Stories tagged: cdc
Wed., Feb. 26, 2020
This year’s flu shot is doing a fairly average job of protecting people against the pervasive winter virus, according to the annual interim effectiveness report released last week by the …
Sat., Dec. 28, 2019
Unless your leaders act, we’ll continue growing stronger. Soon, we’ll achieve our goal: a world where antibiotics don’t work and millions die from simple infections.
Wed., Dec. 4, 2019
Forty percent of U.S. adults have been tested for HIV, and fewer than one-fifth of the people at high risk for developing the infection are receiving the medication that prevents …
Wed., Nov. 27, 2019
Scientists were ecstatic. The test results were in. For the first time, the lab team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had direct evidence that a chemical compound, …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019
Flavored vape products, including flavored THC products, will remain banned in Washington state for the next 120 days, after a Thurston County judge threw out a temporary restraining order against …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019
Prescriptions of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone are soaring, and experts say that could be a reason overdose deaths have stopped rising for the first time in nearly three decades.
Wed., April 24, 2019
Though Spokane has never dealt with a case of Candida auris, a drug-resistant fungal infection, an outbreak is only a plane ride away.
Sun., March 31, 2019
Two months after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised people not to “kiss or snuggle hedgehogs” because of a salmonella outbreak, the federal health agency announced that six …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019
Fairchild Air Force Base is one of eight U.S. military installations where federal scientists will study human exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the toxic man-made chemicals that have contaminated …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
It’s early, but the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter’s unusually brutal one, U.S. health officials said.
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018
While people should take seriously the recent outbreak of E. coli food poisoning that triggered the alert, the fact that it was flagged early shows that the agency once known …
Fri., Nov. 30, 2018
Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government disease specialists – “some of the world’s most experienced” – to return to northeastern Congo to help fight …
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018
State and local health officials on Thursday said they are investigating a possible sixth case of a rare nervous system disorder that causes sudden limb paralysis in children.
Wed., Oct. 10, 2018
State and local health officials are investigating whether five children hospitalized with sudden limb paralysis may have a rare condition that affects the nervous system.
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018
Health experts say they are alarmed by a significant increase in reports of sexually transmitted diseases both throughout the state and nationally.
Sat., Aug. 25, 2018
After advising the public to avoid the nasal-spray version of the flu vaccine for the past two years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now giving it the …
UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018
Local pharmacists institute wait lists for shingles vaccine as manufacturer struggles to meet demand.
Thu., July 12, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a popular Kellogg’s cereal has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has infected 100 people in 33 states.
Fri., June 29, 2018
The most widespread E. coli outbreak in the past 13 years appears to have been caused by bad water, the Centers for Disease Control and Protection said.
UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018
Though the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak sickened more people in more states into last week, the true news in a recent Centers for Disease D Control and Prevention update …
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018
A nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to the plant stimulant kratom has sickened a Spokane County man, the Washington Department of Health said Friday.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018
Drug overdose deaths fell last year in 14 states including Washington, according to preliminary data released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resigned Wednesday over financial conflicts of interest involving her investments in health care businesses.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018
The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight week. Only Hawaii has been spared.
Sun., July 16, 2017
These students do not deserve to be brushed aside because meeting their specific curriculum concerns makes educators, school board members, or our community uncomfortable.
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017
Death rates from Alzheimer’s climbed 55 percent from 1999 to 2014, CDC found, and the number of Americans afflicted is likely to rise rapidly in the coming years. About 5.5 …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017
Federal officials are warning that some blood tests may have “significantly” underestimated lead levels, and they are urging the retesting of some children, as well as pregnant and breast-feeding women.
Thu., May 11, 2017
The heroin epidemic is driving up hepatitis C infections, with the biggest increase in people in their 20s, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017
The U.S. government’s latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is surpassing salmonella at the top of the culprit list.
Tue., April 11, 2017
A widely shared story that U.S. health officials are recommending a delay in breast-feeding to improve vaccine effectiveness is false.