• Rapid Response was Crucial to Containing the 1918 Flu Pandemic
    One of the persistent riddles of the deadly 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic is why it struck different cities with varying severity. Why were some municipalities such as St. Louis spared the fate of the hard-hit cities like Philadelphia when both implemented similar public ...More
    April 3, 2007 Posted in News
  • Cochlear Implantation Increases Meningitis Risk
    Confirming what physicians have long speculated, a new study published in the April edition of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery determines that the presence of cochlear implants increases the risk of bacterial infections that can cause meningitis in recipients. The ...More
    April 3, 2007 Posted in News
  • NIH Establishes Center of Excellence for Influenza Research at Mount Sinai
    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced today that Mount Sinai School of Medicine is a new Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance. NIAID is awarding $23 million per ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Named a Center of Excellence in Flu Research
    St. Jude Children's ResearchHospital has been designated one of six Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a part of the National Institutes of Health. NIAID will award $23 ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • New Poll Says Public Unprepared for Local Health Emergencies
    Most Americans are not prepared for a public health crisis, and many who were previously prepared have let their readiness lapse, according to results of a new poll released today. With lagging preparedness levels and more than 30 local disasters federally declared each ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • APIC Needs Your Help in Contacting Congress to Support the National Immunization Program
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is asking its members to petition Congressmembers to increase funding for the National Immunization Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), otherwise known as "section ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • Vaccine Helps Reduce Frequent Ear Infections
    A vaccine has been shown to help reduce the number of infants and toddlers developing frequent ear infections, according to new research from Katherine A. Poehling, MD, a pediatrician at Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of WakeForestUniversityBaptistMedicalCenter. Results ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • New Strain May Make a Common Bacterial Illness More Severe
    Illness related to C. difficile, a bacterium commonly found in hospitals, is becoming more widespread, more severe, and harder to treat, reports the April 2007 issue of Harvard Women’s Health Watch. Health experts are worried that a new, more virulent strain may be to ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • Family Members Most Often Source of Whooping Cough in Young Infants
    Infants with whooping cough were most likely infected by the people they live with, according to a multi-country study led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. The study found that parents were the source of pertussis, ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • AAOHN Celebrates National Occupational Health Nursing Week
    ATLANTA -- To recognize the contributions of the occupational and environmental health nursing profession, the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) will celebrate the fourth annual National Occupational Health Nursing Week April 16-20, 2007. This ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in News