US CDC tracks new lineage of virus that causes Covid
The lineage is named BA.2.86, and has been detected in the US, Denmark and Israel, CDC says.
US suicide deaths reached record high in 2022, CDC data shows
Over half of all US suicides in 2022 involved firearms, reports say.
Not enough data to support multiple annual Covid boosters, US CDC advisers say
Both the CDC and the FDA are working on how to best update Covid vaccines to target circulating variants annually, similar to flu vaccine campaigns.
Measles now an imminent global threat due to pandemic, say public health agencies
Measles is one of the most contagious human viruses and is almost entirely preventable through vaccination.
Trump aides blocked accurate Covid information, US probe finds
Senior staff at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told investigators Trump aides bullied staff and tried to rewrite reports in a bid to align guidance with the president's downplaying of the crisis.
US CDC ends country-specific Covid travel health notices
As recently as March, the CDC recommended against travel to about 120 countries and territories worldwide, or more than half of all destinations.
US CDC backs use of redesigned Omicron Covid boosters
The green light for the use of redesigned Omicron Covid boosters will enable millions of the retooled shots to roll out as part of a nationwide revaccination campaign.
US life expectancy fell further in 2021 due to Covid
Deaths from Covid-19 contributed to half of the overall decline in life expectancy last year, with drug overdoses and heart disease also major contributors, data shows.
US CDC plans to focus on public health response after pandemic failings
A document provided by the agency says an external report into its response found public guidance had caused confusion, while important information was sometimes released too late to inform federal decisions.
US CDC no longer recommends students quarantine for Covid-19 exposure
The agency says it no longer recommends unvaccinated people quarantine after exposure, adding that 95% of the US population has either been vaccinated or had Covid-19 already, or both.
Polio found in New York wastewater as state assesses virus' spread
The discovery of the disease from wastewater samples collected in June means the virus was present in the community before a confirmed case was made public July 21.
Polio case found in US suburb, first in a decade
Polio symptoms include flu-like symptoms such as a sore throat, fever, tiredness and nausea, the CDC says.
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