Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)

  • A Polio-Free U.S. Thanks to Vaccine Efforts
    Thanks to effective vaccine, the United States has been polio-free since 1979. But poliovirus is still a threat in some countries. Be part of the success story and get your child vaccinated on schedule. Polio, or poliomyelitis, is an infectious viral disease that can strike ...More
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  • First Chikungunya Case Acquired in the United States is Reported in Florida
    Seven months after the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya was recognized in the Western Hemisphere, the first locally acquired case of the disease has surfaced in the continental United States. The case was reported today in Florida in a male who had not recently traveled ...More
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  • CDC Releases Report on Recent Anthrax Incident, Highlights Steps to Improve Lab Quality and Safety
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report today that reviews the early June incident that involved the unintentional exposure of personnel to potentially viable anthrax at the CDC’s Roybal Campus. The report identifies factors found ...More
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  • Success in Controlling Outbreaks in an ICU Using CDC Toolkit Interventions
    Infections due to carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are on the rise globally. On the CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Dr. Kyle Enfield, assistant hospital epidemiologist and medical director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the University of Virginia ...More
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  • CDC Issues Statement on Newly Discovered Smallpox Specimens
    On July 1, 2014, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) notified the appropriate regulatory agency, the Division of Select Agents and Toxins (DSAT) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that employees discovered vials labeled ”variola,” ...More
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  • Antibiotic Resistance in Foodborne Pathogens is an Ongoing Threat
    Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs, an ongoing public health threat, showed both positive and troubling trends, according to data tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2012. Each year, antibiotic-resistant infections from foodborne ...More
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  • CDC Director Discusses Hot Spots for Antibiotic Resistance
    The need for a comprehensive system to collect local, regional and national data on antibiotic resistance is more critical than ever. This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will roll out a new way every hospital in the country can track and control ...More
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  • Survey Reveals Clinician and Consumer Perspectives on Antibiotics
    A new WebMD/Medscape survey found that some clinicians reported antibiotic prescribing habits that may contribute to the public health crisis of antibiotic resistance. Additionally, the survey found that about 1 in 4 patients (23 percent) has asked their physician, nurse ...More
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  • ACIP Recommends Preference for Using Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine for Children
    The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend a preference for using the nasal spray flu vaccine (i.e., LAIV) instead of the flu shot (i.e., IIV) in healthy children 2-8 years of age when it is immediately available. ACIP is a panel of ...More
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  • Get Tested on National HIV Testing Day, June 27
    This year marks the 20th annual National HIV Testing Day, a time to promote one of our best tools for HIV prevention. Too many people—one in six—who are living with HIV are not aware of it. That means they are not getting the treatment they need to stay healthy ...More
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