More than half of Americans not getting flu shots

More than half of Americans not getting flu shots

Less than 50 percent of Americans received flu vaccinations this past flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Ebola: More than 1,500 deaths, needs ‘urgent response’

Ebola: More than 1,500 deaths, needs ‘urgent response’

The Ebola outbreak has already claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people, infected more than 3,000 and is “likely to get worse.”
ABC’s Besser lauds work of health communicators

ABC’s Besser lauds work of health communicators

Influenza claims the lives of thousands annually, but two flu-related deaths sparked particular concern among health officials in spring 2009.
APHA releases Ebola resource during global outbreak

APHA releases Ebola resource during global outbreak

The Ebola-Marburg virus chapter of APHA's forthcoming Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (CCDM), 20th Edition, is available online as a free download.
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Today is Food Day

Today is Food Day

Kevin Bacon supports Food Day, and so should you.

Oct. 24 news: Ebola, flu shot delivery, public health research funding

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.

Oct. 23 news: Ebola vaccine testing, U.S. trans fat intake, Texas public health funds

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.
Three APHA members elected to IOM

Three APHA members elected to IOM

Three APHA members were elected into the Institute of Medicine during its 44th annual meeting Monday, demonstrating “outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service” in health and medicine.

Oct. 22 news: Ebola, Nigeria, breast cancer awareness

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.
CDC tightens guidelines for US health care workers treating Ebola patients

CDC tightens guidelines for US health care workers treating Ebola patients

In light of three confirmed U.S. cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published three principles for health care workers caring for patients with Ebola yesterday “to ensure there is no ambiguity.”

Oct. 21 news: Smoking costs, Ebola and the flu, USDA and poultry

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.
AJPH research investigates health concerns of sugar-sweetened beverages

AJPH research investigates health concerns of sugar-sweetened beverages

New research from the American Journal of Public Health investigates the impacts of sugar sweetened beverages as we age, and beverage decision making among teens.

Ebola updates: Eliminated in Nigeria and Senegal, US response efforts

Today, the World Health Organization announced on Twitter that Nigeria is free of Ebola, with 42 days — the disease’s incubation period is up to 21 days — having passed since its last confirmed case. On Friday, WHO declared the outbreak over in Senegal.
APHA releases new edition of renowned infectious disease manual

APHA releases new edition of renowned infectious disease manual

The 20th edition of APHA's Control of Communicable Diseases Manual is a key resource for public health professionals fighting infectious disease.

Oct. 20 news: AJPH studies soda and Facebook, Ebola, public health cuts

Check out today's public health news on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.

Oct. 17 news: Obama addresses Ebola, aggressive policing and mental health, energy drink risks

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.