Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC: 159 Cases Of Measles In U.S. So Far This Year

(CNN) - Officials say it's the worst measles outbreak they've seen in years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 159 measles cases since January 1st in the United States. Those cases are in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia,…

CDC: Flu Shots Less Than 50 Percent Effective This Year

(CNN) - "I always get sick when i get the flu shot." Admit it, you've either said that, or are friends with someone who has. Well, it turns out, that sentiment may not be entirely wrong. You can't actually…

Report: Rise In Youth Tobacco Use Linked To E-Cigs

(CNN) - Public health officials are blaming a spike in teen tobacco use on vaping and e-cigarettes. In a new report Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there was a nearly 80% jump in e-cigarette use…

CDC: Polio-Like AFM Appears to Have Peaked in U.S.

Minneapolis, MN (WCCO) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it appears the number of cases of a polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis has peaked for the year. In its weekly update on the disease, the…

CDC Study: Americans Sit Too Much

(CNN) - It's not necessarily a news flash. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reiterating that Americans sit too much and don't exercise enough and that's bad news for their health and lifespan. A new study…

CDC Confirms 10 More Cases Of Polio-Like Illness

Minneapolis, MN (WCCO) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Confirms ten more cases of a polio-like illness. According to the health agency, 72-cases of acute flaccid myelitis have been confirmed in 24 states this year. And as…

More Cases of Polio-Like Illness Reported

Minneapolis, MN (WCCO) - A rare polio-like disease that causes paralysis is affecting children across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday 127 cases are under investigation. The medical name is acute flaccid myelitis, or,…