Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)


  • CDC's Dr. Beth Bell Addresses Antibiotic Resistance
    Last September, President Obama signed an Executive Order launching Federal efforts to address the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and the administration released the National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic Resistance. The President’s FY 2016 Budget builds ...More
    February 2, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Issues Guidance for Labs Managing and Testing Routine Clinical Specimens for Ebola
    Clinicians should maintain a high index of suspicion and consult their local and state health departments and CDC when ill travelers from Ebola-affected countries are identified; it is important to recognize that the likelihood of EVD even among symptomatic travelers ...More
    January 30, 2015 Posted in News
  • All-Woman Team Runs CDC's Ebola Testing Lab in Sierra Leone
    What made the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Bo Lab Team 5 different wasn’t that it was the first and only all-woman team to run CDC’s Ebola testing lab in the heart of the Sierra Leone epidemic – it was that they set records for ...More
    January 28, 2015 Posted in News
  • Prompt Use of Antivirals is Key This Flu Season
    A report published in the Jan. 16, 2015 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) estimates that this season’s flu vaccine reduced a person’s risk of going to the doctor because of flu by 23 percent for all ages. The MMWR report states the ...More
    January 27, 2015 Posted in News
  • New York State Department of Health Releases Latest HAI Report
    The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has released its 2013 annual report describing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) among New York hospital patients.   The report provides data reported for the following HAIs: central line-associated bloodstream ...More
    January 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • Flu Activity Showing Signs of Decreasing in Some Parts of the U.S.
    According to this week’s FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza activity in the U.S. remains high but there are early signs that activity has begun to decrease in parts of the country. While influenza-like-illness (ILI) and ...More
    January 19, 2015 Posted in News
  • Investigation Into Patients Being Injected With Simulated IV Fluids Continues
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are continuing to investigate multiple instances of Wallcur’s simulated intravenous (IV) saline products being administered to patients. These products are not sterile ...More
    January 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Offers Safety Training Course for Healthcare Workers Going to West Africa to Combat Ebola
    As part of a comprehensive and coordinated response to the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is offering an introductory training course for licensed clinicians (e.g., nurses, physicians, and other healthcare ...More
    January 15, 2015 Posted in News
  • Protection From Flu Vaccination Reduced This Season
    A report published in the Jan. 16 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) estimates that getting a flu vaccine this season reduced a person’s risk of having to go to the doctor because of flu by 23 percent among people of all ages. Since the Centers for Disease ...More
    January 15, 2015 Posted in News