Public Health

  • CDC: H1N1 Flu Less Widespread
    The latest H1N1 update from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reveal the number of swine flu infections are seem to be dropping; however, the number of children who died with the illness rose by about 30. Overall influenza activity remains high for this ...More
    December 1, 2009 Posted in News
  • Infectious Disease Experts Call for 10 New Antibiotics by 2020
    The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has asked for a commitment from the Obama administration and the European Union to further the Society’s mission to achieve the development of 10 new antibiotics within the next 10 years, known as the 10 x ’20 ...More
    November 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Experts Discuss HAIs, Looming Threats to Patient Safety
    According to more than 60 infectious disease experts, the global medical community must act on three imminent threats to patients across the world: First threat: common bacteria, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli) are now producing enzymes which make the bacteria capable of ...More
    September 24, 2009 Posted in News
  • Words Matter in Public Health Issues Like Flu
    Giving people a sense of being in control is an important element in health messages, according to researchers at Nottingham and De Montfort universities. The research, which was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, looked at how language used in policy ...More
    August 7, 2009 Posted in News
  • 1 in 6 Public Health Workers Unlikely to Respond in Pandemic Flu Emergency
    Approximately 1 in 6 public health workers said they would not report to work during a pandemic flu emergency regardless of its severity, according to a survey led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The findings are a significant ...More
    July 24, 2009 Posted in News
  • SARS Added to HHS’ List of Public Health Threats
    Health authorities at the federal level are proposing to add severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) to the list of agents and toxins which the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has designated as posing a threat to public health. The notice for this proposed ...More
    July 17, 2009 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Poll Reveals Americans Wary About Healthcare Reform
    Americans are unsure that a healthcare reform bill introduced this week is the solution to problems with the U.S. healthcare system, according to a poll created and commissioned by a public policy expert at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.“By ...More
    July 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections Slated for March 2010
    The fifth decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections will be held March 18-22, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The meeting, co-organized by SHEA, the CDC, APIC and IDSA, will set the agenda for healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention ...More
    July 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Infectious Disease Experts Applaud Move to Overturn HIV Entry Ban
    The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), and the Center for Global Health Policy say they strongly support the Obama administration’s move to lift the two-decades-old ban on travel and immigration to the U.S. by ...More
    July 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • 'Virtual World' Training for Public Health Emergencies
    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health are conducting a study to determine if collaborative virtual environments improve public health preparedness and response planning. The study is funded by a $1.6 million grant from the Centers for ...More
    June 12, 2009 Posted in News