Infectious Disease
Zika link to birth defects underscores funding urgency

Zika link to birth defects underscores funding urgency

A new conclusion linking the Zika virus to microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects gives added urgency to the need for emergency funding.
AJPH study: How community interventions reduced Ebola transmission in Sierra Leone

AJPH study: How community interventions reduced Ebola transmission in Sierra Leone

New research shows how community-based approaches to prevention and care were able to reduce Ebola transmission during the recent epidemic.
APHA supports request for Zika funding

APHA supports request for Zika funding

The Obama administration Monday outlined a $1.8 billion plan to help prepare for, and respond to, the mosquito-borne virus, as health agencies raised their response.
(The Nation's Health): Zika declared public health emergency

(The Nation’s Health): Zika declared public health emergency

Public health workers in the Americas and beyond are on alert, following evidence that Zika — a mosquito-borne virus that is spreading explosively across the region — may be linked to serious birth defects.

Mapping walking routes helps New York City health workers pinpoint Legionnaires’ in Queens cooling towers

Knowing where pedestrians walked helped health officials crack a case of Legionnaires’ disease.

Florida health workers using mapping tool to identify children, teens potentially at risk during disease outbreaks

Florida health officials have a new tool to help alert a particularly at-risk population about disease risks.
Ebola: What does it look like a year later?

Ebola: What does it look like a year later?

A year ago, the World Health Organization declared that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa met the definition of a “public health emergency of international concern.” Today, control of the disease remains a critical priority.
CDC updates guidelines for MERS as outbreak continues

CDC updates guidelines for MERS as outbreak continues

As the MERS outbreak continues CDC released updated guidelines and information for health professionals on Thursday.
New ‘Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile and Web’ improves access to text

New ‘Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile and Web’ improves access to text

The updated platform from APHA and Unbound Medicine includes content from the 20th edition of the renowned sourcebook on infectious disease.
CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Preventing mosquito-borne illnesses

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Preventing mosquito-borne illnesses

“It doesn’t have to do with how many mosquito bites you have,” Marc Fischer of the CDC said Tuesday of mosquito-borne illnesses such as dengue and chikungunya. “You get bitten, get an infection and it all has to do with how your body responds.”
The Nation's Health: Progress being made on hospital infections, but more work needed

The Nation’s Health: Progress being made on hospital infections, but more work needed

Reducing health care-associated infections remains a challenge, as reported in the March 2015 issue of The Nation's Health newspaper.
Measles outbreak highlights record number of U.S. cases in 2014

Measles outbreak highlights record number of U.S. cases in 2014

Measles is back and making headlines thanks to a recent and growing outbreak linked to a popular theme park. Find out how this previously "eliminated" disease is making a comeback in the U.S. and how you can protect yourself and others from it.