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Arthritis in America

Arthritis limits daily activities of 24 million adults in the United States, making it hard for them to hold a cup, lift a grocery bag, or walk to their car. And, the percentage of adults limited by arthritis continues to get worse and has increased by about 20 percent since 2002.

March 7, 2017

Team-based and population approaches reduce kidney failure from diabetes in Native Americans: can be a model for other groups.

Native Americans with diabetes

Remarkable progress made reducing kidney failure from diabetes in Native American populations.

January 10, 2017

Saving Patients from Sepsis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest Vital Signs report raises awareness about sepsis, a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and often life-threatening response to an infection.

August 23, 2016

Global Global Health Security in Liberia

CDC works with the Government of Liberia and partners to improve health systems and outcomes by building on existing disease prevention, detection and response capacities, as well as those developed during the response to the Ebola epidemic.

June 27, 2016

Legionnaires' disease

In the last year, about 5,000 people in the United States were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, which is a deadly bacterial lung infection for 1 in 10 people who get it according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

June 7, 2016

Global Health Security in Vietnam

Preventing, detecting and responding to outbreaks in Vietnam.

May 23, 2016

Panel of test tubes

MicrobeNet: A tool to detect rare germs

MicrobeNet, an innovative online library of nearly 2,400 rare and emerging bacteria and fungi, provides real-time access to help health departments and labs identify rare infections and save lives.

May 18, 2016

World Immunization Week

CDC plays a critical role in promoting global immunization by providing scientific leadership and guidance to implement evidence-based vaccination strategies against disease. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the start of this effort—the Smallpox Eradication Program.

April 25, 2016


Zika Virus

In past Zika outbreaks, most people have not gotten sick, so people may not even know they are infected. Based on current knowledge, the greatest risk for complications from Zika is to a pregnant woman’s fetus.

April 1, 2016

Heroin Epidemic

Everyone can learn more about the risks of using heroin and other drugs. Learn how to recognize and respond to opioid overdose. Get help for substance abuse problems (1-800-662-HELP).

July 7, 2015

microscopic image of microbial keratitis

Eye Health and Contact Lenses

Most keratitis cases can be easily treated if caught early. Anyone who has pain or inflammation in their eyes – especially if they wear contacts – should see a doctor promptly.

November 13, 2014

Making Progress Toward a World Without Polio

A world free from polio is possible thanks to extraordinary progress made since the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988 when 350,000 polio cases were reported in 125 polio-endemic countries around the world.

October 24, 2014

Ebola Outbreak - 2014/2015

CDC is rapidly increasing its ongoing efforts to curb the expanding West African Ebola outbreak and deploying staff to four African nations currently affected: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria.

August 11, 2014

A female Aedes albopictus mosquito feeds on a human host. Photo: James Gathany

Chikungunya Hits Mainland

The first locally acquired case of chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease, was reported July 17 in Florida. This newly reported case represents the first time that mosquitoes in the continental United States are thought to have spread the virus to a non-traveler.

July 21, 2014

diabetes testing equipment - glucose meter

New CDC Diabetes Report

The number of cases of diabetes and prediabetes among Americans of all ages and ethnicities continues to increase, according to the National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014 (based on health data from 2012), released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

June 10, 2014

Triatomine (kissing bug) with eggs.

Neglected Parasitic Infections in the United States (NPIs)

Most people think parasitic diseases occur in poor and developing countries, and is something they might pick up on a trip to a foreign country. However, parasitic infections also occur in the United States. In some cases, they affect millions of people.

May 9, 2014

Graphic:Nearly Half of Adults with Disabilities Get No Aerobic Physical Activity

Nearly Half of Adults with Disabilities Get No Aerobic Physical Activity

Working age adults with disabilities who get no aerobic physical activity are 50 percent more likely to have a chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, stroke, or heart disease than their active peers, according to a Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

May 6, 2014

The global aviation network: disease can spread nearly anywhere within 24 hours.

Protecting Against Disease Epidemics

CDC works with global partners to build countries’ global health security capacities to better protect the world from infectious disease epidemics. In our interconnected world, a health threat anywhere is a threat everywhere.

February 13, 2014

young child with measles

Measles Still Threatens Health Security

Fifty years after the approval of an extremely effective vaccine, measles, one of the world’s most contagious diseases, still poses a threat to domestic and global health security.

December 16, 2013

Triatomine (kissing bug) with eggs - Photo credit: Jim Gathany

Hepatitis C Testing

Approximately three million Americans are living with hepatitis C and up to 75 percent don’t know they are infected – placing them at serious risk for liver disease, cancer, and death.

May 7, 2013

Deborah Cannon of the Special Pathogens Branch processes a SARS specimen.

Remembering SARS - 10 Years Later

In the 2003 global disease outbreak, what became known as SARS started as a mystery illness—without name, origin, or cure. Public health scientists across the globe scrambled to understand and contain this health threat.

April 12, 2013

World TB Day: New U.S. Data for 2012

In advance of World TB Day, CDC has released preliminary national TB surveillance data for 2012. The new data show that after 20 consecutive years of declines, TB is at an all-time low in the United States.

March 21, 2013

STOP volunteer checks children's vaccination status in Boke, Guinea-Bissau.

STOP Polio: Coming Together to End Polio Once and For All

The global effort to eradicate polio is one of the largest public health initiatives in history. Many countries affected by polio have a shortage of skilled public health staff available to fully support eradication efforts.

January 24, 2013

The predominant fungus identified in patients and confirmed in the CDC laboratory continues to be Exserohilum rostratum

CDC Responds to Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

The CDC, in collaboration with state and local health departments and the FDA, is investigating a multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis and other infections among patients who received contaminated preservative-free MPA steroid injections from New England Compounding Center (NECC).

October 12, 2012

group of people on a grassy lawn

Expanded Hepatitis C Testing Recommendations

To identify more hidden infections, provide prompt and appropriate care and treatment, and avoid tens of thousands of hepatitis C-related illnesses and deaths, CDC now recommends that all U.S. baby boomers get a one-time test for the hepatitis C virus.

August 2, 2012

The village of Santa Marta, Peru, where rabies immune response has been detected.

Study Detects Rabies Immune Response in Amazon Populations

Some people living in two Amazon communities in Peru survived being exposed to rabies virus without receiving treatment, according to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in collaboration with the Peruvian Ministry of Health.

August 1, 2012