The CDC has advised people to avoid sharing cups and other items with saliva on them to prevent spreading CMV.
The new temporary protocols will be in place for the NHL's 25 U.S.-based teams, allowing asymptomatic COVID positives to return in five days instead of 10.
The country broke its January record for the highest daily average of COVID-19 cases. However, hospitalizations have decreased by about half since the beginning of 2021.
The WHO says COVID-19 cases are up worldwide as the Omicron variant continues to spread. The live updates for this blog have ended.
The serving director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said it was important not to shut down the country.
Delta suggested the isolation period be cut from 10 days to five days less than a week before the CDC's decision.
"Using a rapid test or some type of test to validate that the person isn't infectious is vital," said Dr. Eric Topol.
The CDC changes quarantine recommendations as COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the U.S. The live updates for this blog have ended.
"I am baffled at CDC's decision to shorten isolation," said one professor as numerous health professionals expressed their concerns.
Lynnette Brammer from the CDC said that the current flu season is looking like it will be "more of a normal flu season" after last year's unusually light one.
The CDC has shortened isolation and quarantine time from 10 days to 5 days in most cases. Here's what you need to know.
Omicron is the leading strain in the U.S., comprising 73 percent of new infections last week, according to the CDC.
Health care workers can return from isolating after a positive COVID test in seven days instead of 10 if they are asymptomatic and test negative.
Thousands of Redditors spoke out in defense of one user who says they were just trying to do the right thing.
The Hollywood veteran's Twitter response to Joe Manchin's refusal to support Build Back Better is causing quite a stir on social media.
More than 1,000 American adults have been asked about their attitudes to vaccination as the Omicron variant spreads across the U.S.
As of Tuesday, Florida had a seven-day daily average of 10,903 cases, a nearly five-fold increase on the figure of 1,818 two weeks ago.
While cases have largely been mild, officials are warning against underestimating the COVID-19 variant.
Provisional CDC data shows more than 53,000 Americans died of opioid-related drug overdoses in 2021.
The recalled products have been sold at more than 500 stores across the country, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
Public health experts have called for the U.S. to cut the 10-day isolation period in the wake of the Omicron variant exploding across the country.
There are calls for the CDC to change its guidelines on isolation periods for those who are vaccinated and infected with the disease.
Fauci said it's possible only those who have had a booster shot could be considered by the government as "fully vaccinated."
The Omicron variant is responsible for 90 percent or more of new infections in the New York area, the Southeast, industrial Midwest and Pacific Northwest.
Omicron accounts for an estimated 73 percent of cases in the United States, a significant increase from the 12 percent a week prior.
As the latest COVID wave hits the country, the U.S. president's pandemic response comes under intense scrutiny, inviting comparisons to that of his predecessor.
The variant of concern, which can evade vaccines, made up 73.2% of COVID cases in the U.S. about a month after it was first discovered.
An unvaccinated Texas man who recovered from a previous bout of COVID-19 become the first person in the U.S. to die of the Omicron variant on Monday.
The highly contagious Delta variant had been dominant for months in the U.S.