Podcasts and RSS

2017 Annual Summary

Launch Date: July 2006

Since launch:

  • CDC RSS Feeds decreased 60% over the prior year. In 2017 they reached over 109 million.
  • The most popular CDC RSS feed is RSS: CDC Twitter Feed_200 with 14,128,325 instances.
  • CDC Podcasts Downloads decreased 59.5% over the prior year. Podcasts were downloaded over 1.9 million times in 2017.
  • The most popular Podcast download is Podcast (a): Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease with 27,178 downloads (an audio podcast).
RSS and Podcast Summaries
Instances 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
RSS: Feed 130,225,364 108,569,133 194,852,764 165,169,119 277,268,324 109,927,731
RSS: Click Throughs 27,660,557 48,419,905 57,571,506 92,725,262 134,782,393 59,863,833
Podcast: Feed 7,339,953 6,568,205 7,848,346 8,765,433 8,790,519 8,249,593
Podcast: Download 6,081,602 5,623,144 7,710,281 4,764,433 4,932,219 1,995,841

Most Popular RSS Feeds

Rank RSS Feed Title Instances
1 RSS: CDC Twitter Feed_200 14,128,325
2 RSS: CDC E. coli: Outbreak Updates_280 12,532,536
3 RSS: CDC Features Series_198 8,553,178
4 RSS: CDC Listeria: Outbreak Updates_429 5,100,942
5 RSS: CDC Facebook Feed_199 4,988,563
6 RSS: CDC Outbreaks – US Based – DO NOT UPDATE – In New PHML system_513 4,785,994
7 RSS: Food Safety_146 4,023,393
8 RSS: CDC en Español – Especiales CDC_151 3,762,011
9 RSS: CDC Online Newsroom_183 3,031,580
10 RSS: HIV/AIDS_10 2,941,909
11 SS: CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: What”s New_19 2,931,889
12 RSS: CDC Outbreaks – US Based and International_525 2,347,364
13 RSS: CDC Travel Notices_66 2,246,301
14 RSS: Kids” Health RSS_355 1,901,005
15 RSS: Dr. Tom Frieden Twitter Feed_207 1,890,003
16 RSS: Health Alert Network (HAN)_177 1,744,523
17 RSS: CDC Salmonella: Outbreak Updates_334 1,402,000
18 RSS: CDC Outbreaks – US Based_513 1,334,099
19 RSS: Preventing Chronic Disease Journal_6 1,199,624
20 RSS: CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Recent Outbreaks and Incidents_233 1,159,354
21 RSS: NIOSH Press Releases and Updates_504 1,147,977
22 RSS: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)_5 1,134,286
23 RSS: Public Health Matters_186 1,078,792
24 RSS: CDC Outbreaks – Affecting International Travelers_514 981,685
25 RSS: Vital Signs Mobile_364 954,811

Most Popular Podcast Downloads

Rank Podcast Title Downloads
1 Podcast (a): Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease 27,178
2 Podcast (v): Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test 17,006
3 Podcast (a): Pink Eye: What To Do 16,277
4 Podcast (a): Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test 15,188
5 Podcast (a): Stained Glass and Flu 13,320
6 Podcast (a): Watch Your Head (A Cup of Health with CDC) 11,491
7 Podcast (a): Antibiotic Resistance and Fungus 11,152
8 Podcast (a): Scarlet Fever 9,732
9 Podcast (a): Plague in Yosemite 9,256
10 Podcast (a): Backyard Poultry 8,776
11 Podcast (a): Salmonella from Baby Turtles 8,601
12 Podcast (a): Guinea Worm in a Frog 7,956
13 Podcast (a): Two Decades of Hantavirus 7,802
14 Podcast (a): TB in Captive Elephants 7,549
15 Podcast (a): Hepatitis A Virus in Transplants 7,432
16 Podcast (a): Healthy Kidneys (A Cup of Health with CDC) 7,165
17 Podcast (a): Global Health Security 7,106
18 Podcast (a): Treatment Failure for Malaria in Vietnam 6,878
19 Podcast (a): TB in Wild Asian Elephants 6,839
20 Podcast (a): Typhus in Texas 6,609
21 Podcast (a): Legionnaires’ Disease and Compost 6,519
22 Podcast (a): Analysis of Whole-Genome Data in a Public Health Lab 6,501
23 Podcast (a): Diabetes, Distress, and Depression 6,406
24 Podcast (a): Decades of Hepatitis B Vaccination in China 6,398
25 Podcast (a): Sympatric Ehrlichiosis and Lyme Disease in New Jersey 6,368

Legend:

  • Podcast (v) = A video podcast
  • Podcast (c) = A captioned video podcast
  • Podcast (a) = An audio podcast
  • Podcast (t) = A transcript download of an audio or video podcast
Page last reviewed: June 8, 2018