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CDC Urges Doctors to Rapidly Recognize and Report AFM Cases

As the late summer/early fall “season” for acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) nears, CDC is calling on medical professionals to quickly recognize AFM symptoms and report all suspected cases to their health department. Early recognition and reporting are critical for providing patients with appropriate care and rehabilitation, and better understanding AFM, according to a new Vital […]

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Papayas

A CDC food safety alert for an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to papayas imported from Mexico has been posted at https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/uganda-06-19/index.html. Key points: CDC, FDA, and public health and regulatory officials in several states are investigating an  outbreak of Salmonella Uganda infections linked to whole, fresh papayas imported from Mexico. Do not eat, serve, […]

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CDC Press Release: Outbreaks of diarrhea caused by summertime parasite increased from 2009 through 2017

Outbreaks of Cryptosporidium (Crypto) in the United States increased an average 13% each year from 2009-2017, according to a report published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Crypto, a parasite, is spread through the poop of infected humans or animals. People can get sick after they swallow the parasite in contaminated water or food […]

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Vital Signs: Rabies Transcript

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CDC Investigation Notice: Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry

###U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESexternal icon CDC works 24/7 protecting America’s health, safety and security. Whether disease start at home or abroad, are curable or preventable, chronic or acute, or from human activity or deliberate attack, CDC responds to America’s most pressing health threats. CDC is headquartered in Atlanta and has experts located […]

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CDC Activates Emergency Operations Center for Ebola Outbreak in Eastern DRC

Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is announcing activation of its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Thursday, June 13, 2019, to support the inter-agency response to the current Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC outbreak is the second largest outbreak of Ebola ever recorded and […]

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Bats Lead in U.S. Rabies Risk

Bats are responsible for roughly 7 in 10 rabies deaths among people who are infected with the rabies virus in the United States, possibly because people may not know of the risk bats pose, according to the Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The large percentage of deaths […]

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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report – Bats responsible for most rabies deaths in US – Knowing rabies risks and what to do after contact with wildlife can save lives

What Bats are responsible for roughly 7 in 10 rabies deaths among people who catch rabies in the U.S. Rabid dogs overseas are the second leading cause of rabies deaths in Americans; people can have contact with rabid dogs while traveling in other countries where dog rabies is still common. During the past 80 years, […]