Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)


  • New Videos Help Healthcare Providers Double-Check Injection Practices
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to investigate outbreaks as a result of unsafe injection practices. These mistakes and knowledge gaps put healthcare providers and patients at risk. CDC’s One & Only Campaign created two short videos ...More
    June 25, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Foundation's New Business Pulse Focuses on Travel Health
    Business Pulse: Travelers’ Health, launched today by the CDC Foundation, provides businesses and corporate travelers a wide range of online resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help them better prepare for international trips. The ...More
    June 24, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Lab Determines Possible Staff Exposure to Anthrax
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today that approximately 75 Atlanta-based staff are being monitored or provided antibiotics because they may have been unintentionally exposed to live Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) after established safety ...More
    June 19, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Offers Guidance to U.S. Clinicians Regarding New WHO Polio Vaccination Requirements
    On May 5, 2014, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) accepted the recommendations of an Emergency Committee declaring the international spread of polio to be a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) under the authority of the ...More
    June 19, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC and CMS Twitter Chat About Safe Healthcare and Antibiotic Resistance
    What do antibiotic resistance and healthcare-associated infections have in common? Both are threats to patient safety that need urgent attention. Mark your calendars for a Safe Care Twitter chat with CDC and CMS leaders on Wednesday, June 18, at 2 p.m. EDT. CDC ...More
    June 17, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Hepatitis C Virus
    Twenty-five years ago the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) played a pivotal role in the discovery of the virus that causes hepatitis C. After the isolation of HCV, implementation of screening of blood products and organs for donation led to a decrease in ...More
    June 17, 2014 Posted in News
  • MERS-CoV Not Spread to Household Members or Healthcare Contacts of the Two U.S. Cases
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now confirmed that neither of the two imported cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the United States spread the virus to any of their household members or to the healthcare workers who treated the two ...More
    June 17, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Investigates Ongoing Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Chia Products
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning the public about an ongoing outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to products containing chia powder. Chia powder is made from small chia seeds that are sprouted and ground into powder. It is often added to ...More
    June 16, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Report Says Patients Harmed by Drug Diversion
    When prescription medicines are stolen or used illegally, it is called drug diversion. One aspect of drug diversion that is not well recognized involves healthcare providers who steal controlled substances for their personal use. A report authored by experts from the ...More
    June 3, 2014 Posted in News