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Public Health

  • June 27 is National HIV Testing Day
    National HIV Testing Day is a reminder to get the facts, get tested, and get involved to take care of yourself and your partners. An estimated 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and that number grows by almost 50,000 every year. One in seven people ...More
    June 24, 2015 Posted in News
  • One of Sierra Leone's Toughest Slums Beats Ebola
    Moa Wharf is one of Sierra Leone’s worst slums. In this overcrowded, beachfront neighborhood, Ebola arrived and seemed poised to burn through the area like wildfire. So how did one of the most challenging areas in Sierra Leone get to zero cases and how can the Ebola ...More
    June 23, 2015 Posted in News
  • Despite Ebola, Vigilance and Hope Prevail in Forecariah
    The family of Bernard Lansana Soumah never expected to experience Ebola. When Bernard’s wife, Macire, became infected, they realized Ebola was real. Today, Bernard and Macire are among the lucky ones and they are vigilant in watching for signs of infection among those ...More
    June 22, 2015 Posted in News
  • New Entry Screening and Monitoring Guidelines for Travelers Entering the U.S. from Liberia
    The U.S. government is modifying its enhanced Ebola entry screening and monitoring program for travelers from Liberia. On May 9, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the end of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia after 42 days (two incubation periods) passed since ...More
    June 19, 2015 Posted in News
  • Prevention, Early Treatment of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever May Save Millions
    The mounting costs of an epidemic of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) among several American Indian tribes in Arizona suggests that prevention and control efforts would be cost effective.  A recent study released by experts at the Centers for Disease Control and ...More
    June 19, 2015 Posted in News
  • Staying at Zero: Keeping Ebola Out of Liberia
    More than a month has passed since Ebola transmission ceased in Liberia. This hard-fought achievement is still being celebrated across the country, where nearly 11,000 people became infected with the virus and 4,800 died. Liberia is still urging communities not to let their ...More
    June 18, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study of Ebola Survivors is Underway in Liberia
    The Liberia-U.S. clinical research partnership known as PREVAIL has launched a study of people in Liberia who have survived Ebola virus disease (EVD) within the past two years. The study investigators hope to better understand the long-term health consequences of EVD, ...More
    June 17, 2015 Posted in News
  • WHO Emergency Committee Issues Statement on MERS-CoV
    The ninth meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Emergency Committee (EC) convened by director-deneral Margaret Chan under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) regarding Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was conducted with ...More
    June 17, 2015 Posted in News
  • Risk of Hepatitis E Outbreak in Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal is Significant, Experts Say
    During the coming monsoon season, survivors of the recent earthquake that destroyed parts of Nepal face a “very high” risk of a hepatitis E outbreak that could be especially deadly to pregnant women, according to a consensus statement from a group of infectious ...More
    June 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • Researchers Link Ebola News Coverage to Public Panic Using Google, Twitter Data
    Using Twitter and Google search trend data in the wake of the very limited U.S. Ebola outbreak of October 2014, a team of researchers from Arizona State University, Purdue University and Oregon State University have found that news media is extraordinarily effective in ...More
    June 15, 2015 Posted in News