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CDC Warns of E. Coli outbreak linked to raw milk cheese

Posted on: February 22nd, 2024

Ten people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli have been reported from four states. Four people have been hospitalized and one person developed hemolytic uretic syndrome. This is a serious condition that can cause kidney failure. No deaths have been reported. Of the 6 people who remembered the details of the raw milk cheese they ate, all reported eating RAW FARM brand raw cheddar cheese. CDC advises people not to eat, sell, or serve RAW FARM brand raw cheddar cheese while the investigation is ongoing.

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Charcuterie Meats

Posted on: February 1st, 2024

Food Safety Alert

Food That May Be Contaminated:
– Busseto brand Charcuterie Sampler
– Fratelli Beretta brand Antipasto Gran Beretta
– Investigators are working to determine if any additional products may be contaminated.

Measles Cases and Outbreaks

Posted on: January 31st, 2024

In a given year, more measles cases can occur for any of the following reasons:

– an increase in the number of travelers who get measles abroad and bring it into the U.S.,
– further spread of measles in U.S. communities with pockets of unvaccinated people.

Flu Quiz

Posted on: August 25th, 2023

A flu vaccine is needed every year for two reasons. First, a person’s immune protection from vaccination declines over time, so an annual flu vaccine is needed for optimal protection. Second, because flu viruses are constantly changing, the composition of flu vaccines is reviewed annually, and vaccines are updated to protect against the viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming flu season. For the best protection, everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated annually.

Vital Signs

Posted on: August 16th, 2023

Eliminating HIV as a Global Public Health Threat: Building on Tremendous Progress Will Save Lives and Make the World Safe. The percent of people with HIV on PEPFAR-supported treatment worldwide with a viral load test that were virally suppressed* increased from 80% in 2015 to 95% in 2022.

Public Health Image Library (PHIL) Image of the Day

Posted on: August 16th, 2023

West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United States. It is most commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. Cases of WNV occur during mosquito season, which starts in the summer and continues through fall. There are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat WNV in people.

What’s your Zika IQ?

Posted on: August 16th, 2023

Learn the top 5 things you need to know about Zika. Zika primarily spreads through infected mosquito bites. You can also get Zika through sex. If you are pregnant and must travel to an area with risk of Zika, take steps to protect yourself and your pregnancy. Zika is linked to birth defects. Pregnant women should not travel to areas with Zika outbreaks. Returning travelers infected with Zika can spread the virus through mosquito bites and sex.

Working in Heat

Posted on: July 26th, 2023

Heat stress can affect many outdoor and indoor workers. To prevent heat-related illnesses (HRI) and injuries, employers should develop and use a comprehensive heat-related illness prevention program at the workplace. In occupational settings, heat stress is the combination of the heat your body produces (metabolic heat), environmental factors (for example, temperature and humidity), and clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE). While many workers need to wear PPE for protection from workplace chemical, physical, and biological hazards, PPE can increase the risk for HRIs.

CDC Current Outbreak List

Posted on: July 26th, 2023

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Ground Beef: Investigators are working to identify the source of the ground beef sick people ate in this outbreak. Any ground beef can have germs, like Salmonella. Always cook ground beef to an internal temperature of 160°F. All of the people who remembered the type of ground beef they ate and where they bought it reported eating 80% lean ground beef purchased from ShopRite locations in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York before they got sick. Ground beef is the only common food people reported eating.

Overweight and Obesity Data & Statistics

Posted on: July 26th, 2023

Data, Trends, and Maps: Interactive database with obesity/weight category and indicators. Adult Obesity Maps: Self-reported US adult obesity prevalence by race, ethnicity, and location. Adult Obesity Facts: US statistics on adult obesity. Childhood Obesity Facts: US prevalence of childhood obesity. Obesity Among WIC-Enrolled Children: Maps of children with obesity served by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Reports: CDC reports and maps related to obesity in the United States.