Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)


  • CDC Data Show Limited Progress in Reducing Foodborne Infections in 2013
    The nation’s food safety grades are out and the results are mixed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s annual report card shows that foodborne infections continue to be an important public health problem in the United States. The rate of ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • Lassa Fever Reported in U.S. Traveler Returning from West Africa
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) have confirmed a diagnosis of Lassa fever in a person returning to the United States from West Africa. The patient was admitted to a hospital in Minnesota on March 31 with ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Offers New Sepsis Fact Sheet
    The CDC's sister agency, the National Institutes of Health, recently announced the findings of large clinical trial about sepsis. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that survival of patients with septic shock was the same regardless of whether ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Reports More Cases of Heartland Virus Disease
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with health officials in Missouri and Tennessee, have identified six new cases of people sick with Heartland virus: five in Missouri and one in Tennessee. The new cases, discovered in 2012 and 2013, are ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • SHEA Comments on New CDC HAI Data
    Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data showing national progress in the fight against healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).  National trends show a decrease in reported HAIs, including reduced prevalence of central line-associated ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Despite Progress, Ongoing Efforts Needed to Combat Infections Impacting Hospital Patients
    On any given day, approximately 1 in 25 U.S. patients has at least one infection contracted during the course of their hospital care, adding up to about 722,000 infections in 2011, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Issues Meningococcal Disease Update
    On Monday, March 10, a Drexel University student died from serogroup B meningococcal disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s laboratory analysis shows that the strain in Princeton University’s serogroup B meningococcal disease outbreak ...More
    March 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Offers Public Health Grand Rounds on Drug-Resistant TB
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will offer the Public Health Grand Rounds session, “Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: New Tools to Tackle New Challenges from an Old Foe,” on March 18, at 1 p.m. EDT. Tuberculosis is an ancient disease ...More
    March 11, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Offers Resources on Preventing Dialysis-Related Infections
    A recent study published in the January/February issue of Nephrology Nursing Journal reported dialysis patients’ perspectives on strategies to prevent bloodstream infections. The study explored the attitudes and preferences of patients on hemodialysis regarding ...More
    March 11, 2014 Posted in News
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