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Republican health plan seen as a major setback for hepatitis C Medicaid patients

Amid a growing hepatitis C epidemic, federal austerity measures seen as a setback to infection control.  By Sony Salzman It’s been nearly 20 years since Read More

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Closer than Ever

CAPT Stephanie R. Bialek, MD, MPH, is the Chief of the Parasitic Diseases Branch in CDC’s Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health. Some of the world’s most accomplished disease experts—including several of my colleagues in CDC’s Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria (DPDM)—are gathering in Geneva this week at the NTD Summit 2017. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of parasitic, bacterial, and viral diseases that cause illness and disability in more than 1.5 billion people worldwide.

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Tick, tock, tick tock—While others sleep, what are CDC experts doing to keep America safe?

Children wait for a bus on a street in downtown Mysore, India. The CDC is carrying out a range of programs in India to ensure a healthy and safe future for kids like these. (Photo Courtesy: David Snyder CDC Foundation) A team from the Zambia Ministry of Health administers a questionnaire to a family in Siavonga District. As the clock ticks and people sleep peacefully, public health experts from CDC’s Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) in collaboration with subject matter experts across CDC both in Atlanta and around the world are working 24/7 to support the agency’s mission to protect the health and safety of Americans and save lives.

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CDC: Domestic TB data shows need to expand screening, testing, treatment reach

Categories: TBU.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report finds newly discovered tuberculosis higher among foreign-born with more than 10 years in United States than among more recent arrivals With a drop in the numbers of new tuberculosis patients between 2015 and 2016, TB incidence in the U.S. is once again going in the right direction, […](Read more…)

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New CDC Quarantine Rules Would Enhance Agency’s Ability To Contain Outbreaks, Some Experts…

FrontPageAfrica: Center For Disease Control New Laws May Restrict Liberian Travelers “…Travelers from Liberia including business owners and aid agencies could come under immense scrutiny should another Ebola-like communicable disease hit the country under a new and more robust regulation being undertaken by the U.S. Centers For Disease Control (CDC). The new CDC regulation is…More

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Surveillance Systems Key To Decreasing Cancer Burden, CDC Officer Says

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: The Stakes are High, the Goal the Same — Overcome Cancer Elizabeth Van Dyne, Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer in the CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control’s Office of International Cancer Control, writes, “Being at CDC and visiting different countries has shown me that surveillance systems such as cancer registries…More

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Hurricane Matthew and Haiti: Putting CDC Expertise to Work

St. Antoine Hospital in Jérémie, Haiti (photo courtesy of Ashley Greiner, CDC) Life can quickly move from hard to catastrophic when a vulnerable island nation lies directly in the path of a Category 4 storm, as Haiti did when Hurricane Matthew roared ashore to bludgeon its remote southwest region on October 4th. People need immediate shelter when a disaster like this strikes. They need doctors, nurses, and medical supplies. They need diagnostics, food, vaccines, and clean water.

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Obama, Congressional Leaders To Discuss Zika, Government-Wide Spending; CDC Director Says…

Associated Press: CDC Director: ‘Essentially out of money’ to fight Zika “The head of the government’s fight against the Zika virus said that ‘we are now essentially out of money’ and warned that the country is ‘about to see a bunch of kids born with microcephaly’ in the coming months. Friday’s warning from Centers for…More

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Conflict drives the return of wild polio to Nigeria

Two children were paralyzed by wild poliovirus in northern Nigeria, the World Health Organization announced. They are the first cases in more than two years in the country, presenting a setback in the country’s effort to eradicate polio. UNICEF called on aid groups to re-double efforts in conflict zones and the Nigerian government to restore

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In Unprecedented Domestic U.S. Travel Advisory, CDC Warns Pregnant Women, Those Planning…

The Hill: CDC warns pregnant women to avoid Miami over Zika “Federal health authorities are warning pregnant women not to travel to the parts of Miami where mosquitoes are believed to be spreading the Zika virus…” (Ferris, 8/1). POLITICO: CDC issues Zika travel warning for Miami “…The CDC is also warning women planning to become…More

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INSPIRE: Breaking the Cycle of Violence

This blog was originally posted on The Huffington Post on July 13, 2016 CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden As a society, we have unanimity about few things, but one of these is that no child should be harmed by violence. And yet, every 5 minutes a child somewhere in the world dies a violent death, and half of all children in the world—a billion kids—experience violence each year. Violence—emotional, physical, and sexual—is rampant in high-income countries, including the U.S., as well as in low- and middle-income countries, and across ethnic and racial groups. Three seminal studies the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has done with partners have revealed both the shocking frequency of violence against children, and the devastating, pervasive, life-long health impacts of violence

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CDC, State Department urge Congress to take action on Zika funding before summer break

Categories: Budget, U.S. Policy and FundingTags: CDC, State Department, USAID, zikaIn February, when the Obama Administration proposed a $1.9 billion package to respond to the Zika outbreak, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden heard it might take three months for Congress to approve it, and he was shocked. Five months later, with the Zika supplemental bill still mired in bipartisan gridlock while […](Read more…)

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Senate funding bill boosts NIH funding, cuts CDC and TB programs

Categories: Budget, U.S. Policy and FundingBipartisan effort preserves medical research at Defense Department The U.S. Senate Appropriations committee approved a funding increase of $2 billion for the National Institutes of Health and a cut to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today as part of their approval of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Related Agencies appropriations bill for […](Read more…)

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Should the Olympics be postponed over Zika fears? WHO and CDC say ‘no’

When Rio secured its place in 2009 as the host of the 2016 Olympics, Brazil was a rapidly developing country with a prospering economy. Seven years later, just weeks before the games, Brazil’s economy is spiraling, President Dilma Rousseff is facing impeachment and the capital city has seen an alarming rise in violence and crime. It’s the

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