CDC Investigates 109 Cases of Hepatitis, Including Children

The death of five children and an unusual group of more than 100 cases of hepatitis in young children in the United States are under investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the agency said on Friday. The CDC said it was examining cases involving 109 children in 25 states and territories with […]

Coronavirus Infects More Than Half of Americans, CDC

Sixty percent of Americans, including 75 percent of children, had contracted the coronavirus by February — another major milestone in the pandemic that continues to surprise expectations, federal health officials reported Tuesday. The highly contagious Omicron variant was responsible for most of the toll. Since the variant began spreading in December 2021, only half of […]

CDC Issues Warning on Cluster of Childhood Hepatitis Cases

A string of severe cases of hepatitis in children in Alabama prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a report. nationwide health warning On Wednesday, he urged doctors and health officials to watch out for and report similar cases. Authorities are investigating the possibility that an adenovirus, one of a group of […]

CDC Says Flu Vaccine Isn’t So Effective This Season

This season’s flu vaccine offers little or no protection against mild or moderate cases of flu, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week. In a study of more than 3,600 Americans in seven states, the CDC said, in a report He said the vaccine was only around 16 percent effective, saying it […]

CDC Study Raises Questions About Agency’s Insulation Guidelines

Five to nine days after first testing positive for coronavirus or developing Covid-19 symptoms, more than half of people who have rapid antigen testing test positive for the antigen test, according to a new study From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Finding raises more concern agency’s revised isolation guidelinesSaying that many people with […]

CDC Resists Pressure to Change Guidelines on Masks

WASHINGTON — The White House is meeting with outside health experts to plan an exit strategy from the pandemic and transitioning to the “new normal,” but behind-the-scenes efforts hit a very public reality: A string of blue-state governors abruptly gave up their mask mandates to get ahead of President Biden. Two of the administration’s top […]

CDC expands efforts to detect coronavirus in wastewater, sees uses

Want to know if a wave of COVID-19 is coming to your city? Check the poop. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday it is expanding its efforts to sample wastewater for the virus and is releasing data from the national surveillance network to the online COVID-19 tracker for the first time. “This […]

Covid Vaccines Rarely Cause Problems in Young Children, CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released two studies on Thursday that highlight the importance of vaccinating children against the virus. coronavirus. a study It found that serious problems were extremely rare among children ages 5 to 11 who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. otherLooking at hundreds of pediatric hospital admissions in six cities last […]

As Omicron Cases Rise, CDC Shortens Isolation Times for Many

On Sunday, the seven-day national average of new daily cases surpassed 214,000, an increase of 83 percent over the past 14 days. Deaths also rose 3 percent during this time, to a seven-day average of 1,328. According to the New York Times database. Although not as much as the cases, hospitalizations also increased. More than […]

CDC Shortens Covid Isolation Period for Healthcare Professionals

With growing concern over hospital staff shortages as cases of Omicron spread rapidly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shortened isolation times for healthcare workers who contracted Covid-19 on Thursday. This agency recommended Noting that asymptomatic healthcare workers returned to work after seven days and the test was negative, he added that “if there […]