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Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)

  • ACIP Recommendations for Use of Seasonal Influenza Vaccines
    The Aug. 7, 2015 issue of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) provides a report that updates the 2014 recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding the use of seasonal influenza vaccines. Updated information for the ...More
    August 25, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Says Take Chickenpox Seriously
    Most children with chickenpox completely recover. But it can be serious, even deadly, especially for babies, pregnant women, adolescents, adults, and people with weakened immune systems. Make sure everyone in your family is up to date on their chickenpox vaccinations. ...More
    August 21, 2015 Posted in News
  • Protect Yourself From West Nile Virus Infection
    Summertime means mosquitoes and West Nile virus season. An infected mosquito bite can make you or a family member sick with West Nile virus. Stay healthy by avoiding mosquito bites, especially from dusk to dawn when the mosquitoes that spread West Nile virus are most ...More
    August 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Offers Information on Mumps
    Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. Anyone who has not had mumps or been vaccinated can get the disease. There is no treatment for mumps, and it can cause long-term health problems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says you can protect ...More
    August 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Offers Webinar on CRE and C. difficile Prevention Efforts
    We're at a tipping point -- an increasing number of germs no longer respond to the drugs designed to kill them. Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics and lack of infection control actions can contribute to drug-resistant infections such as carbapenem-resistant ...More
    August 17, 2015 Posted in News
  • The Public Health Response to CRE in Wisconsin
    Today, on CDC's Safe Healthcare blog, Gwen Borlaug, MPH, CIC, Coordinator of the Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Prevention Program in the Division of Public Health at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, discusses the public health response to ...More
    August 13, 2015 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Building a Foundation for CRE Control in Illinois
    On CDC's Safe Healthcare blog, Erica Runningdeer, MSN, MPH, RN, healthcare-associated infection coordinator in the Division of Patient Safety and Quality at the Illinois Department of Public Health, discusses how the state of Illinois is building a foundation for ...More
    August 12, 2015 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Marked Geographic Variation of CRE in Tennessee and Implications for Prevention
    On CDC's Safe Healthcare blog, Marion Kainer, MD, MPH, FRACP, FSHEA, director of the healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance program at the Tennessee Department of Health, discusses the geographic variation of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae ...More
    August 12, 2015 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • New CDC Video Shows How Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Spread Between Healthcare Facilities
    Today, a growing number of infections are caused by antibiotic-resistant germs. In fact, these resistant germs cause more than 2 million illnesses and at least 23,000 deaths each year in the United States. In a new video, “CDC Vital Signs—Making Health Care ...More
    August 10, 2015 Posted in News