Category: CDC

CDC names vaping lung injury EVALI, offers precise case numbers

The lung condition impacting vapers across the nation now has an official name, at least according to a guidance published by the CDC over the weekend: EVALI. The term stands for ‘electronic cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury,’ which is a long way to refer to someone who developed the condition after vaping. In addition, the CDC is offering more precise numbers for more than…

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CDC warns against kissing and snuggling turtles over salmonella risk

If, at some point in the future, you see a turtle so adorable that you feel compelled to kiss it, think again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a new advisory warning the public not to ‘kiss or snuggle’ pet turtles due to the risk of contracting salmonella. The warning comes amid a new outbreak that has cropped up in 13 states.

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CDC’s latest vaping update: More than two dozen deaths, 1,200 cases

The Centers for Disease Control has published its most recent update on the vaping lung injury outbreak, reporting that the number of probable and confirmed cases have increased to 1,200. In addition, the agency says it has confirmed 26 deaths in 21 states that directly resulted from this outbreak. The common factor between all these cases is the use of vaping products.

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CDC warns STD cases in the US reached an all-time high in 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published its latest report on the state of STDs in the United States. According to the agency, three sexually-transmitted diseases in particular reached a combined all-time high in the US last year, including tragic cases of newborns who died as a consequence of congenital syphilis. All three diseases can be cured with antibiotics, but…

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CDC warns pregnant women in the US aren’t getting vital vaccines

The majority of pregnant women in the United States haven’t received two vaccines that could greatly reduce their risk of developing two common illnesses widely found in hospitals. Both whooping cough and the flu can be contracted by new mothers and their newly born babies, putting both the mother and infant at risk of hospitalization or, in a worst-case scenario, death.

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Lung injury cases climb to 1,080 as CDC warns public to stop vaping

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published its latest update on the vaping lung injury cases, revealing that nearly 300 new cases were reported over the last week. As of October 3, the number of probable and confirmed cases across the United States have climbed to 1,080, underscoring a startling increase in a condition that some researchers speculate may be caused by toxic fumes.

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CDC warns against kissing chickens amid deadly Salmonella outbreak

The CDC recently published an update on the ongoing Salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chickens in the United States, warning that hugging and kissing chickens will put you at a greater risk of contracting the illness. Between July 20 and August 20, another 235 people were confirmed as having become ill from the outbreak strains, pushing the total number of infected people to 1,003 across 49…

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FDA and CDC warn against ‘street’ vapes and mods in lung injury update

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has teamed with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue an update on their ongoing investigation into cases of severe lung injury linked to vaping. The agency says that 215 ‘possible’ cases of this condition had been identified in 25 states as of August 27. The cases all have one thing in common: the use of vapes with nicotine and THC.

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Health officials say vape user with severe lung illness has died

Public health officials in Illinois have reported the death of an individual who had recently used a vaping device and was later hospitalized with the same unnamed severe lung condition impacting more than 100 other people. The news comes only weeks after officials in Wisconsin first publicized this mysterious illness, which isn’t linked to an infectious disease.

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Drug-resistant Salmonella outbreak linked to US beef, cheese in Mexico

An outbreak of drug-resistant Salmonella that impacted more than 250 people in the United States from mid-June 2018 to March 2019 has been linked to beef from the United States and soft cheese from Mexico, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases involving the drug-resistant Salmonellawere identified in 32 states, with nearly half of the patients having reported trips to…

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