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CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far

By Catherine Offord | February 16, 2018

The vaccine shows better-than-expected effectiveness against the most common and most virulent strain of influenza in children under 9 years old.

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Proposed Federal Budget Slashes Funds to EPA, CDC

By Diana Kwon | February 13, 2018

Funds for the NIH and NSF would stay flat, while some agencies, including the FDA and NASA, would see increases.

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The Scientist on PBS News Hour

By The Scientist Staff | February 12, 2018

Ashley Yeager, TS associate editor, explains the possible ramifications of cutting the CDC's Prevention and Public Health Fund.

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Reductions from the budget passed today and a $750-million shift of funds to the Children’s Health Insurance Program add pressure to public health initiatives, including immunizations and outbreak responses.

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These are the first known cases of individuals catching the virus from their pets in Canada or the U.S.

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CDC Director Resigns Over Unresolved Conflicts of Interest

By Shawna Williams | January 31, 2018

Brenda Fitzgerald had drawn criticism for tobacco-related investments, among others.

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The rise occurred in areas with confirmed local transmission, according to a new CDC report. 

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Smallpox Kerfuffle Reveals Biosecurity Problems

By Kerry Grens | July 12, 2017

A review of a 2014 incident in which mystery vials of smallpox were found at the NIH reveals security weaknesses, but also concludes the response was appropriate. 

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Congress is not expected to fully enact the proposed cuts to research and public health programs.

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If made law, the American Health Care Act passed today in the US House would eliminate the Obamacare-funded initiative.

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