Stories tagged: CDC
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 4:49 p.m.
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, 5 a.m.
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, 5:03 p.m.
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, 9:29 p.m.
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, 1:40 p.m.
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, 10:02 a.m.
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, 8:30 a.m.
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, 5 p.m.
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, 2 p.m.
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, 10:23 a.m.
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, 8:08 p.m.
Local pharmacists institute wait lists for shingles vaccine as manufacturer struggles to meet demand.
Thu., July 12, 2018, 8:36 p.m.
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, 6:19 p.m.
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, 8:30 p.m.
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, 8:30 p.m.
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, 3:03 p.m.
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, 3:33 p.m.
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, 8:44 p.m.
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, 9:20 p.m.
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, 10:30 p.m.
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, 2:33 p.m.
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, 10:46 p.m.
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, 5:39 a.m.
A widely shared story that U.S. health officials are recommending a delay in breast-feeding to improve vaccine effectiveness is false.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 5:51 a.m.
About 1 in 10 pregnant women infected with Zika in the United States last year had a baby or fetus with serious birth defects, according to a study released Tuesday …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 8 a.m.
The reason for the increase isn’t clear, the report’s authors said. But one likely factor is that a growing number of elderly people are living at home and taking repeated …
Fri., March 10, 2017, 8:29 a.m.
Nearly three dozen people in the United States have been diagnosed with a deadly and highly drug-resistant fungal infection since federal health officials first warned U.S. clinicians last June to …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Pregnancies of women in the United States infected with the Zika virus are about 20 times more likely to result in babies with certain birth defects compared to the prevalence …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
A genetically engineered virus is easier to make and could kill more people than nuclear weapons – and yet no country on Earth is ready for the threat, Bill Gates …