Centers for Disease Control


The Oregon Republican Party Is Stoking Anti-Vaxx Paranoia

The official Twitter account accused Democrats of "ramming" vaccinations "down every Oregon parent's throat"


CDC Yet Again Implores Midwesterners to Stop Eating Raw Ground Beef

"Cannibal" sandwiches are a seasonal tradition in Wisconsin—and so are the government warnings about food poisoning.


America has gonorrhea

STD rates are skyrocketing in America. Now we know why.


How Scared Should I Be of the Rise in STDs?

Short answer: Just drop everything and get screened right now.


New Zika study warns of a 'global epidemic’ of birth defects

Two new Zika studies were released this week, one of which made dire predictions about the 'striking magnitude of the association between microcephaly and Zika virus infection.'


The Scariest Part About America’s LGBTQ Suicide Epidemic Is What We Don’t Know About It

Public health agencies are failing to properly collect data on LGBTQ suicide and health risks—and the marginalized suffer as a result.


US declares health emergency in Puerto Rico over Zika outbreak

Officials said there were 10,690 laboratory confirmed Zika cases on the Caribbean island of 3.5 million, including 1,035 pregnant women, and that by year's end a quarter of the island's population could be exposed.


Suicides in the United States Are Surging — and It's Not Clear Why

The suicide rate has increased by 24 percent between 1999 and 2014 for all Americans under the age of 75, according to a sweeping report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


How Scientists Are Fighting a Zika Outbreak in the US

In our new series, “Symptomatic” Motherboard explores how we’re combating the globe’s most threatening diseases.


'Sexually Transmitted' Case of Zika Reported in Texas

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed it was the first US Zika case in someone who had not traveled abroad during the current outbreak.


Guns Will Probably Kill More Young Americans Than Car Accidents in 2015, Study Says

A projection based on CDC data suggests fatal shootings will outpace car crashes as the leading cause of death for people ages 15 to 24 in the coming year.


Obama Taps Government Insider as Ebola Czar

Weeks before the elections, Obama is set to create the post to help manage Ebola response in the US, where a total of two people are known to have contracted the disease.