Public Health


  • Infection Preventionists Can Play Pivotal Role in Protecting Against Swine Flu
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today urged public health officials to call upon the nation’s infection preventionists to help stop the potential spread of swine flu. Infection preventionists, who protect patients and ...More
    April 27, 2009 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Study of Outbreaks Aided by New Human Movement Model
    Researchers have developed a new statistical model that simulates human mobility patterns, mimicking the way people move over the course of a day, a month or longer. The model, developed by scientists at North Carolina State University and the Korea Advanced Institute of ...More
    April 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • April 7 is World Health Day
    World Health Day 2009 focuses on the safety of health facilities and the readiness of health workers who treat those affected by emergencies. Health centers and staff are critical lifelines for vulnerable people in disasters -- treating injuries, preventing illnesses and ...More
    April 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • CDC Hosts National Immunization Conference
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host its 43rd National Immunization Conference with the theme of "Immunization - Blazing the Trail to Healthier Living."Thousands of health officials from around the country will gather to examine the latest ...More
    March 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Data Show TB-HIV Co-Infection a Bigger Threat
    The World Health Organization has released new data about the threat of tuberculosis and the toll it takes on people with HIV/AIDS today, in recognition of World TB Day. The TB-HIV co-infection crisis is twice as big as previously thought, the new WHO figures show. In 2007, ...More
    March 24, 2009 Posted in News
  • Surgical Checklist Reduces Complications and Mortality
    An international pilot study involving Toronto General Hospital (TGH), a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, and other hospitals from around the world, has found that using a Surgical Patient Safety Checklist significantly reduces surgical ...More
    February 27, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • FDA Confirms Source of Salmonella Outbreak
    A combination of epidemiological analysis and laboratory testing by state officials in Minnesota and Connecticut, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have enabled the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to confirm ...More
    January 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • New CDC Interim Director is Named
    CNN is reporting that Department of  Health and Human Services (HHS)' acting secretary Charles E. Johnson has appointed Dr. Richard Besser as interim director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). William Gimson, who was named interim CDC director on ...More
    January 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • Surgical Safety Checklist Drops Deaths and Complications by More than One-Third
    An international pilot study involving Toronto General Hospital (TGH), a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, and other hospitals from around the world, has found that using a Surgical Patient Safety Checklist significantly reduces surgical ...More
    January 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • APIC Supports National Influenza Vaccination Week
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other healthcare organizations in supporting National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 8-14, 2008. As part of this year’s ...More
    December 10, 2008 Posted in News