Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)

  • 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
    May 5, 2015 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
    May 1, 2015 Posted in News
  • Dog Spreads Plague to Humans
    On July 8, 2014, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) laboratory identified Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes plague, in a blood specimen collected from a man (patient A) hospitalized with pneumonia. The organism had been previously ...More
    May 1, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Issues Alert on HIV and HCV Infections Among Persons Who Inject Drugs
    The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a large outbreak of recent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections among persons who inject drugs (PWID). Many of the HIV-infected individuals in ...More
    May 1, 2015 Posted in News
  • Microneedle Patch for Measles Vaccination Could Be a Game Changer
    A new microneedle patch being developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases. The microneedle patch is designed to ...More
    April 27, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Offers Advice on How to Avoid Getting a Tickborne Disease
    Reduce your chances of getting a tickborne disease by using repellents, checking for ticks, and showering after being outdoors. If you have a tick bite followed by a fever or rash, seek medical attention. Gardening, camping, hiking, and playing outdoors – when ...More
    April 27, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Issues Update on H5 Viruses in the United States
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 infections have been reported in U.S. domestic poultry (backyard and commercial flocks), captive wild birds, and wild birds. HPAI H5 detections began in December 2014 and have continued into April 2015. No human infections with ...More
    April 24, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Updates Notice on Patients at Risk of Listeriosis From Blue Bell Ice Cream Products
    Blue Bell Creameries has expanded its recall to now include all of its products currently on the market made at any of its facilities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that hospitals and long-term care facilities not serve or sell any ...More
    April 21, 2015 Posted in News
  • EIS Officers Present Findings on Ebola, MERS and More at CDC's Disease Detective Conference
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is holding its 64th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) conference April 20-23, 2015 in Atlanta. The event showcases recent ground-breaking and often times life-saving investigations by CDC disease detectives. ...More
    April 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • Flu Activity Continues to Wind Down, CDC Reports
    According to this week’s FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity continues to decline and is below national baseline levels. However three of 10 U.S. regions continue to experience flu-like illness above their regional ...More
    April 19, 2015 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene