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  • Joint Statement from the Census Bureau and Centers for Disease Control on Conducting 2020 Census Non-Response Follow-Up Interviews August 10, 2020
    In carrying out our respective missions, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are committed to protecting the health and safety of those we serve and employ. This is particularly important during the current COVID-19 health crisis.
  • Hear Her: CDC Campaign Highlights Warning Signs of Pregnancy-Related Deaths August 10, 2020
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching Hear Her, a national campaign that brings attention to pregnancy-related deaths and provides education and encouragement to pregnant and postpartum women (within one year of delivery).
  • Nootkatone Now Registered by EPA August 10, 2020
    A new active ingredient, discovered and developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in insecticides and insect repellents.
  • Investigation Update on Salmonella August 7, 2020
    CDC, several states, and FDA continue to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to onions. More grocery stores and food manufacturers have recalled onions and food containing onions, and 244 more illnesses have been reported in the last week. An update is posted here: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/newport-07-20/index.html.
  • CDC Presents Inaugural Award for Advancements in Health Equity to Oregon's Lessie Williams August 5, 2020
    CDC works 24/7 saving lives, protecting people from health threats, and saving money to have a more secure nation. A US federal agency, CDC helps make the healthy choice the easy choice by putting science and prevention into action. CDC works to help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.
  • CDC Expects 2020 Outbreak of Life-Threatening Acute Flaccid Myelitis Transcript August 4, 2020
    Welcome, everyone, and thank you for standing by. At this time, I'd like to inform all participants that your lines are in a listen-only mode until the question and answer session of today's conference call. If you would like to ask a question please press star 1 on your phone. I will now turn the […]
  • CDC Expects 2020 Outbreak of Life-Threatening Acute Flaccid Myelitis August 4, 2020
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) anticipates that 2020 will be another peak year for cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), an uncommon but serious neurologic condition that affects mostly children. The disease has peaked every two years between August and November in the United States since 2014. ¬†Enteroviruses, particularly enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68), are […]
  • CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report August 4, 2020
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) anticipates that 2020 will be another outbreak year for acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), an uncommon but serious neurologic condition.
  • Study highlights importance of CDC mitigation strategies July 31, 2020
    Today's MMWR on SARS-CoV-2 transmission at an overnight camp in Georgia found efficient spread of the virus among campers and staff while noting key steps to minimize the risk for SARS-CoV-2 introduction and transmission in camps were not strictly followed.
  • CMS and CDC announce provider reimbursement available for counseling patients to self-isolate at time of COVID-19 testing July 30, 2020
    Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are announcing that payment is available to physicians and health care providers to counsel patients, at the time of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing, about the importance of self-isolation after they are tested and prior to the […]
  • Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on New Resources and Tools to Support Opening Schools July 24, 2020
    Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on New Resources and Tools to Support Opening Schools.
  • The 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act July 24, 2020
    On July 26, our nation will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which provides protections against discrimination of people with disabilities in several areas including employment, education, health care, recreation, transportation, and housing.
  • CDC releases new resources and tools to support opening schools July 23, 2020
    Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is releasing new science-based resources and tools for school administrators, teachers, parents, guardians, and caregivers when schools open this fall.
  • Dr. Robert R. Redfield Statement on SARS-CoV-2 infections July 22, 2020
    CDC works 24/7 saving lives, protecting people from health threats, and saving money to have a more secure nation. A US federal agency, CDC helps make the healthy choice the easy choice by putting science and prevention into action. CDC works to help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.
  • Salmonella Investigation Notice July 21, 2020
    CDC and several states are investigating a rapidly growing outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections. A source of the infections has not been identified. The investigation notice is posted here: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/newport-07-20/index.html.
  • Cruise ship No Sail Order extended through September 2020 July 16, 2020
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today the extension of a No Sail Order for cruise ships through September 30, 2020. This order continues to suspend passenger operations on cruise ships with the capacity to carry at least 250 passengers in waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction.
  • CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield and HHS Chief Information Officer Jose Arrieta Remarks on HHS Protect July 16, 2020
    On Wednesday, July 15, CDC Director Robert Redfield and HHS Chief Information Officer Jose Arrieta provided an update for members of the media on HHS efforts to gather and disseminate real-time hospital data on COVID-19. Below are their statements as prepared for delivery.
  • CDC calls on Americans to wear masks to prevent COVID-19 spread July 14, 2020
    Americans are increasingly adopting the use of cloth face masks to slow the spread of COVID-19, and the latest science may convince even more to do so.
  • Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing Update on COVID-19 June 26, 2020
    Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing: Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
  • HHS Announces New Organ Transplant Guidance June 25, 2020
    Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) published an updated solid organ transplant guideline to assess donors and monitor recipients for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus infections.