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Public Health

  • 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
  • 2016: The Year Zika Evolved From an Emergency Into a Long-Term Public Health Challenge
    In 2016, Zika virus spread rapidly throughout the Americas after its initial appearance in Brazil in May 2015. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) responded quickly, deploying over 80 expert missions to help its member states respond to the epidemic and launching a ...More
    January 4, 2017 Posted in News
  • CDC Highlights Significant Contributions in the Fight Against Zika in 2016
    Seventy years after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was founded to fight mosquitoes that carried malaria, the agency found itself entrenched in combat with another mosquito-borne illness, Zika virus. CDC activated its Emergency Operations ...More
    December 30, 2016 Posted in News
  • CDC Issues Zika Virus Guidance for Brownsville, Texas
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Zika-related travel and testing guidance for Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, following reports from Texas public health officials of five cases spread locally by mosquitoes. This information suggests that ...More
    December 15, 2016 Posted in News
  • Flu Vaccine Coverage Remains Low This Year
    As of early November, only about 2 out of 5 people in the United States reported having gotten this season’s flu vaccine, yet flu vaccine offered substantial benefit last season by preventing an estimated 5 million flu illnesses and 71,000 flu hospitalizations. The ...More
    December 9, 2016 Posted in News
  • CDC Updates Zika Guidance for South Miami Beach Area
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated guidance for people who travel to or live in the previously identified area of South Miami Beach, Fla. This area is no longer considered to be an area of active Zika virus transmission (red area). It is now ...More
    December 9, 2016 Posted in News
  • CDC Updates Guidance for Little River, Fla. Area With Active Zika Transmission
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated guidance for people who travel to or live in the previously identified one-square-mile area of Little River in Miami-Dade County, Fla. The Little River area of Miami is no longer considered to be an area ...More
    December 2, 2016 Posted in News
  • Multidrug-resistant TB is Another Facet of the Migration Crisis in Europe
    Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is widespread globally with almost half a million cases documented in 2014. Although rare in European countries, the risks posed by the current migrant crisis makes MDR-TB an important and urgent public health priority. A study just ...More
    November 30, 2016 Posted in News
  • Use of Syringe Services Programs Increases, but Access Must Improve for Greater HIV Prevention
    Use of syringe services programs (SSPs) has increased substantially during the past decade, but most people who inject drugs still don’t always use sterile needles, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report published today. Sharing needles and syringes is a direct ...More
    November 29, 2016 Posted in News