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Answer the Call.

Contact Tracing is a critically important tool in the
fight against COVID-19, and most effective when used
in combination with other mitigation strategies like
masking, physical distancing and hand-washing.

It's Flu Season

Of all the years to get a flu vaccine, this is the year.
There are a lot of myths circulating about the flu.
The truth is everyone six months and older needs a
flu shot and it’s safe, effective and usually available at no cost.

Test your Flu I.Q.

COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test

Organizations in suburban Cook County that are
currently testing or have the capacity to use COVID-19
tests are encouraged to request test resources.

#MaskUP
Cook County

Learn more about the three W’s
and how you can help slow the spread.

Practique las 3 W para frenar la
propagación de gérmenes.

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Contact Tracing

Learn more about out Contact Tracing plan
for suburban Cook County.

COVID-19 Testing Sites

See who is eligible for testing, where to go for testing and how to get your test results.

Suburban Cook County COVID-19 Data

The Cook County ShinyApp displays COVID-19 data for suburban Cook County, CCDPH’s jurisdiction. Click on the map tab to view case counts by municipality. Click on the data tab for cases by report date and exposure source, as well as cases by age, sex, race/ethnicity and district, and a visualization of illnesses by severity.

Get the latest COVID-19 Info

Send your coronavirus questions to the CCDPH COVID-19 hotline and email staffed by public health professionals, Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stay updated on the latest developments. Text “AlertCook” to 888-7777.

Don't Guess.
Get a Test.

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) often have NO symptoms, or can masquerade as other things. You may have an STD and not know it.

This Is Public Health

Behavioral Health

Behavioral health includes mental illness and substance misuse. Both of these conditions are very common in adults and teens.

Chronic Diseases

A chronic disease is any serious condition that lasts longer than three months. Chronic diseases typically can be treated, but not cured.

Communicable Diseases

CCDPH prevents and controls the spread of communicable diseases by conducting disease surveillance, responding to outbreaks and making recommendations.

Epidemiology – Data & Reports

CCDPH provides comprehensive population, health behavior, disease and injury data for suburban Cook County residents and communities.

Emergency Preparedness

Get information to help you and your family prepare for a public health emergency: “Be Aware. Get Prepared. Take Action.

Environmental Health

CCDPH enforces Cook County and Illinois state laws related to environmental health issues within suburban Cook County.

Health Equity

Health inequities are differences in health status between groups of people that result from unjust social inequalities between those groups.

Nursing Services

CCDPH provides breast and cervical cancer referral, follow-up and case management; vision and hearing screening; public health nursing; and Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention and Control.

CCDPH is the public health authority for most of suburban Cook County

CCDPH is the nationally accredited, state-certified local health department for 2.5 million residents and 127 municipalities surrounding Chicago.

CCDPH is an affiliate of Cook County Health

CCH is one of the largest public health systems in the nation. In addition to CCDPH, it includes: John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital; more than a dozen community health centers; the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center; Correctional Health (at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center); and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.

CCDPH is governed by the Cook County Board of Commissioners

The Cook County Board of Commissioners, presided over by the Cook County Board President, is the regulatory Board of Health for CCDPH.

Toni Preckwinkle

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Cook County Board of Commissioners

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Public Health in the News

Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces Limited Recall of Organic Romaine Hearts

On November 21, 2020

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of organic romaine hearts. The products being recalled are Dole(TM) Organic Romaine Hearts 3pk (UPC 0-71430-90061-1), comRead more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Mauritania

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to Mauritania.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Saba

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to Saba.Read more

COVID-19 Low - COVID-19 in Thailand

On November 21, 2020

If you travel, take steps before, during, and after travel to keep yourself and others from getting COVID-19.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Curaçao

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to Curaçao.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in The Gambia

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to The Gambia.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Bahrain

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to Bahrain.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia

On November 21, 2020

CTravelers should avoid all travel to Saudi Arabia.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in North Korea

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to North Korea.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Easter Island

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to Easter Island.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Bulgaria

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to Bulgaria.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Denmark

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to Denmark.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Burkina Faso

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to Burkina Faso.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Djibouti

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to Djibouti.Read more

COVID-19 Moderate - COVID-19 in Barbados

On November 21, 2020

Travelers at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should avoid all nonessential travel to Barbados.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in the Philippines

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to the Philippines.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Eritrea

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to Eritrea.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Lesotho

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to Lesotho.Read more

COVID-19 Low - COVID-19 in Saint Pierre and Miquelon

On November 21, 2020

If you travel, take steps before, during, and after travel to keep yourself and others from getting COVID-19.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Cuba

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to Cuba.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Equatorial Guinea

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to Equatorial Guinea.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Cyprus

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to Cyprus.Read more

COVID-19 Low - COVID-19 in Palau

On November 21, 2020

If you travel, take steps before, during, and after travel to keep yourself and others from getting COVID-19.Read more

COVID-19 Low - COVID-19 in Greenland

On November 21, 2020

If you travel, take steps before, during, and after travel to keep yourself and others from getting COVID-19.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in El Salvador

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to El Salvador.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Montenegro

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to Montenegro.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Italy

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to Italy.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Ecuador

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to Ecuador.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Read more

COVID-19 Moderate - COVID-19 in South Korea

On November 21, 2020

Travelers at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should avoid all nonessential travel to South Korea.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in the Czech Republic

On November 21, 2020

Travelers should avoid all travel to the Czech Republic.Read more

Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak

On November 19, 2020

Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak, November 19, 2020.Read more

50.6 Million U.S. Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products

On November 19, 2020

Findings from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released today show that approximately 1 in 5 U.S. adults reported currently using a tobacco prodRead more

CDC MEDIA TELEBRIEFING: Update on COVID-19

On November 18, 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 sciRead more

Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ends

On November 18, 2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joins the global public health community in marking the end of the Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) outbreak in Equateur Province.Read more

Fresh Express Recalls Limited Quantity of Expired Fresh Express Kit Caesar Supreme Due to Potential Health Risk

On November 18, 2020

Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of expired 10.5 oz. Fresh Express Kit Caesar Supreme with the Use-by Date of November 8, 2020 and Product Code S296 because it may be cRead more

CDC Expands U.S. Diabetes Surveillance System with new Social Determinants of Health Module

On November 17, 2020

The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) has expanded the U.S. Diabetes Surveillance System with a new social determinants of health (SDOH) module to help identify under-resourced areaRead more

CDC Awards $1.5 Million for Research to Reduce Exposures to Workplace Hazards through Robotic Technology

On November 16, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $1.5 million over three years to the University of Illinois at Chicago and Worcester Polytechnic Institute to fund projects aimed at reRead more

Albright's Raw Dog Food Recalls Chicken Recipe For Dogs Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

On November 13, 2020

Albright's Raw Dog Food of Fort Wayne, IN is voluntarily recalling 67 cases of Chicken Recipe for Dogs because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eaRead more

Kanan Enterprises Conducts Voluntary Recall of ALDI Southern Grove On the Go Sweet & Salty Trail Mix Due to Undeclared Almonds

On November 12, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution Kanan Enterprises announces the voluntary recall of ALDI Southern Grove On the Go Sweet & Salty Trail Mix 8 Pack Caddies 1.5 oz., Best By JUL 27 2021 due to the presRead more

Stuffed Foods LLC Recalls Frozen Snack Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

On November 11, 2020

Stuffed Foods LLC, a Wilmington, Mass., establishment is recalling approximately 1,818 pounds of snack products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.Read more

CDC Investigation Notice: CDC investigating outbreak of E. coli infections

On November 10, 2020

A CDC Investigation Notice regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 infections has been posted.Read more

Tanimura & Antle Voluntary Recalls Packaged Single Head Romaine Lettuce Due to Potential E. Coli 0157:H7 Contamination

On November 6, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution, Tanimura & Antle Inc. is voluntarily recalling its packaged single head romaine lettuce under the Tanimura & Antle brand, labeled with a packed on date of 10/15Read more

CDC Issues Framework for Resuming Safe and Responsible Cruise Ship Passenger Operations

On October 30, 2020

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Framework for Conditional Sailing Order that introduces a phased approach for the safe and responsible resumption of passenger cruisRead more

CDC Opens New South America Regional Office in Brazil

On October 30, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today opened its new South America regional office in Brasilia, Brazil. The new regional office strengthens CDC's ability to meet its mission of prRead more

Natural Grocers Issues Voluntary Recall on Organic Elderberries Due to Potential Presence of Salmonella

On October 29, 2020

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado-based natural grocery retailer, is voluntarily recalling Natural Grocers Brand 4-ounce Organic Whole Elderberries after being notifiedRead more

Homestead Creamery Issues Voluntary Glass Bottled Product Recall

On October 28, 2020

Homestead Creamery of Wirtz, VA is voluntarily recalling glass bottled products because of a suspected issue with the bottle sanitizing process. Glass bottled product in question may have a strong sanRead more

Allergy Alert Issued for Undeclared Egg in Prepared Macaroni & Cheese Sold at Whole Foods Market Stores in Five States

On October 28, 2020

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling select prepared Macaroni & Cheese products from stores across five states because they contain undeclared egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensRead more

Russ Davis Wholesale Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Mixed Veggie Cup With Dip

On October 28, 2020

Russ Davis Wholesale of Wadena, Minnesota is recalling individual serving cups of Mixed Veggie Cup with Dip because it may contain undeclared Egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eRead more

Allergy Alert Issued By Incredible Fish, Inc. for Undeclared Milk, Fish and Eggs in Incredible Stone Crab Mustard Sauce

On October 24, 2020

Incredible Fish, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a small quantity of Incredible Stone Crab Mustard Sauce because its labeling inadvertently did not identify the following allergens in the product: milk,Read more

Orca Bay Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Wheat and Milk Allergens in Gluten Free Battered Halibut

On October 23, 2020

Orca Bay Foods of Seattle, WA is recalling 4,450 lb. (356 cases) of 10 oz. retail box Trader Joe's brand Gluten Free Battered Halibut SKU 00503822, because it contains undeclared wheat and milk allergRead more

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: Get the Facts - and Get Your Home and Child Tested

On October 23, 2020

U.S. health, housing, and environmental agencies warn that some 3.6 million U.S. families risk permanent harm to their children because their homes are contaminated with lead-based paint.Read more

CDC investigating Multistate Outbreak of Listeria Infections Linked to Deli Meats

On October 23, 2020

A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections has been posted.Read more

CDC Media Telebriefing Transcript on Operation Warp Speed

On October 23, 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 sciRead more

Comercial Mexicana International Inc. Recalls "Tropique Assorted Fruit Jelly Bag 30/9PCS/10.06oz and Tropique Jelly Animal Jar 6/26oz " Due to Possible Health Risk

On October 22, 2020

COMERCIAL MEXICANA INTERNATIONAL INC in Bethpage New York is recalling the product because it may pose a choking hazard. Small jelly cups containing seaweed extract (carrageenan) has been identified aRead more

HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield to give update on COVID-19 response, Operation Warp Speed

On October 21, 2020

Credentialed media are invited to join Secretary Azar and Dr. Redfield for a press briefing and Q&A.Read more

Taher, Inc. Recalls Meat Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

On October 17, 2020

Taher, Inc., a Plymouth, Minn. firm, is recalling approximately 22,096 pounds of meat products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.Read more

Hadson Toko Trading Co., Inc. Recalls Eishindo Mini Cup Jelly (50pcs) Because of Potential Choking Hazard

On October 14, 2020

HADSON (TOKO) TRADING CO., INC. OF MASPETH, NY is recalling its 28.2oz (800g) bags of EISHINDO MINI CUP JELLY (50 pcs) (迷你果凍杯(大)) due to the product being a potential choking hazard based off of its pRead more

CDC and the American Mosquito Control Association Collaborate on First-ever Comprehensive Resources for Mosquito Control in Areas Affected by Natural Disasters

On October 13, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) have collaborated to provide the first-ever comprehensive volume of resources to guide mosquitRead more

Red Monkey Foods, Inc. Recalls Parsley and Herbes De Provence Because of Possible Health Risk

On October 13, 2020

Red Monkey Foods, Inc. out of an abundance of caution is voluntarily recalling select organic parsley as part of a recall initiated by High Quality Organics (HQO). HQO has issued a recall for a lot ofRead more

Sauer Brands, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Certain The Spice Hunter Products Because of Potential Salmonella Contamination

On October 12, 2020

Sauer Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling The Spice Hunter Products listed below due to the potential presence of Salmonella. After initially certifying that our raw material had tested negative forRead more

CDC shares guidance on how to stay safe during and after Hurricane Delta

On October 9, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sharing important information to keep you and your family safe during and immediately after Hurricane Delta.Read more

B&G Foods Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert for a Limited Number of Boxes of Back to Nature® Organic Rosemary & Olive Oil Stoneground Wheat Crackers Containing Peanut Butter Cookies

On October 9, 2020

B&G Foods announced today it is voluntarily recalling a very limited number of boxes of a single date code of 6 oz. Back to Nature Organic Rosemary & Olive Oil Stoneground Wheat Crackers,Read more

Sunshine Mills, Inc. Expands Previously Announced Voluntary Recall of Certain Pet Food Products Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Aflatoxin

On October 8, 2020

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is expanding its voluntary recall of certain pet food products that were made with corn that contained Aflatoxin at levels above FDA's action levels.Read more

Meijer Recalls Whole Cantaloupes and Select Cut Cantaloupe Trays Due to Potential Health Risk

On October 7, 2020

Meijer, in conjunction with Eagle Produce, LLC in Aguila, AZ., is announcing a voluntary recall of whole cantaloupe and select cut cantaloupe fruit trays and bowls. The recall is part of a sampling inRead more

CDC Updates "How COVID is Spread" Webpage

On October 5, 2020

Today, CDC issued updated guidance to its How COVID-19 Spreads website, which includes information about the potential for airborne spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.Read more

CDC Medical Officer Honored with 2020 Sammies Award

On October 5, 2020

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) health scientist Vikram Krishnasamy, M.D., MPH, has been awarded the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal® by the Partnership for Public Service.Read more

Country Fresh Expands Voluntary Recall

On October 3, 2020

Country Fresh is extending their voluntary recall issued on October 2, 2020 to include various containers of "Freshness Guaranteed "cut and/or sliced apples, grapes, mangos, pineapples and cantaloupeRead more

Seneca Recalls Cinnamon Apple Chips Because of Possible Health Risk

On October 2, 2020

Seneca Snack Company, a Washington Corporation, is announcing a voluntary recall of Seneca Cinnamon Apple Chips and Clancy's Cinnamon Apple Chips due to possible Salmonella contamination.Read more

CDC investigating Salmonella outbreaks linked to pet bearded dragons, pet hedgehogs

On October 1, 2020

CDC is investigating two separate multistate Salmonella illness outbreaks, one linked to contact with pet bearded dragons and one linked to contact with pet hedgehogs.Read more

Cruise Ship No Sail Order Extended Through October 31, 2020

On October 1, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today the extension of a No Sail Order for cruise ships through October 31, 2020. This order continues to suspend passenger operations onRead more

Salmonella Investigation Update

On September 24, 2020

A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Stanley infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/stanley-09-20/index.htmlRead more

Administration Announces $200 million from CDC to Jurisdictions for COVID-19 Vaccine Preparedness

On September 23, 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing upcoming action by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide $200 million to jurisdictions for COVID-19 vaccine prRead more

New CDC data finds adult obesity is increasing

On September 17, 2020

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that adult obesity prevalence is increasing and racial and ethnic disparities persist. Notably, adults with obesity are at heighRead more

Willow Tree Poultry Farm, Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Salad Products due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

On September 16, 2020

Willow Tree Poultry Farm, Inc., an Attleboro, Mass. establishment is recalling approximately 6,890 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken salad products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.Read more

CDC Releases Indicators for Dynamic School Decision-Making

On September 15, 2020

Today, CDC released indicators to help schools make dynamic decisions about in-person learning as local conditions evolve throughout the pandemic.Read more

Cher-Make Sausage Company Recalls Fully Cooked Meat Sausage Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

On September 11, 2020

Cher-Make Sausage Company, a Manitowoc, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 429-lbs of fully-cooked meat sausage products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product containsRead more

CDC awards $7 million for pilot project to reduce chronic disease by advancing health equity

On September 11, 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 sciRead more

Youth e-cigarette use is down, but 3.6 million still use e-cigarettes

On September 9, 2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with various partners, released two papers today in Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) highlighting recent changRead more

Overdose Deaths and Illicit Drugs

On September 4, 2020

Urgent Need for Overdose Prevention InterventionsRead more

Ukrop's Homestyle Foods Recalls Chicken Salad Product Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

On August 31, 2020

Ukrop's Homestyle Foods, a Richmond, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,202 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken salad product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.Read more

Investigation Update On Peaches

On August 27, 2020

CDC has updated its food safety alert for a Salmonella illness outbreak linked to peaches:https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/enteritidis-08-20/index.htmlRead more

CDC's Tips® campaign led 1 million U.S. adults to quit smoking during 2012-2018

On August 27, 2020

Findings from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published in Preventing Chronic Disease show that CDC's Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign led more than 1 million U.S. aRead more

Get Ahead of Sepsis - Know the Risks. Spot the Signs. Act Fast.

On August 27, 2020

Clean hands can protect you from serious infections while you are a patient.Read more

Dr. Robert R. Redfield Statement on "Preventing and Mitigating SARS-CoV-2 Transmission - Four Overnight Camps, Maine, June-August 2020"

On August 26, 2020

Today's MMWR, which highlights the thoughtful and prudent public health practices used during overnight summer camps in Maine, reinforces how powerful everyday preventive actions are in reducing and kRead more

CDC Media Telebriefing Transcript: Update on COVID-19

On August 23, 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 sciRead more

Oberto Snacks, Inc. Recalls Smoked Sausage Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

On August 22, 2020

Oberto Snacks Inc., a Kent, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 309 pounds of smoked sausage products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.Read more

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

On August 21, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 response.Read more

Faribault Foods Inc. Recalls Canned Soup Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

On August 18, 2020

Faribault Foods Inc., a Faribault, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 15,134 pounds of canned soup product due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.Read more

National Breastfeeding Month

On August 13, 2020

Breastfeeding has many benefits for baby and mom. Learn more.Read more

Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)

On August 4, 2020

Recognize symptoms. Hospitalize immediately.Read more

Coco's Italian Market Recalls Italian Meatball, Beef Ravioli, and Pepperoni Pizza Products Produced without Benefit of Inspection

On July 24, 2020

Coco's Italian Market, a Nashville, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 16,868 pounds of various ready-to-eat frozen meat products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspectRead more

Hafiz Foods, Inc. Recalls Samosas Containing Chicken Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

On July 17, 2020

Hafiz Foods, Inc., a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 675 pounds of chicken samosas that contain poultry produced without the benefit of federal inspection.Read more

Lakeside Refrigerated Services Recalls Beef Products due to Possible E.coli O157:H7 Contamination

On June 13, 2020

Lakeside Refrigerated Services, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 42,922 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.Read more

Loneliness and Social Isolation Linked to Serious Health Conditions

On April 27, 2020

Older adults who are lonely or socially isolated are at greater risk for serious medical conditions. Here are resources to help you stay connected.Read more

Thalassemia Awareness

On April 27, 2020

Did you know that beta thalassemia major, the most severe form of thalassemia, affects at least 1,000 people in the United States? By staying committed to long-term treatment, people with thalassemiaRead more

What is Infertility?

On April 24, 2020

Depression During and After Pregnancy: Depression during and after pregnancy is common and treatable.Read more

Five Ways to Get Active and Stay Healthy from Home!

On April 17, 2020

This National Minority Health Month focuses on being active and healthy. Find out what you and your family can do to be more active from home.Read more

5 Things You Should Know About Epilepsy | CDC Features

On April 15, 2020

Epilepsy is common, but how much do you know about it? Get the facts about this condition!Read more

Staying Safe in a Tornado

On March 27, 2020

To stay safe during a tornado, prepare a plan and an emergency kit, stay aware of weather conditions during thunderstorms, know the best places to shelter both indoors and outdoors, and always protectRead more

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

On March 20, 2020

Learn how much sleep you need.Read more

Get Ahead of Sepsis | CDC Features

On March 9, 2020

Infections can put you and your family at risk for a life-threatening condition called sepsis.Read more

Loud Noises Damage Hearing | CDC Features

On March 2, 2020

There is no cure for hearing loss! Damaged inner ear cells (stereocilia) do not grow back. Protect your hearing by avoiding loud noise such as concerts and sporting events. Use earplugs or noise-canceRead more

What You Should Know About Chronic Kidney Disease

On February 27, 2020

Kidneys that function properly are important for maintaining good health. More than 1 in 7 American adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease (CKD), which affects how well kidneys function.Read more

Keeping Farmers Safe

On February 20, 2020

Agriculture ranks among the most dangerous industries, with farmers being at very high risk for fatal and nonfatal injuries. Their work is physical and requires the use of equipment, heavy machinery,Read more

Living with a Heart Defect | CDC Features

On February 3, 2020

Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are present at birth, and they can affect the structure of a baby's heart and the way it works. As medical care and treatment have advanced, babies with a CHD are livinRead more

Dating Matters | CDC Features

On January 22, 2020

Dating Matters offers communities free online tools and resources to build capacity for implementing a comprehensive teen dating violence prevention model, learn about tracking and informing local polRead more

Looking Toward a Smokefree Future

On December 30, 2019

Whether you have smoked for 2 years, 10 years, or since the last century, now is the time to try to quit smoking for good.Read more

Dealing with Stress

On December 20, 2019

Stress, fear, and sadness after a traumatic event are common. Follow CDC's tips for self-care.Read more

Child Abuse Prevention | CDC Features

On December 19, 2019

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.Read more

Raw (Unpasteurized) Milk | CDC Features

On December 16, 2019

If you're thinking about drinking raw milk because you believe it has health benefits, consider other options. Raw milk can contain harmful germs, such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can mRead more

Ending HIV Transmission

On December 3, 2019

About 38,000 new HIV infections still occur each year. The US Government recently proposed Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America to reduce HIV transmission.Read more

Are You at High Risk for Serious Illness from Flu? | CDC Features

On November 8, 2019

Some people are at high risk for serious flu complications, including young children, older people, pregnant women and people with certain chronic health conditions. Flu vaccination and the correct usRead more

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

On November 5, 2019

Preventing early trauma to improve adult health.Read more

Vaccinating Pregnant Women

On October 8, 2019

Influenza and whooping cough can be deadly, especially in a baby's first few months of life. Vaccinating women against these diseases during each pregnancy helps protect both them and their babies. StRead more

11 Things to Know about Cerebral Palsy | CDC Features

On September 23, 2019

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common motor disability in childhood, and children with CP and their families need support. Learn more about CP and what signs to look for in young children.Read more

Diabetes & Kidney Disease: What to Eat?

On September 23, 2019

Here's help figuring out what to eat if you have diabetes and kidney diseaseRead more

Life-Saving Naloxone from Pharmacies

On August 6, 2019

More dispensing needed despite progress.Read more

Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)

On July 9, 2019

Promptly recognize and rapidly report.Read more

Does Heart Disease Run in Your Family? | CDC Features

On July 5, 2019

If you have family members with heart disease,you might be more likely to develop heart disease yourself. Take time to collect your family health history information and share this information with yoRead more

Rabies: A Forgotten Killer

On June 12, 2019

Rabies is a virus that infects wildlife, especially bats, raccoons, skunks and foxes in the US.Read more

Reaching for Health Equity | CDC Features

On June 6, 2019

Reducing health disparities brings us closer to reaching health equity. Learn about health equity and what CDC is doing to reduce health disparities.Read more

Pregnancy-Related Deaths

On May 7, 2019

Every pregnancy-related death is tragic, especially because about 60% are preventable. Still, about 700 women die each year from complications of pregnancy. A pregnancy-related death can happen duringRead more

Measles: Make Sure Your Child is Fully Immunized | CDC Features

On April 15, 2019

Measles is a highly contagious disease. It can be serious for young children. Protect your child by making sure he or she is up to date on vaccinations, including before traveling abroad.Read more

Salmonella and Eggs | CDC Features

On April 15, 2019

Eggs are one of nature's most nutritious and economical foods. But you must take special care when handling and preparing fresh eggs and egg products to avoid foodborne illness, also known as food poiRead more

Make Your Workout Work for You | CDC Features

On April 12, 2019

Regular physical activity is really important if you have diabetes. Read on for tips to help you get moving and keep going.Read more

Teen Substance Use & Risks

On April 4, 2019

Parent of a teen? Ask pediatrician about screening for substance use.Read more

Hib Vaccination

On April 1, 2019

Make sure your child gets all doses of Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) vaccine for protection against Hib disease. Hib bacteria can cause serious infections like meningitis.Read more

Men & Diabetes

On April 1, 2019

Men & DiabetesRead more

Ending the HIV Epidemic

On March 18, 2019

HIV Treatment Is PreventionRead more

Staph Infections Can Kill

On March 5, 2019

Staphylococcus aureus (staph) is a germ found on people's skin. Staph can cause serious infections if it gets into the blood and can lead to sepsis or death.Read more

Tobacco Use By Youth Is Rising

On February 11, 2019

Tobacco product use among US youth is increasing. More than 1 in 4 high school students and about 1 in 14 middle school students in 2018 had used a tobacco product in the past 30 days.Read more

Preventing 1 Million Heart Attacks and Strokes

On September 6, 2018

Heart attacks and strokes can be catastrophic, life-changing events that are all too common. Heart disease and stroke are preventable, yet they remain leading causes of death, disability, and healthcaRead more

Zika in Babies in US Territories

On August 7, 2018

Over 4,800 pregnancies in the US territories had a lab result showing confirmed or possible Zika from 2016-2018.Read more

Suicide rising across the US

On June 7, 2018

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the US. Suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016. Mental health conditions are often seen as the cause of suicide, but suicide is rarRead more

Illnesses on the Rise

On May 1, 2018

Almost everyone has been bitten by a mosquito, tick, or flea.Read more

Containing Unusual Resistance

On April 3, 2018

More than 23,000 Americans die each year from infections caused by germs resistant to antibiotics.Read more

Opioid Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments

On March 6, 2018

Emergency department (ED) visits for opioid* overdoses rose 30% in all parts of the US from July 2016 through September 2017.Read more

Asthma in Children

On February 6, 2018

Asthma is a serious disease causing wheezing, difficulty breathing, and coughing. Over a lifetime, it can cause permanent lung damage. About 16% of black children and 7% of white children have asthma.Read more

Safe Sleep for Babies

On January 9, 2018

There are about 3,500 sleep-related deaths among US babies each year.Read more

HIV Testing

On November 28, 2017

About 40% of new HIV infections come from people who don't know they have HIV.Read more

Cancer and obesity

On October 3, 2017

Cancers associated with overweight & obesity make up 40% of all cancers. Learn more in this issue of Vital Signs.Read more

Preventing Stroke Deaths

On September 6, 2017

Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke in the US. Stroke death declines have stalled in 3 out of every 4 states. 80% of strokes are preventable.Read more

Opioid Prescribing

On July 6, 2017

Providers in the highest prescribing counties prescribed 6 times more opioids per person than the lowest prescribing counties in 2015. Half of US counties had a decrease in the amount of opioids (MME*Read more

Legionnaires' Disease

On June 6, 2017

Legionnaires' disease (LD) is a serious, and often deadly, lung infection (pneumonia). People usually get it by breathing in water droplets containing Legionella germs. People can also get it if contaRead more

African American Health

On May 2, 2017

African Americans are living longer. The death rate for African Americans has declined about 25% over 17 years, primarily for those aged 65 years and older.Read more

Zika Virus

On April 4, 2017

Zika virus infection (Zika) during pregnancy can cause damage to the brain, microcephaly, and congenital Zika syndrome, a pattern of conditions in the baby that includes brain abnormalities, eye defecRead more

Arthritis in America

On March 7, 2017

Managing Symptoms with physical activity and educationRead more

Too Loud! For Too Long!

On February 7, 2017

Loud noises damage hearingRead more

Native Americans with Diabetes

On January 10, 2017

Native Americans (American Indians and Alaska Natives) have a greater chance of having diabetes than any other US racial groupRead more

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