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Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)

  • CDC Director Helps Kick Off Sepsis Awareness Month in New Video
    Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. More than 1 million cases of sepsis occur each year in the United States, and half of the patients who get sepsis will ...More
    11 hours ago Posted in News
  • CDC Clarifies Ebola PPE Guidance for U.S. Healthcare Personnel
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has clarified its guidance regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare personnel caring for suspected and confirmed Ebola patients in U.S. healthcare facilities. Based on feedback from healthcare ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • State Exemption Levels Low, National Vaccination Rates High
    Vaccine exemption levels for kindergarteners are low for most states and infant vaccination rates are high nationally, according to data from two reports published in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The first report looked at vaccination ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • MMWR Reports on 11 Human Plague Cases
    A report in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) by Natalie Kwit, DVM, and colleagues, explores the 11 cases of human plague that have been reported in residents of six states since April 1, 2015 (Arizona (two), California (one), Colorado (four), Georgia ...More
    6 days ago Posted in News
  • ACIP Recommendations for Use of Seasonal Influenza Vaccines
    The Aug. 7, 2015 issue of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) provides a report that updates the 2014 recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding the use of seasonal influenza vaccines. Updated information for the ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • CDC Says Take Chickenpox Seriously
    Most children with chickenpox completely recover. But it can be serious, even deadly, especially for babies, pregnant women, adolescents, adults, and people with weakened immune systems. Make sure everyone in your family is up to date on their chickenpox vaccinations. ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Protect Yourself From West Nile Virus Infection
    Summertime means mosquitoes and West Nile virus season. An infected mosquito bite can make you or a family member sick with West Nile virus. Stay healthy by avoiding mosquito bites, especially from dusk to dawn when the mosquitoes that spread West Nile virus are most ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Offers Information on Mumps
    Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. Anyone who has not had mumps or been vaccinated can get the disease. There is no treatment for mumps, and it can cause long-term health problems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says you can protect ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
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