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 […]

CDC Statement on FDA removal of non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes

CDC strongly supports FDA’s announcement today that it intends to finalize an enforcement policy that will clear non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes from the market. This is an important step in response to the epidemic of e-cigarette use among our Nation’s youth, and will help protect them from a lifetime of nicotine addiction and associated health risks. Clearing […]

Outbreaks of Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Poultry

Salmonella infections don’t just come from eating contaminated food—they also can come from contact with animals and animal environments. Every year, Salmonella infections occur in people who have contact with certain types of animals, such as live poultry in backyard flocks. The trend of raising backyard poultry is growing because of consumer interest in knowing […]

Protect patients from opioid overdose

There has been an overall decline in the amount of opioids prescribed in the United States. But the amount is still extremely high, with the amount of prescribed opioids in 2015 approximately three times higher than the amount in 1999. The amount of opioids being prescribed in the United States varies county by county. Half […]

CDC Press Releases

CDC, several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections (STEC O157:H7) in 13 states. Seventeen illnesses have been reported from California (3), Connecticut (2), Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Michigan (1), Nebraska (1), New Hampshire (2), New York (1), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (1), […]