Add self-flagellation to the list of ways to get a dangerous viral blood infection.
It was the largest single-year increase in the survey’s 44-year history.
Dr. Robert Redfield, Jr, the new CDC new director pledged Thursday to work to bring the nation’s opioid epidemic “to its knees” and said he believes the AIDS epidemic could be ended in three to seven years.
The CDC reports the worst of the flu season has declined as the number of people going to the doctor with symptoms of the flu has continued to decline.
The worst of the nation’s nasty flu season is finally over.
U.S. health officials say fewer visits to the doctor last week — 1 out of 16 — were for fever, cough and other flu symptoms than during the previous two weeks. The number of states reporting high patient traffic for the flu also dropped, to 39 from 43.
The flu vaccine is 36% effective in preventing flu illness severe enough to send a patient to the doctor’s office according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.