Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)

  • CDC Reports Possible Lab Tech Exposure to Ebola
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Dec. 24 that a small amount of material from an Ebola virus experiment that was securely transported from a Select‐Agent‐approved BSL‐4 lab to a Select‐Agent‐approved BSL‐2 lab may have contained live virus. ...More
    December 25, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Epidemic Continues to Spread, Requiring Intensified Effort in West Africa
    After more than a year of Ebola transmission in Guinea and more than seven months of transmission in Liberia and Sierra Leone, there is still much to be done to stop the world’s first Ebola epidemic, CDC director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, reported from his second visit to ...More
    December 22, 2014 Posted in News
  • Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Commercially Produced, Prepackaged Caramel Apples
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collaborating with public health officials in several states and with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections (listeriosis) linked to commercially ...More
    December 19, 2014 Posted in News
  • Survivors Fight Ebola Stigma, Provide Patient Care
    The case fatality rate in West Africa’s ongoing Ebola epidemic – estimates range from 60 percent to 70 percent of those hospitalized – hides a hopeful statistic:  the fact that many Ebola patients survive. There now are thousands of Ebola survivors. ...More
    December 12, 2014 Posted in News
  • Study Shows Increase in Raw Milk-Associated Outbreaks
    A study published today in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal shows that the average annual number of outbreaks due to drinking raw (unpasteurized) milk more than quadrupled since the last similar study – from ...More
    December 10, 2014 Posted in News
  • Safe Injection Practices: Establishing the Habit in Residency
    Today, on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Safe Healthcare Blog, HHS Fellow Aaron Rich Ducoffe, MD, shares what he learned during his medical residency: a physician’s best and worst habits are developed during training. He makes the ...More
    December 8, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Offers Tips on Protecting Children Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus
    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is common during fall, winter and spring. It usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. But RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults. Help protect your child and others from RSV. RSV, is a common virus. It spreads through ...More
    December 8, 2014 Posted in News
  • Not Worth the Risk: Failing to Implement Basic Safe Injection Techniques
    Today, on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Safe Healthcare Blog, guest author Andrew Engel, MD, of the International Spine Intervention Society talks about consequences of failing to follow basic safe injection techniques during interventional ...More
    December 5, 2014 Posted in News
  • Early Data Suggest Potentially Severe Flu Season
    Early data suggest that the current 2014-2015 flu season could be severe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges immediate vaccination for anyone still unvaccinated this season and recommends prompt treatment with antiviral drugs for people at high risk ...More
    December 4, 2014 Posted in News