Latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention News

Council approves vaccine funding with less money, drama

Oct. 27, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Executive Council on Wednesday approved using federal funds to boost COVID-19 vaccination efforts in a vote that involved much less drama — and money — than previous requests. Two weeks ago, the...

Pfizer vaccines for younger kids expected in WA next week

Oct. 27, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Health officials in Washington said Wednesday they are expecting about 316,000 doses of kid-sized Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to arrive in the state next week ahead of the expected final approval of the shots for 5- to 11-year-olds. Michele Roberts,...

FDA panel backs Pfizer’s low-dose COVID-19 vaccine for kids

Oct. 26, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding COVID-19 vaccinations for millions more children as government advisers on Tuesday endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer's shots for 5- to 11-year-olds. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted...

COVID spread plummeting in North Carolina, state data shows

Oct. 26, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The spread of COVID-19 has dropped substantially in recent weeks, according to data released Tuesday by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. For the first time since mid-July, the state reported two consecutive days of new...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Oct. 26, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

South Bend Tribune. Oct. 22, 2021. Editorial: Partisan politics trample public health in St. Joseph County Now we know. After 19 months of watching the politicization of science and public health, we see what — and who — some...

CDC extends cruise line health rules until mid-January

Oct. 25, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday extended for nearly three more months its rules that cruise ships must follow to sail during the pandemic. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the extension makes only “minor modifications” to...

Maine CDC investigating tainted crabmeat linked to illness

Oct. 25, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine health authorities are investigating several cases of food poisoning in connection with tainted crabmeat from a Deer Isle company. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said five cases of salmonellosis are associated with...

Maine warns of ticks amid record year for babesiosis

Oct. 24, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Health authorities in Maine are warning residents of a second peak in tick activity in the state this fall. Many people associate deer ticks with summer, but they peak again from late September to November, the Maine Center for Disease Control and...

Georgia says health departments to offer COVID-19 boosters

Oct. 23, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials say local health departments will begin offering more COVID-19 vaccine booster shots on Tuesday, following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state Department of Public Health announced Friday that...

Aromatherapy spray linked to US deaths faces recall

Oct. 22, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials may have solved the mystery of how four people in different states came down with a serious tropical disease even though none had traveled internationally: an aromatherapy spray imported from India. The Centers for Disease Control...