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

New COVID-19 Website

CCDPH has a new COVID-19 website with 16 new pages of content to help you during this trying time. We are committed to ensuring suburban Cook County residents, partners, elected officials and the media have access to trusted, accurate information about our local COVID-19 situation and response. 

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

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Cook County Board of Commissioners

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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

Johnson Sea Products Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Wheat & Soy in "Home Style Crab Cakes"

On May 22, 2020

Johnson Sea Products of Coden, AL, is recalling its 12oz package of frozen "Home Style Crab cakes" because they contain undeclared ingredients of wheat and soy. People who have allergies to wheat or sRead more

New Hoque and Sons, Inc. Recalls Radhuni Curry Powder Because of Possible Health Risk

On May 21, 2020

New Hoque and Sons, Inc. of Maspeth, NY is recalling Radhuni Curry Powder, contained in 400g plastic bottles, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella , an organism which can caRead 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

Ramar Foods Recalls Mint Chocolate Chip With Hidden Spinach Ice Cream Because of Possible Health Risk

On May 15, 2020

Ramar Foods of Pittsburg, CA, is recalling its 14 ounce packages of Peekaboo branded Mint Chocolate Chip with Hidden Spinach Ice Cream product out of an abundance of caution because of the potential cRead more

Mellace Family Brands California Inc. (Johnvince Foods) Recalls Wegmans Semi-Sweet Chocolate nonpareils, 18.5oz (1lb 2.5oz) 524g Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen

On May 14, 2020

MELLACE FAMILY BRANDS CALIFORNIA INC. (JOHNVINCE FOODS),located at 655 North River Road, Unit C, Warren Ohio 44483-2254, is recalling Wegmans Semi-Sweet Chocolate nonpareils, 18.5oz (1lb 2.5oz) 524g bRead more

Evans Food Group Recalls Ready-To-Eat Pork Skin Products due to Misbranding

On May 13, 2020

Evans Food Group Ltd., an Arlington, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 3,796 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) pork skin products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's FoodRead more

Ideal Foods Recalls Meat and Poultry Flatbread Pizza Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

On May 12, 2020

Ideal Foods, a North Las Vegas, Nev. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,302 pounds of meat and poultry flatbread pizza products that were produced, packed and distributed without the benefitRead 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

UNFI Voluntarily Recalls Wild Harvest® Organic Basil Due to Possible Health Risk

On May 11, 2020

United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Wild Harvest® Organic Basil distributed out of UNFI's Hopkins, MN distribution center to select retailers inRead more

CDC scientists honored as 2020 Service to America Medal Finalists

On May 8, 2020

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Control (CDC) scientists Dr. Vikram Krishnasamy, and Dr. Peter Briss and the 2019 Lung Injury Prevention Team, have been named finalists in the Partnership fRead more

Zilk's Plus Resources Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk, Soy, and Wheat in Select 12 Oz Bottled Sauces

On May 8, 2020

Zilk's Plus Resources, LLC of Austin, TX announces a voluntary recall for select 12 oz bottles of Pluckers World Famous Wing Sauces because they may contain undeclared allergens.Read more

The Essential Baking Company Issues Allergen Alert on Undeclared Egg in 84 Loaves of 32 Oz. Sliced Columbia Bread

On May 5, 2020

The Essential Baking Company of Seattle, Washington is recalling 84 loaves of 32 oz. Sliced Columbia Bread, expiration date May 6.20, due to undeclared egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitRead more

Medifast Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in OPTAVIA Essential Old Fashioned Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal

On May 4, 2020

Medifast, Inc. of Baltimore, Md., is recalling 24,923 boxes of OPTAVIA Essential Old Fashioned Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal because the product may contain undeclared traces of milk.Read more

CDC launches national viral genomics consortium to better map SARS-CoV-2 transmission

On May 1, 2020

CDC has kicked off the SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing for Public Health Emergency Response, Epidemiology and Surveillance (SPHERES) consortium, which will greatly expand the use of whole genome sequencing (WGSRead more

Mondelēz Global LLC Conducts Voluntary Recall of Limited Quantity of RITZ Cheese Cracker Sandwiches Family Size Product in the U.S. Due to Undeclared Peanut on Outer Packaging

On May 1, 2020

Mondelēz Global LLC announced today a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of RITZ Cheese Cracker Sandwiches Family Size (21.6 oz. carton) product in the United States. This recall is being conducteRead more

Condies Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy Allergen in Chicken Salad on Croissant Single Item# 43237 and Chicken Sandwich on White Single Item# 43559

On April 29, 2020

Condies Foods of Kearns, UT is recalling 165 units of roll chicken salad on croissant single item# 43237 "USE THRU" 03/6/2020 05/6/2020, and sndw chicken sandwich on white single item# 43559 "USE THRURead more

GSK Consumer Healthcare Recalls Benefiber Healthy Shape Prebiotic Fiber Supplement and Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement Due to Possible Plastic Contamination from the Bottle Cap

On April 28, 2020

GSK Consumer Healthcare is voluntarily recalling five lots (listed below) of Benefiber Healthy Shape Prebiotic Fiber Supplement powder and Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement powder due to the potentRead 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

HHS Announces CARES Act Funding Distribution to States and Localities in Support of COVID-19 Response

On April 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 additional resources to state and local jurisdictionsRead 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

Confirmation of COVID-19 in Two Pet Cats in New York

On April 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

Royal International Trading Inc Issues Alert On Undeclared Sulfites In "Tayni Boctoka Dry Fruits Mix Compot Apple"

On April 22, 2020

ROYAL INTERNATIONAL TRADING Inc of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its 500g (17.63oz) packages of "TAINY BOCTOKA DRY FRUITS MIX COMPOT APPLE" because they contain undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have sevRead more

Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc Recalls Single Production Lot of 5.5 Oz Cans of Pink Lite Cranberry Juice Drink Because of Undeclared Sulfites

On April 21, 2020

Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. is recalling a single production lot of 5.5oz cans of Pink Lite Cranberry Juice Drink (listed below) because it may contain undeclared sulfites, which were erroneously adRead more

Allergy Alert Issued by Buckhead Meat and Seafood of Houston, Inc. for Undeclared Wheat, Soy, Milk, Fish and Eggs in Frozen Flounder Stuffed with Seafood

On April 21, 2020

Buckhead Meat and Seafood of Houston, Inc., a Sysco Company, is voluntarily recalling a small quantity of frozen Flounder Stuffed with Seafood because its labeling inadvertently did not identify the fRead 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

Allergy Alert Issued for Undeclared Cashews in Queso Sauce Sold at a Single Whole Foods Market Store in Phoenix, Arizona

On April 16, 2020

The Whole Foods Market store located at 7111 E Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054 is voluntarily recalling Queso Sauce because it may contain cashews (a tree nut). People who have an allergy or severe sensiRead 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

DSD Merchandisers, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut in Roasted/Salted Deluxe Mixed Nuts in Deli Tubs

On April 11, 2020

DSD Merchandisers, Inc. of Livermore CA is recalling 2040 individual 10oz deli tubs of Roasted /Salted Deluxe Mixed Nuts, because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or sevRead more

Jowett Farms Corporation Recalls Pork Products Produced without Benefit of Import Inspection

On April 10, 2020

Jowett Farms Corporation, a Blumenort, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 42,587 pounds of raw pork trimmings that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States, theRead 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

Allergy Alert Issued for Undeclared Milk in Minestrone Soup Sold at Whole Foods Market Stores in 32 States and the District of Columbia

On April 10, 2020

Whole Foods Market stores are voluntarily recalling Minestrone Soup because the products may contain undeclared milk.Read more

CDC Announces Modifications and Extension of No Sail Order for All Cruise Ships

On April 9, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today the extension of a No Sail Order for all cruise ships.Read more

Statement from CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, MD on the passing of Michael Patterson, Tips From Former Smokers ad participant

On April 7, 2020

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Michael Patterson, 64, a U.S. Army veteran, an Alaska Native, and a member of the Tlingit tribe. At age 44, Michael was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmRead more

HHS Announces Upcoming Funding Action to Provide $186 Million for COVID-19 Response

On April 7, 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing upcoming action by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide $186,000,000 in funding for additional resources to sRead more

H&C Food Inc. Recalls Enoki Mushroom Because of Possible Health Risk

On April 7, 2020

H&C Food Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling 7.05OZ (200G) Enoki mushrooms imported from Green Co. located in Korea, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an oRead more

Viable Solutions, LLC Recalls Certain Kratom-Containing Powder Products Because of Possible Health Risk

On April 7, 2020

Viable Solutions of Nampa, ID has initiated a recall of certain Kratom-containing powder products, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause seriousRead more

CDC Launches New Weekly COVID-19 Surveillance Report

On April 4, 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

COVID-19-Related Phone Scams and Phishing Attacks

On April 3, 2020

COVID-19-Related Phone Scams and Phishing AttacksRead more

Homestead Creamery Recall "Unsalted" Butter Because of Possible Health Risk

On April 1, 2020

Homestead Creamery Inc of Wirtz, VA, is recalling our unsalted butter because of the potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infectioRead more

CDC Issues Domestic Travel Advisory for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

On March 29, 2020

Due to extensive community transmission of COVID -19 in the area, CDC urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immedRead more

CDC Statement on COVID-19 Apple App

On March 27, 2020

Today, Apple Inc. - in partnership with the White House Coronavirus Task Force and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - reRead 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

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

CDC Statement on Self-Quarantine Guidance for Greater New York City Transportation and Delivery Workers

On March 27, 2020

CDC Statement on Self-Quarantine Guidance for Greater New York City Transportation and Delivery WorkersRead more

Autism Prevalence Rises in Communities Monitored by CDC

On March 26, 2020

One in 54 8-year-old children have been identified with autismording to an analysis of 2016 data published today in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Surveillance Summary.Read more

CDC's successful Tips From Former Smokers campaign returns on March 23

On March 25, 2020

Today, a new round of straightforward ads kicks off the ninth year of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tips From Former Smokers (Tips) campaign. Since 2012, the Tips campaign has pRead more

Higher Daily Step Count Linked with Lower All-cause Mortality

On March 24, 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's successful Tips From Former Smokers campaign returns on March 23

On March 23, 2020

Today, a new round of straightforward ads kicks off the ninth year of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tips From Former Smokers (Tips) campaign.Read more

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

On March 20, 2020

Learn how much sleep you need.Read more

CDC Encourages Donating Blood If You Are Well

On March 19, 2020

In healthcare settings all across the United States, donated blood is a lifesaving, essential part of caring for patients. The need for donated blood is constant, and blood centers are open and in urgRead more

Food Safety Alert Regarding a Multistate Outbreak of E. Coli

On March 19, 2020

A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli O103 infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2020/o103h2-02-20/index.htmlRead more

New Data Show Significant Changes in Drug Overdose Deaths

On March 18, 2020

Overall overdose death rates decreased by 4.1% from 2017 to 2018 in the United States. New CDC data show death rates involving heroin decreased by 4%, and prescription opioid-involved overdose death rRead more

Warning - COVID-19 and Cruise Ship Travel

On March 17, 2020

CDC recommends that travelers defer all cruise travel worldwide.Read more

CDC Reports first known employee with COVID-19 Infection

On March 16, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed the first case of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) in a CDC employee. Laboratory testing done at CDC confirmed this diagRead more

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

On March 13, 2020

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

Annual Report to the Nation: Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline

On March 12, 2020

Healthy People 2020 targets met for lung, prostate, breast, and colorectal cancer deathsRead 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

Watch - Meningococcal Disease in Benin

On January 28, 2020

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

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

On January 24, 2020

Amity Packing Company Inc., a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,020 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically clear, tRead 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

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

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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

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

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 - 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

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

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

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

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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