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CDC Preparing For Coronavirus To Become Pandemic

(CNN) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed over 30 cases of novel coronavirus in the country as U.S. health officials prepare for it to become a pandemic. Doctor Nancy Messonnier, the director of the CDC's National…

Flu Shot Offering 'Substantial Protection'

Milwaukee, WI (WITI) - While flu activity remains high in most regions of the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu shot is working. According to a CDC report published on Thursday; the vaccine…

CDC Remaking Coronavirus Test Kits

(CNN) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is re-making parts of its coronavirus test kits that were shipped to several states. According to the CDC, many kits produced inconclusive results. Officials say they'll re manufacture an agent…

Tobacco Oversight May Move From FDA Under Trump Budget

(CNN) - The Trump administration wants to change the way tobacco and e-cigarette products are regulated. The proposal would shift the oversight of tobacco products out of the Food and Drug Administration's control. Instead, a new agency based out…

BBB Warns Of Phony Face Masks For Coronavirus

(CNN) - Face masks might seem ubiquitous in areas hardest hit with coronavirus. But, the Better Business Bureau warns; con artists might use them to scam you. The Bureau says to watch out for low-quality counterfeit masks. It says…

CDC To Distribute Coronavirus Test Kits Worldwide

(CNN) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will distribute 400 test kits for Wuhan coronavirus each test kit can perform up to 800 patient samples. The test is called a reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction test.…

CDC: Estimated 19M+ Flu-Related Illnesses Over 3 Months

(CNN) - The CDC has released new preliminary data about the impact of the current flu season. The agency estimates that between October and the end of January, there were between 19 and 26 million flu related illnesses in…

LAX, CDC Helping Trace Potential Virus Contacts

(CNN) - There's a coordinated effort to trace the potential spread of the Wuhan coronavirus in Los Angeles. It's between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, L.A. County Department of Public Health and the L.A. airport. The director…

CDC Testing 'Several People' In Us For Coronavirus

(CNN) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's testing several people in the U.S. for possible the Wuhan coronavirus. The virus has killed 17 people and sickened more than 500 others, most of them in China.…

CDC: Flu Killed 39 Children, Virus Activity Declining

(CNN) - Flu activity across the United States dropped for the second week in a row; this as seven more children died from it. That brings the total for the season, which started September 29th; to 39. The CDC…