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Welcome to the CDC Online Newsroom, a one-stop source for journalists seeking public health information. Global media and the general public can access current and archived press releases, media advisories and press briefing transcripts. While here, che



 



CDC Telebriefing: Transcript for Vital Signs African American Health

Wed, 03 May 2017 16:45:00 EDT

New Vital Signs Report – African Americans are living longer. The death rate for African Americans has declined about 25% over 17 years, primarily for those aged 65 years and older



Annual EIS Conference looks to shape the future of public health - Digital Press Kit

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:44:00 EDT

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold its 66th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference April 24–27, 2017, in Atlanta.



Rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes on the rise among children, teens - Press Release

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:28:00 EDT

Rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are increasing among youth in the United States, according to a report, Incidence Trends of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes among Youths, 2002-2012, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.



66th Annual EIS Conference - Media Advisory

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:09:00 EDT

CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) will host the 66th Annual EIS Conference from April 24-27 in Atlanta. During the event, EIS officers—also known as CDC disease detectives—describe the investigations they conducted over the past year.



CDC assisting investigation of animal material found in packaged salad - Media Statement

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 18:18:00 EDT

Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working with the Florida Department of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to support an investigation of a dead bat that was found in a packaged salad purchased from a grocery store in Florida.



Zika Virus: Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies - Digital Press Kit

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:00:00 EDT

About 1 in 10 U.S. pregnant women with confirmed Zika had a fetus or baby with birth defects in 2016. Nearly 1,300 pregnant women with evidence of possible Zika infection were reported in 44 US states in 2016.


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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Zika Virus - Transcript

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 18:30:00 EDT

New Vital Signs Report – Possible Zika virus infections in 44 U.S. states: What can healthcare providers do to help protect pregnant women and their babies?


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About 1 in 10 U.S. pregnant women with confirmed Zika infection had a fetus or baby with birth defects in 2016 - Press Release

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:05:00 EDT

Of the 250 pregnant women who had confirmed Zika infection in 2016, 24 – or about 1 in 10 of them – had a fetus or baby with Zika-related birth defects, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).



CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Possible Zika virus infections in 44 U.S. states: What can healthcare providers do to help protect pregnant women and their babies? - Media Advisory

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:51:00 EDT

In 2016, about 1 in 10 U.S. pregnant women with confirmed Zika infection had a fetus or baby with Zika-related birth defects, according to the latest CDC Vital Signs.



CDC Study Finds Flu Vaccine Saves Children’s Lives - Press Release

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:12:00 EDT

A new CDC study published today in Pediatrics is the first of its kind to show that flu vaccination significantly reduced a child’s risk of dying from influenza.



Annual Report to the Nation: Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline - Press Release

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:50:00 EDT

Overall cancer death rates continue to decrease in men, women, and children for all major racial and ethnic groups, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2014.



One in four U.S. middle and high school students say they’ve been exposed to secondhand aerosol from e-cigarettes - Press Release

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:47:00 EDT

About one in four U.S. middle and high school students— nearly 6.5 million youths —report being exposed to secondhand aerosol from e-cigarettes at least once within the past 30 days, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).



CDC Foundation’s New Business Pulse Focuses on Opioid Overdose Epidemic - Media Advisory

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:00:00 EDT

Business Pulse: Opioid Overdose Epidemic, launched today by the CDC Foundation, explores how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to protect individuals from the widespread opioid overdose epidemic.



CDC identifies potential risk of Zika virus transmission since June 15, 2016, in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties - Media Statement

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:26:00 EDT

CDC has identified a potential risk of Zika virus transmission starting on June, 15, 2016, to present in Miami-Dade County, Florida, that also could affect risk for residents of Broward and Palm Beach counties.



CDC Telebriefing: Zika update - Media Advisory

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:40:00 EDT

CDC and FDA provide an update on potential increased risk of Zika virus in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.



CDC updates Zika travel guidance for pregnant women to not travel to any area with Zika risk - Media Statement

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:16:00 EDT

CDC has updated its Zika travel guidance and now recommends that pregnant women not travel to any area where there is a risk of Zika virus infection, including areas where the virus has been newly introduced or reintroduced and local mosquito-borne transmission is ongoing; areas where the virus was present before 2015 (endemic) and there is no evidence transmission has stopped; and areas where the virus is likely to be circulating but has not been documented.



CDC adds 4 countries to interim travel guidance related to Zika virus - Media Statement

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:46:00 EDT

CDC is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing spread of Zika virus?. Today, CDC posted a Zika virus travel notice for Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Maldives and Solomon Islands.



CDC: Outbreak of North American avian influenza A(H7N9) in poultry poses low risk to people - Media Statement

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:15:00 EDT

CDC is working closely with USDA APHIS and the Tennessee Department of Health to minimize any human health risk posed by the avian influenza outbreak in Lincoln County, Tennessee. This includes implementing a protocol to monitor the health of poultry workers exposed to commercial poultry involved in the USDA/APHIS-confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A (H7N9) outbreak. At this time, no human infections associated with this outbreak in Tennessee have been detected.



CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Arthritis in America - Transcript

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:57:00 EDT

CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Arthritis in America - Transcript


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Arthritis in America - Digital Press Kit

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:28:00 EDT

Arthritis limits daily activities of 24 million adults in the United States, making it hard for them to hold a cup, lift a grocery bag, or walk to their car. And, the percentage of adults limited by arthritis continues to get worse and has increased by about 20 percent since 2002.


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Arthritis Limits Daily Activities of 24 million US Adults - Press Release

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:25:00 EDT

More than 24 million adults with arthritis have activity limitations from their disease. The percentage of adults with arthritis who have activity limitations grew from 35.9% in 2002 to 42.8% in 2014, a significant increase of 20% overall and independent of the aging of the population.


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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Why is the Number of US Adults Struggling with Arthritis Continuing to Climb? - Media Advisory

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:03:00 EDT

According to the latest CDC Vital Signs, more than 54 million US adults have arthritis – 24 million of whom are limited in performing daily activities.



Nation sees near doubling in colorectal cancer screening in 2015 compared with 2000 - Press Release

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:59:00 EDT

More adults are getting recommended screening tests for colorectal cancer, but not for breast or cervical cancers, according to data released today in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.


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CDC, FDA, and states investigating multistate E. coli outbreak - Media Statement

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 20:28:00 EDT

CDC, FDA, and several states are investigating an outbreak of 12 illnesses of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O157:H7 reported from several states.



CDC study estimates 20-fold increase in certain types of birth defects in pregnancies with possible Zika infection compared with pre-Zika years - Media Statement

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:44:00 EDT

The proportion of Zika-affected pregnancies with birth defects is approximately 20-fold higher compared with the proportion of pregnancies seen in 2013-2014, which is before Zika was introduced into the Americas, according to an article published today in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.



‘500 Cities’ website: Users can explore neighborhood health data - Press Release

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 08:30:00 EDT

Users of a new, interactive web application can view and explore city-and neighborhood-level health data for America’s 500 largest cities.



CDC review finds acceptable air quality supplied by air hoses in laboratories - Media Statement

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:00:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has completed its examination of the quality of the air that comes through breathing hoses used by laboratory scientists working in its Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4) labs.



CDC hosts vector control experts to discuss strategies to combat Aedes aegypti - Media Advisory

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:51:00 EDT

CDC, in collaboration with the CDC Foundation, will convene a two-day meeting February 27-28, 2017, to exchange facts and information about options and methods for monitoring and controlling Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and to reduce the burden of illness in people from Zika and other diseases transmitted by this mosquito.



CDC reviewing air quality associated with air hoses in some laboratories - Media Statement

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:16:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has begun a review of air quality associated with the use of air hoses attached to protective suits worn in its Biosafety Level-4 labs. There is no known exposure to hazardous pathogens or contaminated air within the labs, and the air used in these hoses has already been filtered for pathogens using HEPA filters.



CDC Museum Exhibition–Then & Now: Reinventing Quarantine for Globalization - Media Advisory

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:48:00 EDT

A new CDC museum exhibit, Then & Now: Reinventing Quarantine for Globalization, presents the untold story — contrasting the Then and Now — of reinventing the CDC Quarantine Program for an increasingly globalized world.



CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Too loud! For Too long! - Transcript

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:47:00 EDT

CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Too loud! For Too long!



Non-occupational Noise-induced Hearing Loss - Digital Press Kit

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:59:00 EDT

It’s hard to know when your hearing is damaged, unless you have a hearing test. About 1 out of 4 US adults who report excellent to good hearing already have hearing damage.


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New Vital Signs study finds noise-related hearing loss not limited to work exposure - Press Release

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:49:00 EDT

Unless your hearing is tested, it’s really hard to know if it’s damaged. That’s the message of a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey that found about one in four U.S. adults who say their hearing is good or excellent actually have hearing damage.


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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Too loud! For Too long! - Media Advisory

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:05:00 EDT

According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, many adults don’t hear as well as they think they do. About 40 million Americans ages 20 to 69 have hearing loss in one or both ears. Being around too much loud noise—like using a leaf blower or going to loud concerts - can cause permanent hearing loss.



CDC Assisting Illinois and Wisconsin Investigation of Seoul Virus Outbreak Associated with Home-based Rat-Breeding Facilities - Media Statement

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:32:00 EDT

Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working with the Illinois Department of Health and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to investigate cases of Seoul virus infections among eight people who worked at several rat-breeding facilities in the two states.



South African Study Provides Compelling New Evidence on Role of Person-to Person Transmission in Drug-Resistant TB Epidemics - Press Release

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:16:00 EDT

A study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine provides compelling evidence that extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) is spread from person-to-person in the KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa from 2011–2014.



NIOSH launches hearing loss prevention app - Media Advisory

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:56:00 EDT

CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announces the availability of a new mobile application (app) for iOS devices that will measure sound levels in the workplace to help workers learn about their noise exposure and reduce the chances of hearing loss.



Rural Americans at higher risk of death from five leading causes - Press Release

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:55:00 EDT

A new CDC study demonstrates that Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die from five leading causes than their urban counterparts.



CDC and SHAPE America Release New Resources to Improve Recess in Schools - Media Advisory

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:00:00 EDT

Strategies for Recess in Schools identifies 19 effective strategies schools can implement to increase student physical activity and academic achievement



CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Transcript

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:10:00 EDT

What approaches from the Indian Health Service can be applied to other populations to reduce kidney failure and prevent diabetes deaths?


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Native Americans with diabetes - Digital Press Kit

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:27:00 EDT

Remarkable progress made reducing kidney failure from diabetes in Native American populations. Federal data show diabetes-related kidney failure among Native American adults (American Indians/Alaskan Natives) decreased 54 percent between 1996 and 2013.


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Remarkable progress made reducing kidney failure from diabetes in Native American populations - Press Release

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:11:00 EDT

Federal data show diabetes-related kidney failure among Native American adults (American Indians/Alaskan Natives) decreased 54 percent between 1996 and 2013.


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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Media Advisory

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:28:00 EDT

What approaches from the Indian Health Service can be applied to other populations to reduce kidney failure and prevent diabetes deaths?



Tips From Former Smokers™: landmark anti-smoking campaign begins sixth year January 9 - Media Advisory

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:17:00 EDT

CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign will be back on the air for at least 20 weeks in 2017. The 15- and 30-second ads will run nationally on cable and network television and online, supported by print versions.



CDC Highlights Significant Contributions in the Fight against Zika in 2016 - Press Release

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:48:00 EDT

Seventy years after CDC was founded to fight mosquitoes that carried malaria, CDC found itself entrenched in combat with another mosquito-borne illness, Zika virus.



CDC awards nearly $184 million to continue the fight against Zika - Press Release

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:32:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today it is awarding nearly $184 million in funding to states, territories, local jurisdictions, and universities to support efforts to protect Americans from Zika virus infection and associated adverse health outcomes, including microcephaly and other serious birth defects.



New data show continuing opioid epidemic in the United States - Press Release

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:07:00 EDT

Drug overdose deaths, including opioid overdose deaths, continue to increase in the United States, according to new data published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.



CDC Releases Preliminary Estimates of Birth Defects Following Zika Virus Infection in Pregnancy - Press Release

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:45:00 EDT

In a new report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, CDC scientists used preliminary data from the US Zika Pregnancy Registry (USZPR) to estimate that 6 percent of completed pregnancies following Zika virus infection were affected by one or more birth defects potentially related to Zika virus infection during pregnancy.



CDC Issues Zika Virus Guidance for Brownsville, Texas - Media Statement

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:30:00 EDT

CDC has issued Zika-related travel and testing guidance for Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, following reports from Texas public health officials of five cases spread locally by mosquitoes. This information suggests that there may be a risk of continued spread of Zika virus and therefore pregnant women are at some risk for Zika virus infection. CDC is designating the city of Brownsville as a Zika cautionary area (yellow area). Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS), Cameron County Health Department, Brownsville Health Department and CDC are working together to rapidly learn more about the extent of Zika virus transmission in Brownsville.



CDC in 2016: Keeping America Safe From Health Threats New And Old - Press Release

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 12:18:00 EDT

The health threats of 2016 came in all sizes, ranging from drug-resistant superbugs to Zika-carrying mosquitoes to a powerful hurricane. In a digital press kit released today, CDC highlights key agency activities during 2016 and previews what could come in 2017.



CDC Year in Review: Working 24/7/365 - Digital Press Kit

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:47:00 EDT

CDC worked around the clock to keep Americans safe by stopping disease at home and around the world in 2016.


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Study Finds Zika Virus Replicates and Persists in Fetal Brains and Placentas - Press Release

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 14:58:00 EDT

Zika virus can make thousands of copies of itself in fetuses’ brains and in the placentas of pregnant women, which may help explain how the virus causes devastating birth defects and pregnancy losses even if a woman had only a minor illness.



Flu vaccine coverage remains low this year - Press Release

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:50:00 EDT

As of early November, only about 2 out of 5 people in the United States reported having gotten this season’s flu vaccine, yet flu vaccine offered substantial benefit last season by preventing an estimated 5 million flu illnesses and 71,000 flu hospitalizations.


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CDC updates Zika guidance for South Miami Beach (FL) area - Media Statement

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:09:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated guidance for people who travel to or live in the previously identified area of South Miami Beach, FL. This area is no longer considered to be an area of active Zika virus transmission (red area). It is now designated as a Zika cautionary area (yellow area). There have been no new cases of local Zika virus transmission identified in South Miami Beach for more than 45 days, suggesting that the risk of Zika virus infection is no longer greater than in the rest of Miami-Dade County.



Evidence that Microcephaly Risk is Highest among Pregnant Women Infected Early in Pregnancy - Media Statement

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:04:00 EDT

Colombia has experienced a 4-fold increase overall in microcephaly following the Zika virus outbreak in 2016, according to a study published today in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. This preliminary report on Zika virus disease and microcephaly in Colombia demonstrates that an increase in microcephaly is not specific to Brazil. This finding confirms that countries with Zika virus outbreaks are likely to experience large increases in microcephaly and other Zika-related birth defects.



CDC Reports Winnable Battles Results - Press Release

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:14:00 EDT

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released the final report on the Winnable Battles program, an effort to make the biggest health impact for the most Americans in the shortest time.



CDC updates guidance for Little River (FL) area with active Zika transmission - Media Statement

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:01:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated Zika guidance for people who travel to or live in the previously identified 1-square-mile area of Little River in Miami-Dade County, FL.



New Vital Signs Report - HIV & Injection Drug Use - Transcript

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:15:00 EDT

CDC hosted a telebriefing for Vital Signs on HIV and injection drug use..



HIV and Injection Drug Use - Digital Press Kit

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:10:00 EDT

Use of syringe services programs (SSPs) has increased substantially during the past decade, but most people who inject drugs still don’t always use sterile needles, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report published today.


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Use of syringe services programs increases, but access must improve for greater HIV prevention - Press Release

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:02:00 EDT

Use of syringe services programs (SSPs) has increased substantially during the past decade, but most people who inject drugs still don’t always use sterile needles, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report published today.


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CDC supporting Texas investigation of possible local Zika transmission - Press Release

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:12:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been informed by Texas health officials that Zika virus infection has been diagnosed in a resident of Brownsville, Texas, without any other known risk factors, suggesting possible local transmission of Zika virus infection.



CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report How can expanded syringe services programs protect gains in HIV prevention? - Media Advisory

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:57:00 EDT

One consequence of the nation’s devastating opioid epidemic is the increased risk of HIV and hepatitis B and C transmission through unsafe injection drug use. Syringe services programs (SSPs) can greatly reduce that risk.



CDC updates guidance for Miami Beach (FL) area with active Zika transmission - Media Statement

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:38:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated guidance for people who travel to or live in the previously identified 4.5-square-mile area in Miami Beach, FL. The North Miami Beach-designated area is no longer considered to be an area of active Zika virus transmission (red area).



CDC, US and Brazilian researchers find evidence of onset of Zika-associated microcephaly and other neurologic complications after birth - Media Statement

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:55:00 EDT

CDC researchers in collaboration with researchers from the United States and Brazil investigated the first series of infants with laboratory evidence of congenital Zika virus infection documented to have onset of microcephaly after birth.



CDC adds Montserrat to interim travel guidance related to Zika virus - Media Statement

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:03:00 EDT

CDC is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing spread of Zika virus?. Today, CDC posted a Zika virus travel notice for Montserrat. CDC has issued travel notices (level 2, “practice enhanced precautions”) for people traveling to destinations with Zika.



CDC estimates preventable deaths from 5 leading causes - Press Release

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:10:00 EDT

The number of potentially preventable deaths – premature deaths that could have been avoided – declined from 2010 to 2014 for three of the five leading causes of death in the Unites States, CDC researchers estimate.



CDC Reports Improvement in Childhood Obesity among Young Children Enrolled in WIC - Media Statement

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:02:00 EDT

Obesity among low-income children (ages 2-4 years) enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) decreased from 15.9 percent in 2010 to 14.5 percent in 2014.


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CDC adds Palau to interim travel guidance related to Zika virus - Media Statement

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:27:00 EDT

CDC is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing spread of Zika virus?. Today, CDC posted a Zika virus travel notice for Palau. CDC has issued travel notices (level 2, “practice enhanced precautions”) for people traveling to destinations with Zika.



Get Smart About Antibiotics Week 2016 - Digital Press Kit

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:24:00 EDT

Each year in the United States more than 266 million prescriptions for antibiotics are written in doctors’ offices and emergency rooms. Studies show 30% of these antibiotics are not needed and can actually be harmful.


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New Vital Signs Report - Cancer and Tobacco Use - Transcript

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 17:45:00 EDT

CDC hosted a telebriefing for Vital Signs on cancer and tobacco use.



New CDC Vital Signs: Tobacco use causes many types of cancer - Digital Press Kit

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:30:00 EDT

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of cancer deaths. It causes at least 12 types of cancer. People who use tobacco or are exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to get and die from cancer. Cigarette smoking causes 3 in 10 of all cancer deaths.


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Cancers linked to tobacco use make up 40% of all cancers diagnosed in the United States - Press Release

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:29:00 EDT

Forty percent of cancers diagnosed in the U.S. may have a link to tobacco use, according to this month’s Vital Signs Report. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of cancer and cancer deaths. It causes more than lung cancer — based on current evidence, it can cause cancers of the mouth and throat, voice box, esophagus, stomach, kidney, pancreas, liver, bladder, cervix, colon and rectum, and a type of leukemia (acute myeloid leukemia).



CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - What can be done to help prevent smokers and nonsmokers from getting more than 12 cancers associated with tobacco use and secondhand smoke? - Media Advisory

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:51:00 EDT

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of cancer and cancer deaths. Cancers linked to tobacco use make up 40% of all cancers diagnosed.


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First cases of Candida auris reported in United States - Press Release

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:51:00 EDT

Thirteen cases of Candida auris (C. auris), a serious and sometimes fatal fungal infection that is emerging globally, have been identified in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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National Prematurity Awareness Month: Celebrating Successes and Taking Action - Media Statement

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 13:37:00 EDT

About 1 in 10 babies are born preterm, or before completing the normal 37 to 40 weeks of pregnancy. These babies miss out on the important growth and development that happens in the final weeks. Preterm birth is a leading cause of infant mortality.



First annual One Health Day highlights link between people’s health and animals, environment - Media Advisory

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 15:41:00 EDT

The first annual global One Health Day will be held Thursday, November 3, to raise awareness worldwide about the One Health concept, which recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment.



CDC, Miami-Dade and Miami Beach collaborate and make progress on better understanding and stopping the Zika outbreak - Media Statement

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:29:00 EDT

CDC continues to support local efforts to prevent new infections of Zika in Miami-Dade County. To see the latest situation firsthand, Dr. Frieden traveled to Miami on Tuesday, October 25.



CDC Foundation’s New Business Pulse Focuses on Reducing Tobacco Use - Media Advisory

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:17:00 EDT

"Business Pulse: Tobacco Use", launched today by the CDC Foundation, focuses on how employers can improve employee health by reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.



Transcript for CDC Press Conference: Can polio be eradicated despite recent setbacks? - Transcript

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:47:00 EDT

Transcript and audio recording of World Polio Day Press Conference



Can polio be eradicated despite recent setbacks? - Media Advisory

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:45:00 EDT

The world is at the brink of a historic moment: eradication of polio, one of the most feared scourges of humanity; yet, recent setbacks threaten this long-awaited achievement. On World Polio Day, CDC and Rotary will co-host a live media briefing at CDC to highlight historic progress—the fewest polio cases in the fewest places in history—and outline what is needed to achieve a polio-free world.



CDC announces supplemental funding opportunity for continued Zika response in 2017 - Press Release

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:49:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is announcing the availability of about $70 million in supplemental funding to states, cities, and territories to support continued efforts to protect Americans from Zika virus.



CDC Restores Emergency Preparedness Funds to States and Territories - Press Release

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:51:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has increased by $44.25 million the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreements for all-hazards preparedness efforts in 2016 and 2017. The funds will go to a total of 62 jurisdictions, including US states, cities, and territories



CDC recommends only two HPV shots for younger adolescents - Press Release

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:35:00 EDT

CDC today recommended that 11- to 12-year-olds receive two doses of HPV vaccine at least six months apart rather than the previously recommended three doses to protect against cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infections.



CDC updates guidance related to local Zika transmission in Miami-Dade County, Florida - Press Release

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:00:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to work with Florida health officials to investigate new cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in Miami-Dade County, Florida.



New Vital Signs Report - Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities - Transcript

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:45:00 EDT

CDC hosted a telebriefing for Vital Signs on dental sealants.



New CDC Vital Signs: Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities - Digital Press Kit

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:05:00 EDT

Dental cavities are one of the most common chronic conditions among children and teens. Left untreated, cavities can cause pain and infection and problems in eating, speaking, and learning.


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School dental-sealant programs could prevent most cavities, lower treatment costs in vulnerable children - Press Release

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:35:00 EDT

Research shows dental sealants to shield the back teeth could prevent up to 80 percent of cavities in school-aged children. They are quick, easy, and painless to apply – yet according to a new CDC Vital Signs, about 60 percent of school children ages 6-11 years don’t get dental sealants.


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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Media Advisory

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:46:00 EDT

According to the new Vital Signs report, dental sealants prevent 80% of cavities in school-age children, particularly for the back teeth, where 9 in 10 cavities occur. About 60% of children ages 6-11 don’t get dental sealants.



CDC working with Florida to respond to new active Zika transmission area in Miami-Dade County - Press Release

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 07:47:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to work with Florida health officials to investigate new cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in Miami-Dade County.



New CDC study shows changes in breast cancer death rates by age group - Press Release

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:59:00 EDT

Breast cancer death rates among women decreased during 2010-2014, but racial differences persisted, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.


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Contaminated Devices Putting Open-Heart Surgery Patients at Risk - Press Release

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:48:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning healthcare providers and patients about the potential risk of infection from certain devices used during open heart (open-chest) surgery.



CDC funds 34 innovative projects to combat antibiotic resistance - Press Release

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EDT

CDC has awarded more than $14 million to fund new approaches to combat antibiotic resistance, including research on how microorganisms naturally present in the human body (referred to as a person’s microbiome) can be used to predict and prevent infections caused by drug-resistant organisms.



CDC updates interim guidance for pre-pregnancy counseling and prevention of sexual transmission of Zika - Media Statement

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:49:00 EDT

CDC today announced updates to its interim guidance for pre-pregnancy counseling and prevention of sexual transmission of Zika based on ongoing assessment of available data, primarily extending the timeframe for men with possible Zika exposure but no Zika symptoms to wait before attempting pregnancy with their partner and extending the time for use of condoms by these men to protect against sexual transmission of Zika virus infection.



CDC issues Zika special travel considerations for 11 Southeast Asian countries

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:45:00 EDT

Today, CDC posted Zika virus-related special travel considerations for 11 Southeastern Asian countries. CDC now recommends that pregnant women should consider postponing nonessential travel to these countries because of the uncertain risk of Zika virus infection. CDC is issuing these special travel considerations so that travelers, especially pregnant women, can make informed decisions about their travel and their health.



Influenza Outlook 2016-2017: What You Should Know about Flu Prevention This Season - Media Advisory

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:41:00 EDT

Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), joined by other medical and public health experts, will address the nation in preparation for the upcoming flu season at a news conference presented by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID).



National Preparedness Month 2016: The Power of Preparedness - Digital Press Kit

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:54:00 EDT

Being prepared at all levels saves lives. Public health emergencies might take the shape of an emerging or rapidly spreading disease, a natural disaster, or an act of bioterrorism.


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Dialysis organizations team up with CDC to protect patients - Press Release

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:41:00 EDT

CDC is teaming up with a broad coalition of kidney and dialysis organizations to reduce the number of bloodstream infections in dialysis patients. Each year, about 37,000 people get potentially deadly bloodstream infections related to their dialysis treatment.



CDC awards $13 million to establish the first Vector Control Unit in Puerto Rico - Media Statement

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:13:00 EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced that it has awarded $13 million to the Puerto Rico Science, Technology, and Research Trust (ST&R Trust) to establish the first Vector Control Unit (VCU) in Puerto Rico ...



CDC adds St. Kitts and Nevis to interim travel guidance related to Zika virus - Media Statement

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:34:00 EDT

CDC is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing spread of Zika virus?. Today, CDC posted a Zika virus travel notice for St. Kitts and Nevis.



Transcript for CDC Telebriefing: Zika Telebriefing Update - Transcript

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:00:00 EDT

CDC hosted a telebriefing on Zika