Public Health

  • Translating Evidence Into Action is Imperative for Preventing HAIs
    By Neil Fishman, MD The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report detailing state-specific and national central-line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) data is a testament to the dedication of infection prevention teams. The report’s finding of a nearly ...More
    July 7, 2010 Posted in Articles
  • HIV Prevention Key to Curbing Epidemic, Cutting Costs
    Increasing highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) treatment for people with HIV/AIDS will provide significant cost savings over a relatively short period of time, according to new research. ...More
    July 7, 2010 Posted in News
  • New Test to Detect Human Infections with the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Virus Authorized for Use by FDA
    A test developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to diagnose human infections with the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus (formerly known as swine flu or pandemic H1N1 flu) was authorized for use today by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)."The ...More
    June 22, 2010 Posted in News
  • New System to Quickly Detect, Warn of Bioterrorism Signals
    North Carolina will be the national model for a new system to detect the earliest signs of an impending bioterrorism attack and provide warnings in time to minimize damage to human and animal life as well as the environment. The model, called North Carolina Bio-Preparedness ...More
    June 21, 2010 Posted in News
  • WHO Declares H1N1 Pandemic is Not Yet Over
    World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Margaret Chan declared in a statement that it would be premature to say that the H1N1 influenza pandemic is over. Chan reports, “A global update was provided to the Committee on the pandemic situation, including a ...More
    June 3, 2010 Posted in News
  • Texas Children's Hospital Vaccine Experts Present Studies
    Advances in vaccine delivery and efficacy were discussed at the 44th National Immunization Conference sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A research study by each of the four directors from the Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research at ...More
    May 12, 2010 Posted in News
  • Premier and CDC Collaborating on e-Prediction of Bloodstream Infections in Patients
    The Premier healthcare alliance and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today a joint research initiative to test new technologies for predicting incidents of central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), as well as to automate the ...More
    May 3, 2010 Posted in News
  • More Americans Got Seasonal Flu Vaccination in 2009-10 than in Previous Years
    More Americans were vaccinated against seasonal flu during the 2009-10 season (40 percent of eligible population) than during the previous flu season (33 percent of eligible population), according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The ...More
    April 29, 2010 Posted in News
  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome Cases Low After 2009 H1N1 Vaccine
    A new study finds that reports of a neurologic disease called Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) have been low after 2009 H1N1 vaccination, according to a research study that will be presented as part of the late-breaking science program at the American Academy of ...More
    April 13, 2010 Posted in News
  • WHO Admits Mishandling of Flu Pandemic
    Reuters is reporting today that the World Health Organization (WHO) has admitted that it made errors during its handling of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, including a hesitance to communicate the agency’s uncertainty about the novel virus as it jumped from country ...More
    April 12, 2010 Posted in News