Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)

  • CDC Emphasizes Hand Hygiene's Role in Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance
    Today, May 5, SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands is celebrated by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other partners to encourage healthcare providers to promote and practice good hand hygiene to reduce the risk of ...More
    May 5, 2014 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • WHO, CDC Agree that the World is Headed for a Post-Antibiotic Era
    Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) released Antimicrobial Resistance: Global Report on Surveillance 2014, the first comprehensive WHO report on surveillance of antibacterial resistance -- when bacteria outsmart the drugs designed to kill them. The report found that ...More
    April 30, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Answers Questions About Infections During Chemotherapy
    Each year nearly 650,000 patients receive chemotherapy in outpatient oncology clinics in the United States. Despite advances in care, infections remain a major cause of hospitalization and death among cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. In fact, more than 60,000 cancer ...More
    April 30, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Investigating Multi-State Outbreak of Human Salmonella Cotham
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collaborating with public health, veterinary, and agriculture officials in many states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Veterinary Services LaboratoriesExternal Web Site Icon (NVSL) to investigate an ...More
    April 24, 2014 Posted in News
  • Report Shows 20-Year U.S. Immunization Program Spared Millions of Children From Diseases
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years. Despite the U.S. immunization program’s success, according to CDC ...More
    April 24, 2014 Posted in News
  • 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
    April 18, 2014 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
    April 7, 2014 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
    April 2, 2014 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
    March 27, 2014 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
    March 26, 2014 Posted in News