Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Unusual Respiratory Illness Confirmed in Maryland

Maryland’s health department says it has confirmed the presence of an unusual respiratory illness in children in the state.

09/24/2014

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U.S. Health Officials: West Africa Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 1.4 Million People

They laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa: warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January; or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped up.

09/23/2014

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Trial in Salmonella Outbreak to Start in Georgia

Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people and sickened more than 700 are set to go to trial this week in Georgia.

07/27/2014

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Study: HIV Diagnoses Drop In US, But Increase In Young Gay Men

Number of HIV diagnoses among younger gay men increased from 2002 to 2011.

07/24/2014

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CDC: Antibiotics May Have Been Wrongly Prescribed For Influenza

New study finds doctors may be giving inappropriate treatments to patients with flu virus.

07/23/2014

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CDC: Married Men More Likely to See Doctor For Checkups

Tie the knot, see a doc? A new study says men are more likely to get medical checkups if they’re married rather than just living with a woman.

06/11/2014

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Norovirus Affects Millions, Caused By Food Workers

According to recent government reports, nearly 20 million people get sick every year from contracting the norovirus.

06/04/2014

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CDC: US Births Up For First Time In 5 Years, Improved Economy Cited

The baby recession may be at an end: After a five-year span in which the number of children born in the United States dropped each year, 2013 saw a minute increase.

05/29/2014

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CDC Confirms First Case of MERS Infection in US

Health officials say a deadly virus from the Middle East has turned up for the first time in the U.S.

05/02/2014

Participants crawl through tubing during the Tough Mudder endurance race.  (Photo credit: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Muddy Water in Obstacle Courses Can Make You Sick

Health officials have a new message for people taking on extreme obstacle courses like the Tough Mudder — don’t eat the mud.

05/02/2014

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