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Safe and effective vaccine that prevents cancer continues to be underutilized - Press Release

Thursday, July 24, 2014
CDC officials announced today that the number of girls and boys aged 13-17 years receiving human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine remains unacceptably low despite a slight increase in vaccination coverage since 2012, according to data from CDC′s 2013 National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen) published in this week′s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
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Photo: HPV Cancer Prevention. Parents and healthcare professionals are the key to protecting adolescents fomr HPV cancers. Vaccinate yout 11-12 year olds. www.cdc.gov/vaccines/teens/

Media Announcements and Events - CDC provides update on Ebola outbreak in West Africa

CDC will host a media telebriefing today to discuss the on-going outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. There is no significant risk in the U.S. While it is unlikely that the disease would spread if imported into the United States, the recent infections in U.S. healthcare workers working abroad highlight the need for vigilance. CDC is reminding U.S. healthcare workers of the importance of testing and isolating sick travelers returning from the affected areas.  More »

Monday, July 28 at 2:30 pm ET

Transcript | Audio Telebriefing starts at the 36 minute mark

Photo: reporter using a tablet.

CDC Telebriefing on Ebola outbreak in West Africa - Transcript

Monday, July 28, 2014
CDC hosted a media telebriefing to discuss the on-going outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. CDC is reminding U.S. healthcare workers of the importance of testing and isolating sick travelers returning from the affected areas.

Photo: Tablet and a cup of coffee.

CDC provides update on Ebola outbreak in West Africa - Media Advisory

Monday, July 28, 2014
CDC will host a media telebriefing today to discuss the on-going outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. There is no significant risk in the U.S. While it is unlikely that the disease would spread if imported into the United States, the recent infections in U.S. healthcare workers working abroad highlight the need for vigilance. CDC is reminding U.S. healthcare workers of the importance of testing and isolating sick travelers returning from the affected areas.

Photo: Tablet and a cup of coffee.

New safety protocols in place, first CDC lab resumes transfer of inactivated materials out of high-containment laboratory - Media Statement

Thursday, July 24, 2014
After intensive review by CDC’s internal Laboratory Safety Improvement Working Group (internal working group), CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., has lifted the moratorium on a specific type of material transfer for the CDC’s Clinical Tuberculosis Laboratory.

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