U.S. and the estimated medical costs associated with STIs.

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Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Extending the Eviction Moratorium

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 22:25:00 EDT

Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Extending the Eviction Moratorium.

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Media Statement from Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, CDC Director and ATSDR Administrator

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 14:25:00 EDT

Today, Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, officially begins her post as the 19th director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the ninth administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). U.S. President Joe Biden selected Dr. Walensky to lead the agency in December. Dr. Walensky comes to CDC from Massachusetts General Hospital, where she served as Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases from 2017-2020; and Harvard Medical School, where she served as Professor of Medicine from 2012-2020. Additional biographical information is available on the CDC website.

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CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 17:00:00 EDT

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.

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HHS Announces $22 Billion in Funding to Support Expanded Testing, Vaccination Distribution

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 00:00:00 EDT

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced two upcoming actions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide more than $22 billion in funding to states, localities, and territories in support of the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as directed by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.

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Transcript: CDC Update on COVID-19

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 13:45:00 EDT

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CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 09:00:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 response.

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