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2020 Food Summit

Registration is now open for the 2020 Food Summit!
Cook County Department of Public Health and the Chicago Food Policy Action Council are hosting this year’s summit virtually on October 14-16, 2020.

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Request for Proposals

Cook County Requests Proposals from Suburban
Community-Based Organizations $5.4M available for
COVID-19 outreach, education, support services and
access to testing

#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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Mitigation
Guidance

Restrictions recommended for suburban
Cook County, Illinois, to address sustained
increases in COVID-19 cases.

LGBTQ Equity Statement

CCDPH Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Ruling
Prohibiting Discrimination Against LGBTQ Workers
Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity.

Travel
Guidance

14-day quarantine recommended for persons
entering suburban Cook County, Illinois,
from states with high incidence of COVID-19 infections.

Racial Justice Statement

CCDPH condemns the murder of
George Floyd and countless other
black people killed by police violence.
We stand in solidarity with the activists
and protestors calling for racial justice.

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.

New COVID-19 Website

CCDPH has two COVID-19 websites: one in English and one in Spanish.

CCDPH tiene dos sitios web COVID-19: uno en inglés y otro en Español.

English website Sitio web en español

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.

2020 Census

Your responses will help inform funding for health services in our community for the next 10 years.
Respond today by phone, mail or online at my2020census.gov.

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

President
Cook County Board of Commissioners

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Public Health in the News

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

Warning - COVID-19 in Saba

On September 28, 2020

COVID-19 risk in Saba is high. CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to Saba.Read more

Warning - COVID-19 in Curaçao

On September 28, 2020

COVID-19 risk in Curaçao is high. CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to Curaçao.Read more

Warning - COVID-19 in Sint Eustatius

On September 28, 2020

COVID-19 risk in Sint Eustatius is high. CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to Sint Eustatius.Read more

Warning - COVID-19 in Bonaire

On September 28, 2020

COVID-19 risk in Bonaire is high. CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to Bonaire.Read more

Watch - Leptospirosis in Fiji

On September 25, 2020

There is an outbreak of leptospirosis in Fiji. To prevent leptospirosis, travelers should avoid swimming or wading in water that might be contaminated with animal urine and avoid contact with potentiaRead 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

Watch - Chikungunya in Chad

On September 24, 2020

There is an outbreak of chikungunya in Chad. You can protect yourself against chikungunya disease by preventing mosquito bitesRead 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

Wismettac Asian Foods Voluntarily Recalls Dried Fungus Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

On September 23, 2020

Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc., Santa Fe Springs, CA is issuing a voluntary recall for Shirakiku brand imported Dried Fungus (also known as Black Fungus or Kikurage) because it has the potential to be coRead more

GHSW, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk and Egg Allergens

On September 21, 2020

GHSW, LLC. is voluntarily recalling 1512 units of Trader Joe's Southwest Style Sweet Potato Sauté Bowl due to undeclared milk and egg allergens in the dressing that are not declared on the label. PeopRead 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

Homestead Creamery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans in Chocolate Ice Cream Quart

On September 17, 2020

Homestead Creamery of Wirtz, VA is recalling one lot of Homestead Creamery chocolate ice cream quarts, dated 5/13/2021, because it may contain undeclared pecans. People who have an allergy or severe sRead 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

Watch - Measles in Africa

On September 15, 2020

Some countries in Africa are reporting increased numbers of cases (outbreaks) of measles. All travelers to Africa, including infants and pre-school aged children, should be fully vaccinated against meRead more

Watch - COVID-19 in Cambodia

On September 14, 2020

COVID-19 risk in Cambodia is low. CDC recommends that people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 talk to their healthcare providers before traveling to Cambodia.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

Goodie Girl Tribeca LLC Recalls Goodie Girl Magical Animal Crackers Due to Undeclared Wheat

On September 11, 2020

Goodie Girl Tribeca LLC announced today it is voluntarily recalling 389 cases of a single date code of 7 oz. Goodie Girl Magical Animal Crackers, with a "best by" date of Jan 11, 21A3, after learningRead more

Pretty Thai Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Mislabeled Peanut Sauce

On September 10, 2020

Pretty Thai of Austin, Texas, is recalling Pretty Thai Peanut Sauce that may have been mislabeled as Pretty Thai Sweet Chili Sauce. There is a risk that a person with an allergy or severe sensitivityRead 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

Alert - COVID-19 in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

On September 8, 2020

COVID-19 risk in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is moderate. CDC recommends that people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 postpone nonessential travel to Saint Vincent and the GrenaRead more

Warning - COVID-19 in the Pitcairn Islands

On September 8, 2020

COVID-19 risk in the Pitcairn Islands is unknown. CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to the Pitcairn Islands.Read more

Warning - COVID-19 in Tokelau

On September 8, 2020

COVID-19 risk in Tokelau is unknown. CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to Tokelau.Read more

Alert - COVID-19 in Mongolia

On September 8, 2020

COVID-19 risk in Mongolia is moderate. CDC recommends that people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 postpone nonessential travel to Mongolia.Read more

Overdose Deaths and Illicit Drugs

On September 4, 2020

Urgent Need for Overdose Prevention InterventionsRead more

Fresco Foods, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish (Anchovies) in Ancient Grain Jackfruit Bowl

On September 3, 2020

Fresco Foods Inc. of Tampa, FL is voluntarily recalling ALL units of ANCIENT GRAIN JACKFRUIT BOWL because it may contain an undeclared allergen, Fish (anchovies). People who have an allergy or severeRead more

Sunshine Mills, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Certain Dog Food Products Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Aflatoxin

On September 2, 2020

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of certain dog food products due to levels of Aflatoxin that are potentially above the acceptable limit. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-pRead 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

Warning - COVID-19 in the British Virgin Islands

On August 31, 2020

COVID-19 risk in the British Virgin Islands is high. CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to the British Virgin Islands.Read more

TreeHouse Foods Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain Signature Select Granola Bars

On August 28, 2020

This recall is being conducted because the outer carton indicates that the product is Chocolate Chip variety, while some of the individually-wrapped product contained in the carton may be Peanut ButteRead 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

Riviana Foods Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Certain Manufacturing Date and UPC Number of Ronzoni® Smart Taste® Extra-Wide Noodles Due to Possible Undeclared Egg Allergen

On August 26, 2020

Riviana Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling 19,931 cases of certain coded Ronzoni Smart Taste Extra-Wide Noodle cellophane packages that contain an egg noodle product. The affected Ronzoni Smart TasteRead more

Schaws Sauce Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy and Anchovies in Schaws Sweet and Sassy Gourmet Barbecue and Basting Sauce and Schaws Sweet with Heat Barbecue and Basting Sauce

On August 26, 2020

Schaws Sauce of Iron River, Michigan is recalling two flavors of barbecue sauces, because the products contain undeclared Soy and Anchovies. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Soy orRead more

B&G Foods Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in a Limited Number of Boxes of Back to Nature® Organic Rosemary & Olive Oil Stoneground Wheat Crackers

On August 26, 2020

B&G Foods announced today it is voluntarily recalling 1,502 cases of a single date code of 6 oz. Back to Nature Organic Rosemary & Olive Oil Stoneground Wheat Crackers, with a "best by" date oRead more

Russ Davis Wholesale Recalls Peaches and Peach Salsa Because of Possible Health Risk

On August 25, 2020

Russ Davis Wholesale (RDW) is recalling Peach Salsa under the Crazy Fresh and Quick & Easy brands in an abundance of caution due to possible contamination with Salmonella. Salmonella may cause serRead more

Sunshine Mills, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Nature's Menu® Super Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken & Quail Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

On August 25, 2020

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of Nature's Menu® Super Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken & Quail because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. SalmonRead more

Frito Lay Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Select Bags of Lay's Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips

On August 25, 2020

Frito-Lay today issued a voluntary recall of select 1 oz., 1 1/2 oz., 2 5/8 oz., 7 3/4 oz., 12 1/2 oz., 15 1/2 oz. bags of Lay's Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips because they may contain undeclared milkRead 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

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Announces Recall of Select Peaches and Various Products Containing Fresh Peaches Because of Possible Health Risk

On August 22, 2020

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling a variety of bulk and bagged Wegmans and Wawona brand peaches, as well as in-store produced bakery items that contain fresh peaches because they have the potentRead more

Prima® Wawona Recalls Bulk/Loose and Bagged Peaches Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

On August 22, 2020

Prima® Wawona of Fresno, California is voluntarily recalling all of its bulk/loose peaches distributed and sold from June 1 through August 3 and its bagged Wawona and Wawona Organic peaches distributeRead 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

Prima® Wawona Recalls Bagged Peaches Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

On August 21, 2020

Prima® Wawona of Fresno, California is voluntarily recalling its Wawona, Wawona Organic brand conventional and organic bagged peaches because the product could possibly be contaminated with SalmonellaRead more

Frito-Lay Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Small Number of Ruffles Original Potato Chips

On August 21, 2020

Frito-Lay announced a limited voluntary recall of a very small number of $1.29 1 1/2 oz. bags of Ruffles Original Potato Chips because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who have anRead more

Allergy Alert for Undeclared Soy (Soy Milk) in Vegan Vanilla Cake Issued by Whole Foods Market Stores in Seven States

On August 20, 2020

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling Vegan Vanilla Cake from 21 stores across Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and one store in Tallahassee, Florida, dueRead more

CDC data show disproportionate COVID-19 impact in American Indian/Alaska Native populations

On August 19, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new study that specifically examines how COVID-19 is affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) - one of the racial and ethniRead more

CDC Outbreak Investigations: New Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Bagged Peaches; Updates on Outbreak Linked to Onions

On August 19, 2020

CDC has posted a new food safety alert for a Salmonella illness outbreak linked to bagged peaches, and updated recall information and case counts for a Salmonella outbreak linked to onions.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

Alert - COVID-19 in the Northern Mariana Islands

On August 17, 2020

COVID-19 risk in the Northern Mariana Islands is moderate. CDC recommends that people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 postpone nonessential travel to the Northern Mariana Islands.Read more

Alert - COVID-19 in Bermuda

On August 17, 2020

COVID-19 risk in Bermuda is moderate. CDC recommends that people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 postpone nonessential travel to to Bermuda.Read more

Alert - COVID-19 in Malaysia

On August 17, 2020

COVID-19 risk in Malaysia is moderate. CDC recommends that people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 postpone nonessential travel to Malaysia.Read more

Warning - COVID-19 in French Polynesia

On August 17, 2020

COVID-19 risk in French Polynesia is high, and new cases are increasing. CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to French Polynesia.Read more

Warning - COVID-19 in Jersey

On August 17, 2020

COVID-19 risk in Jersey is high. CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to Jersey.Read more

National Breastfeeding Month

On August 13, 2020

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

Mr. Wok Foods, Inc. Recalls Multiple Meat and Poultry Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

On August 11, 2020

Mr. Wok Foods, Inc., a Las Vegas, Nev. establishment, is recalling approximately 200,000 pounds of meat and poultry products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.Read more

Joint Statement from the Census Bureau and Centers for Disease Control on Conducting 2020 Census Non-Response Follow-Up Interviews

On August 10, 2020

In carrying out our respective missions, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are committed to protecting the health and safety of those we serve and employ.Read more

Hear Her: CDC Campaign Highlights Warning Signs of Pregnancy-Related Deaths

On August 10, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching Hear Her, a national campaign that brings attention to pregnancy-related deaths and provides education and encouragement to pregnant aRead more

Nootkatone Now Registered by EPA

On August 10, 2020

A new active ingredient, discovered and developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in insecticides andRead more

Investigation Update on Salmonella

On August 7, 2020

CDC, several states, and FDA continue to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to onions. More grocery stores and food manufacturers have recalled onions and food cRead more

Warning - COVID-19 in Tuvalu

On August 6, 2020

COVID-19 risk in Tuvalu is unknown. CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to Tuvalu.Read more

Warning - COVID-19 in Cameroon

On August 6, 2020

COVID-19 risk in Cameroon is high. CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to Cameroon.Read more

Warning - COVID-19 in Bolivia

On August 6, 2020

COVID-19 risk in Bolivia is high. CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to Bolivia.Read more

Warning - COVID-19 in Latvia

On August 6, 2020

COVID-19 risk in Latvia is high. CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to Latvia .Read more

Warning - COVID-19 in Paraguay

On August 6, 2020

COVID-19 risk in Paraguay is high. CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to Paraguay.Read more

Warning - COVID-19 in Burkina Faso

On August 6, 2020

COVID-19 risk in Burkina Faso is high. CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to Burkina Faso.Read more

Warning - COVID-19 in Aruba

On August 6, 2020

COVID-19 risk in Aruba is high. CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to Aruba.Read more

Warning - COVID-19 in India

On August 6, 2020

COVID-19 risk in India is high. CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to India.Read more

Warning - COVID-19 in Uganda

On August 6, 2020

COVID-19 risk in Uganda is high. CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to Uganda.Read more

Warning - COVID-19 in North Macedonia

On August 6, 2020

COVID-19 risk in North Macedonia is high. CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to North Macedonia.Read more

Warning - COVID-19 in Malawi

On August 6, 2020

COVID-19 risk in Malawi is high. CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to Malawi.Read more

Warning - COVID-19 in Niue

On August 6, 2020

COVID-19 risk in Niue is unknown. CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to Niue.Read more

CDC Presents Inaugural Award for Advancements in Health Equity to Oregon's Lessie Williams

On August 5, 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

CDC Expects 2020 Outbreak of Life-Threatening Acute Flaccid Myelitis Transcript

On August 4, 2020

Welcome, everyone, and thank you for standing by. At this time, I'd like to inform all participants that your lines are in a listen-only mode until the question and answer session of today's conferencRead more

CDC Expects 2020 Outbreak of Life-Threatening Acute Flaccid Myelitis

On August 4, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) anticipates that 2020 will be another peak year for cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), an uncommon but serious neurologic condition that affectRead more

Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)

On August 4, 2020

Recognize symptoms. Hospitalize immediately.Read more

CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report

On August 4, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) anticipates that 2020 will be another outbreak year for acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), an uncommon but serious neurologic condition.Read more

Study highlights importance of CDC mitigation strategies

On July 31, 2020

Today's MMWR on SARS-CoV-2 transmission at an overnight camp in Georgia found efficient spread of the virus among campers and staff while noting key steps to minimize the risk for SARS-CoV-2 introductRead more

CMS and CDC announce provider reimbursement available for counseling patients to self-isolate at time of COVID-19 testing

On July 30, 2020

Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are announcing that payment is available to physicians and health care providers toRead more

Jamaican Tastee Patties, LLC Recalls Meat and Poultry Patty Products Produced without Benefit of Inspection

On July 28, 2020

Jamaican Tastee Patties, LLC, a Miami, Fla. firm, is recalling approximately 60,457 pounds of meat and poultry patty products that were repackaged, relabeled and redistributed without the benefit of fRead 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

Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on New Resources and Tools to Support Opening Schools

On July 24, 2020

Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on New Resources and Tools to Support Opening Schools.Read more

The 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

On July 24, 2020

On July 26, our nation will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which provides protections against discrimination of people with disabilitiesRead more

CDC releases new resources and tools to support opening schools

On July 23, 2020

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is releasing new science-based resources and tools for school administrators, teachers, parents, guardians, and caregivers when schools openRead more

Dr. Robert R. Redfield Statement on SARS-CoV-2 infections

On July 22, 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

Salmonella Investigation Notice

On July 21, 2020

CDC and several states are investigating a rapidly growing outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections. A source of the infections has not been identified. The investigation notice is posted here: httpsRead 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

Cruise ship No Sail Order extended through September 2020

On July 16, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today the extension of a No Sail Order for cruise ships through September 30, 2020. This order continues to suspend passenger operationsRead more

CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield and HHS Chief Information Officer Jose Arrieta Remarks on HHS Protect

On July 16, 2020

On Wednesday, July 15, CDC Director Robert Redfield and HHS Chief Information Officer Jose Arrieta provided an update for members of the media on HHS efforts to gather and disseminate real-time hospitRead 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

Nestle Prepared Foods Company Recalls Lean Cuisine Fettuccini Alfredo Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

On May 28, 2020

Nestle Prepared Foods Company, a Jonesboro, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 29,002 pounds of chicken product labeled as Lean Cuisine Fettuccini Alfredo because the product contains undeRead 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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