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  • Ebola Breaks Out in US! End of the World!
    Warning! Ebola has reached the shores of the United States. As most people know, a man traveling from Liberia, one of the infected countries, was diagnosed with Ebola on September 29 in a Dallas hospital. He has since been quarantined and the people he was in contact with have been notified and are under observation for the next 21 days.

Centers for Disease Control Prevention News & Opinion Articles

  • With 15 Children Dead, CDC Declares Flu EpidemicTue Dec 30, 2014 | abcnews.go.com
    Fifteen children have died from complications of the flu so far this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted, as it officially declared the illness an...
  • CDC worker monitored for possible Ebola exposure in lab errorThu Dec 25, 2014 | reuters.com
    A laboratory technician for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been placed under observation for possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus due to an...
  • Exclusive: Can the blood of Ebola survivors create a cure?Mon Dec 22, 2014 | reuters.com
    For months, Vanderbilt University researcher Dr. James Crowe has been desperately seeking access to the blood of U.S. Ebola survivors, hoping to extract the proteins that...
  • Why Is the Abortion Rate Falling?Mon Dec 01, 2014 | theatlantic.com
    Abortion is becoming ever rarer in the United States. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its latest survey of abortion in the United States....
  • The Race for an Ebola VaccineTue Nov 25, 2014 | newyorker.com
    Over the summer, as it became clear that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was one of the worst public-health emergencies in recent memory, executives at Merck met at the...
  • U.S. nurses hold strikes, protests over Ebola measuresWed Nov 12, 2014 | reuters.com
    Thousands of nurses across the United States staged protest rallies and strikes on Wednesday over what they say is insufficient protection for health workers dealing with...
  • Maine nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says will not be bulliedThu Oct 30, 2014 | reuters.com
    Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: Lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions...
  • U.S. CDC seeks voluntary isolation for those at high risk for EbolaMon Oct 27, 2014 | reuters.com
    The Obama administration on Monday recommended voluntary home quarantine for people at the highest risk for Ebola infection but said most health workers returning from West...
  • U.S. lawmakers blast government's Ebola response, urge travel banThu Oct 16, 2014 | reuters.com
    Congressional lawmakers criticized the government's response to Ebola in the United States on Thursday as some called, at a congressional hearing probing efforts to contain...
  • The Politics of EbolaThu Oct 09, 2014 | newyorker.com
    In a hardware store in downtown Brooklyn on Wednesday, the guys behind the counter were discussing Ebola and the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who flew to...

Centers for Disease Control Prevention Videos

  • CDC confirms the first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.
    CDC confirms the first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.Tue Sep 30, 2014
    The first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. had traveled to West Africa, the CDC confirms.
  • Ebola outbreak: Deadliest on record
    Ebola outbreak: Deadliest on recordMon Jul 28, 2014
    Most border crossings in Liberia are being closed to try to halt the spread of Ebola. Testing centres are to be set up at the few major entry points to the country which will remain op...
  • Second American contracts Ebola in West Africa
    Second American contracts Ebola in West AfricaMon Jul 28, 2014
    Nancy Writebol, who was helping treat Ebola patients in Liberia, is the second American aid work to contract the virus. Last week, Texas physician Kent Brantly tested positive for the...
  • More autism cases discovered due to heightened awareness, CDC says
    More autism cases discovered due to heightened awareness, CDC saysThu Mar 27, 2014
    The Centers for Disease Control says one in 68 children have autism, a 30 percent increase in two years. The average age of diagnosis in the U.S. is 4-and-a-half years old -- too late,...
  • The Way Things Were
    The Way Things WereWed Jan 29, 2014
    Over the past 50 years, the social acceptability of smoking has declined significantly; this is a keystone accomplishment of the tobacco control movement. This video explores the impor...
  • A Cure for Ebola, Rabies, & Other Virus Villains?
    A Cure for Ebola, Rabies, & Other Virus Villains?Sat Mar 23, 2013
    Viruses are among humanity's greatest threats and it seems like they're always one step ahead of us. But this week, biologists say that they've discovered a new weapon we can use again...