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Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

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.

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.

Youth Behavioral Risk Survey

CCDPH is conducting a survey of high school students in Suburban Cook County relating to their health and risk behaviors.

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.

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 for the CDC Telebriefing Update on COVID-19

On February 28, 2020

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

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

On February 28, 2020

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

Warning - Coronavirus in Iran

On February 28, 2020

CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Iran.Read more

Warning - Coronavirus in Italy

On February 28, 2020

CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Italy.Read more

CDC Food Safety Alert: CDC investigating outbreak of E. coli O103 infections linked to clover sprouts served at Jimmy John's restaurants

On February 27, 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

CDC Confirms Possible Instance of Community Spread of COVID-19 in U.S.

On February 27, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed an infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 in California in a person who reportedly did not have relevant travel history or expRead more

Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing Update on COVID-19

On February 26, 2020

Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing Update on COVID-19Read more

Choice Products USA, LLC Issues an Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Premier Choice 3 lb. Tub Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Ordered Through Online Ordering

On February 26, 2020

Choice Products USA, LLC of Eau Claire, WI, is recalling 275 - 3lb tubs of Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, because it may contain undeclared milk from milk chocolate chips. People who have an allergy or sRead more

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

On February 25, 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 Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

On February 25, 2020

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

Sierra Soups Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Gluten in "Pasta e Fagioli" Soup

On February 25, 2020

Sierra Soups of Fresno, Ca is recalling its 13 ounce packages of "Pasta e Fagioli" because the soup mix contains an individually wrapped package of pasta, which contains glutenRead more

Warning - Coronavirus in South Korea

On February 24, 2020

CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to South Korea.Read more

CDC Investigation Notice: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Products - Investigation Notice 2/15/19

On February 22, 2020

An updated CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products is now available: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/reading-07-18/index.htmlRead more

Transcript for CDC Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

On February 22, 2020

Transcript for the CDC Media Telebriefing Update on COVID-19Read more

Warning - Novel Coronavirus in China

On February 22, 2020

CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to the People's Republic of China (this does not include Hong Kong, Macau, or the island of Taiwan).Read more

Alert - Coronavirus in Japan

On February 22, 2020

Japan is experiencing sustained community transmission of respiratory illness (COVID-19) caused by the novel coronavirus. The virus can spread from person to person. Older adults and those with chroniRead more

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

On February 21, 2020

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

Moonstruck Chocolate Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in 3.1 oz. Praline Pecan & Ginger Element Bar in Dark Chocolate

On February 21, 2020

Moonstruck Chocolate Co. of Portland, Oregon is recalling 1,500 / 3.1 oz. Praline Pecan & Ginger Element Bar in Dark Chocolate, because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy oRead more

Update on the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship in Japan

On February 20, 2020

While the quarantine potentially conferred a significant public health benefit in slowing transmission, CDC's assessment is that it may not have been sufficient to prevent transmission among individuaRead more

Natural Grocers Issues Recall on Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters

On February 20, 2020

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado-based natural grocery chain, is recalling Natural Grocers brand 8 ounce Peanut Clusters Dark Chocolate Non-GMO because the product contRead more

Natural Grocers Issues Recall on Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters

On February 20, 2020

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado-based natural grocery chain, is recalling Natural Grocers brand 8 ounce Almond Clusters Dark Chocolate Non-GMO because the product contRead more

Watch - Coronavirus in Hong Kong

On February 19, 2020

The ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness has spread to Hong Kong.Read more

Saratoga Potato Chips, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Kroger Sweet & Mesquite BBQ Potato Chips

On February 19, 2020

Saratoga Potato Chips, LLC of Fort Wayne, Indiana is recalling 140 cases of Kroger Sweet & Mesquite BBQ Potato Chips because it may contain undeclared milkRead more

Update on the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship in Japan

On February 18, 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is supporting the Department of State-led mission to repatriate U.S. citizens who want to return to the United States from Japan, currently aboard theRead more

Diamond Princess Repatriation

On February 15, 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is supporting the Department of State-led mission to repatriate U.S. citizens who want to return to the United States from Japan, currently aboard theRead more

Transcript for CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

On February 14, 2020

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19Read more

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

On February 14, 2020

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

CJ Foods Voluntarily Recalls Annie Chun's Japanese-Style Teriyaki Noodle Bowls Due To Undeclared Peanuts

On February 14, 2020

CJ Foods, Inc., a division of CJ America, Inc., of La Palma, CA, is voluntarily recalling Annie Chun's Japanese-Style Teriyaki Noodle Bowls because it may contain undeclared peanuts. Use of this produRead more

Gourmet International and Butlers Chocolates Issue Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Butlers Irish Whiskey Dark Chocolate 3.5 oz Tablet Bar

On February 13, 2020

Are recalling approximately 1900 units of the IRISH WHISKEY DARK CHOCOLATE 3.5OZ TABLET BAR because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risRead more

CDC Confirms 15th Case of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

On February 13, 2020

CDC today confirmed another infection with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the United States.Read more

CDC Confirms 14th Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus

On February 13, 2020

CDC today confirmed another infection with 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States in California. The patient is among a group of people under a federal quarantine order because of theiRead more

Transcript for CDC Telebriefing: CDC Update on Novel Coronavirus

On February 12, 2020

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

Million Hearts Recognizes Hospitals and Health Systems' Innovation and Commitment to Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes

On February 12, 2020

Million Hearts - a national initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes in five years - is now congratulating hospitals and health systems that excel in preventing cardiovascular eventRead more

Traveling Overseas? Consider Getting Insurance. | CDC Features

On February 12, 2020

If you are planning an international trip, there are 3 types of insurance you should consider: trip cancellation insurance, travel health insurance, and medical evacuation insurance. These will coverRead more

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

On February 12, 2020

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

Adults Unintentionally Make It Easy for Young Children to Eat Dangerous Pills

On February 12, 2020

Each year there are about 400,000 poison center calls and 50,000 ER visits as a result of young children ingesting medications when adults weren't paying attention.Read more

5 Things You Should Know About Epilepsy | CDC Features

On February 12, 2020

How much do you know about epilepsy? Get the facts!Read more

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

On February 11, 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 Confirms 13th Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus

On February 11, 2020

CDC today confirmed another infection with 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States that was detected in California. The patient who was under a federal quarantine order recently returnRead more

Staying Healthy on a Cruise | CDC Features

On February 10, 2020

Don't risk spoiling your cruise vacation with an unexpected illness. Follow these tips for a safe and healthy cruise vacation.Read more

Blendtopia Products, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Smoothie Products Due to Possible Health Risk

On February 10, 2020

Blendtopia Products, LLC is voluntarily recalling 29,078 cases of 7 ounce frozen Blendtopia brand superfood Smoothie Kits because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.Read more

Missa Bay LLC Issues Allergy Alert and Recall on Mislabeled Salad Product

On February 10, 2020

Missa Bay LLC of Swedesboro, N.J. is recalling 1,154 cases of Ready PacⓇ BistroⓇ Bowl Spinach Dijon Salad due to a labeling error leading to the potential for undeclared egg and wheat allergens on a lRead more

Corinthian Foods Recall 5 Lb Bags of Uncooked Sweet Potato Crusted Alaska Nuggets 1 Oz. Due to Mislabeling

On February 8, 2020

Corinthian Trading, Inc./DBA Corinthian Foods is recalling 5 lb. retail bags of Uncooked Sweet Potato Crusted Alaska Pollack Nuggets 1 oz. with date code CF35319 due to mislabeling. The bag contains CRead 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

Nuts 'N More LLC. Recalls: Plain Peanut Spread Because Of Possible Health Risk

On February 7, 2020

Nuts 'N More of East Providence, RI. is recalling 4143 jars of plain Peanut Spread because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria species and to protect the public from a potential healRead more

Shipping of CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus Diagnostic Test Kits Begins

On February 6, 2020

A CDC-developed laboratory test kit to detect 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) began shipping yesterday to select qualified U.S. and international laboratories. Distribution of the tests will help iRead more

New Seasons Market Recalls Grab N' Go Vegetarian Lasagna w/Gluten Free Pasta Due to Undeclared Soy

On February 6, 2020

This product is being voluntarily recalled due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (soy). Customers who purchased this product and are allergic to soy are urged to not consume it.Read more

Transcript for CDC Telebriefing: CDC Update on Novel Coronavirus

On February 6, 2020

This briefing to update you on CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus response. We are joined today by Dr. Nancy Messonnier Director of CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and rear aRead more

Transcript for CDC Telebriefing: CDC Update on Novel Coronavirus

On February 6, 2020

This briefing to update you on CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus response. We are joined today by Dr. Nancy Messonnier Director of CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and rear aRead more

HHS and CDC Receive Additional Flights Carrying Passengers from China

On February 5, 2020

This week, several planes carrying passengers from Wuhan China will arrive in three states. These locations are Travis Air Force Base in Sacramento, CA, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego,Read more

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

On February 5, 2020

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

Cargill Conducts Voluntary Recall of a Single Lot of Nutrebeef® Transition Pellet Due to Elevated Levels of Monesin

On February 4, 2020

Cargill's animal nutrition business is conducting a voluntary recall of a single lot (382 bags, 50 lb each) of NutreBeef® Transition Pellet (MH) beef cattle feed because the product may contain mispacRead more

Allergy Alert Issued for Undeclared Milk in Bundt Cake and Chocolate Dipped Cookies Sold at 44 Whole Foods Market Stores in the Mid-Atlantic Region

On February 4, 2020

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling select bundt cakes and chocolate dipped cookies from stores in Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and Washington D.C. because theyRead more

Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter | CDC Features

On February 3, 2020

Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on older adults.Read more

CDC Update on Novel Coronavirus for February 3, 2020

On February 3, 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

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

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

On February 3, 2020

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

Salud Natural Entrepreneur Inc. Recalls Nopalina Flax Seed Fiber Powder and Nopalina Flax Seed Fiber Capsules Because of Possible Health Risk (Updated Lot Number Information)

On January 31, 2020

Nopalina Flax Seed Fiber (powder) and Nopalina Flax Seed Fiber (capsule) products due to possible Salmonella contamination in one of the ingredients used on the formula of Nopalina Flax Seed Fiber.Read more

Astrochef LLC. Recalls Pepperoni Stuffed Pizza Sandwich Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

On January 29, 2020

Astrochef LLC., a Rockwall, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 7,363 pounds of pepperoni stuffed pizza sandwich products because the product is mislabeled and contains undeclared soy, a kRead more

Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Mushroom Barley Soup

On January 29, 2020

Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 840 units of Harris Teeter's Fresh Food Market Mushroom Barley Soup, 16 oz with "SELL BY" date codes 03/09/20 because it may contain undeclared milk.Read more

Watch - Meningococcal Disease in Benin

On January 28, 2020

There is an outbreak of meningococcal disease in northwest Benin.Read 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 (doing business as Dandy Food Products), a San Lorenzo, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 12,054 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) imported Siluriformes prodRead 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 - 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

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

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

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

On December 20, 2019

Advance Pierre Foods, a Cincinnati, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 15,739 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specificaRead more

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

On December 20, 2019

Ashland Sausage Co., a Carol Stream, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,092 pounds of pork sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.Read more

Dealing with Stress

On December 20, 2019

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

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

On December 19, 2019

Alli & Rose, LLC, a Redlands, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 21,930 pounds of Siluriformes (catfish) products that were not presented for import re-inspection.Read more

Child Abuse Prevention | CDC Features

On December 19, 2019

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.Read 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

Montpak International Inc., a Canadian establishment, is recalling approximately 4,365 pounds of veal and lamb products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United Sates.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

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

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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