Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)


  • CDC Expands Passenger Notification
    Based on additional information obtained during interviews of close contacts to the second healthcare worker from Texas Presbyterian Hospital who tested positive for Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expanding its outreach to airline passengers ...More
    October 17, 2014 Posted in News
  • Texas Reports Positive Test for Ebola in One Additional Healthcare Worker
    A second healthcare worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the index patient has tested positive for Ebola according to preliminary tests performed overnight by the Texas Department of State Health Services’ laboratory. The patient was isolated ...More
    October 15, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Develops a New, Faster Lab Test for Enterovirus D68
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed and started using a new, faster lab test for detecting enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in specimens from people in the United States with respiratory illness. This test will allow CDC to more rapidly test remaining ...More
    October 14, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Confirms Healthcare Worker Who Provided Care for First Patient Positive for Ebola
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed test results reported late last night by the Texas Department of State Health Services’ public health laboratory showing that a healthcare worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital is positive for Ebola. ...More
    October 13, 2014 Posted in News
  • Enhanced Ebola Screening to Start at Five U.S. Airports
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs & Border Protection (CBP) this week will begin new layers of entry screening at five U.S. airports that receive over 94 percent of travelers from the ...More
    October 9, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Unveils Interactive Web-based Model for Chikungunya Virus
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has unveiled a new, interactive web-based model that estimates where travelers infected with mosquito-borne chikungunya virus are likely to arrive and which areas are at risk of having new local transmission of the virus. ...More
    October 6, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Issues Alert on Evaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus Disease
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Alert Notice Advisory to remind healthcare personnel and health officials to: - Increase their vigilance in inquiring about a history of travel to West Africa in the 21 days before illness onset for ...More
    October 6, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Team Assisting Ebola Response in Dallas
    Ten experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – supported 24/7 by the CDC’s full Emergency Operations Center and Ebola experts in CDC’s Atlanta headquarters – have arrived in Texas and are working closely with Texas state and local ...More
    October 1, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Outbreak is Nearing Possible End in Nigeria and Senegal
    The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria appears to be nearing a possible end due to a rapid response coordinated by Nigeria’s Emergency Operations Center with assistance from international partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The official ...More
    October 1, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC and Texas Health Department Confirm First Ebola Case Diagnosed in the U.S.
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed today, through laboratory tests, the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States in a person who had traveled to Dallas from Liberia. The patient did not have symptoms when leaving West Africa, but ...More
    September 30, 2014 Posted in News