Centers for Disease Control and Prevention News

Workers at West Virginia Poultry Processing Plant to be Tested for Virus

The West Virginia National Guard will assist in conducting tests for the coronavirus starting Monday at a poultry processing plant in a small county where cases have increased, authorities said. Testing at the Pilgrim’s Pride plant of about 940 workers …

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 100 Coronavirus Cases in New York State

The number of coronavirus cases in New York state rose Sunday to more than 100, an expected increase Gov. Andrew Cuomo predicts will continue as more testing is done. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday that the …

‘Cancel for Any Reason’ Travel Policies Offered in New York as Coronavirus Spreads

Six global and national insurance companies have agreed to offer ‘cancel for any reason’ travel policies in New York state after Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday confirmed 11 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total number of cases to …

San Antonio Officials Declare Emergency After COVID-19 Quarantine Hiccup

The top two governing officials of the San Antonio area on Monday blocked the release of quarantined cruise ship evacuees, declaring a public health emergency after a woman allowed to leave quarantine later tested positive for the new coronavirus. Declarations …

Officials Try to Calm Nerves as New York Reports First COVID-19 Case

New York leaders sought to calm jittery nerves Monday after the city recorded its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus, saying the disease – while dangerous – is a manageable threat. The state is increasing its testing capacity and …

Coronavirus Raises Insurance Questions But Catastrophe-Tested Insurers Are Prepared

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to cause concern around the globe, the insurance industry is facing a potentially far-reaching impact but has the experience to handle what might come its way. Based on what the industry has learned from historical …

Juul Sued by New York State Over Marketing Vape Products to Kids

Juul Labs Inc. is being sued by New York for allegedly trampling state marketing laws by targeting teenagers in advertisements for e-cigarettes and misleading statements about nicotine content in vaping products, among other things, the state’s top law enforcement officer …

Lawsuit: Negligence Caused Legionnaires’ Outbreak at Atlanta Hotel

A lawsuit filed Monday alleges “negligence in the operation and maintenance of the water systems” caused a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a downtown Atlanta hotel that killed one person and potentially sickened dozens. State and county health officials are investigating …

Study: Fentanyl Deaths up 122% in West Virginia

West Virginia University researchers say fentanyl deaths are up 122% in the state. The college released the results of a study into the powerful synthetic opioid last month. Analysts looked at all drug-related deaths in West Virginia between 2005 to …

New York City Orders Mandatory Vaccines for Some Amid Measles Outbreak

Health officials Tuesday ordered nearly everyone in a heavily Orthodox Jewish New York City neighborhood to be vaccinated for measles or face fines, reviving a public-health strategy that experts say hasn’t been used in the U.S. in recent memory. The …