CDC reviewing air quality associated with air hoses in some laboratories - Media Statement

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has begun a review of air quality associated with the use of air hoses attached to protective suits worn in its Biosafety Level-4 labs. There is no known exposure to hazardous pathogens or contaminated air within the labs, and the air used in these hoses has already been filtered for pathogens using HEPA filters.

CDC Museum Exhibition–Then & Now: Reinventing Quarantine for Globalization - Media Advisory

A new CDC museum exhibit, Then & Now: Reinventing Quarantine for Globalization, presents the untold story — contrasting the Then and Now — of reinventing the CDC Quarantine Program for an increasingly globalized world.

CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Too loud! For Too long! - Transcript

CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Too loud! For Too long!
New Vital Signs study finds noise-related hearing loss not limited to work exposure - Press Release

New Vital Signs study finds noise-related hearing loss not limited to work exposure - Press Release

Unless your hearing is tested, it’s really hard to know if it’s damaged. That’s the message of a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey that found about one in four U.S. adults who say their hearing is good or excellent actually have hearing damage.
Non-occupational Noise-induced Hearing Loss

Non-occupational Noise-induced Hearing Loss

It’s hard to know when your hearing is damaged, unless you have a hearing test. About 1 out of 4 US adults who report excellent to good hearing already have hearing damage.

CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Too loud! For Too long! - Media Advisory

According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, many adults don’t hear as well as they think they do. About 40 million Americans ages 20 to 69 have hearing loss in one or both ears. Being around too much loud noise—like using a leaf blower or going to loud concerts - can cause permanent hearing loss.

CDC Assisting Illinois and Wisconsin Investigation of Seoul Virus Outbreak Associated with Home-based Rat-Breeding Facilities - Media Statement

Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working with the Illinois Department of Health and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to investigate cases of Seoul virus infections among eight people who worked at several rat-breeding facilities in the two states.

South African Study Provides Compelling New Evidence on Role of Person-to Person Transmission in Drug-Resistant TB Epidemics - Press Release

A study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine provides compelling evidence that extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) is spread from person-to-person in the KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa from 2011–2014.

NIOSH launches hearing loss prevention app - Media Advisory

CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announces the availability of a new mobile application (app) for iOS devices that will measure sound levels in the workplace to help workers learn about their noise exposure and reduce the chances of hearing loss.

Rural Americans at higher risk of death from five leading causes - Press Release

A new CDC study demonstrates that Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die from five leading causes than their urban counterparts.
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