Diseases & Conditions
Tickborne diseases are on the rise and prevention should be on everyone's mind, particularly during the spring, summer, and early-fall when ticks are most active.
5/4/2017 12:58:00 PM
About 1 in 10 U.S. pregnant women with confirmed Zika had a fetus or baby with birth defects in 2016. Nearly 1,300 pregnant women with evidence of possible Zika infection were reported in 44 US states in 2016.
4/5/2017 2:10:00 PM
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.
3/7/2017 7:28:00 AM
Remarkable progress made reducing kidney failure from diabetes in Native American populations. Federal data show diabetes-related kidney failure among Native American adults (American Indians/Alaskan Natives) decreased 54 percent between 1996 and 2013.
1/10/2017 9:27:00 AM
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.
8/23/2016 9:03:00 AM
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.
6/27/2016 6:02:00 AM
Water management problems can lead to outbreaks
6/7/2016 7:47:00 AM
Preventing, detecting and responding to outbreaks in Vietnam
5/23/2016 4:02:00 AM
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.
5/18/2016 6:31:00 AM
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.
4/25/2016 4:16:00 AM
Most demographic groups are increasingly using heroin and other drugs. During the past decade, heroin use has increased across the United States among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels, with some of the greatest increases occurring in demographic groups that have had historically lower rates of heroin use, according to a new Vital Signs report.
7/7/2015 9:03:00 AM
About 38 million Americans wear contact lenses. They offer good sight without the hassle of wearing glasses. But, if not taken care of correctly, they can also lead to a painful and sometimes blinding condition called keratitis, a condition of the cornea that can be caused by a variety of bacteria, fungi and other germs.
11/13/2014 8:02:00 AM
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.
10/24/2014 7:32:00 AM
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.
8/11/2014 9:47:00 AM
The first locally acquired case of chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease, was reported today 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.
7/17/2014 2:17:00 PM
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.
6/10/2014 6:18:00 AM
Most people think of parasitic diseases occurr 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.
5/8/2014 5:05:00 AM
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. Nearly half (47 percent) of adults with disabilities who are able to do aerobic physical activity do not get any.
5/6/2014 9:04:00 AM
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.
2/13/2014 4:00:00 AM
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. An interconnected world is increasing the opportunities for human, animal and zoonotic diseases to emerge and spread globally.
12/5/2013 9:00:00 AM
Only half of Americans identified as ever having had hepatitis C received follow-up testing showing that they were still infected, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysis of data from a multi-area study published today in the CDC report Vital Signs.
5/7/2013 8:00:00 AM
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.
4/12/2013 8:15:00 AM
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.
3/21/2013 1:30:00 AM
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. The Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and co-sponsored by Rotary International, World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, helps address this shortage by training and deploying skilled public health professionals who volunteer to support in-country immunization programs.
1/24/2013 7:00:00 AM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with state and local health departments and the Food and Drug Administration (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).
10/12/2012 1:24:00 PM
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.
8/16/2012 11:00:00 AM
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