Checkup Newsroom (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

2018
October
08,
2018
| 06:09 PM America/Chicago
The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating six children who have been diagnosed with a rare illness that resembles polio, called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) Cook Children's medical staff saw its own cluster of patients in 2016 and has se...
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2016
November
28,
2016
| 10:56 PM America/Chicago
The Texas Department of State Health Services announced today the first case of the Zika virus disease likely transmitted by a mosquito in Texas. The patient lives in Cameron County in the Rio Grande Valley and was confirmed last week by a lab tes...
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October
25,
2016
| 11:47 PM America/Chicago
The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) works even better than originally thought and that’s good news for children 11-14 years of age. New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires only two doses of...
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April
12,
2016
| 08:21 PM America/Chicago
At a White House briefing on April 11, leading U.S. health officials raised concerns about the spread of Zika virus, including the threat of it coming to this country. “Everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we initia...
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February
02,
2016
| 09:57 PM America/Chicago
Zika has gained attention from not only the CDC, but the World Health Organization. Leaders from the Who called Zika a “public health emergency of international concern,” earlier in the week, because how fast the virus is spreading and the continu...
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January
27,
2016
| 05:20 PM America/Chicago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the prevalence of gastroschisis cases in the United States nearly doubled from 1995 to 2005.  The CDC says more public health research is urgently needed to find out why the dramati...
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2015
July
27,
2015
| 10:56 PM America/Chicago
The Texas Department of State Health Services has begun an investigation into the increase of Cyclospora in the state. The DSHS is looking to find a "common source" in determing the cause of infection.  The DSHS has received reports of 205 cases o...
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March
04,
2015
| 05:19 PM America/Chicago
Carbon monoxide has been in the news lately after an elementary school in Dallas was evacuated on March 3, 2015 and closed the folowing day. The thought was that children became sick due to carbon monoxide buildup. It's believed to have been caused b...
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February
09,
2015
| 11:12 PM America/Chicago
Buying food for your family can be difficult, especially with deceptive marketing and unclear food regulations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published a report that "pediatricians should advise parents to look careful...
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2014
October
06,
2014
| 11:03 PM America/Chicago
Enterovirus D68 has officially spread across the country, identified in 40 states and locally in Dallas and Denton counties. There have yet to be positively identified cases in Tarrant County, although there are individuals here that have not been il...
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