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CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that was first detected in Wuhan City, China, and is expanding to other countries, including the U.S.

Marijuana & Health

As of Jan. 1, 2020, Illinois residents ages 21+ may now legally buy cannabis from licensed sellers for private, recreational use. Marijuana is not a harmless drug. It comes with short- and long-term health risks.

Fight the Flu

In addition to getting vaccinated, practice the three C’s to stay healthy and prevent germs from spreading at home, work and school.

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.

Do You Vape?

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid into an aerosol that the users then inhales. These oral devices simulate smoking and can deliver nicotine, flavorings, and other additives.

Get Free Naloxone

Deaths from opioid overdose are preventable. There is a medicine that can reverse opioid overdose. It’s called naloxone. Get free naloxone and help from Chicago Recovery Alliance and Live4Lali.

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.

Dr Mason, COO

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.

Terry Mason, MD

Chief Operating Officer
Cook County Department of Public Health

John Jay Shannon, CEO

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.

John Jay Shannon, MD

Chief Executive Officer
Cook County Health

Toni Preckwinkle, President

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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Transcript of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Response

On January 25, 2020

Transcript of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) ResponseRead more

Golden Pearl Trading Corporation Recalls Ready to Eat Imported Siluriformes Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection

On January 24, 2020

Golden Pearl Trading Corporation Recalls Ready to Eat Imported Siluriformes Products Produced Without Benefit of Import InspectionRead more

Amity Packing Company Inc. Recalls Raw Ground Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

On January 24, 2020

Amity Packing Company Inc. Recalls Raw Ground Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter ContaminationRead more

Marburg Virus Found Circulating in Bats in West Africa

On January 24, 2020

Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have identified active circulation of Marburg virus in bat colonies for the first time in Sierra Leone, according to a study publisRead more

Second Travel-related Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected in United States

On January 24, 2020

he Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed the second infection with 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States has been detected in Illinois.Read more

CDC Telebriefing: Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

On January 24, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus response.Read more

Warning - Novel Coronavirus in Hubei Province, China

On January 24, 2020

CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Hubei Province, China, including Wuhan.Read more

Quesos La Ricura LTD. Recalls Cotija Cheese (Queso Cotija) Because Of Possible Health Risk

On January 24, 2020

Quesos La Ricura LTD. of Hicksville, NY, is recalling 12 oz. packages of Cotija Cheese (Queso Cotija) because it may be contaminated with Shiga toxin producing E. coli bacteria (Shiga toxin producingRead more

CDC's NIOSH Releases New Video on Black Lung Disease among Coal Miners

On January 23, 2020

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a new video demonstrating black lung disease is not confined just to olRead more

Watch - Novel Coronavirus in China

On January 23, 2020

There is an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.Read more

Lipari Foods Issues Voluntary Recall Expansion on Additional Sandwiches Due to Potential Contamination of Listeria Monocytogenes

On January 22, 2020

Lipari Foods is expanding its January 6, 2020 and January 13, 2020 recalls of Premo and Fresh Grab sandwiches to include all sandwiches with a Best By date of 2/6/20 and prior, due to potential contamRead more

Transcript of Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

On January 22, 2020

Transcript of Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)Read more

Five Star Food Recalls Sham Gardens Excellent Tahina Because of Possible Health Risk

On January 21, 2020

Five Star Food Inc, Garden City, MI is recalling 100 cases of Excellent tahina 800 g and 100 cases of excellent tahina 400 g containers because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella,Read more

First Travel-related Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected in United States

On January 21, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States in the state of Washington.Read more

CDC Telebriefing: Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

On January 21, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus response.Read more

Savannah Food Company, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Cornbread Dressing and Bread Stuffing Products Due to Possible Health Risk

On January 21, 2020

Products that contained frozen diced eggs from Almark Foods have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenesRead more

Public Health Screening to Begin at 3 U.S. Airports for 2019 Novel Coronavirus ("2019-nCoV")

On January 17, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will implement enhanced health screenings to detect ill travelers traRead more

Most EVALI Patients Used THC-Containing Products as New Cases Continue To Decline

On January 17, 2020

CDC today released two reports on e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI), confirming that most EVALI patients report using tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing products anRead more

Transcript of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Response Telebriefing

On January 17, 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 Telebriefing: Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

On January 17, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus and proactive actions CDC is taking to be prepared.Read more

CDC, States Update Number of Hospitalized EVALI Cases and EVALI Deaths

On January 16, 2020

CDC today announced the updated number of hospitalized e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) cases* and EVALI deaths.Read more

CDC Maps America's High Levels of Inactivity

On January 16, 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

The Final Update on the Multistate Outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 Infections

On January 15, 2020

The final update on the multistate outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2019/o157h7-11-19/index.htmlRead more

Lipari Foods Issues Voluntary Recall Expansion on Additional Sandwiches Due to Potential Contamination of Listeria Monocytogenes

On January 13, 2020

Lipari Foods has issued a voluntary recall expansion of additional Premo and Fresh Grab sandwiches due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.Read more

Culinary International, LLC Recalls Chicken Burrito Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

On January 10, 2020

Culinary International, LLC, a Vernon, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 626 pounds of egg burrito products labeled as chicken burrito products due to misbranding and undeclared allergeRead more

CDC, States Update Number of Hospitalized EVALI Cases and EVALI Deaths

On January 9, 2020

CDC today announced the updated number of hospitalized e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) cases* and EVALI deaths.Read more

Lipari Foods Issues Recall of Various Wedge Deli Sandwiches Due to Potential Contamination of Listeria Monocytogenes

On January 7, 2020

Lipari Foods has issued a voluntary recall of various Premo and Fresh Grab wedge sandwiches due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.Read more

Fresh Location Announces Product Recall Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

On January 7, 2020

Protein Snack Tray 6.44 oz total weight packaged in a 4-compartment plastic tray with UPC: 8-5511000804-6 and with Fresh by lot dates of: 12/21/19, 12/22/19, 12/24/19, 12/27/19, 12/28/19, 12/29/19, 12Read more

Make Health Your Resolution in 2020

On January 6, 2020

From the CDC - Tips to make 2020 your healthiest year yet! Add these tips to your resolution list to boost your health and well-being!Read more

Purely Elizabeth Recalls Pouches of Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Granola Recall Due to a Mislabeling Error That Has Resulted in an Undeclared Allergen

On January 6, 2020

Purely Elizabeth is initiating a voluntary recall of their Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic granola due to a mislabeling error that has resulted in an undeclared allergen (walnuts) being present.Read more

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Issues Voluntary Recall of Cold Brew with Coconut Cream

On January 6, 2020

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has initiated a voluntary recall of three batches of Cold Brew with Coconut Cream Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert pints because they may contain an undeclared milk allergenRead more

Ducktrap River of Maine Recalls One Lot of Herring Center Cuts in Wine Sauce Due to Undeclared Dairy in Product

On January 5, 2020

Ducktrap River of Maine of Belfast, Maine is announcing a voluntary recall of Herring Center Cuts in Wine Sauce identified with sell by date Jul 29, 2020 because these products contain undeclared milkRead more

Cargill Voluntarily Recalls 39 One-Pound Bags of Product Packaged as Wilbur Dark Chocolate Covered Cashews Wheat Allergen Presence

On January 3, 2020

Cargill is voluntarily recalling 39 one-pound bags of product incorrectly packaged as Wilbur Dark Chocolate Covered Cashews. Sold locally through the Wilbur Chocolate Store in Lititz, Penn., the bagsRead more

Kettle Cuisine Midco, LLC, Recalls Ready-To-Eat Soup Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

On January 3, 2020

Kettle Cuisine Midco, LLC, a Lynn, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 200 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) lentil and beef soup products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.Read 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

Limena, LLC Recalls "Salvadorean String Cheese (Quesillo Cheese)" Because of Possible Health Risk

On January 2, 2020

Limena, LLC of Palm Springs, FL. is recalling its 1 lb. (16 ounce) blocks of Salvadorean String Cheese (Quesillo Cheese) semi-soft cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with ListeriaRead more

FiveStar Gourmet Foods Voluntary Recalls Fresh Snack Products Due to Possible Health Risk

On January 2, 2020

FiveStar Gourmet Foods takes issues of food safety seriously and in an abundance of caution is voluntarily recalling two fresh produce snack products, MiniMeal2Go-ProteinPack 8.25oz and MiniMeal2Go- ARead 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

Watch - Monkeypox in Nigeria

On January 2, 2020

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

Dianne's Fine Desserts Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut Allergen in Product Sienna Turtle Brownie Item Number 8495241115 Lot Code 19198

On January 1, 2020

Dianne's Fine Desserts of Newburyport, MA 01950 is recalling twenty six cases of product Sienna Turtle Brownie 8495241115 lot code 19198 , because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have anRead more

Meijer Recalls Diced Hard Boiled Eggs Due to Potential Health Risks Product Bought at Two Stores in Grand Rapids Affected

On December 31, 2019

As part of a multi-state recall due to the potential risk of Listeria monocytogenes, Meijer - in conjunction with Almark Foods - is announcing a voluntary recall of frozen hard-boiled egg products useRead more

CDC, States Update Number of Hospitalized EVALI Cases and EVALI Deaths

On December 31, 2019

CDC today announced the updated number of hospitalized e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) cases* and EVALI deaths.Read more

J&J Distributing Recalls Salad Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

On December 30, 2019

J&J Distributing, a St. Paul, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 136 pounds of ready-to-eat salad products that contain meat due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.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

Veggie Noodle Co. Recalls Cece's Brand Product Because of Possible Health Risk

On December 28, 2019

Veggie Noodle Co., LLC is voluntarily recalling its Cece's® Veggie Co. brand Fresh Veggie Ramen with Chicken Broth, all expiration dates, sold at retail stores nationally, because the separately packaRead more

Sprouts Unlimited Inc. is Recalling Clover Sprouts in 4-ounce Packages Due to a Possible Health Risk

On December 27, 2019

Sprouts Unlimited of Marion IA is recalling clover spouts in 4 oz packages because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O103 bacteriaRead more

Great American Deli Announces Product Recall Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

On December 24, 2019

Great American Deli of Ooltewah, Tennessee is recalling GAD #114 Egg Salad Sandwich 4.8 oz. UPC: 7-41431-00114-2 due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenesRead more

Dierbergs Markets Recalls Egg-containing Products Because of Possible Health Risk

On December 24, 2019

Due to a recent recall by Almark, an ingredient supplier, and out of an abundance of caution for safety of our customers St. Louis based Dierbergs Markets is recalling various products in all 25 retaiRead 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

Transcript of December 20, 2019, Telebriefing: Update on Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette Use, or Vaping

On December 21, 2019

Thank you all for joining us for today's update on the lung injury investigation among people who use e-cigarette or vaping products. We are joined by CDC's principal deputy direct, Dr. Schuchat, whoRead more

Advance Pierre Foods Recalls Ready-to-Eat Ground Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

On December 20, 2019

Advance Pierre Foods Recalls Ready-to-Eat Ground Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter ContaminationRead more

Ashland Sausage Co. Recalls Sausage Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

On December 20, 2019

Ashland Sausage Co. Recalls Sausage Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter ContaminationRead 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

Holiday Road Safety | CDC

On December 20, 2019

Stay safe on the roads by taking action to protect yourself and your loved ones.Read more

New Cases in Outbreak of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) On the Decline

On December 20, 2019

Today, CDC released four reports on the ongoing EVALI outbreak. Key findings, published in Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) and the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), confirm a declRead more

CDC Releases First National Estimates on Diabetes within Hispanic and Asian Populations in the US

On December 20, 2019

In a study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, CDC researchers examined the percentage of people living with diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes in Hispanic and non-Hispanic Asian subpopulationsRead more

CDC, States Update Number of Hospitalized EVALI Cases and EVALI Deaths

On December 20, 2019

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 Telebriefing: Update on Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette Use, or Vaping

On December 20, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will give updates on the investigation into cases of lung injury associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping. This update includes key findings publRead more

Alli & Rose, LLC Recalls Siluriformes Fish Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection

On December 19, 2019

Alli & Rose, LLC Recalls Siluriformes Fish Products Produced Without Benefit of Import InspectionRead more

Child Abuse Prevention | CDC Features

On December 19, 2019

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.Read more

CDC Food Safety Alert- CDC Investigating Outbreak of Listeria Infections Linked to Hard-Boiled Eggs

On December 19, 2019

A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Listeria infections linked to hard-boiled eggs has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/eggs-12-19/index.htmlRead more

Sexual Violence | CDC Features

On December 19, 2019

Prevent sexual assault before it starts.Read more

Montpak International Inc. Recalls Veal and Lamb Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection

On December 18, 2019

Ruiz Food Products Inc., a Florence, S.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 55,013 pounds of frozen, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) breakfast burrito products containing eggs, sausage, and cheese thaRead more

Nine Health Threats that Made Headlines in 2019: A CDC Review

On December 18, 2019

From an outbreak of mysterious lung-injury deaths to America's near loss of measles elimination status, the beginning of the end of the U.S. HIV epidemic to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic RepublRead more

CDC Investigation Notice - Outbreak of Multidrug - Resistant Campylobacter Infections Linked to Pet Store P

On December 18, 2019

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

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

Investigation of E. Coli for Leafy Greens

On December 12, 2019

CDC has identified a new outbreak of E. coli infections linked to leafy greens, with cases in the United States and Canada. Data indicates that Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp salads are a likely sourceRead 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

Ruiz Food Products, Inc. Recalls Frozen Sausage Breakfast Burrito Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

On December 10, 2019

Ruiz Food Products Inc., a Florence, S.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 55,013 pounds of frozen, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) breakfast burrito products containing eggs, sausage, and cheese thaRead more

Lead Hazards in Some Holiday Toys and Toy Jewelry | CDC Features

On December 9, 2019

Protect children from potential lead hazards in some holiday toys and toy jewelry.Read more

CDC, states update number of cases of hospitalized e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI)

On December 6, 2019

CDC today announced the updated number of cases* of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI).Read more

6.2 Million middle and high school students used tobacco products in 2019

On December 5, 2019

About 6.2 million U.S. middle and high school students were current (past 30-day) users of some type of tobacco product in 2019, according to new National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) data released inRead more

Transcript of CDC Telebriefing - Vital Signs HIV

On December 3, 2019

For the duration of today's conference all participants' lines are in a listen-only mode until the question and answer session.  At this time, if you'd like to ask a question press star 1. Today's calRead more

HIV Testing, Treatment, Prevention Not Reaching Enough Americans

On December 3, 2019

Far too many Americans with HIV are unaware that they have it. Far too few have the virus under control through effective treatment. And far too few Americans are taking the daily pill that prevents HRead 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

Blue Grass Quality Meats Recalls Pork and Turkey Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

On November 29, 2019

Blue Grass Quality Meats, an Erlanger, Ky. establishment, is recalling approximately 121,083 pounds of pork bacon and ready-to-eat turkey products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.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

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention | CDC Features

On October 28, 2019

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 3. As you prepare to set your clocks back one hour, remember to check the batteries in your carbon monoxide (CO) detector. If you don't have a battery-powereRead 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 - Chikungunya in Ethiopia

On October 8, 2019

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

Watch - Lassa Fever in Nigeria

On August 7, 2019

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

Watch - Global Measles Outbreak Notice

On June 10, 2019

Measles is in many countries and outbreaks of the disease are occurring around the world. Before you travel internationally, regardless of where you are going, make sure you are protected fully againsRead 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

Alert - Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo

On April 16, 2019

There is an outbreak of Ebola in the North Kivu (Kivu Nord) and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).Read 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

Healthy Contact Lens Wear and Care | CDC Features

On March 1, 2019

You only have one pair of eyes, so take care of them!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

Rubella: Make Sure Your Child Is Fully Immunized | CDC Features

On February 19, 2019

Rubella is a contagious disease caused by a virus. For some people-especially pregnant women and their unborn babies-rubella can be serious. Make sure you and your child are protected from rubella byRead more

Food Safety and Dining Out

On February 14, 2019

Protect Yourself when eating out from food poisoning.Read more

Common Colds: Protect Yourself and Others | CDC Features

On February 14, 2019

Sore throat and runny nose are usually the first signs of a cold, followed by coughing and sneezing. Most people recover in 7-10 days or so. You can help reduce your risk of getting a cold by washingRead 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

Protect Yourself and Your Family from Radon | CDC Features

On January 7, 2019

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking. If you smoke and live in a home with high radon levels, you increase your risk of developing lung cancer. Having your home tesRead 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

Cancer and Tobacco Use

On November 10, 2016

Tobacco use is the top preventable cause of cancer death, putting people at risk for at least 12 kinds of cancer.Read more

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