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Public Health

  • Zika: Where Are We Now?
    It’s been one year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika a public health emergency. The virus, transmitted through the Aedes aegypti mosquito, has since been declared to be a long-term problem rather than an emergency, but Zika continues to concern ...More
    February 2, 2017 Posted in News
  • Recent Upsurge of A(H7N9) Cases in China
    A steep increase of human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) has been reported from China since the beginning of December 2016. During this wave, the number of human cases is already higher than during the last two waves in 2014-15 and 2015-16. The majority of recently ...More
    January 30, 2017 Posted in News
  • CDC Awards $10 Million for Insect-Borne Disease Center
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $10 million to a consortium of Midwestern universities to establish a new research and training program to stem the spread of disease carried by vectors like ticks and mosquitoes. The Upper Midwestern Center ...More
    January 26, 2017 Posted in News
  • CDC Offers Tips On Preventing the Spread of Norovirus
    Norovirus causes many people to become ill with vomiting and diarrhea each year. You can help protect yourself and others by washing your hands often and following simple tips to stay healthy. ...More
    January 25, 2017 Posted in News
  • Framing by Political Advocacy Groups May Jeopardize Public Understanding of Zika
    The public's ability to understand the dangers posed by Zika virus may be jeopardized by advocacy groups linking the virus with culturally charged issues such as illegal immigration and global warming, the authors of a new study warn. ...More
    January 24, 2017 Posted in News
  • CDC Assisting in Investigation of Seoul Virus Outbreak Associated with Rat-Breeding Facilities
    Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working with the Illinois Department of Health and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to investigate cases of Seoul virus infections among eight people who worked at several rat-breeding ...More
    January 20, 2017 Posted in News
  • New Report Offers Global Resource on Using the Law to Improve Health
    Soda tax in Mexico. Salt limits in South Africa. Plain tobacco packaging in Australia. National health insurance in Ghana. Mandatory motorcycle helmets in Vietnam. Healthcare reform in the United States. They're just some of the hundreds of examples of the vital role the ...More
    January 18, 2017 Posted in News
  • University of Miami Doctors Publish Study of First Locally-Acquired Zika Transmission
    Following the recent Zika outbreak in Miami-Dade County, a multidisciplinary team of physicians with the University of Miami Health System and Miller School of Medicine published a case study today in The New England Journal of Medicine, describing in detail the nation's ...More
    January 12, 2017 Posted in News
  • CDC Offers 10 Reasons to Get Vaccinated
    Many adults in the U.S. are not aware of the vaccines recommended for them – and that means they are not taking advantage of the best protection available against a number of serious diseases. Talk to your doctor to make sure you are up to date on the vaccines that ...More
    January 11, 2017 Posted in News