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Public Health

  • NY Politicians Announce Joint Emergency Regulations to Combat Legionnaires' Disease
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced the state and city would take the unprecedented step of jointly crafting and instituting uniform regulations to combat Legionnaires’ disease. The ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Ebola Survivors Clinic Opens in Monrovia
    Surviving Ebola is only part of the story. Many patients experience "post-Ebola" symptoms -- joint pain, dizziness, blurred vision, inability to concentrate, headaches. The Ebola Survivors Clinic, opened recently at the Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, not only ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Africa Advances Toward a Polio-Free Continent
    In the Horn of Africa, no wild polio cases have been reported since the last case in central Somalia on Aug. 11, 2014. Although it is not yet an official milestone on the path to polio-free certification, today marks one year since the last wild polio case was detected on ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • California Department of Public Health Investigates Human Plague Case
    California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced the department is investigating a case of human plague in California, and conducting an environmental evaluation in the Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Funding Helps States Address Infectious Disease Threats
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced awards of nearly $110 million to help states and communities strengthen their capacity to track and respond to infectious diseases. The awards represent an increase of about $13 million over fiscal year ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Health Department Investigating Outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in the South Bronx
    The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is currently investigating an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the South Bronx. Thirty-one cases have been reported since July 10. There have also been two deaths reported in patients with Legionnaires' disease ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Africa Risks Large Meningitis Outbreak, Public Health Officials Warn
    With Africa at risk of a large meningitis outbreak, an acute shortage of meningitis C-containing vaccine threatens to severely limit the world’s ability to minimize the number of people affected, four international public health organizations warned today. ...More
    July 28, 2015 Posted in News
  • WHO Calls for Urgent Action to Curb Hepatitis
    On World Hepatitis Day, July 28, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights the urgent need for countries to enhance action to prevent viral hepatitis infection and to ensure that people who have been infected are diagnosed and offered treatment. This year, ...More
    July 24, 2015 Posted in News