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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Explained: What is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?

May 19, 2022 11:40 am

A new study on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) could potentially pave the way for early intervention and diagnosis. Health experts, however, warn there is still a long way to go before the true cause of SIDS is identified.

Biden gets Covid-19 booster shot as additional doses roll out

September 28, 2021 12:02 am

In getting the booster, Joe Biden dismissed criticism that the United States should distribute more vaccines worldwide before allowing boosters at home.

Fighting a pandemic, While launching Africa’s health revolution

September 20, 2021 9:41 am

Dr. John Nkengasong is now trying to bring together the governments of a vast, diverse continent to anticipate and fight public health threats and make them less reliant on international institutions like the World Health Organization or the Red Cross.

New data confirm Covid-19 vaccines still provide strong protection

August 31, 2021 11:39 am

For adults under the age of 75, the shots were at least 94 per cent effective at preventing hospitalizations, a rate that has remained steady for months

Masking guidance unchanged as Delta variant sweeps US: CDC director

July 23, 2021 11:54 am

The Delta variant, which was first found in India, now comprises more than 80% of the new cases in the US.

More contagious virus variant is now dominant in US, CDC Chief says

April 08, 2021 10:26 am

Federal health officials said in January that the B.1.1.7 variant, which began surging in Britain in December and has since slammed Europe, could become the dominant source of coronavirus infections in the United States, leading to a huge increase in cases and deaths.

Children in elementary schools don’t need to be 6 feet apart, CDC Says

March 20, 2021 11:53 am

Although the CDC is continuing to recommend 6 feet of distance when children are eating, the fact that students need to remove their masks at lunch time has raised concerns for educators and their unions.

Explained: 'COVID tongue', and other unusual symptoms of Covid-19

March 11, 2021 8:22 am

COVID tongue is an inflammatory disorder that usually appears on the top and sides of the tongue, according to the American Academy of Oral Medicina (AAOM).

Explained: New CDC guidelines for re-opening schools in the US

February 14, 2021 12:02 pm

There is more evidence, which says that children so far have formed a minority of confirmed cases of COVID-19, usually contributing 1-5 per cent of the total case numbers.

COVID-19: Can taking the window seat on a plane lower your risk of getting infected? Find out

November 30, 2020 7:58 pm

Though the CDC doesn't recommend travelling, it says "most viruses and other germs do not spread easily on flights because of how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes"