HIV Inequities Among Gay and Bisexual Men

Despite overall progress in reducing new infections among gay and bisexual men, the HIV epidemic continued and was more severe among Black or African American (hereafter referred to as Black) and Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men in the decade leading up to the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative, which the […]

CDC Principal Deputy Director Named 2021 Service to America Medal | CDC Online Newsroom

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS, RET), has been named a finalist in the Partnership for Public Service’s 2021 Service to America Medals, known as the “Sammies.” Dr. Schuchat is a finalist in the Paul A. Volcker Career Achievement Category that recognizes a federal employee for […]

New CDC Director

Today, Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, officially begins her post as the 19th director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the ninth administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). U.S. President Joe Biden selected Dr. Walensky to lead the agency in December. Dr. Walensky comes to CDC […]

CDC Medical Officer Honored with 2020 Sammies Award

Vikram Krishnasamy, M.D., MPH Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) health scientist Vikram Krishnasamy, M.D., MPH, has been awarded the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal®external icon by the Partnership for Public Service. Krishnasamy, a senior medical officer at CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, was honored in the Emerging Leaders […]

CDC Marks the End of 2018 Ebola Outbreak in Eastern DRC

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is joining the global public health community to mark the end of the Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC Ministry of Health (MOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) officially announced the end […]

CDC Health Scientist wins 2019 Arthur S. Flemming Award | CDC Online Newsroom

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Control (CDC) health scientist Duncan R. MacCannell, PhD, has been named a winner of the 2019 Arthur S. Flemming Awardexternal icon. The 71st annual Arthur S. Flemming Awards recognize federal employees for their exceptional contributions to the nation. Recipients are nominated by their agency, and the winners are chosen […]

Coronavirus Disease 2019

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

WhatThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 response. WhoNancy Messonnier, M.D., Director,National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases When12:30 p.m. ET Friday, February 14, 2020 Dial-InMedia: 800-857-9756International: 1-212-287-1647PASSCODE: CDC MEDIA Non-Media: 888-795-0855International: 1-630-395-0498PASSCODE: 3896719 Important InstructionsDue to anticipated high volume, please plan to dial in […]

2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will implement enhanced health screenings to detect ill travelers traveling to the United States on direct or connecting flights from Wuhan, China. This activity is in response to an outbreak in China caused by a novel […]

Nine Health Threats that Made Headlines in 2019: A CDC Review

From an outbreak of mysterious lung-injury deaths to America’s near loss of measles elimination status, the beginning of the end of the U.S. HIV epidemic to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), CDC worked around the clock – and around the globe – to protect Americans from domestic and global […]

8 CDC Health Tips for a Safe and Healthy Holiday | CDC Online Newsroom

The holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends, to celebrate life, to be grateful, and to reflect on what’s important. They are also a time to appreciate – and safeguard – the gift of health. “The holiday season is a time to reflect on family and friends, but don’t forget […]

Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to improve U.S. health | CDC Online Newsroom

A first-ever CDC analysis provides comprehensive estimates of the potential to improve Americans’ health by preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). ACEs can include experiencing abuse, witnessing violence or substance misuse in the home, and having a parent in jail. Exposure to ACEs can result in extreme or repetitive toxic stress responses that can cause both […]

CDC Receives Designated as PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Biosafety

Safe and effective laboratories are a key line of defense in protecting the health, safety and security of Americans and U.S. interests worldwide. The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has designated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Center for Global Health as a PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Biosafety and Biosecurity under […]

Pulmonary Disease Associated with E-cigarettes

Initial findings from the investigation into serious lung illnesses associated with e-cigarette products point to clinical similarities among those affected. Patients report similar exposures, symptoms and clinical findings and these align with the CDC health advisory released last week. While many of the patients, but not all, reported recent use of THC-containing products, some reported […]