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CDC Releases Measles Outbreak Toolkit for Providers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a toolkit to help healthcare providers talk with parents about measles and the measles vaccine, which includes a factsheet, poster and other resources. With more than 760 measles cases reported since January, the most since measles

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CDC Issues Report on Maternal Mortality, Prevention Strategies

An estimated 31 percent of pregnancy-related deaths occur during pregnancy, 36 percent during delivery or the week after, and 33 percent one week to one year after delivery, according to a report recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Based on 2011-2015 data

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HHS, CDC Leaders Urge Measles Vaccination for Children, High-risk Adults

With 704 measles cases reported since January, the US Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials are urging vaccination for all eligible children and high-risk adults, including travelers and healthcare workers. Measles was eliminated in the

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CDC Urges Providers to Vaccinate At-Risk Patients for Hepatitis A

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported more than 15,000 U.S. cases of hepatitis A since 2016, including 8,500 hospitalizations and 140 deaths. “For many states, this has resulted in an unprecedented number of hepatitis A cases among unvaccinated adults since hepatitis A

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CDC Report Highlights Gaps in HIV Testing and Treatment

About 80 percent of new HIV infections in the U.S. in 2016 were transmitted from the nearly 40 percent of people with HIV who either did not know they had HIV or who received a diagnosis but were not receiving HIV care, according

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CDC Announces Funding to Support Maternal Mortality Review Committees

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accepting applications through May 8 for $43.5 million in grants to support agencies and organizations that coordinate and manage maternal mortality review committees. The federal Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2018 provided funding for states and other entities

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CDC: Progress to Reduce MRSA, Other Staph Infections Slowing

The rate of hospital-onset methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections declined 17.1 percent per year between 2005 and 2012, but did not change significantly between 2013 and 2016, according to a Vital Signs report released recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rate

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CDC Issues Ebola Preparedness Reminder to US Health Care Facilities

The ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo serves as a reminder for US healthcare facilities to review their infection prevention and control processes to safely identify and manage patients with communicable infections. A recent Centers for Disease

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CDC: Uninsured Rate 9.2 Percent in First 9 Months of 2018

An estimated 29.7 million U.S. residents, or 9.2 percent, lacked health insurance when surveyed in the first nine months of 2018, according to preliminary data released recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s about the same as in 2017. The uninsured rate

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CDC: Deaths from Synthetic Opioids Continue to Climb

U.S. overdose death rates linked to synthetic opioids increased more than 45 percent in 2017, likely driven by illicitly manufactured fentanyl, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Deaths from heroin and prescription opioids remained stable. “The drug overdose

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