Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)

  • CDC is Investigating Unintentional DoD Shipment of Anthrax
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating the unintentional transfer of anthrax from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to labs in multiple states and overseas. At this time the agency does not suspect any risk to the general public. ...More
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  • Lassa Fever Confirmed in Death of U.S. Traveler Returning from Liberia
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New Jersey Department of Health have confirmed a death from Lassa fever which was diagnosed earlier today in a person returning to the United States from Liberia. The patient traveled from Liberia to Morocco to ...More
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  • Public Health Response May Have Prevented Hundreds of Illnesses in Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
    The rapid response by thousands of public health officials and clinicians is estimated to have averted more than 153 cases of meningitis or stroke and 124 deaths during the 2012-2013 fungal meningitis outbreak linked to methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) distributed by a ...More
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  • Study Highlights Risk of Norovirus from Swimming
    When most people think of norovirus, they think of people marooned on a cruise ship with raging stomach and intestinal illness, unable to leave their cabins. However, an outbreak at an Oregon lake underscores that swimming can also put the public at risk of catching the ...More
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  • CDC Data Show Progress in Reducing Some Foodborne Infections in 2014
    In 2014, rates of infection from a serious form of E. coli and one of the more common Salmonella serotypes decreased compared with the baseline period of 2006-2008. Meanwhile, some other less common types of Salmonella increased. Campylobacter and Vibrio rose again in 2014, ...More
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  • CDC Reaches Milestone for Field Deployment in Ebola Outbreak
    On May 9, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reached a milestone, sending the 1,000th field deployer to West Africa as part of the largest outbreak response in the agency’s history. ...More
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  • CDC Observes 20th Anniversary of Hepatitis Awareness Month
    This month marks the 20th anniversary of Hepatitis Awareness Month and the 4th National Hepatitis Testing Day (May 19) in the United States. Although care and treatment can be life-saving, many of the 3 million persons estimated to be living with hepatitis C virus (HCV) ...More
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  • CDC Downgrades Travel Notice for Ebola in Liberia
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has downgraded the travel notice for Ebola in Liberia to an Alert, Level 2, which means that CDC no longer recommends U.S. residents avoid nonessential travel to Liberia. However, CDC does recommend that U.S. residents ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Investigators Report on Possible Sexual Transmission of Ebola Virus
    On March 20, 2015, 30 days after the most recent confirmed Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) patient in Liberia was isolated, Ebola was laboratory confirmed in a woman in Monrovia. The investigation identified only one epidemiologic link to Ebola: unprotected vaginal intercourse ...More
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