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CDC Reports Increasing Flu Activity in Some States

The CDC’s most recent FluView report shows flu activity is still low overall nationally, but there has been an increase of influenza A(H3N2) viruses detected in recent weeks. The majority of these have been found in young adults and children, who are commonly the drivers of community spread of flu. Flu activity often starts to increase in October, most commonly peaks in February and can last in...

"Voices of Long COVID" Mass Media Campaign Launched

Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL) recently launched the “Voices of Long COVID" campaign. Designed to increase public awareness of Long COVID and promote vaccine uptake—particularly among people ages 18-29—the initiative features testimonials from a diverse group of young adults who are struggling with persistent health problems from COVID-19. RTSL has produced a full suite of royalty-free TV, radio,...

Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips

Thanksgiving marks the biggest and best family-style meal of the year, which means shared dishes, buffet-level spreads, and passing platters of potatoes and baskets of bread around the table. The holiday’s culinary treats offer plenty of temptation, but behind even the best meal lurk some serious health risks. Bacteria and germs are invisible threats that can make you, your family, and your gue...

CDC Releases New Graphic for "Close Contacts" in K-12 Schools

CDC has released a new infographic that illustrates the steps for determining close contacts within the K–12 school setting. The infographic also contains information on public health recommendations for close contacts, including whether they need to quarantine based on specific conditions. Specific conditions include whether the individuals were in an indoor or outdoor setting, maintained cert...

New York Launches 'I’m Vaccinated' Sticker Design Kids Contest

Children ages 5 to 11 are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced a new contest for kids. The state launched a sticker design contest for kids to create their own version of the "I'm vaccinated" sticker. To enter, New York residents can share their kid's design by tagging Governor Hochul on Twitter, including the region where they live, and the hasht...

Delta Variant Linked to Increased Risk of Stillbirth, CDC Study Finds

Pregnant women who become infected with the delta variant are at increased risk of a stillbirth or dying during childbirth, according to two new studies published by the CDC. The research expands on reports from doctors nationwide who have noted an unprecedented rise in pregnant women becoming critically ill with COVID-19. Stillbirths were rare in the U.S. before the pandemic, at a rate of .59 ...

Overdose Deaths Reached Record High as the Pandemic Spread

In the 12-month period that ended in April, more than 100,000 Americans died of overdoses, up almost 30 percent from the 78,000 deaths in the prior year. The grim tally signals a public health crisis whose magnitude was both obscured by the COVID-19 pandemic and accelerated by it, experts said. Administration officials said that they will expand access to medications like naloxone, which can re...

U.S. Birthrate Declines as Americans Say They’re Not Planning to Have a Child

More U.S. adults who do not already have children are saying they are unlikely to ever have them, a new Pew Research Center survey finds — findings that could draw renewed attention to the risks of declining birthrates for industrialized nations. Experts are concerned that the U.S. birthrate, which has declined for the sixth straight year, may not fuel enough population growth on its own to kee...

NPHIC Member Survey | Pandemic Response

The National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC), in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is looking to better understand what did and did not work for our members during the pandemic response, including the role CDC and NPHIC played. Your perspective is very important to us. The goal of the anonymous survey is to identify ways to improve how we respond...
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