Proactive Statement: MMWR on children with acute hepatitis and adenovirus infection in Alabama

A new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today, “Acute Hepatitis and Adenovirus Infection Among Children — Alabama, October 2021–February 2022” provides additional clinical and epidemiologic information from an ongoing investigation involving children in Alabama with hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) of unknown cause. These


Statement from Karen Hacker, MD, MPH, Director, CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion on the passing of Tonya Moore, Tips From Former Smokers® participant

For Immediate release: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 Contact: Media Relations (404) 639-3286We are deeply saddened by the passing of Tonya Moore. At age 38, Tonya was diagnosed with heart failure because of cigarette smoking. Her serious health condition did not stop her from bravely coming forward to share her story


New CDC Data Reveal Less Than a Third of People Diagnosed with Hepatitis C Receive Timely Treatment for the Deadly, yet Curable, Infection

A new CDC Vital Signs report finds that too few people diagnosed with hepatitis C are being treated, despite availability of medications capable of curing this viral infection. According to CDC’s estimates: Overall, less than 1 in 3 people with health insurance get direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment for hepatitis C


A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg infections

For Immediate Release: Monday, May 23, 2022 Contact: Media Relations (404) 639-3286A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg infections has been posted: Key points: Fourteen people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella have been reported from 12 states. Two people have been hospitalized.