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Public Health

  • Ongoing Transmission of Candida auris in Healthcare Facilities
    In June 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a clinical alert about the emerging, and often multidrug-resistant, fungus Candida auris and later reported the first seven U.S. cases of infection through August 2016 (1). Six of these cases ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • Crypto Outbreaks Linked to Swimming Have Doubled Since 2014
    Outbreaks of a parasitic infection linked to swimming pools and water playgrounds are increasingly being reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with twice as many outbreaks in 2016 as in 2014. ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • Research Entities Agree on New Standards for Reporting Clinical Trial Results
    Some of the world’s largest funders of medical research and international non-governmental organizations today agreed on new standards that will require all clinical trials they fund or support to be registered and the results disclosed publicly. In a joint statement, ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • CDC Finalizes Vaccine Recommendation for Adults Traveling to Areas With Cholera
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s recommendation for the use of a cholera vaccine in adults traveling to areas with cholera is now final. The final recommendation was published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Preparing for the Next Influenza Pandemic
    The World Health Organization (WHO) provides the following Q&A regarding the PIP Framework.   What is the purpose of the PIP Framework? The Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework (PIP Framework) is helping Member States, laboratories, industry, and civil society ...More
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  • Cost of Zika Outbreak in the United States Could Be High
    Even a relatively mild Zika outbreak in the United States could cost more than $183 million in medical costs and productivity losses, suggests a computational analysis led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers, while a more severe one could result ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Fight Antibiotic Resistance on World Hand Hygiene Day
    World Hand Hygiene Day, marked globally on May 5, highlights the importance of hand hygiene in healthcare. The slogan of this year’s campaign is “Fight antibiotic resistance … it’s in your hands,” illustrating the important relationship ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Dispatches from the Front Lines: CDC's Disease Detective Conference
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is holding its 66th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference April 24-27, 2017, in Atlanta. The event showcases recent groundbreaking and often life-saving investigations by EIS officers—better known as ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Pushes for Prevention on World Malaria Day
    At an event on the eve of World Malaria Day in Nairobi, the World Health Organization (WHO) called today for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives. In sub-Saharan Africa, which shoulders 90 percent of the global malaria burden, more than 663 ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
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