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CDC: Severe Illness Associated with Using Non-Pharmaceutical Chloroquine Phosphate to Prevent and Treat Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

March 28, 2020 – Chloroquine phosphate, when used without a prescription and supervision of a healthcare provider, can cause serious health consequences, including death. Clinicians and public health officials should discourage the public from misusing non-pharmaceutical chloroquine phosphate (a chemical used in home aquariums). Clinicians should advise patients and the public that chloroquine, and the […]

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CDC updated guidance on mass/large gatherings

March 16, 2020 – Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events […]

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CDC, Washington State Report First COVID-19 Death

February 29, 2020 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials in the state of Washington have reported three hospitalized patients who have tested presumptive-positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, including one patient who died. Two of the patients are from a long-term care facility (LTCF) where one is […]

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CDC Announces Additional COVID-19 Presumptive Positive Cases

February 28, 2020 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is aware of four new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 announced by state public health authorities who are currently conducting investigations. California has announced a second possible instance of community spread. Oregon has announced its first possible instance of community spread. The state […]

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CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential travel to China

January 28, 2020 – On January 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated travel guidance for China, recommending that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to all of the country (Level 3 Travel Health Notice). This warning is in response to an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) […]

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An estimated 92% of cancers caused by HPV could be prevented by vaccine

August 22, 2019 – During 2012-2016, an average of 43,999 HPV-associated cancers were reported each year, according to a new study published today in CDC’s  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Among the estimated 34,800 cancers probably caused by HPV, 92 percent are attributable to the HPV types that are included in the HPV vaccine […]

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Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Tahini from Achdut Ltd

February 27, 2019 – CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigated a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Concord infections linked to tahini products produced by Achdut Ltd. On November 27, 2018, Achdut Ltd. in Ari’el, Israel recalledExternal tahini products because they might have been contaminated with Salmonella. Do not eat, […]

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Americans in rural areas more likely to die by suicide

October 5, 2017 – Rural counties consistently had higher suicide rates than metropolitan counties from 2001-2015, according to data released today in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.  Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. There were more than half a million suicides […]

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CDC: Some Infants still not receiving the recommended screenings and interventions for hearing loss and critical congenital heart disease at birth

August 24, 2017 – Today’s Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights the benefits of and gaps in assessing point-of-care newborn screening for hearing loss (HL) and critical congenital heart disease (CCHD).  These critical gaps need to be closed to help all children have a better […]

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