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Jul 18, 2017, 11:12 ET New CDC report: More than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes

More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a new report released today by the Centers for Disease...


Jul 17, 2017, 16:33 ET CDC awards $12 million to help states fight opioid overdose epidemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be awarding this week more than $12 million to 23 states and the District of Columbia to...


Jun 22, 2017, 10:09 ET Life at Ground Zero: The Story of the West African Ebola Outbreak

What was it like at ground zero of the worst outbreak of Ebola in history? This month, CDC's David J. Sencer Museum will be the first U.S. museum to...


Jun 15, 2017, 13:17 ET Youth tobacco product use, including e-cigarettes, drops during 2015-2016

The number of middle and high school students who say they are current tobacco users – defined as having used a tobacco product in the past 30 days – ...


Jun 08, 2017, 16:07 ET Un análisis realizado por los CDC de los datos de los territorios de los EE. UU. halla defectos de nacimiento graves en cerca de 1 de cada 12 fetos o bebés de mujeres embarazadas con la infección por el virus del Zika en el primer trimestre

En los territorios estadounidenses, el 5 % de las mujeres con infección por el virus del Zika confirmada durante el embarazo tuvieron un bebé o un...


Jun 08, 2017, 15:58 ET CDC analysis of data from US territories finds serious birth defects in about 1 in 12 fetuses or infants of pregnant women with Zika infection in the first trimester

In the U.S. territories, 5 percent of women who had confirmed Zika virus infection during pregnancy had a baby or fetus with Zika virus-associated...


Jun 08, 2017, 15:27 ET CDC analysis of data from US territories finds serious birth defects in about 1 in 12 fetuses or infants of pregnant women with Zika infection in the first trimester

In the U.S. territories, 5 percent of women who had confirmed Zika virus infection during pregnancy had a baby or fetus with Zika virus-associated...


Jun 06, 2017, 17:01 ET NIOSH and OSHA Introduce Improved Heat Safety App for Outdoor Workers

An updated app for smart phones and other mobile devices can help workers stay safe when working outdoors in hot weather. The free app was redesigned ...


Jun 06, 2017, 16:57 ET Patients in health care facilities at risk for Legionnaires' disease

A new CDC analysis finds that among the 21 U.S. jurisdictions studied, 76 percent reported health care-associated cases of Legionnaires' disease, a...


May 25, 2017, 13:00 ET US Death Rates from Alzheimer's Disease Increased 55 Percent from 1999 to 2014

Death rates from Alzheimer's disease (AD) increased 55 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to data released today in the CDC's Morbidity and...


May 18, 2017, 13:00 ET Crypto outbreaks linked to swimming have doubled since 2014

Outbreaks of a parasitic infection linked to swimming pools and water playgrounds are increasingly being reported to CDC, with twice as many...


May 11, 2017, 17:30 ET New Hepatitis C Infections Nearly Tripled over Five Years

Over just five years, the number of new hepatitis C virus infections reported to CDC has nearly tripled, reaching a 15-year high, according to new...


May 05, 2017, 16:00 ET CDC updates guidance on interpretation of Zika testing results for pregnant women

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today issued a Health Alert Notice with updated guidance for healthcare professionals to...


Apr 24, 2017, 13:30 ET Dispatches from the Front Lines: CDC's Disease Detective Conference

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


Apr 04, 2017, 18:37 ET Cerca de 1 de cada 10 mujeres embarazadas en los Estados Unidos con un caso confirmado de infección por el virus del Zika tuvo un feto o un bebé con defectos de nacimiento en el 2016

De las 250 mujeres embarazadas que tuvieron un caso confirmado de infección por el virus del Zika en el 2016, 24 —o cerca de 1 de cada 10 de ellas—...


Apr 04, 2017, 17:40 ET About 1 in 10 U.S. pregnant women with confirmed Zika infection had a fetus or baby with birth defects in 2016

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...


Jan 20, 2017, 12:37 ET South African Study Provides Compelling New Evidence on Role of Person-to Person Transmission in Drug-Resistant TB Epidemics

A study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine provides compelling evidence that extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) is...


Jan 12, 2017, 12:00 ET Rural Americans at higher risk of death from five leading causes

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


Jan 10, 2017, 13:30 ET 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...


Dec 16, 2016, 02:17 ET New data show continuing opioid epidemic in the United States

Drug overdose deaths, including opioid overdose deaths, continue to increase in the United States, according to new data published today in CDC's...


Dec 14, 2016, 11:46 ET CDC in 2016: Keeping America Safe From Health Threats New And Old

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 ...


Dec 13, 2016, 02:47 ET Study Finds Zika Virus Replicates and Persists in Fetal Brains and Placentas

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...


Dec 09, 2016, 03:46 ET Flu vaccine coverage remains low this year

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...


Nov 28, 2016, 05:04 ET CDC supporting Texas investigation of possible local Zika transmission

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been informed by Texas health officials that Zika virus infection has been diagnosed in a...


Nov 17, 2016, 12:01 ET CDC estimates preventable deaths from 5 leading causes

The number of potentially preventable deaths – premature deaths that could have been avoided – declined from 2010 to 2014 for three of the five...