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Keep up to date about urgent public health incidents with public information officers; federal, state, territorial, tribal, and local public health practitioners; clinicians; and public health laboratories in the ID field.

CDC Alert: Increase in H3N2 Activity

CDC reminds clinicians to have a high suspicion for influenza and recommends rapid antiviral treatment of high-risk patients with suspected influenza.

Candida auris: Updated Guidance from CDC

Since June 2016, when CDC first issued a clinical alert on the multidrug-resistant yeast, Candida auris (C. auris), 523 clinical cases have been identified in 12 U.S. states.

Deadly Marburg Virus Found in Sierra Leone Bats

Scientists have discovered live Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone – the first time the deadly virus has been found in West Africa.

COCA Call on Hepatitis A Outbreaks in Multiple States

Since early 2017, CDC has observed an increase in the number of community-wide hepatitis A outbreaks in multiple states.

Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak.

CDC Alert: Hepatitis A Outbreaks in Multiple States: Recommendations and Guidance

Since early 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has observed an increase in the number of community-wide hepatitis A outbreaks in multiple states.

Tetanus in Areas Affected by a Hurricane: Risk, Prevention, and Management Guidance for Clinicians

Exposure to flood waters does not increase the risk of tetanus, so tetanus immunization campaigns are not needed for evacuees from flooding disasters.

CDC Food Safety Alert: Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O26 Infections Linked to Ground Beef

CDC advises retailers not to serve or sell recalled ground beef from Cargill Meat Solutions because it may be contaminated with E. coli O26.

CDC: Advice to Clinicians about Leptospirosis in U.S. Travelers Returning from Northern Israel

The Israeli Ministry of Health is reporting an outbreak of leptospirosis in persons with exposure to natural water sources in the Golan Heights region of northern Israel after July 1, 2018. As of September 6, 2018, three persons with leptospirosis who traveled to Israel have been identified in the United States, with additional suspected cases reported and under investigation.

CDC Alert: New data show steep, sustained increases in STDs

The U.S. is experiencing steep, sustained increases in sexually transmitted diseases.

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