Tag: CDC

CDC: Number of COVID-19 Deaths May Be Underreported

THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 — The number of COVID-19-related deaths may be underestimated, according to research published in the Oct. 20 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Lauren M. Rossen, Ph.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues assessed trends and demographic patterns in excess

CDC: Overall prevalence of self-reported hypertension 32.4 percent

(HealthDay)—The overall prevalence of self-reported hypertension is 32.4 percent, with prevalence higher among men than women and among blacks, according to research published in the April 10 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Claudine M. Samanic, Ph.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed data

Puppies: They’re cute, cuddly and making people ill, CDC says

(HealthDay)—Puppies in pet stores appear to have transmitted a dangerous, antibiotic-resistant germ that’s sickened 30 people across 13 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Tuesday. The infection in question is a multidrug-resistant form of Campylobacter jejuni, the agency said in a statement. So far, of 24 patients interviewed by the

TWELVE Americans have died of vaping-linked illness, CDC says

TWELVE Americans have died of vaping-linked illness and 805 have severe lung damage, CDC reports Vaping-related illnesses have claimed the lives of 12 Americans, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.  The total number of confirmed or probable cases across the country is creeping toward 1,000, at 805.  Deaths have occurred in

CDC: Salmonella cases tied to raw turkey products now at 279

(HealthDay)—Sixty-three more cases of illness in a Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products have been reported since Dec. 21, 2018, bringing the total number to 279, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in an update. Cases have been reported in 41 states and the District of Columbia, and 107 people have

CDC: Heart attack awareness improved since 2008

(HealthDay)—Since 2008, there has been an increase in the number of U.S. adults with awareness of heart attack symptoms and knowledge of the appropriate response to a heart attack, according to research published in the Feb. 8 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Jing Fang, M.D.,

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak ‘appears to be over,’ CDC says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Wednesday that a multi-state outbreak of E. coli connected to romaine lettuce “appears to be over.” (iStock) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Wednesday that a multi-state outbreak of E. coli connected to romaine lettuce “appears to be over.” There were 62 reported

First-of-its-kind surgery allows child with AFM to walk again

First-of-its-kind surgery allows child with mysterious polio-like disease to walk again – as CDC figures show rates are on the rise Brandon Noblitt, eight, of Greenville, South Carolina, came down with a common cold two years ago Within one week, he was left paralyzed and doctors diagnosed him with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) His family

Alzheimer’s burden will double by 2060, warn CDC

About 5.7 million individuals in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. This neurodegenerative disease is one of the leading causes of disability and the sixth-leading cause of mortality in the U.S. With annual healthcare costs of more than $250 billion, the disease also puts a significant strain on

CDC’s New Child Concussion Guidelines Offer Advice On Diagnosis Procedures And Treatment

Updated guidelines address outdated screening practices and new treatments. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new statement Tuesday outlining updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of childhood concussions, Fox News reports. Changing standard diagnosis protocols, the CDC’s new recommendations reportedly advise against routine common methods of diagnosis, like X-rays and

CDC: increase in tianeptine exposures from 2014 to 2017

(HealthDay)—From 2014 to 2017 there was an increase in tianeptine exposure calls reported by poison control centers to the National Poison Data System, and they mainly occurred among those aged 21 to 40 years, according to research published in the Aug. 3 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality

CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In 21 States

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring the outbreak, one of the worst in several years. More than 107 people in 21 states have contracted measles since July 18 of this year, reports the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. If this pace keeps up, it could be the worst outbreak since 2014,

CDC: Salmonella Outbreaks in 44 States Linked to Backyard Poultry

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 — At least 212 people in 44 states have been sickened in Salmonella outbreaks linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Twenty-six percent of the patients are children younger than 5. Thirty-four people have been hospitalized. No deaths have

Lyme Disease-Carrying Ticks Spreading Quickly

Researches find diseased ticks in 83 new counties across 24 states. Although scientists have long said Lyme disease-carrying ticks haven’t spread, a new nationwide study revealed that the ticks have spread far beyond regions where researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention previously believed they flourished. According to a CBS News report,

CDC: wildfire smoke poses health risks

(HealthDay)—Wildfire activity continues to increase throughout the western states, as well as in Alaska, Florida, Oklahoma, and Texas, but there are steps those living in wild fire areas can take to minimize smoke exposure. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoke from wildfires can be harmful to eyes and respiratory systems,

July is peak time for illness from poop in pools: CDC

(HealthDay)—Is it safe to go in the water this summer? Not if microscopic germs like E. coli or cryptosporidium are swimming in the pool with you, U.S. health officials warn. “These germs make people sick when they swallow water contaminated with poop,” the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated frankly in a news