CDC Says 13-Year-Old Girl Spread COVID-19 to 11 Relatives During Summer Vacation

In the last few months, children have vacillated between unlikely vectors and walking biological weapons depending on who you asked and on what day. The CDC is underlining the fact that yes, children can spread coronavirus by sharing a new report on a 13-year-old girl who passed COVID-19 on to 11 of her relatives across four states.

The transmission in question came after the unidentified girl traveled with her family

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13-Year-Old Gave COVID to 11 Relatives Across 4 States During Family Vacation: CDC

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Nearly a dozen people across four states were infected with the novel coronavirus by a 13-year-old girl during a three-week family vacation over the summer, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The teenager, whose identity remains anonymous, was exposed to COVID-19 during a “large outbreak” in June, leading her to take a coronavirus test four days later. She tested negative and was

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CDC says teen gave COVID-19 to 11 relatives across 4 states during a family vacation. Experts see a cautionary tale for holidays

A COVID-19 outbreak that infected 11 people across four states began with a 13-year-old girl who transmitted the virus during a three-week family vacation over the summer, according to a Centers for Disease Control report.



Cecile McLorin Salvant standing in front of a pool: Shelley Gavin, 55, gets a free COVID-19 test provided by Community Organized Relief Effort at I Grow Chicago in West Englewood on Aug. 31, 2020.


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Shelley Gavin, 55, gets a free COVID-19 test provided by Community Organized Relief Effort at I Grow Chicago in West Englewood on Aug. 31, 2020.

In Illinois — one of the

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CDC guidelines for 2020 holidays: What you should avoid

In a new post on holiday gatherings, the Centers for Disease Control poses seven factors for Americans to consider as they decide if and how to plan their holiday gatherings.

The advice comes at an awkward moment for the CDC, which was forced to reverse course after a post last weekend that cited more risk from coronavirus aerosols than the agency had previously acknowledged. But the holiday guidance, which boils

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CDC: Coronavirus can travel more than 6 feet through the air indoors

  • On Monday afternoon, the CDC updated its website with the latest guidance about how the coronavirus spreads between people.
  • The agency stressed the virus “spreads easily between people,” especially those who get close to others, when they’re coughing, sneezing, talking, or just breathing. 
  • “There is evidence that under certain conditions, people with COVID-19 seem to have infected others who were more than 6 feet away,” the agency said in its
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CDC says seasonal flu hit record low around the world

Social distancing may have kept cases of the flu at historic lows around the world, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests.

Data from Australia, Chile and South Africa shows a tiny fraction of influenza cases from April to July, the months that constitute the typical flu season in the Southern Hemisphere.

In those three regions, there were just 51 influenza positive specimens among 83,307

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CDC says seasonal flu cases hit record lows around the world

Social distancing may have kept cases of the flu at historic lows around the world, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests.

Data from Australia, Chile and South Africa shows a tiny fraction of influenza cases from April to July, the months that constitute the typical flu season in the Southern Hemisphere.

In those three regions, there were just 51 influenza positive specimens among 83,307

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CDC Doctor Talks Travel Tips Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

As we approach Labor Day Weekend and summer’s last hurrah, many people are once again confronted with the perils of vacationing during a pandemic and the inherent risks that come with travel these days.



a piece of luggage: Traveling international during the coronavirus pandemic


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Traveling international during the coronavirus pandemic

TravelPulse spoke one on one with Dr. Kristina Angelo in the CDC’s Travelers’ Health Branch to find out what types of travel are safe, if any,

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Spirit passenger wears neck gaiter, airline reiterates CDC mask policy

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Spirit Airlines reiterated its policy of wearing only masks approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after a passenger refused to wear anything other than his neck gaiter, which does not meet CDC standards. 

A video, recorded by the passenger and shared on social media last week, shows a flight

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Dr. Kevin Most on cleaning surfaces, air travel, and another update from the CDC | WGN Radio 720

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Wearing masks and face guards as protection against the spread of COVID-19, Garland Independent School District custodian Raul Vela mists surfaces for cleaning in the cafeteria at Stephens Elementary School in Rowlett, Texas, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Dr. Kevin Most is the Chief Medical Officer for Northwestern Medicine Center of

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CDC warns coronavirus could spread through air and travel beyond six feet, later walks back guidance

Healthcare workers walk past an air purifier whose screen displays the text “Air without virus for your protection” at the Clinic Hospital in Barcelona on May 14, 2020, during a national lockdown to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that Covid-19 could spread through airborne particles that can remain suspended in the air

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CDC says no to trick-or-treating, holiday travel

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