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Transcript for CDC Telebriefing: Zika Telebriefing Update - TransciriptOpen in a New Window

CDC hosted a telebriefing on Zika

 

Florida health officials report on response to Zika in Wynwood; evidence shows aerial spraying likely helped interrupt local transmission - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

Florida health officials’ response this summer to the first identified cases of local transmission and the first identified outbreak of Zika virus infection in the continental United States, including aggressive mosquito control efforts, helped to interrupt local transmission and reduce the effect on the community, including pregnant women.

 

CDC Telebriefing: Zika Virus Update - 09-23-2016 - Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

Florida health officials’ response this summer to the first identified cases of local transmission and the first identified outbreak of Zika virus infection in the continental United States, including aggressive mosquito control efforts, helped to stop local transmission and reduce the effect on the community, including pregnant women.

 

Older Adult Fall Prevention - Digital Press KitOpen in a New Window

Every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls. Among older Americans, falls are the number one cause of injuries and death from injury.

 

Falls are leading cause of injury and death in older Americans - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

Every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls, making falls the number one cause of injuries and deaths from injury among older Americans.

 

Celebrating 70 years: 12th annual Smithsonian magazine Museum Day Live! - Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

Celebrating 70 years: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will take part in the 12th annual Smithsonian magazine Museum Day Live! event. The David J. Sencer CDC Museum will join other Smithsonian Institution affiliates across the country for this annual one-day event.

 

CDC continues to build US laboratory capacity to rapidly detect Zika virus infection - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has purchased approximately $2.5 million in laboratory supplies and equipment in August to enhance U.S. laboratory (lab) capacity to test for Zika virus.

 

CDC updates guidance for Wynwood (FL) neighborhood with active Zika transmission - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated guidance for people who travel to or live in the approximately 1-square-mile area in Wynwood, Florida, just north of downtown Miami.

 

CDC works with Florida as Miami Beach active Zika transmission area expandsOpen in a New Window

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed through its ongoing investigation that there is active mosquito-borne spread of Zika virus in a larger section of Miami Beach.

 

Adults Need More Activity - Digital Press KitOpen in a New Window

Regular physical activity is vital for healthy aging. It can help delay, prevent, or manage many costly chronic diseases. Physical activity can also reduce the risk of premature death.

 

More than 1 in 4 US adults over 50 do not engage in regular physical activity - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

Despite the many benefits of moderate physical activity, 31 million Americans (28 percent) age 50 years and older are inactive – that is, they are not physically active beyond the basic movements needed for daily life activities.

 

Blood Pressure Control - Digital Press KitOpen in a New Window

About 70 percent of U.S. adults ages 65 and older have high blood pressure and only half have it under control, putting them at greater risk for heart disease and stroke.

 

Poor blood-pressure control puts 5 million older Americans at risk - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

Some 5 million Medicare Part D enrollees age 65 and older are not taking their blood pressure medicine properly, increasing their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and death, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Poor blood-pressure control puts more than 5 million people at risk: How can health care systems help people take their medicine as directed? - Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, about 70% of US adults age 65 or older have high blood pressure – but only about half have it under control (less than 140/90), putting them at risk of heart disease, stroke, and early death.

 

CDC awards $2.4 million to five jurisdictions to fight Zika - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $2.4 million to Chicago, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles County to establish, enhance, and maintain information-gathering systems to rapidly detect microcephaly–a serious birth defect of the brain–and other adverse outcomes linked to Zika virus infection.

 

CDC and the Instituto Nacional de Salud of Colombia collaborate to understand long-term effects of Zika virus infection during pregnancy - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, and Martha Lucía Ospina Martínez, MD, MPH, MBA, Director General of Colombia’s Instituto Nacional de Salud (INS), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on Zika virus response activities in Colombia, particularly the effect of Zika virus during pregnancy.

 

New Obesity Maps Show US Adults Still Struggle with Obesity - Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

CDC today released 2015 state- and territory-specific data on adult obesity prevalence using self-reported information from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

 

Two thirds of US adults believe pharmacies should not sell tobacco - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

Two-thirds of American adults believe pharmacies should not be allowed to sell tobacco, while 14 percent strongly oppose such a policy, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ...

 

Traces of Ebola Virus Linger Longer than Expected in Semen - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

Initial data from a Liberian public health program show about 9 percent (38) of 429 male Ebola survivors had fragments of Ebola virus in their semen.

 

CDC adds Singapore to interim travel guidance related to Zika virus - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

CDC is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing Zika virus transmission. Today, CDC posted a Zika virus travel notice for Singapore. CDC has issued travel notices (level 2, “practice enhanced precautions”) for people traveling to destinations with Zika. For a full list of affected countries/regions, visit http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/zika-travel-information.

 

CDC adds The British Virgin Islands to interim travel guidance related to Zika virus - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

CDC is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing Zika virus? transmission. Today, CDC posted a Zika virus travel notice for The British Virgin Islands. Local transmission of Zika has been reported on the island of Tortola, which includes Cane Garden Bay and Havers.

 

CDC releases genetic data on antibiotic resistant Salmonella infections - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

For the first time, the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) annual report includes whole genome sequencing (WGS) data of bacteria from people with antibiotic-resistant Salmonella infections.

 

CDC continues to support Florida in response to Zika outbreak - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

CDC has and will continue to provide support to Florida to address the Zika outbreak. CDC experts in epidemiology, surveillance, and vector control have been on the ground for weeks supporting the state of Florida’s response.

 

CDC Foundation’s New Business Pulse Focuses on On-the-Job Vehicle Crashes - Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

Business Pulse: Motor Vehicle Safety at Work, launched today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation, focuses on how businesses can protect employees who drive for work in the United States and travel for business abroad.

 

CDC awards $6.8 million to partners to support Zika response - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $6.8 million to national public health partners to assist state, tribal, local, and territorial jurisdictions with their Zika responses in a wide range of activities, including surveillance and epidemiology, vector control, communication and outreach to pregnant women and vulnerable populations, and planning with key stakeholders.

 

CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - How can we save patients from sepsis? - TransciriptOpen in a New Window

CDC hosted a telebriefing on sepsis.

 

CDC adds The Bahamas to interim travel guidance related to Zika virus - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

CDC is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing Zika virus? transmission. Today, CDC posted a Zika virus travel notice for The Bahamas. Local transmission of Zika has been reported on the island of New Providence, which includes the capital city of Nassau.

 

Saving Patients from Sepsis - Digital Press KitOpen in a New Window

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest Vital Signs report raises awareness about sepsis, a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and often life-threatening response to an infection.

 

Saving patients from sepsis is a race against time - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

Sepsis is caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection and requires rapid intervention. It begins outside of the hospital for nearly 80 percent of patients.

 

CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - How can we save patients from sepsis? - Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

CDC will release a Vital Signs report focusing on sepsis, emphasizing the importance of prevention and early recognition. Sepsis is a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death.

 

Breastfeeding Rates Continue To Rise - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

In the United States, more than 8 in 10 mothers (81.1 percent) begin breastfeeding their babies at birth – but many stop earlier than is recommended, according to the 2016 Breastfeeding Report Card released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

CDC Telebriefing: Zika Virus Update - August 19 - TranscriptOpen in a New Window

CDC hosted a telebriefing to provide an update on the Zika virus

 

CDC Telebriefing: Zika Virus Update - 8-19-2016 - Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been working with Florida health officials on investigating cases of locally transmitted Zika virus. The most recent information suggests that there may be a new active Zika transmission in South Florida.

 

Additional area of active Zika transmission identified in Miami Beach - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been working with Florida health officials on investigating cases of locally transmitted Zika virus. An additional area of active Zika transmission has been identified in a section of Miami Beach, in addition to the area of active Zika transmission near Wynwood.

 

CDC Updates Guidance for Care of Infants Born to Mothers with Possible Zika Virus Infection During Pregnancy - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today issued updated interim clinical guidance for health care providers caring for infants born to mothers with possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy.

 

Improper care of contact lenses can cause serious eye infections - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

Nearly 1 in 5 contact lens-related eye infections reported to a federal database involved a patient who experienced eye damage, according to a report published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

 

Statement from CDC Director Tom Frieden on the passing of Shane Todd, former Tips From Former Smokers campaign participant - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend Shane Todd from complications of cancer at the age of 49. Shane was just 34 years old when he was diagnosed with throat cancer caused by the cigarette smoking he began at 18.

 

Two Cases of Polio Detected in Nigeria - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

Two children have been diagnosed with polio in Nigeria, after two years without any polio recognized in that country. Polio is a terrible disease that no child should suffer.

 

CDC adds Cayman Islands to interim travel guidance related to Zika virus - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

CDC is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing Zika virus? transmission. Today, CDC posted a Zika virus travel notice for Cayman Islands. CDC has issued travel notices (level 2, “practice enhanced precautions”) for people traveling to destinations with Zika. For a full list of affected countries/regions, visit http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/zika-travel-information.

 

National ALS Registry Releases Updated Prevalence Estimates - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s (ATSDR) National ALS Registry today released its second report on the prevalence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) in the United States for the years 2012 and 2013.

 

Some racial, ethnic groups continue smoking cigarettes at higher rates - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

Despite a significant decline in overall adult cigarette smoking since 1964, disparities in cigarette smoking remain among racial and ethnic population groups, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

 

CDC adds Antigua and Barbuda and Turks and Caicos Islands (U.K.) to interim travel guidance related to Zika virus - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

CDC is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing Zika virus transmission. Today, CDC posted a Zika virus travel notice for Antigua and Barbuda as well as Turks and Caicos Islands (U.K.).

 

CDC Announces new director of Division of Select Agents and Toxins - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

CDC announces today the selection of Samuel S. Edwin, Ph.D., to become the new director of the agency's Division of Select Agents and Toxins (DSAT).

 

CDC awards $16 million to states and territories to fight Zika - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

Funding provided for states and territories to respond to the emerging threat, quickly identify cases of microcephaly and other adverse birth outcomes linked to Zika, ...

 

CDC issues travel guidance related to Miami neighborhood with active Zika spread - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

New assessments of mosquito populations and test results this past weekend by Florida public health officials, as part of a community survey in the Miami neighborhood where several Zika infections were recently confirmed, have found persistent mosquito populations and additional Zika infections in the same area.

 

CDC Telebriefing: Zika Virus Update - August 1 - Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

CDC will host a telebriefing to provide an update on the Zika virus

 

Transcript for CDC Telebriefing: Zika Virus Update - July 29 - TranscriptOpen in a New Window

Transcript for CDC telebriefing that to provided an update on the Zika virus.

 

Florida investigation links four recent Zika cases to local mosquito-borne virus transmission - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been informed by the State of Florida that Zika virus infections in four people were likely caused by bites of local Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

 

Zika infections increasing rapidly in Puerto Rico - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

As of July 7, Zika has been diagnosed in 5,582* people, including 672 pregnant women, in Puerto Rico according to a new report published today in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

 

CDC Telebriefing: Zika Virus Update - July 29 - Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

CDC will host a telebriefing to provide an update on the Zika virus

 

CDC funding accelerates antibiotic resistance efforts - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

CDC is providing $67 million to help health departments nationwide tackle antibiotic resistance and other patient safety threats, including healthcare-associated infections.

 

CDC adds Saba to interim travel guidance related to Zika virus - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

CDC is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing Zika virus? transmission. Today, CDC posted a Zika virus travel notice for Saba.

 

CDC Issues Updated Zika Recommendations: Interim Guidance for healthcare providers caring for pregnant women with possible exposure to Zika virus; Interim Guidance for the prevention of sexually transmitted Zika virus - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

CDC today issued updated guidance and information to prevent Zika virus transmission and health effects.

 

CDC awards $60 million to help states and territories battle Zika - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will begin making awards totaling nearly $60 million to states, cities, and territories to support efforts to protect Americans from Zika virus disease and adverse health outcomes that can result from Zika infection, including the serious birth defect microcephaly.

 

Webcast: Clinical Evaluation & Management of Infants with Congenital Zika Infection - Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

CDC will host a meeting in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

Transcript for CDC Media Availability: Support for Utah investigation of Zika - TranscriptOpen in a New Window

 

CDC assisting Utah investigation of Zika virus infection apparently not linked to travel - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

CDC is assisting in the investigation of a case of Zika in a Utah resident who is a family contact of the elderly Utah resident who died in late June.

 

CDC Media Availability: Support for Utah investigation of Zika - Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

CDC will host a media availability to answer questions from reporters about the case of Zika reported by Utah health officials.

 

CDC Joins Global Leaders in New Partnership to End Violence Against Children - Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

The new partnership supports individuals and groups working to prevent and respond to violence; protect childhood; and make societies safe for children.

 

First female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus infection reported in New York City - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

The New York City report of female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus infection is the first documented case of sexual transmission of Zika from a woman to her sex partner...

 

CDC adds St. Eustatius to interim travel guidance related to Zika virus - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

CDC is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing Zika virus? transmission. Today, CDC posted a Zika virus travel notice for St. Eustatius.

 

CDC Models Risk of Zika Virus Importation Resulting from Travel to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

According to the Brazilian Tourism Board, approximately 350,000 – 500,000 international visitors and athletes from 207 countries are expected to travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Games).

 

Tobacco use, involuntary secondhand smoke exposure high in multiunit housing residents - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

Americans living in multiunit housing, such as apartments and condominiums, are more likely to use tobacco products and less likely to have smoke-free home rules than people living in single-family housing, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

CDC Telebriefing: Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths - TranscriptOpen in a New Window

Transcript and audio file of CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Where does the U.S. stand in crash death rates compared with other high-income countries?

 

CDC Releases Detailed History of the 2014-2016 Ebola Response in MMWR - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today will release a detailed account of the agency’s work on the largest, longest outbreak response in the agency’s history: the Ebola epidemic of 2014-2016. The series of articles, in a special supplement to CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), comes on the second anniversary of the official activation of the agency’s emergency response to Ebola.

 

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Environmental Protection Agency Urge Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to Consider Aerial Spraying as Part of Integrated Mosquito Control to Reduce Zika-Associated Birth Defects - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommend the people and the government of Puerto Rico consider implementing aerial spraying as part of an integrated mosquito control program.

 

Crash Deaths - Digital Press KitOpen in a New Window

In the United States about 90 people die each day from motor vehicle crashes, resulting in the highest death rate among 19 high-income comparison countries.

 

Motor vehicle crash fatalities in the U.S. could drop by half with proven strategies - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

About 90 people die each day from motor vehicle crashes in the United States, resulting in the highest death rate among 19 high-income comparison countries.

 

CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Where does the U.S. stand in crash death rates compared with other high-income countries? - Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

CDC Telebriefing on the new Vital Signs focused on where the US stands in crash deaths, in relation to other high-income countries.

 

CDC Awards $30 Million to 23 state injury and violence prevention programs - Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today it will award $30 million to 23 state health departments over the next five years as part of the Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core SVIPP).

 

CDC Awards Funds for States and Territories to Prepare for Zika - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $25 million in funding to states, cities, and territories to support efforts to protect Americans from Zika virus infection and associated adverse health outcomes, including microcephaly and the other serious birth defects.

 

Federal Select Agent Program first annual report released - Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

The Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) released today its first annual report of data on the regulation and oversight of laboratories that work with biological agents and toxins that have the potential to pose a severe threat to public, animal or plant health, or to animal or plant products (select agents and toxins).

 

CDC adds Anguilla to interim travel guidance related to Zika virus - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

CDC is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing Zika virus transmission. Today, CDC posted a Zika virus travel notice for Anguilla.

 

New study sheds light on how some survive Ebola - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

Finding points way to new approaches to Ebola treatment

 

Global Health Security in Liberia - Digital Press KitOpen in a New Window

CDC works with the Government of Liberia and partners to improve health systems and outcomes by building on existing disease prevention, detection and response capacities, as well as those developed during the response to the Ebola epidemic.

 

CDC Awards $26 Million to Academic Medical Centers, Drives Innovation to Protect Patients - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $26 million to support applied research at five academic medical centers as part of a patient safety effort known as Prevention Epicenters Program.

 

CDC investigation: Blood lead levels higher after switch to Flint River water - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released the results of its investigation into the potential health impact that lead contamination in the Flint, Michigan water supply had on the blood lead levels of local children.

 

Southeastern states not protected by comprehensive smoke-free laws - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

Ten years after the Surgeon General’s report on the dangers of exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke, no states in the Southeast have a statewide comprehensive smoke-free law, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

 

ACIP votes down use of LAIV for 2016-2017 flu season - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) today voted that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the “nasal spray” flu vaccine, should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season.

 

CDC Foundation’s New Business Pulse Focuses on Rising Health Care Costs - Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

Business Pulse: Lowering Costs, Improving Productivity, launched today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation, focuses on how businesses can tackle the burden of rising health care costs.

 

U.S. healthcare facilities have capacity to meet colorectal cancer screening goals - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

US government agencies and their colorectal cancer prevention partners have set a goal that at least 80% of adults ages 50-75 will be screened for colorectal cancer.

 

CDC launches first national reporting system for harmful algal blooms and associated illnesses - Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

CDC launched the first national reporting system for harmful algal blooms, as well as a new website with important information for health officials and the public.

 

What Works in Public Health - Digital Press KitOpen in a New Window

On June 22-23, the national experts of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) will meet in Atlanta to weigh the evidence on which strategies work to reduce the impact of some of the most challenging health issues facing the country including:

 

CDC Telebriefing: Zika Update - TranscriptOpen in a New Window

Transcripts for CDC Telebriefing Zika Screening Blood Donations for Zika Virus to Protect Blood Update

 

Advancements in Sickle Cell Disease - Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

New supplement from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine describes the state of sickle cell disease related care in the United States.

 

Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices - Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

 

CDC Telebriefing: Zika Update - Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

CDC will host a telephone briefing to provide an update on screening of blood donations for Zika virus infection using an investigational nucleic acid test in Puerto Rico.

 

CDC Begins Reporting Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes of Women Affected by Zika Virus During Pregnancy - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will begin reporting poor outcomes of pregnancies with laboratory evidence of possible Zika virus infection. Starting today,

 

More Men Using Family Planning Services - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

More men are visiting Title X Family Planning Program sites, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the HHS Office of Population Affairs (OPA) in observance of June’s Men’s Health Month.

 

CDC Telebriefing: National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) -TranscriptOpen in a New Window

Transcripts for CDC Telebriefing YRBS: 2015 national youth risk behavior survey

 

Cigarette smoking among U.S. high school students at an all-time low, but e-cigarette use a concern - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

Cigarette smoking among high school students dropped to the lowest levels since the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) began in 1991, but the use of electronic vapor products, including e-cigarettes, among students poses new challenges according to the 2015 survey results released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

YRBS 2015 Results - Digital Press KitOpen in a New Window

Cigarette smoking among high school students dropped to the lowest levels since the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) began in 1991, but the use of e-cigarettes among students poses new challenges according to the 2015 survey results released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

CDC Telebriefing New Vital Signs Report - Can effective water management programs prevent building-associated Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks? - TranscriptsOpen in a New Window

Transcripts for CDC Telebriefing New Vital Signs Report - Can effective water management programs prevent building-associated Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks?

 

CDC Telebriefing: National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)- Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

CDC will host a telephone briefing to discuss and answer questions about findings from the 2015 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).

 

Legionnaires' disease - Digital Press KitOpen in a New Window

Water management problems can lead to outbreaks

 

CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Can effective water management programs prevent building-associated Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks? - Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

This briefing will discuss and answer questions about a new Vital Signs report on how effective water management in buildings can help prevent Legionnaires’ disease, as established in newly published standards.

 

Better water system maintenance needed to prevent Legionnaires' disease outbreaks - Press ReleaseOpen in a New Window

New toolkit offers practical tips for reducing germ’s growth, spread in building water systems

 

CDC releases interim guidance on Zika testing and interpretation of results - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

CDC published interim guidance for Zika virus antibody testing and interpretation of results. Because of the differences in recommended clinical management of Zika and dengue virus infections, and the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in women infected with Zika virus during pregnancy, a conservative approach to the interpretation of antibody test results is necessary to reduce the possibility of a missed diagnosis of either infections.

 

Discovery of first mcr-1 gene in E. coli bacteria found in a human in United States - Media StatementOpen in a New Window

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is part of a coordinated public health response after the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the discovery of the first mcr-1 gene found in bacteria in a human in the United States.

 

New NIOSH resource helps older workers navigate safe driving - Media AdvisoryOpen in a New Window

CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a new web resource to help employers and workers adopt practices that keep workers age 55 or older safe on the road.

 

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