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Police: Missing CDC worker drowned; no sign of foul play

Police: Missing CDC worker drowned; no sign of foul play

By Associated Press  |  April 05, 2018

An employee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who was reported missing more than six weeks ago was found drowned in a river, with no sign of foul play, authorities said.

CDC director pledges to bring opioid epidemic 'to its knees'

CDC director pledges to bring opioid epidemic 'to its knees'

By Associated Press  |  March 30, 2018

Dr. Robert Redfield Jr. called the opioid-driven surge in drug overdose deaths "the public health crisis of our time," and he stressed the importance of getting treatment for addicts and enhancing the CDC's tracking of the epidemic.

Redfield named to lead the CDC

Redfield named to lead the CDC

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  March 21, 2018

Leading HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. Robert Redfield was named Wednesday to become the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC appointee faces allegations of research misconduct

CDC appointee faces allegations of research misconduct

By Marisa Taylor  |  March 20, 2018

President Donald Trump's likely pick to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is facing significant criticism because of a 20-year-old controversy over shoddy HIV research.

Data Points: Severe flu season lingers through the end of winter

Data Points: Severe flu season lingers through the end of winter

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 17, 2018

Spring is upon us and flu season is winding down, but it’s not over yet. In data from its weekly report for March 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that a majority of states are still seeing high flu activity during what has been a robust flu infection season.

Opioid overdose ER cases rise 30%, according to CDC

Opioid overdose ER cases rise 30%, according to CDC

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  March 06, 2018

The rate of opioid-related emergency department visits has risen over the last year, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, indicating the opioid crisis' impact continues to grow.

Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

By Associated Press  |  February 09, 2018

The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. A new government report shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009.

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