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 2022-08-18 17:03 

CDC

Unknown Food Source - E. coli Outbreak...

ANNOUNCED August 17, 2022...

 2022-08-17 05:00 

CDC

CDC assisting Michigan and Ohio with E. coli O157 outbreak with unknown food source...

A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections is now live: https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2022/o157h7-08-22/index.html...

 2022-08-12 04:00 

WHO

Monkeypox: experts give virus variants new names...

A group of global experts convened by WHO has agreed on new names for monkeypox virus variants, as part of ongoing efforts to align the names of the monkeypox disease, virus and variants—or clades—with current best practices. The experts agree...

 2022-08-11 20:37 

CDC

CDC streamlines COVID-19 guidance to help the public better protect themselves and understand their risk...

Today, CDC is streamlining its COVID-19 guidance to help people better understand their risk, how to protect themselves and others, what actions to take if exposed to COVID-19, and what actions to take if they are sick or test positive for the virus....

 2022-08-10 05:00 

CDC

Federal Health Agencies Unveil National Tool to Measure Health Impacts of Environmental Burdens...

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Environmental Justice, announce the release of the...

 2022-08-09 19:34 

CDC

Statement from Karen Hacker, MD, MPH, Director, CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion on the passing of Tonya Moore, Tips From Former Smokers participant...

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Tonya Moore. At age 38, Tonya was diagnosed with heart failure because of cigarette smoking....

 2022-08-09 18:01 

CDC

New CDC Data Reveal Less Than a Third of People Diagnosed with Hepatitis C Receive Timely Treatment for the Deadly, yet Curable, Infection...

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...

 2022-08-08 16:03 

CDC

CDC Media Briefing - New Vital Signs Report: Hepatitis C is deadly, but curable. Why are so few Americans getting treatment?...

Hepatitis C can cause advanced liver disease, liver cancer, and death and affects millions in the United States. Yet, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report, less than a third of people diagnosed with hepatitis C get timely treatment for this curable i...

 2022-08-02 04:00 

WHO

New global alliance launched to end AIDS in children by 2030...

Globally, only half (52%) of children living with HIV are on life-saving treatment, far behind adults where three quarters (76%) are receiving antiretrovirals, according to the data that has just been released in the UNAIDS Global AIDS Update 2022. Concer...

 2022-08-02 04:00 

WHO

WHO launches appeal to respond to urgent health needs in the greater Horn of Africa...

The health and lives of people in the greater Horn of Africa are threatened as the region faces an unprecedented food crisis. In order to carry out urgent, life-saving work, WHO is today launching a funding appeal for US$ 123.7 million....

 2022-08-01 05:00 

CDC

CDC Hosts 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Task Force for Global Health will co-host in person the 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) August 7-10, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel in Atlanta, GA...

 2022-08-01 04:00 

WHO

After lengthy debate, Brazil's Drink-Driving Law is fully ratified...

After lengthy and contentious debate, Brazil's Supreme Court has declared the country's Drink-Driving Law as fully constitutional. Brazil's 'Dry Law' stipulates that drivers must have a blood-alcohol content of zero. It empowers police...

 2022-07-29 04:00 

WHO

WHO publishes new guidelines on HIV, hepatitis and STIs for key populations...

Today, 29 July 2022, WHO published new Consolidated guidelines on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations. The guidelines outline a public health response for 5 key popu...

 2022-07-28 19:54 

CDC

Small Turtles - Salmonella infections...

Small Turtles-Salmonella infections...

 2022-07-28 04:00 

WHO

WHO recommends long-acting cabotegravir for HIV prevention...

WHO today released new guidelines for the use of long-acting injectable cabotegravir (CAB-LA) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV and called for countries to consider this safe and highly effective prevention option for people at substantial risk o...

 2022-07-27 21:14 

CDC

Bacteria that Causes Rare Disease Melioidosis Discovered in U.S. Environmental Samples...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified for the first time in domestic environmental samples the bacteria that causes a rare and serious disease called melioidosis . The bacteria, Burkholderia pseudomallei or B. pseudomallei , ...

 2022-07-26 05:00 

CDC

2022 REACH Lark Award Recipients Recognized for Excellence in Advancing Health Equity...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is pleased to announce two winners of the 2022 REACH Lark Galloway-Gilliam Award for Advancing Health Equity Challenge . The winners are Thamara Labrousse from Live Healthy Miami Gardens (Florida) and H...

 2022-07-25 04:00 

WHO

WHO calls on global community to "do one thing" to save lives on World Drowning Prevention Day...

Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a call for people around the world to "do one thing" to prevent drowning....

 2022-07-23 04:00 

WHO

Second meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) Emergency Committee regarding the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox...

The WHO Director-General is hereby transmitting the Report of the second meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) Emergency Committee regarding the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox, held on Thursday, 21 July 2022, from 12:00 to 19:0...

 2022-07-22 15:03 

CDC

CDC Investigation Notice: Small turtles purchased online linked to Salmonella outbreak affecting children...

A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/stanley-07-22/index.html...

 2022-07-22 04:00 

WHO

WHO releases global COVID-19 vaccination strategy update to reach unprotected...

The global COVID-19 vaccination rollout is the biggest and fastest in history but many of those at greatest risk remain unprotected only 28% of older people and 37% of health care workers in low-income countries have received their primary course of vacci...

 2022-07-20 04:00 

WHO

WHO report shows poorer health outcomes for many vulnerable refugees and migrants...

Around the world, millions of refugees and migrants in vulnerable situations, such as low-skilled migrant workers, face poorer health outcomes than their host communities, especially where living and working conditions are sub-standard, according to the f...

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