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CDC COVID-19 quarantine cut – Two shorter options you should know

CDC COVID-19 quarantine cut – Two shorter options you should know

The CDC has changed its rules on how long you should quarantine with a suspected COVID-19 case, in some cases halving the amount of time, despite coronavirus deaths and hospitalizations setting a new, ominous milestone. So far, the generally-accepted advice from the US Centers for Disease Control has been a 14 day COVID-19 quarantine, but new guidance has opened some loopholes in that.

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CDC study warns COVID-19 cases in US may be close to 100 million

CDC study warns COVID-19 cases in US may be close to 100 million

Researchers with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have published a new study warning that actual COVID-19 case numbers in the United States may be drastically higher than reported. The potentially true number of cases was determined using a probabilistic multiplier model and existing data on infections.

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CDC says cancel Thanksgiving travel – and what to do if you can’t

CDC says cancel Thanksgiving travel – and what to do if you can’t

Thanksgiving 2020 is coming, but Americans should stay home and avoid travel or gatherings outside of their immediate family, according to the CDC this week. The stark COVID-19 warning came as deaths from the pandemic neared 250,000, with cases rising rapidly and experts cautioning that even with potential vaccines in the pipeline, the end of coronavirus is not yet in sight.

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CDC says there’s a new E. coli outbreak, but the source is a mystery

CDC says there’s a new E. coli outbreak, but the source is a mystery

Days after the FDA highlighted a new romaine lettuce recall involving potential E. coli contamination, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that it is investigating a multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to the leafy green -- though, it notes, it doesn't yet know whether the lettuce is to blame. Illnesses linked to this outbreak have been reported in a total of six states and have resulted in multiple hospitalizations.

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Bombshell CDC report reveals 1-in-3 early COVID-19 tests failed

Bombshell CDC report reveals 1-in-3 early COVID-19 tests failed

Not only delayed, the first COVID-19 tests from the US CDC had a huge failure rate a new report claims, with leaked findings from within the agency suggesting that as many as 1-in-3 tests could fail. The revelation comes as new coronavirus cases in the US exceeded 106,000 a day across America, with total deaths now numbering more than 233,000.

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Latest 6 COVID-19 CDC rules are pretty simple

Latest 6 COVID-19 CDC rules are pretty simple

The CDC's latest update to its "How Coronavirus Spreads" guidance includes a list of 6 rules to follow to best protect yourself and others. The list is just about the most concise and simple-to-follow set of best practices released during this global pandemic thus far. It all centers on the fact that COVID-19 spreads through the air VIA respiratory systems, and that wearing a mask prevents respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people.

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CDC warns deli meats linked to serious illness and at least one death

CDC warns deli meats linked to serious illness and at least one death

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked deli meats sold in multiple states with a serious foodborne illness that has claimed at least one life. A total of 10 cases have been reported under this outbreak, according to the agency, all of which required hospitalization. At this point in time, experts have linked the foodborne illness specifically with Italian-style meats like salami.

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COVID-19 airborne transmission is a risk, CDC confirms [Update]

COVID-19 airborne transmission is a risk, CDC confirms [Update]

The CDC has confirmed that COVID-19 can be spread through airborne transmission, officially acknowledging which situations are more high-risk during the pandemic. Until now, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had been cautious about confirming fears that even six feet of distance between people may be insufficient to stop the transmission of coronavirus, and that in some settings infectious particles can linger for hours.

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CDC warns dried fungus is behind a multi-state outbreak in the US

CDC warns dried fungus is behind a multi-state outbreak in the US

According to a new food safety alert from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dried fungus has been linked to a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella in the United States, prompting a recall of the products. Wismettac Asian Foods has voluntarily recalled dried wood ear mushrooms (aka, dried black fungus / dried fungus) and the CDC is urging consumers to avoid eating the product due to the risk of illness.

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CDC warns COVID-19 pandemic could result in a deadly Halloween

CDC warns COVID-19 pandemic could result in a deadly Halloween

October is nearly upon us and it'll naturally bring with it a variety of spooky events and festivities. While the theme of death that permeates Halloween is in good fun, this year may actually be deadly for those who decide to participate in social events, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned. The pandemic is still underway and it will soon be joined by the flu season in many regions, making such gatherings particularly risky for those who participate and those who come into contact with careless partygoers.

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The CDC just changed COVID-19 testing guidelines with huge implications

The CDC just changed COVID-19 testing guidelines with huge implications

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning Americans that they should be tested for COVID-19 if they are exposed to someone who is infected regardless of whether they're showing symptoms. This is a reversal of the previous recommendation that testing is unnecessary for someone who doesn't show symptoms of the disease even if they've had close contact with an infected person.

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Latest CDC warning reveals common activity linking many COVID-19 cases

Latest CDC warning reveals common activity linking many COVID-19 cases

There are a number of risk factors for contracting the novel coronavirus behind COVID-19, and the CDC has issued a warning about one of them in its latest advisory. As it turns out, a large number of people who eventually contract COVID-19 had one particular activity in common before showing symptoms: they all went to restaurants within two weeks of developing the illness.

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