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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.

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

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

H-E-B Issues Recall for Blue Cheese Salmon Burgers Due to Undeclared Wheat

On August 3, 2020

Products contain wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. H-E-B is voluntarily issuing an all-store recall for Blue Cheese Salmon Burgers due to an undeclared allergen. TheRead more

Thomson International Inc. Conducts Voluntary Recall of Red, Yellow, White, and Sweet Yellow Onions Because of Possible Salmonella Risk

On August 2, 2020

Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, California is recalling Red, Yellow, White, and Sweet Yellow Onions shipped from May 1, 2020 through the present. The onions are being recalled because theyRead more

SmithFoods Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cashew Allergen in Earth Grown Vegan Non Dairy Almond Based Frozen Desserts

On July 31, 2020

SmithFoods Inc. announced that it is voluntarily recalling 16-oz pint packages of Earth Grown Vegan Non-Dairy Almond Based Frozen Desserts because it may contain an undeclared cashew allergen. PeopleRead 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

JBS Food Canada ULC Recalls Raw Boneless Beef Products Distributed without Benefit of Import Re-inspection

On July 30, 2020

JBS Food Canada ULC, a Brooks, Alberta, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 38,406 pounds of boneless beef head meat products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the UniRead 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

Allergy Alert for Undeclared Tree Nut (Almond) In Chantilly Key Lime Tartlets Issued By Whole Foods Market Stores In Five States

On July 24, 2020

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling Chantilly Key Lime Tartlets from stores in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island due to an undeclared tree nut (almond) allergenRead more

Allergy Alert for Undeclared Egg In Kouign-Amann Pastries Issued By Select Whole Foods Market Stores In Seven States

On July 24, 2020

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling Kouign-amann pastries in 35 stores across Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas and Utah due to undeclared eggs. People who have an allergRead more

Wellements LLC Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk Allergen In Two Lots Of Iron Drops And Iron Drops Sample

On July 24, 2020

Wellements LLC of Scottsdale, Arizona, is issuing a voluntary recall of two lots of its 1oz/30ml bottle of Iron Drops (UPC 729609000098) liquid Dietary Supplement and the sample version being Iron DroRead 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

UpSpring LLC Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk In "UpSpring Baby Iron + Immunity"

On July 23, 2020

UpSpring LLC of Austin, TX is recalling one batch of its 60 ml dark brown glass bottles sold in cartons of "UpSpring Baby Iron + Immunity" dietary supplements because it may contain undeclared milk alRead 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

Hostess Brands, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of Certain Hostess® Raspberry Zingers® Due to the Potential for Mold

On July 20, 2020

Hostess Brands, LLC ("Hostess Brands") is voluntarily recalling certain Hostess® Raspberry Zingers® because the product may develop mold prior to the best by date.Read 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

Allergy Alert Issued by Winter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc. for Undeclared Egg in Spinach Artichoke Dip

On July 17, 2020

Winter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc., is voluntary recalling one of its products: Whole Foods Market Spinach Artichoke Dip carrying the lot code 248 and Use By: 07/26/20, because of an undeclared allergRead more

Giant Eagle Recalls Dried Fruit Mix Due to Undeclared Allergens

On July 17, 2020

Giant Eagle, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of Giant Eagle Dried Island Fruit Mix due to the possibility the product may contain undeclared Peanut, Almond, Milk and Soy allergensRead 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

Happy Colon Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Happy Colon Yum Shortbread Cookie and Happy Colon Mmmm Chocolate Chip Cookie

On July 15, 2020

Happy Colon Foods, LLC of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is recalling Happy Colon YUM Shortbread Cookie and Happy Colon Mmmm Chocolate Chip Cookie, because they may contain undeclared milk.Read more

CDC calls on Americans to wear masks to prevent COVID-19 spread

On July 14, 2020

Americans are increasingly adopting the use of cloth face masks to slow the spread of COVID-19, and the latest science may convince even more to do so.Read more

Flagstone Foods, LLC. Issues Voluntary Recall of Wegmans Pecan Blend Due to Undeclared Almonds and Walnuts

On July 13, 2020

Flagstone Foods LLC, of Robersonville, NC, is recalling its 16-ounce packages of Wegmans Pecan Blend Trail Mix because they may contain undeclared almonds and walnuts. The product comes in a 16-ounce,Read more

Sundial Herbal Products is Recalling Products Attached Because these Products were Misbranded. The Products are Currently Unapproved Drugs, Recall is Required by the Order

On July 9, 2020

To be in compliance with FDA Drug Regulations, Sundial is requesting an immediate recall, removal and return, of all Sundial Products, distributed from the period beginning January 1, 2014 through curRead more

Allergy Alert: KIND Issues Voluntary Recall Due to Undeclared Sesame Seeds in Oats & Honey

On July 7, 2020

KIND Healthy Snacks (KIND) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of Oats & Honey Granola with Toasted Coconut pouches due to the presence of sesame seeds, which is not listed as an ingredientRead more

Alert - Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo

On July 7, 2020

There is an outbreak of Ebola in the Équateur province in the western part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).Read more

Garland Ventures LTD Voluntary Recalls Five Cheese Stuffed Shells Because of Possible Health Risk

On June 30, 2020

Garland Ventures Ltd of Garland, Texas is voluntary recalling 1095 cases of Five Cheese Stuffed Shells trays because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organismRead more

Allergy Alert for Undeclared Tree Nut in Red Velvet Cheesecake Slices Issued by Whole Foods Market Stores in California, Idaho, and Nevada

On June 29, 2020

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling Red Velvet Cheesecake Slices from 36 stores in California, Boise, Idaho, and Reno, Nevada, due to an undeclared tree nut (walnut) allergen.Read more

Warning - Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia

On June 29, 2020

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah is not permitting anyone who is not currently in country to perform Hajj this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. CDC recommends that Americans in Saudi AraRead more

Salad Supplier Recall Expanded after Potential Cyclospora Contamination; Hy-Vee Pulls Additional Salads as a Result

On June 29, 2020

Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is recalling an additional 12 salads across its eight-state region due to the potential that they may be contaminated with Cyclospora.Read more

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation Recalls Chicken Breast Nugget Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

On June 28, 2020

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, a Waco, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 59,800 pounds of fully cooked chicken breast nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, spRead more

Norpac Fisheries Export Recalls Shrimp Poke Due to Possible Health Risk

On June 28, 2020

Norpac Fisheries Export is recalling all fresh shrimp poke distributed in the Hawaiian Island between May 11, 2020 and June 25, 2020 because it has potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogRead more

Fresh Express Issues a Precautionary Recall of Products Containing Iceberg, Red Cabbage and Carrots Produced at its Streamwood, IL Facility Due to a Potential Cyclospora Risk

On June 27, 2020

Fresh Express, out of an abundance of caution, has issued a voluntary recall of branded and private label salad products produced at its Streamwood, IL facility that contain iceberg lettuce, red cabbaRead more

Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing Update on COVID-19

On June 26, 2020

Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing: Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)Read more

HHS Announces New Organ Transplant Guidance

On June 26, 2020

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) published an updated solid organ transplant guideline to assess donors and monitor recipients for humRead more

CDC Marks the End of the 2018 Ebola Outbreak in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

On June 25, 2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is joining the global public health community to mark the end of the Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) outbreak in the eastern part of the DemocratiRead more

CDC updates, expands list of people at risk of severe COVID-19 illness

On June 25, 2020

Based on a detailed review of available evidence to date, CDC has updated and expanded the list of who is at increased risk for getting severely ill from COVID-19.Read more

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

On June 25, 2020

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

Jewel-Osco Voluntarily Recalls Bagged Signature Farms Garden Salad Due to Possible Cyclospora Contamination

On June 19, 2020

In cooperation with the Fresh Express recall of bagged salads potentially linked to an outbreak of Cyclospora infections in the Midwest, Jewel-Osco is voluntarily recalling bagged Signature Farms GardRead more

CDC releases consolidated COVID-19 testing recommendations

On June 14, 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

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

Transcript - CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

On June 12, 2020

Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing: Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)Read more

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

On June 12, 2020

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

HHS Announces New Laboratory Data Reporting Guidance for COVID-19 Testing

On June 4, 2020

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new Guidance that specifies what additional data must be reported to HHS by laboratories along with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CORead 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

United States Coronavirus (COVID-19) Death Toll Surpasses 100,000

On May 28, 2020

Today the number of people in the United States who have died from COVID-19 surpassed 100,000. Families, friends, coworkers, loved ones and community members are grieving for each person who has beenRead more

CDC updates COVID-19 transmission webpage to clarify information about types of spread

On May 23, 2020

CDC actively reviews our website to make sure the content is accessible and clear for all types of audiences. As a result of one such review, edits were made to the organization of the COVID-19 transmRead more

Conagra Brands, Inc. Recalls Frozen Not-Ready-To-Eat Chicken and Turkey Bowl Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

On May 22, 2020

Conagra Brands, Inc., Russellville, Ark. and Marshall, Mo. establishments, are recalling approximately 276,872 pounds of not ready-to-eat chicken and turkey bowl products because the products may contRead more

CDC Releases Recommendations for Communities of Faith

On May 22, 2020

Across America, states and localities are experiencing different stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many state and local officials have determined to begin moving gradually and strategically toward reopRead more

CDC Health Scientist wins 2019 Arthur S. Flemming Award

On May 22, 2020

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Control (CDC) health scientist Duncan R. MacCannell, PhD, has been named a winner of the 2019 Arthur S. Flemming Award.Read more

CDC Investigation Notice - Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry in Backyard Flocks

On May 20, 2020

A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to contact with backyard poultry has been posted https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/backyardpoultry-05-20/index.hRead more

CDC releases resources to assist states to open

On May 20, 2020

Across America, states and localities are experiencing different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have chosen to begin moving gradually and strategically toward resuming civic life. To help stateRead more

HHS Delivers Funding to Expand Testing Capacity for States, Territories, Tribes

On May 19, 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is delivering $11 billion in new funding to support testing for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide $10.25 bilRead more

Media Statement from Dr. Robert Redfield, CDC Director; Dr. Steve Hahn, FDA Commissioner; and Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID Director

On May 12, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have together determined that government entities working in support of the COVID-19 response efRead 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

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

What is Infertility?

On April 24, 2020

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

Watch - Yellow Fever in Ethiopia

On April 23, 2020

There is an outbreak of yellow fever in the Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. Travelers going to Ethiopia should receive vaccination against yellow fever at leastRead more

Watch - Meningococcal Disease in Benin

On April 20, 2020

There is an outbreak of meningococcal disease in northwest Benin.Read more

Watch - Chikungunya in Ethiopia

On April 20, 2020

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

Conagra Brands, Inc. Recalls Frozen Not-Ready-to-Eat Chicken Bowl Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

On April 10, 2020

Conagra Brands, Inc., a Russellville, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 130,763 pounds of not ready-to-eat chicken bowl products because the product may contain extraneous material, speciRead 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

Warning - Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice

On March 27, 2020

Widespread ongoing transmission of a respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is occurring globally. CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential international travel.Read more

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

On March 20, 2020

Learn how much sleep you need.Read more

Warning - COVID-19 and Cruise Ship Travel

On March 17, 2020

CDC recommends that travelers defer all cruise travel worldwide.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

Family Traditions Meat Company Recalls Ready-to-Eat Meat Stick Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

On February 8, 2020

Family Traditions Meat Company, an Ackley, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 270 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef stick products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.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

Watch - Dengue in Asia and the Pacific Islands

On January 3, 2020

Dengue is a risk in many parts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Some countries are reporting increased numbers of cases of the disease. Travelers to Asia and the Pacific Islands can protect themselvesRead more

Watch - Lassa Fever in Nigeria

On January 3, 2020

Nigerian health officials have declared an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria. Travelers to Nigeria should avoid contact with rats.Read more

Watch - Monkeypox in Nigeria

On January 2, 2020

There is an ongoing outbreak of monkeypox in Nigeria.Read more

Watch - Monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

On January 2, 2020

There is an ongoing outbreak of monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).Read 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

Watch - Dengue in Africa and the Middle East

On December 23, 2019

Dengue is a risk in many parts of Africa and the Middle East. Some countries are reporting increased numbers of cases of the disease. Travelers to Africa and the Middle East can protect themselves byRead 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

Alert - Polio in Africa

On December 11, 2019

There are polio outbreaks in several countries in Africa. CDC recommends that all travelers to these countries be vaccinated fully against polio.Read more

Alert - Polio in Asia

On December 11, 2019

There are polio outbreaks in several countries in Asia. CDC recommends that all travelers to these countries be vaccinated fully against polio.Read 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

Watch - Extensively Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever in Pakistan

On September 30, 2019

There is an ongoing outbreak of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid fever in Pakistan. Extensively drug-resistant infections do not respond to most antibiotics.Read 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

Watch - Dengue in the Americas

On August 27, 2019

Dengue is a risk in many parts of Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Some countries are reporting increased numbers of cases of the disease. Travelers to the Americas can protect thRead more

Watch - Malaria in Burundi

On August 22, 2019

There is a malaria epidemic in Burundi, a country in central Africa. To prevent malaria infection, travelers should take prescription medicine and take steps to prevent mosquito bites.Read 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

Alert - Rubella in Japan

On March 11, 2019

There is an outbreak of rubella in Japan. Travelers to Japan should make sure they are vaccinated against rubella with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine before travel.Read 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

Cholesterol Myths and Facts | CDC Features

On February 21, 2019

Cholesterol can be confusing! Learn answers to common questions about blood cholesterol.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

Alert - Yellow Fever in Nigeria

On January 28, 2019

A large, ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in Nigeria began in September 2017. The outbreak is now spread throughout the country. Travelers going to Nigeria should receive vaccination against yellow feRead more

Folic Acid Helps Prevent Some Birth Defects | CDC Features

On January 7, 2019

Learn how to get healthy before and during pregnancy to increase your chances of having a healthy baby. You can plan ahead by getting enough folic acid each day.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

Warning - Health Infrastructure Breakdown in Venezuela

On May 15, 2018

CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Venezuela. The country is experiencing outbreaks of infectious diseases, and adequate health care is currently not available in most of tRead 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

HIV and Injection Drug Use

On November 29, 2016

Sharing needles, syringes, and other injection equipment puts people who inject drugs (PWID) at high risk for getting HIV and other infections, including hepatitis.Read more

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