Too few people treated for hepatitis C

A new CDC Vital Signs report finds that too few people diagnosed with hepatitis C are being treated, despite availability of medications capable of curing this viral infection. According to […]

Firearm Deaths Grow, Disparities Widen

Firearms were involved in 79% of all homicides and 53% of all suicides in 2020. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a historic increase of 35% […]

Listeria Outbreak Linked to Packaged Salads

CDC is currently investigating two separate Listeria outbreaks, both of which are linked to packaged salads. One outbreak is linked to packaged salads produced by Fresh Express. The other outbreak […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]