Latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention News

Maine seeks to end jail outbreaks; a gathering causes worry

Sep. 29, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine are recommending that every county jail in the state set up a COVID-19 testing plan as the state continues to grapple with a large outbreak at a jail in Alfred. An outbreak at York County Jail has sickened more than 80 people. It's connected with a large outbreak...

Veterinarians refuse CDC request to deport bulldog puppies

Sep. 29, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Veterinarians caring for 15 bulldog puppies rescued from a warehouse at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Monday refused to send the dogs back to the Middle East country from which they came. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week ordered the animals...

COVID-19 cases in Maine counties spiking, worrying officials

Sep. 28, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s top health official says the number of new cases of the coronavirus is growing and he’s warning about a “geometric surge.” Another health official is worried about outbreaks “coalescing into one big fire.” Dr. Nirav Shah, the director...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Harrisburg International Airport, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Middletown, Pa. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's dubious claims on health care, court

Sep. 28, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't providing all the facts when he promises that people with preexisting medical problems will always be covered by health insurance if “Obamacare” is ruled unconstitutional. Eager to get conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett quickly confirmed to the...

Maine CDC among first to participate in dementia help act

Sep. 27, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention will be among the first public health organizations in the country to receive federal money to expand services for people with dementia under a new nationwide program. The program is called the Building Our Largest Dementia...

Georgia woman among those challenging eviction ban in suit

Sep. 26, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia woman is one of several property owners suing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over the CDC's Sept. 1 moratorium on evictions. The case, filed earlier this month in federal court in Atlanta, alleges that the CDC...

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is traveling to North Carolina and Florida. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's wrongs on court, virus; Biden errs

Sep. 26, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a momentous week, President Donald Trump painted a fantastical portrait of a coronavirus that affects “virtually nobody” among the young as he faced a grim U.S. milestone of 200,000 deaths and he asserted a constitutional basis that doesn't exist for rushing a replacement...

Mushrooms linked to salmonella outbreaks in 10 states

Sep. 26, 2020 12:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal officials are warning of salmonella cases in at least 10 states linked to dried mushrooms from a Southern California company. More than 40 people have gotten sick and four have been hospitalized, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. The product...

North Dakota health official quits amid quarantine dispute

Sep. 25, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dr. Paul Mariani resigned as North Dakota's top state health officer on Friday, one day after Gov. Doug Burgum reversed himself and rescinded a new order that would have enforced quarantines for close contacts of coronavirus patients. The announcement from Burgum’s office...

College students wear masks our of concern for the coronavirus on the Boston College campus, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Correction: Virus Outbreak-New England story

Sep. 25, 2020 4:30 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — In a story Sept. 19, 2020, about developments related to the coronavirus pandemic in New England, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of cases linked to a wedding and reception in Maine. More than 170 cases were linked to the wedding and reception, not more than 270.