CDC investigating more than 100 cases of hepatitis in children, including 5 deaths

Among them, 14% needed transplants, and five children have died. Nearly all the children — more than 90% — needed to be hospitalized. Dr. Jay Butler, the CDC’s deputy director…

C.D.C. Is Investigating 109 Cases of Hepatitis in Children, Including 5 Deaths

The deaths of five children and what may be an unusual group of more than 100 hepatitis cases in young children in the United States are under investigation by the…

Abbott Nutrition: Baby formula maker under investigation by FDA and CDC to release certain products on a case-by-case basis

The FDA and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are currently looking into Abbott Nutrition’s powdered infant formula products. Abbott has recalled and held back Similac, Alimentum and…

Human bird flu case: CDC confirms case of bird flu in Colorado man but says the public health risk assessment remains low

“This is the second human case associated with this specific group of H5 viruses that are currently predominant, and the first case in the United States,” the CDC said. The…

The Coronavirus Has Infected More Than Half of Americans, the C.D.C. Reports

Sixty percent of Americans, including 75 percent of children, had been infected with the coronavirus by February, federal health officials reported on Tuesday — another remarkable milestone in a pandemic…

C.D.C. Issues Alert Over Cluster of Hepatitis Cases in Children

A cluster of severe hepatitis cases in Alabama children prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a nationwide health alert on Thursday, urging doctors and health officials…

Covid-19 was third leading cause of death in the United States in 2021, CDC reports

The overall age-adjusted death rate for all causes in the US was about 1% higher in 2021 that in was in 2020, but the death rate from Covid-19 increased by…

CDC launches forecasting center to be like a ‘National Weather Service for infectious diseases’

Data-driven weather forecasts help leaders know when to deploy resources to respond to hurricanes and individuals decide whether they need to bring an umbrella with them when they go out.…

High hopes but tempered expectations as CDC launches review of agency’s structure and systems

The experts — current and former CDC staffers as well as outsiders who’ve worked closely with the agency — told CNN they hope the review could improve deep-seated problems that…

The C.D.C. extends the mask mandate on planes and public transit.

Despite great pressure from airlines, the hospitality industry and Republican lawmakers to lift the rule requiring masks on planes and other public transportation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…