Information and resource links for current infectious disease outbreaks. This section focuses on outbreaks that affect the pediatric population and that have been identified in multiple U.S. states; other outbreak types may be covered occasionally as situations warrant.
Outbreaks are updated weekly. The COVID-19 Outbreak is updated daily.
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Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Frozen Organic Strawberries
CDC, state public health and regulatory officials, and the FDA are investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A linked to frozen organic strawberries.
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Flour
CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the FDA are collecting different types of data to identify the food source of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Infantis infections.
Updated 3/22/23 | Posted 2/9/23
Drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Associated with Artificial Tears
CDC is collaborating with the FDA and state and local health departments to investigate a multistate outbreak of an extensively drug-resistant strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa linked to artificial tears.
Updated 5/18/23| Posted 6/30/22
Monkeypox (mpox) Virus Outbreak
CDC is tracking an outbreak of mpox infections in the United States of which pediatric cases are rare (<0.1% of all cases).
Updated 1/31/23 | Posted 6/28/22
Meningococcal Disease in Florida
Find information about the outbreaks of serogroup B and C meningococcal disease in Florida
Updated 5/11/23 | Posted 10/19/19
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Access information on the COVID-19 pandemic here, including key points for pediatricians and links to AAP and CDC interim guidance.
Updated 5/4/23 | Posted 4/26/22
Hepatitis Cases Possibly Associated with Adenoviral Infection
Access information regarding a cluster of children in the US who have been diagnosed with hepatitis possibly associated with an adenoviral infection.
Updated 5/11/23 | Posted 8/19/21
Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Pediatricians are advised to monitor an increase in cases of acute flaccid myelitis since 2014 because, although the condition is rare, most cases have been in children.
Updated 5/4/23| Posted 8/19/21
Pediatricians are advised to monitor for outbreaks of measles in the US.
Penicillin-resistant and Ciprofloxacin-resistant Neisseria Meningitis
Access information on this outbreak, including key points for pediatricians and links to AAP and CDC guidance.