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CDC reminds clinicians to have a high suspicion for influenza and recommends rapid antiviral treatment of high-risk patients with suspected influenza.
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.
Scientists have discovered live Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone – the first time the deadly virus has been found in West Africa.
Since early 2017, CDC has observed an increase in the number of community-wide hepatitis A outbreaks in multiple states.
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.
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.
Exposure to flood waters does not increase the risk of tetanus, so tetanus immunization campaigns are not needed for evacuees from flooding disasters.
CDC advises retailers not to serve or sell recalled ground beef from Cargill Meat Solutions because it may be contaminated with E. coli O26.
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.
The U.S. is experiencing steep, sustained increases in sexually transmitted diseases.