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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention News

Op-Ed: Ebola patients returning to U.S. should spark pandemic planning

Though there is virtually no chance of infection from the two American Ebola patients returning to the United States, it does raise questions as to how prepared our nation is for a deadly viral pandemic.
In the Media by Calvin Wolf

75 lab workers at the CDC may be infected with anthrax

Atlanta - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Thursday that around 75 lab workers in Atlanta may have been infected with anthrax. An investigation into the incident is apparently ongoing.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Op-Ed: CDC study finds fecal contamination in public pools

Atlanta - Fancy a swim? You might think twice in light of a newly published CDC study which revealed that poor personal hygiene is contaminating public water with fecal matter.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 8 comments

With 31 deaths reported, CDC issues calm on H7N9 bird flu spread

As the death toll from the H7N9 bird flu virus climbed to 31 on Monday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assured the public that the current strain does not pose a pandemic threat.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

CDC: Man dies of rabies after kidney transplant

Atlanta - A man who received a tainted kidney in an organ transplant has died of rabies. Three other patients -- who also received organs from the mutual donor, are undergoing treatment for the disease.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 7 comments

CDC: West Nile virus disease cases in the U.S., up this year

Atlanta - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning the public to take steps to protect themselves against West Nile Virus (WNV) as the number of cases across the U.S. rise.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt

CDC: US is on track for record high whooping cough rates in 2012

Atlanta - After releasing the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on the whooping cough epidemic that’s occurring in Washington state, the Centers for Disease Control said as of Thursday, "nationwide, nearly 18,000 cases have been reported to CDC."
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt

U.S. CDC reports 1 in 13 pregnant women drink alcohol

Research released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says drinking among pregnant women is a public health concern. The agency noted 1 in 13 pregnant women drink alcohol.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

E Coli outbreak in six U.S. states, source unknown

U.S. officials are conducting an investigation to determine what has caused an outbreak of E.Coli over the past two months. Since Apr. 15, over a dozen individuals in six states have been sickened by E.Coli bacteria, with one death.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 2 comments

CDC: Supersize is the 'new (ab)normal'

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released a new infographic that outlines just how much restaurant food portions have increased over the past 50 years.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 9 comments

Study: Rate of children poisoned by medicine rising dramatically

Atlanta - A new study has found the number of children under 18 seen in emergency rooms due to an accidental overdose of prescription or over-the-counter medication has risen dramatically, with over 70,000 visits to hospitals occurring each year.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

CDC: Fewer baby boys getting circumcised

Data from three separate US national surveys show the number of baby boys circumcised in hospitals has dropped in the past ten years.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha - 4 comments
 

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